Philosophical Dreams

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Table of Contents 

(subject to revision)

Of God and Children 
Faith and Reason in Action: Abraham, Kierkegaard, and Incommensurability 
Mancy Pendergrass -- Belmont University 
The Suffering of Innocents: A Reply to Ivan Karamazov 
John A. Houston -- Binghamton University

Animal Rights and Social Justice 
Animal Rights in a Kantian Framework 
Jason R. Ohliger -- SUNY Oneonta 
Legitimacy in the Liberal State: Political, not Metaphysical 
Adrian M. Viens -- University of Toronto

Philosophy of Art 
Tractatus Musicus 
Kristin Benton-Guerriero -- Belmont University 
Originality and Art 
J. Jordyne Wu -- Dartmouth College

Philosophy of Language and Mathematics 
A Response to the Case Against Compositionality: 
Universal Sufficient Applicability Conditions 
Sara L. Friedemann -- UW-Madison 
Zeno, Motion and the Mathematics of Infinity 
Justin K. Dimmel -- Hartwick College

History of Philosophy 
Hume: A Most Successful Enquiry 
Jessica Gordon -- Wheaton College 
Nietzsche and Socrates: 1869-1879 
Adam Arola -- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

A Little Bit of “Nothing” 
Nishida’s Essential Tension: The Paradox of Experience 
Nate Zuckerman -- Haverford College 
Nagarjuna and Derrida: East Meets West With Deconstruction? 
Litsa E. Williams -- Saint Mary’s College of Maryland

Keynote Addresses 
Human Identity: Buddhist and Psychoanalytic Perspectives 
John M. Koller -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Working the Natural/Artificial Distinction: The Role of Technology in Shaping Humanity 
Joseph C. Pitt -- Virginia Tech

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