Baylor-Georgetown-Notre Dame Philosophy of Religion Conference

Thursday October 6th through Saturday October 8th, 2011

If you wish to attend, please email Mark Murphy.



Thursday, October 6th

  • 7-8:30pm: Mark Henninger, Georgetown University
    "Duns Scotus and the Human Will's Synchronic Contingency Before God"
    • Commentator: Patrick Toner, Wake Forest University
  • Reception: 2nd Floor, New North

Friday, October 7th

  • 9:30-11am: Trenton Merricks, University of Virginia
    "Foreknowledge and Freedom"
    • Commentator: Todd Buras, Baylor University
  • 11:15am-12:45pm Meghan Sullivan, University of Notre Dame
    "Semantic Pollution and Religious Testimony"
    • Commentator: Lorraine Keller, University of Notre Dame
  • Lunch on your own
  • 2:30-4pm: Lara Buchak, UC Berkeley
    "How Faith Makes Rational Action Possible
    • Commentator: Mark Lance, Georgetown University
  • 4:15-5:45pm: Hud Hudson, Western Washington University
    "Transreceptacle Identity"
    • Commentator: Blake Roeber, Rutgers University
  • 7pm dinner for speakers and commentators, Bombay Club, 815 Connecticut Ave NW

Saturday, October 8th

  • 9:30-11am: Trent Dougherty and Alex Pruss, Baylor University
    "Evil and the Problem of Anomaly"
    • Commentator: Stephen Grimm, Fordham University
  • 11:15am-12:45pm: Terence Cuneo, University of Vermont
    "Protesting Evil"
    • Commentator: Karen Stohr, Georgetown University
  • Lunch on your own
  • 2:30-4pm: Christina van Dyke, Calvin College
    "(Im)Perfect Happiness and the Limits of Human Nature: Aquinas on our Ultimate Edn"
    • Commentator: Thomas Williams, University of South Florida
  • 4:15-5:45pm: Oliver Crisp, Fuller Theological Seminary
    "Jonathan Edwards on Divine Excellence"
    • Commentator: Tom Senor, University of Arkansas


  • Mark Murphy (Georgetown)
  • Michael Rea (Notre Dame)
  • Jon Kvanvig (Baylor)