Baylor-Georgetown-Notre Dame Philosophy of Religion Conference 2013

Thursday, October 3  Saturday, October 5

University of Notre Dame

The conference is open to anyone who wishes to attend, but registration is required. The fee is $10 (free for Baylor, Georgetown, and Notre Dame faculty and students). REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

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Schedule

All sessions will take place in the auditorium of the Eck Visitors Center. Each session lasts 80 minutes; 40 minutes are allotted for the presentation, 10 minutes for comments, and 30 minutes for Q&A.

Thursday, October 3

  • 2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.: Welcome
  • 2:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Jeff Speaks (University of Notre Dame) – “The Greatest Possible Being”
  • 4:10 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Jonathan Kvanvig (Baylor University) – “The Idea of Faith as Trust: Lessons in NonCognitivist Approaches to Faith”
  • Free Time


Friday, October 4

  • Light Continental Breakfast (starting at 8:30 a.m. outside the auditorium)
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.: Paddy McShane (Georgetown University) “Faith and Moral Testimony”
    • Commentator: Lara Buchak (University of California, Berkeley)
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.: Patrick Kain (Purdue University) – “God, Good, and Kant”
  • 11:50 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.: Lunch on Own
  • Free Time*
  • 6:00 p.m.: Dinner for Speakers & Commentators

*All conference participants are welcome and encouraged to attend Susanna Schellenberg's colloquium on Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in 129 DeBartolo Hall. She will deliver a lecture entitled "The Particular Elements of Perceptual Experience".


Saturday, October 5

  • Light Continental Breakfast (starting at 9:30 a.m. outside the auditorium)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.: Roger White (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) – “Teleological Explanations and Arguments”
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University) – “Religious Belief and the Epistemology of Testimony”
  • 12:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.: Lunch on Own
  • 2:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.:  Shieva Kleinschmidt (University of Southern California) – “Reasoning Without the Principle of Sufficient Reason”
  • Free Time