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16th Biennial Homecoming Conference

The 16th biennial Philosophy Homecoming Conference—a conference at which graduates of our PhD Program come back to give papers, to serve as commentators, and to get together with old friends to reminisce about their days here at UMass—will take place this Spring on April 23.

This iteration of the Homecoming Conference will also celebrate the upcoming retirement of our dear colleague, Phil Bricker, who has been a central figure in the department since his arrival at UMass more than 30 years ago.


Saturday, April 23
9:00–9:30 Coffee & pastries
9:30–10:45 Theodore Sider (Rutgers), “3D in High D” Commentator: David Denby (Tufts) Chair: Ryan Olsen (University of Massachusetts)
11:00–12:15 Lu Chen (Koç), ‘Why the Weyl Tile Argument is Wrong’ Commentator: Jesse Fitts (UIUC) Chair: Jim Binkoski (Dartmouth College)
12:30–2:15 Lunch break
2:30–3:45 Kris McDaniel (Notre Dame), "Kantian Metaontology" Commentator: Sam Cowling (Denison) Chair: Ed Ferrier (Richmond College)
4:00–5:15 Stephan Torre (Abeerdeen), “Knowledge of the Future and Reliable Belief Forming-Processes” Commentator: Bailie Peterson (Northern Colorado) Chair: Barak Krakauer (Google)
5:30–6:30 Reception (Commons, E240 South College)