2023 Puget Sound Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Conference Schedule

Friday 3/31

Friday talks other than keynote are in Trimble Forum


"An Expansion on Marginalized Functioning:
A Necessary Condition for Disability"

Eleanor Jeffers (Whitworth University)

Comments by Lauren Rice (Puget Sound)
Chair: Zoe Brinner


"Ubuntu: Humaneness Beyond Humanism"
Andrew Shaw (University of Washington)
Comments by Ismael Gutierrez (Puget Sound)
Chair: Emma Cole



"Supererogationism and Anti-Realism"
Rylan Garwood (University of Washington)
Comments by J.J. Alvarez (Puget Sound)
Chair: Mei Pacheco-Leong



Keynote Address

“Does Studying Ethics Make People More Ethical?”
A talk by Professor Eric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside)
Keynote address location: Tahoma Room (Thomas Hall 363)

More information about the speaker and an abstract for the talk can be found on our blog

Saturday 4/1  

all Saturday talks in Murray Boardroom (WSC 108)


"What Climate Denialism Can Teach Us About The Trustworthiness of Science"
Jenna Lange (Pomona College)
Comments by Jules Obbard (Puget Sound)

Chair: Aidan Bicknell


"Lady Liberty: Mother of Exiles, Breaker of Borders"
Rhea Shinde (University of Washington)

Comments by Micah Beardsley (Puget Sound)
Chair: Ainsley Feeney



"A Conceptual Analysis of the Overlooked Value of Greatness"
Brandon Beesley (Capital University)
Comments by Alysiana Sar (Puget Sound)
Chair: Jordan Steinhart


"Points, Lines, and Bodies: The Mereological Problem in Leibniz"
Jackson Hawkins (Brigham Young University)
Comments by Ember Reed (Puget Sound)
Chair: Ari Zansberg

We aim to be an inclusive and accessible conference. Please email us to PugetSoundPhilosophy@gmail.com with any questions or to discuss how we can best offer accommodation.

Old Programs:
2012 Conference Program
2013 Conference Program
2014 Conference Program
2016 Conference Program
2019 Conference Program