HCC Philosophy and Humanities Conference Nov 2-3, 2018

HCC Philosophy and Humanities Conference 2018 Call For Papers: https://easychair.org/cfp/HCC2018

 

 HCC PHILOSOPHY AND HUMANITIES CONFERENCE, 2018

 

 

Conference dates:

Friday, November 2         9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Saturday, November 3     8:00 am- 3:00 pm.

 

There is no registration for this conference.

Free to the public.

 

Location:

HCC Central Campus

1300 Holman St.

Houston, TX 77004

Building: Learning Hub, Room 100

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Houston Community College Philosophy and Humanities Conference welcomes papers in all topics of philosophy and humanities or interdisciplinary studies. Special preference will be given to papers that focus on issues related to undergraduate instruction, including but not limited to Mexican-American and Chicano studies, Africana and African-American studies, Women and Gender Studies, and pedagogy.

 

ABSTRACTS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Papers must be submitted for blind review and should be no longer than 3000 words (please indicate word count at the top of the paper submission – abstract and references are not included in word count). Abstracts can be 350-800 words long.

Presentations should be 30-35 minutes with 10-15 minute audience discussion.

Submissions: must be sent electronically to  https://easychair.org/cfp/HCC2018

Submissions due date: SEPTEMBER 1, 2018.

 

WE WELCOME SUBMISSIONS FROM FACULTY AND STUDENTS!

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

KEVIN DELAPLANTE

     "Critical Thinking and Tribalism"

Friday November 2, 2018

5:00 pm 

Learning Hub Auditorium

 

Dr. Kevin deLaplante

Independent Scholar, Canada

 

Former chair of the Philosophy & Religious studies,

Iowa State University

 

 

About Dr. Kevin deLaplante:

https://kevindelaplante.com/about/

Kevin deLaplante

 

Dr. deLaplante is the former chair of the Philosophy & Religious studies, Iowa State University. He devotes his time to creating podcasts, online courses, and public speaking to teach critical thinking skills to the public.

 

About Dr. Kevin deLaplante:

https://kevindelaplante.com/about/

  https://kevindelaplante.com/podcast/

 

 

Sketchbook Video Series on Tribalism:

Dr. deLaplante's latest project on the dangers of tribalism

 

Founder of the Critical Thinker Academy:

The Critical Thinker Academy offers courses and free videos on critical thinking and logic skills accessible to students, professionals, and the public.

https://criticalthinkeracademy.com/

https://www.udemy.com/user/kevindelaplante/

 

 Courses include:

"Critical Thinker Academy: Learn to think like a philosopher."

"Is your brain a computer?"

"Upgrade your Mindware."

"A+ Essays: A structured approach to successful essay writing."

"Master cognitive biases and improve your critical thinking."

 

Argument Ninja Podcast:

Just as a dojo provides an environment to practice physical skills, the classroom is an immersive environment to practice logic moves and use the tools from our philosophical toolkit.

http://argumentninja.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

FRIDAY
FRIDAY

9:00 – 10:00
Concurrent sessions
ROOM 100
9:00-10:00- Jade Hadley, The University of British Columbia
“Instrumentalism about Unstructured Propositions”
Comments: Ali Abasnezhad, Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich
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ROOM 101
Walter Barta, University of Houston
“A Resplendent Conclusion: Deflecting Marginal Utility”
Comments: Jacob Mills, Houston Community College
10:00 – 11:00
Concurrent sessions
ROOM 100
Brandon Williams, Houston Community College
“Against External Reasons”
Comments: Lamont Rodgers, Houston Community College
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ROOM 101
Jonathan Morgan, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts
“Sympathy for the Scientist: Re-Calibrating a Heideggerian Critique of Metaphysics”
Comments: Nathan Smith, Houston Community College
11:00 – 12:00
room 100
Nathan Smith, Austin Community College
“Playing Piano: Teaching Alternative Systems of Value for a Post-Labor Era”
Comments: Walter Barta, University of Houston
12:00 – 1:00
LUNCH BREAK
1:00-2:00
room 100
Muhammad Babar Shazad, Pakistan Currency Exchange Co. Ltd.
“Does Political Affiliation and Education Have Any Role on Sharing and Believing the New Fake News?”
Comments: Brandon Williams, Houston Community College
2:00 – 3:00
room 100
Kersten Reibold, University of Tromso
“A Consent-Based Theory of the Right to Self-Determination for the Real World”
Comments: Nathan Smith, Austin Community College
3:00 – 4:00
room 100
Lamont Rodgers, Houston Community College
“The Foundations of a Sufficiency Proviso”
Comments: Rob Tierney, Houston Community College
4:00 – 5:00
Break
 5:00 - 6:00                  Keynote Speaker. Kevin deLaplante. "Critical Thinking and Tribalism."
6:30                              Catered Dinner Reception.
SATURDAY
ROOM
100
SATURDAY
ROOM
100
8:00 – 9:00
room 100
Amanda Miranda, University of Houston, Downtown
“Masculine Intimacy: Yunior’s Journey through Oscar’s Wondrous Life”

Comments: Parish Conkling, Houston Community College
9:00 – 10:00
room 100
Samuel Sanchinel, University of York
“Ambiguous Discourse: The Monstrosity and Divinity of Trans Bodies”
Comments: Vanessa Voss, Lone Star College
10:00 – 11:00
room 100
Carrie McCloy, Houston Baptist University
“Boredom: A Broken Rest”
Comments: Samuel Sanchinel, University of York
11:00 – 12:00
room 100
Rob Tierney, Houston Community College
“Venerated Objects: Neither Idol nor Mere Symbol”
Comments: Chris Jenson – Houston Community College
12:00 – 1:00
LUNCH BREAK
1:00 – 2:00
room 100
Vanessa Voss, Lone Star College
“Don’t Ask Me, I’m Just a Girl: Women, Humor and the Evolution of Humor”
Comments: Cinnamon Jenson, Houston Community College
2:00 – 3:00
room 100
Nathan Smith, Houston Community College
“How Educational Reforms and Renaissance Traditions Paved the Way for the Scientific Revolution”
Comments: Jacob Mills, Houston Community College
 
SATURDAY
ROOM
101
SATURDAY
ROOM
101 Workshop sessions
9:00 – 10:00
room 101
Andre de Avillez
“No Longer Pre-College, Not Yet College Ready: Teaching Under-Prepared Students”
10:00 – 11:00
room 101
Parish Conkling, Houston Community College
“Community Service Projects in Ethics Courses
11:00 – 12:00
room 101
Cinnamon Jenson, Houston Community College; Chris Jenson, Houston Community College
“Don't be scared of it: How to have rational conversations about tough subjects”
 

 

HCC PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE FLIER

 

 

CONTACT

We strive to be the friendliest conference.

Questions? Please contact

Parish Conkling (Organizer) [email protected]

Cinnamon Jenson (Website) [email protected]

Lamont Rodgers (Marketing) [email protected]

Jason Chris Jenson (Keynote Liaison) [email protected]

Jacob Mills (Manager) [email protected]

Helen Graham (Philosophy Chair) [email protected]

Morgan Yette (Philosophy Administrative Assistant) [email protected]

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

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Previous conferences

 

2017 CONFERENCE

 

 

 

JOHN SYMONS

"Good to Know! Norms and formal methods for critical thinking."

Friday, Nov 3, 2017

5:00 pm. Room 100

 

John Symons

Professor of Philosophy

University of Kansas

 

Click for more information about the 2017 Conference schedule