HCC Philosophy Conference 2021

Sixth Annual Philosophy Conference - Philosophy, Humanities and Library Sciences Division


April 3, 2021


WHERE: Cisco WebEx: https://hccs.webex.com/hccs/j.php?MTID=m33e35c721e866dcbe0ee7229ccb66b17

Password: hcc2021

Meeting number: 120 195 3451 (not necessary if using the link above)


SCHEDULE  Saturday April 3  *All times below are Central Daylight Time (CDT)*

Welcome and login 10:00 A.M.

 Welcome and login 10 A.M.

Session 1   10:15–11:15 A.M.

Presenter: Lillian Wieland (Rice University)

“Meaning-Making Through Optimism, Despair, and ‘Balanced Hope’”

Commenters: Chris Jenson (HCC) and Dan Flores (HCC)

Session 2   11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.

Presenter: Dan Flores (HCC)

“Does God Love You? Love, Timelessness, and Subjective Experience”

Commenters: Lamont Rodgers (HCC) and Cara Greene (University of New Mexico)

Lunchbreak  12:30–1:30 P.M.

Lunchbreak 12:30–1:30 P.M.

Session 3   1:30–2:30 P.M.

Presenter: Yuna Won (Princeton University)

“‘Hepeating’ and Discursive Alienation”

Commenters: Cinnamon Jenson (HCC) and Lillian Wieland (Rice University)

Session 4   2:45–3:45 P.M.

Presenter: Cara Greene (University of New Mexico)

“The Past Within the Present: On the Legacy of Utopian Socialism”

Commenters: David Liakos (HCC) and Yunlong Cao (Johns Hopkins University)

Session 5   4:00–5:00 P.M.

Presenter: Yunlong Cao (Johns Hopkins University)

“Nietzsche on the Distinction Between Appearance and Reality”

Commenters: Jacob Mills (HCC) and Yuna Won (Princeton University)








HCC Symposium:  

Philosophy and Humanities Conference and Workshop 


April 3, 2021 


Submission deadline: February 22, 2021 


About: HCC Symposium invites papers on all topics in philosophy and humanities for a workshop-style conference. All accepted papers will be assigned 2 readers who will facilitate discussion and workshopping. Accepted presenters are expected to also participate in the conference as readers. During the conference, each presenter will give a brief 10-15 minute (not simply read) synopsis of their paper; this will allow for a longer discussion and workshop facilitated by the readers. These discussions will also be open to members of the public as per a normal conference format. We hope this structure will encourage the more substantive discussions that are possible in a workshop, with the greater organization that is had with a conference. Papers will thus receive detailed feedback as part of a fruitful conversation. 


WHERE: In reference to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the HCC Symposium will be fully online.  Details will follow


SUBMIT: Papers must be prepared for blind review and should be no longer than 3000 words (excluding abstracts and references). Please send submissions electronically to 

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hcc2021 (you have to register to submit). Submissions are due February 22, 2021.

WEBSITE:  https://tinyurl.com/HCC2021.


Submissions: We invite submissions on any philosophical topic. Papers should be no longer than 3,000 words (excluding notes and references), suitable for reading aloud, and prepared for blind review. Please include the following information on a cover page in a separate file:

  1. Title of paper

  2. 100-word abstract (excluded from word count)

  3. Word count (excluding notes and references)

  4. Author's name

  5. Author's institutional affiliation

  6. Author's email address

  7. Required workshop participation


Submission Deadline:  February 22, 2021

Easychair Submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hcc2021


  1. Papers should be prepared for blind review and should not exceed the maximum word count.

  2. Sessions are allotted 50 minutes. Presentations: 20-30 minutes with 10 minute audience discussion.

  3. Papers should be submitted electronically to:


Contact: Conference Chair: [email protected]




Previous Conferences


2019.  Anthony Cashio, University of Virginia at Wise "We are Who We Were: Understanding history through the lens of personhood."

2018  Kevin DeLaplante. "Critical Thinking and Tribalism."


2017 John Symons. University of Kansas. "Good to Know! Norms and formal methods for critical thinking."


2016 Seth Paskin.

Partially Examined Life: https://partiallyexaminedlife.com/




Conference organizer: David Lakios [email protected]

Co-Chair: Jacob Mills [email protected]

Marketing: Lamont Rodgers [email protected] 

Website: Cinnamon Jenson c[email protected]

Chris Jenson [email protected]