Baylor University Will Host Ninth Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference

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April 7, 2014

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WACO, Texas (April 7, 2014) – Baylor’s department of philosophy will hold the ninth annual Philosophy of Religion Conference from Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12, at the Armstrong Browning Library and the Waco Hilton.

Presentation topics range from Calibrationism to modality, and further explanations of each lecture can be found online here.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Thursday, April 10

Presentations will take place in the Research Hall of the Armstrong Browning Library.

  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Meghan Dupree: "The Physics of a Believer: Duhemian Reflections on the Boundaries of Science”
  • 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Jason Turner: “A (Broadly) Tractarian Theory of Modality”
  • Dinner
  • Friday, April 11

    Presentations will take place in the Lavaca Room in the Waco Hilton. Breakfast will be available in the conference room at 8 a.m.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Bradley Rettler: “Mereological Nihilism (Nearly) Unmotivated”
  • 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Jeroen de Ridder: "The Argument from Scale”
  • 11 noon, Robert Garcia: "The Nature of Creaturely Properties in a World Sustained by God”
  • Lunch
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Charity Anderson: "Defeat, Testimony, and Miracles”
  • 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Blake Roeber: "Disagreement, Spinelessness, and the Value of Information”
  • Dinner
  • Saturday, April 12

    Presentations will take place in the Lavaca Room in the Waco Hilton. Breakfast will be available in the conference room at 9 a.m.

  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Lindsay Rettler: “Reason-Responsiveness and Voluntary Influence”
  • 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Matt Benton: "Divine Epistemology Personalized”
  • Lunch
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Miriam Schoenfield: "A Dilemma for Calibrationism”
  • 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Alan Hájek: "Begging to Differ with Similarity Accounts of Counterfactuals”
  • Dinner
  • Armstrong Browning Library is located at 710 Speight. The Waco Hilton is at 113 S. University Parks Drive.

    For more information, call the department of philosophy at (254) 710-3368 or email

    by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805.


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