Location of 2017 Workshop

We finally have the location info for the workshop this year. It will be taking place at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC) in the Stage Room. The address is 111 E 100 N, Moab, UT 84532.

Their website is here: http://moabrecreation.com/index.aspx?NID=27


Program for 2nd Workshop

Saturday, March 25th

3:15-5:00 Jeanine Weekes-Schroer (Minnesota-Duluth), ‘Toxic Masculinity, Stereotype Threat, and Resilience’, with comments from Nico Cornell (Wharton/UPenn) and Sarah Jansen (Carleton)

5:30-7:00 Jonathan Cohen (UC San Diego), ‘On Convention and Coherence’, with comments from Will Starr (Cornell)

Sunday, March 26th

3:30-5:00 Eliot Michaelson (King’s College London), ‘Best Coast Semantics’, with comments from John Kulvicki (Dartmouth)

5:30-7:00 Jeff Downard (Northern Arizona), ‘The Signs of Respect’, with comments from Eileen Nutting (Kansas)

Monday, March 27th

3:30-5:00 Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame), ‘Arbitrariness and Permissiveness’, with comments from Eric Stencil (Utah Valley)

5:30-7:00 Jeff Behrends (Harvard), ‘Practical Reasons and Practical Reasoning’, with comments from David Plunkett (Dartmouth)

Workshop Ethos

The Philosophy Desert Workshop is a small workshop held yearly in a desert location.  The goal of the workshop is to bring together a range of philosophers with diverse interests and backgrounds to discuss their work-in-progress in a collaborative and supportive manner–and in a serene desert locale.  Since the workshop is small, the organizers shall rotate the list of invited participants on a yearly basis.  If you are interested in taking part in the workshop, please get in touch with us at: philosophy.desert.wkshp@gmail.com.

The organizers have no external funding for this conference and do not plan to apply for any.  This is to keep the conference independent from any particular university or funding body.  Participants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses, and will be asked to contribute a modest fee to cover the cost of the venue.


Friday, April 8

3:30-5:00: Nicolas Cornell (Penn), ‘Arctic Drilling and Wrongful Benefit’, with comments from Sarah Jansen (Carleton)

5:30-7:00:  Anna Moltchanova (Carleton), ‘Disagreement and Collective Self-awareness’, with comments from Louis-Philippe Hodgson (York U)

Saturday, April 9

3:30-5:00: Nina Emery (Brown), ‘Quantum mechanics, Simplicity, and Skepticism’, with comments from David Plunkett (Dartmouth)

5:30-7:00:  George Rudebusch (NAU), ‘Kinds: Resolving the Intensional/Extensional Ambiguity’, with comments from Christine Thomas (Dartmouth)

Sunday, April 10

3:30-5:00: Sylvia Berryman (UBC), ‘Aristotle, Human Nature, and the 20th Century Ethics Wars’, with comments from Kathryn Lindeman (SLU)

5:30-7:00:  Will Starr (Cornell), ‘Force and Conversational States’ (co-authored with Sarah Murray), with comments from Eliot Michaelson (KCL)

Where to Stay

The conference venue is the Sedona Creative Life Center: http://www.sedonacreativelife.com/

Hotels within walking distance from the venue:
Arabella Hotel (http://www.arabellahotelsedona.com/)
Los Abrigados Resort and Spa (https://www.diamondresortsandhotels.com/Resorts/los-abrigados-resort-and-spa)
Cedars Resort (http://www.sedonacedarsresort.com/)

A good budget inn 2.5 miles from the venue:
Sky Ranch Lodge (http://www.skyranchlodge.com/)
(I’ve stayed here. The rooms are cozy motel quality, but the hotel itself is really rad – incredible views and a great veranda with an on-site bar.)

Phoenix airport shuttle to Sedona (100 bucks round trip):