2012 APA Pacific Meeting

The Annual American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific Division held its annual meeting in Seattle on April 4 - 7, and the UW Department of Philosophy was significantly represented throughout the conference. The meeting highlights included Professor Alison Wylie's Presidential Address: "Feminist Philosophy of Science: Standpoint Matters," which will be published in the Proceedings of the APA. A podcast will be also be posted on the website of the journal Hypatia, which is currently hosted at the UW with Alison as editor. Professor Arthur Fine's work in Philosophy of Science was celebrated with an invited symposium featuring the 25th anniversary of his bookThe Shaky Game, with past students of Arthur's speaking. The Department hosted a lively reception following the symposium honoring Arthur Fine.

Many of the Department's alumni were featured at this APA meeting including Jason Baehr, PhD '02, who was invited to present his book The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology. Others were asked to speak, comment, and chair committees including: Ben Malassi, PhD '09, Monica Aufrecht, PhD '10, Marc Bobro, PhD '98, Renee Conroy, PhD '09, Kristen Intemann, PhD '04, Aimee Koeplin PhD '07, Allen Thompson, PhD '05, and Jasmin Weaver BA '02.

The Department's current graduate students were also well represented, serving as speakers, commentators, and chairs. They included Fareed Awan, Jason Benchimol, Scott Clifton, Asia Ferrin, Jeremy Fischer, Rachel Fredericks, Ben Hole, Alicia Intriago, Mitch Kaufman, Janice Moskalik, Amy Reed-Sandoval, Olin Robus, Jon Rosenberg, Nicholas Sars, Elizabeth Scarbrough, Patrick Smith, and Andrea Sullivan.

UW Faculty members were seemingly everywhere at this conference. Michael Blake, Kenneth Clatterbaugh, S. Marc Cohen, Bob Dumas, Arthur Fine, Brad McHose, Sara Goering, Nancy Jecker, Carole Lee, John Manchak, Jana Mohr Lone, Adam Moore, Ronald Moore, Michael Rosenthal, David Shapiro William Talbott and Alison Wylie were speakers, commentators and chairs for many of the sessions. All in all it was a very successful conference, due in no small part to the broad participation of the UW philosophers.


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