CONFERENCE | 6th Annual Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Agency

The Philosophy Graduate Student Association of Florida State University is now accepting submissions for their Sixth Annual Graduate Conference on Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Agency. The conference will take place on October 6th and 7th, 2017. Keynote speakers will be David Shoemaker and Michael McKenna.



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Friday October 6

3:00pm Registration (Dodd Hall Auditorium)
3:30pm Keynote Address
Prof. Michael McKenna
University of Arizona
"Punishment and the Value of Deserved Suffering"
5:30pm Reception, Dodd Hall 

Saturday, October 7


8:00am Light Breakfast (Dodd Hall Auditorium)
8:30am Andrew Law, UC Riverside
"Explanations in Frankfurt Cases"
Commenter: Matthew Jernberg, FSU
9:30am Etye Steinberg, University of Toronto
"Reflection and Responsibility for Attitudes"
Commenter: Rachel Amoroso, FSU
10:30am Isaiah Lin, Syracuse University
"Absence Causation and Supervenience"
Commenter: Andrew Christman, FSU
Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm David Poplar, University of Arizona
"In Praise of Gratitude"
Commenter: Gordon Cooper, FSU
2:00pm Derek Lam, University of Virginia
"The Dilemma Defense and Remaining Agnostic in the Right Way"
Commenter: Jay Spitzley, FSU
3:00pm Phoebe H.Y. Chan, University of Arizona
"Two Myths of Free Agency"
Commenter: Nick Sparks, FSU
4:00pm Keynote Address
Prof. David Shoemaker
Tulane University
"Hurt Feelings"
6:00pm Reception, Dodd Hall




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The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 21. We will notify those whose papers have been accepted by the beginning of September.




Please contact one of our conference organizers with any questions or requests: Samantha Berthelette at, Marigny Nevitt at, or Spencer Smith at




The conference is organized by the Florida State University’s Philosophy Graduate Student Association (PGSA) and is co-sponsored by FSU’s Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) and FSU’s Philosophy Department.