2023 NTPA Conference at the University of Texas at Dallas March 31-April 1

Greetings friends of the North Texas Philosophical Association,

The conference is finally upon us!

Before arriving here’s a couple of things to remember:

PRO TIP #1: A link to the OFFICIAL PROGRAM may be found below. Earlier versions of the program have been revised and so are no longer reliable. Refer to this program in order to find your talks.

PRO TIP #2: PRINT OR DOWNLOAD THIS PROGRAM AND BRING WITH YOU TO THE CONFERENCE. There will be no printed programs available at the conference nor will there be resources available to us for printing them on site.

PRO TIP #3: A REGISTRATION TABLE WILL BE SET UP IN THE NAVEEN JINDAL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (JSOM). To approach from the southside of campus, from Campbell Road (west of I 75 and east of Coit Rd) take the “Main Entrance” north into the UTD campus (University Road). At the end of this road is a roundabout and our building, JSOM. The parking is color coordinated; with your printed parking pass displayed, park in a GREEN parking spot.

PRO TIP #4: Questions regarding parking or the facilities and accommodations should be directed to Dr. Andy Amato at [email protected]

This year promises to be a return to form, as the weekend will host fifty talks on a variety of philosophical themes.

Invited Speakers include:
“Kant and the Politics of Lying”
Kristi Sweet (Keynote, Saturday), Texas A&M University

“Celan and Hölderlin in Conversation: Reading Ars Poetica 62”
Charles Bambach (Presidential Address), University of Texas at Dallas

“De Certeau’s Unnameable and the ‘amicus mortis’”
Babette Babich, Fordham University

“The Between-Field: Heidegger’s Pedagogy of Mistakes in the ‘Tower Conversation’”
Katherine Davies, University of Texas at Dallas

“Philosophy as a way of life: case studies: Nietzsche/self-creation; Simone Weil/Attention”
Sharin Elkholy, University of Houston-Downtown

“Praxis as Experience”
Alberto Moreiras, Texas A&M University

“Schürmann on the Rise and Fall of Natural Law: For the Love of the Tragic Double Bind”
Ian Alexander Moore, Loyola Marymount University

“Freedom, Truth, and Kairos”
Richard Polt, Xavier University

“Interrogating the Cartographies of New Materialist Feminism”
Janae Sholtz, Alvernia University

“Justice, Accountability, and Their Limits in Republic I: What We Can Learn from Athenian Politics Today?”
Anne-Marie Schultz, Baylor University

“The Chains of the Free Spirit: Seven Aphorisms on Nietzsche’s The Gay Science, Book 5”
Richard Velkley, Tulane University

“The Politics of Pessimism”
Alistair Welchman, University of Texas, San Antonio

“Nietzsche’s Convalescent Cosmopolitanism”

Dale Wilkerson, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

I look forward to seeing you there!