Grue Bag Conferences

The Grue Bag Conferences are one-day internal conferences we run at the start of every semester. The presenters and attendees are all UConn students, and presentations run in two parallel sessions. Here are schedules for past Grue Bag Conferences and known future Grue Bag Conferences.

Fall 2015

September 5, 2015

Oak Hall 108/109

Full Schedule and Abstracts

Green Session Blue Session
Andrew Parisi — “A Defense of Contingentism” Jordan Ochs — “A Modest Improvement of Kant’s Argument Against Realism “
Madiha Hamdi — “Concept, Object and BLV” Dana Miranda — “‘Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes’: The Loss on Bunker Hill”
Ken Ito — “A Game of Saying Only Falsehoods” Nate Sheff — “Berkeley’s Dilemma for Temporal Absolutists”
Junyeol Kim — “On Primitivism of the Concept Truth” Andrew Tedder — “A Note Regarding Descartes’ Theory of Modality”

Spring 2015

January 31, 2015

Laurel Hall 106/109

Full Schedule and Abstracts

Green Session Blue Session
Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco — “Coping with Illusion: Suffering, Self-Deception, and Adaptive Preferences” Andrew Parisi — “Sellars, Second-Order Quantification, and Ontological Commitment “
Madiha Hamdi  — “GL Responds to Quine” Dana Miranda — “Wretched Spaces: Reading Arendt’s Colony Through Fanon”
Morgan Thomas — “An Argument for Modal Realism” Nate Sheff — “What Groups Might Be: A Response to Ritchie”
Junyeol Kim — “Modal Realism and the Unification of a Possible World” Andrew Tedder — “The Ternary Relation and Restricting Inconsistent Belief”

Fall 2014

August 30, 2014

Oak Hall 108/109

Full Schedule and Abstracts

Green Session Blue Session
Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco — “Toward a Concept of Suffering” Andrew Parisi — “Modality and Proof Theory”
Morgan Thomas — “Naïve Set Theory via Semi-Formal Reasoning” Tom Meagher — “W.E.B. DuBois, Sylvia Wynter, and the Human Sciences”
Nathan Kellen — “A Puzzle About Promising and Consent” Jordan Ochs — “Foundational Cognition”
Junyeol Kim — “Horwichian Minimalism and the Aboutness of Propositions” Ralph DiFranco — “Do Racists Speak Truly? On the Truth-Conditional Content of Slurs”
Hanna Gunn — “Rigging the Game: Oppression in Speech” Nate Sheff — “Can Pettit Recognize Rights?”
Kathy Fazekas — “The Functional Role of the Passage of Time” Mike Robillard — “Bystander, Innocent Threats, and Types of Obstructors”