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Mar 7, 2016

Mississippi Philosophical Association Meeting to be Held March 18-19

This year's meeting of the Mississippi Philosophical Association, organized by our own Dr. Michael Bruno, will be held March 18-19 on the Mississippi State and University of Mississippi campuses. The conference theme is attention. The schedule is as follows:

Note recent changes to session times and events

Friday, March 18, 2016
Friday sessions and breaks will be in 150 and 185 McCain Hall at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS.

11:45 AM -12:30 PM Informal meet-and-greet
12:30-1:05 PM Conference introduction
Vice-Presidential Address: "Is Altruism Allocentric?"
Mike Bruno (Mississippi State University)

1:10 – 2:00 PM “Am I Having Fun Yet? Internal Attention and Aesthetic Experience”
Kenneth Brewer (University of Texas at Dallas)

2:05 – 2:55 PM “Attention, Internal Monitoring, and Extrospection – An Extrospective Reply to Sauret and Lycan (2015)”
Michael Roche (Mississippi State University)

3:00 – 3:50 PM “Using Human Neuroimaging To Study Awareness and Attention”
Michael S. Pratte (Mississippi State University)

Friday evening reception and keynote will be at the Bickle-Bernstein farm near Walthall, MS.

5:00 – 9:00 PM
Conference reception

7:00 – 8:30 PM Keynote Address
“Visual Attention without Visual Awareness”
Robert W. Kentridge (Durham University)

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Saturday sessions will be held in 209 Bryant Hall at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS.

10:30 – 11:20 AM “Against Attention”
Frank R. Faries (University of Cincinnati)

11:25 AM – 12:15 PM “First principles formalized: First principles in science as the initial element of well-ordering”
Vasil Penchev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

12:20 – 1:10 PM Presidential Address
“Kantian Freedom and Moral Attention”
Steve Smith (Millsaps College)

1:10 - 2:30 PM Lunch on your own, MPA business meeting

2:35 – 3:25 PM “Cheerfulness as a Remedy to Depression”
Derek McAllister (Baylor University)

3:30 – 4:20 PM ”Action, Attention, and Intention in a Direct-Perception Perspective”
Guilherme Sanches de Oliveira (University of Cincinnati)

4:25 – 5:15 PM “Do Inattentional Blindness and Hemispatial Neglect Support or Undermine Attention being Necessary for Consciousness?”
Benjamin Kozuch (University of Alabama)

5:20 – 6:10 PM “Insights about Attention from Neurobiology (Instead of Cognitive Science)”
John Bickle (Mississippi State University)

6:10 - 6:30 PM Roundtable wrap-up and group discussion

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