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APA Pacific 2017: a conference guide

The Oxford Philosophy team is excited to see you in Seattle for the upcoming 2017 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting! We have some suggestions on sights to see during your time in Washington, as well as our favorite sessions to attend at the conference.

No matter what you’re interested in, Seattle is full of exciting things to do. Get lost in the Washington Park Arboretum on the shore of Lake Washington, or take a stroll around Pioneer Square. If views of the skyline are what you’re after, take them in via water taxi or from atop the famous Space Needle. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the beaches and 3.2 miles of trails through Golden Gardens Park, and art lovers can spend hours in the Seattle Art Museum. And what trip to Seattle would be complete without a visit to Pike Place Market?

Pike Place Market Entrance. Photo by Mtaylor444. CC-BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

While at the conference, be sure to keep an eye out for these sessions that we’re excited about:

Wednesday, April 12th 9:00 a.m.–Noon.

Book Symposium: Mark Siderits, Studies in Buddhist Philosophy.

Wednesday, April 12th 1:00–4:00 P.M.

Book Symposium: Gila Sher, Epistemic Friction: An Essay on Knowledge, Truth, and Logic.

Wednesday, April 12th 4:00–6:00 P.M.

APA Committee Session: Creolizing Hegel.

Arranged by the APA Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers and the APA Committee on Hispanics. Featuring speakers Carlos Alberto Sánchez, Shannon Mussett, and Michael J. Monahan.

Thursday, April 13th 9:00 A.M.–Noon.

Invited Symposium: Race.

Chaired by Cynthia Stark and featuring speakers Quayshawn Spencer, Ron Mallon, and Jeanine Schroer.

Thursday, April 13th 1:00–4:00 P.M.

Book Symposium: Diana Tietjens Meyers, Victims Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights.

Thursday, April 13th 4:00–6:00 P.M.

Invited Symposium: Sensory Transformation and Disability.

Chaired by Noel Martin and featuring speakers Marina Bedny, Casey O’Callaghan, L. A. Paul, and commentator Eric Brown.

Thursday, April 13th 6:00–9:00 P.M.

Society for Women in Philosophy Informal mini-conference on issues of inclusion and diversity in philosophy. Arranged by the APA Committee on Inclusiveness and the University of Washington Department of Philosophy Climate Committee, co-sponsored by the APA Committees on the Status of Black Philosophers, Hispanics, the Status of Women in Philosophy, Teaching Philosophy, and Pre-college Instruction in Philosophy, and the Pacific Division of the Society for Women in Philosophy. Topic: Issues of Inclusion and Diversity in Hiring Practices featuring speakers Linda Martín Alcoff, Naomi Zack, and Carolyn Dicey Jennings.

Friday, April 14th 9:00 A.M.–Noon.

Book Symposium: Rivka Weinberg, The Risk of a Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May Be Permissible.

Friday, April 14th 1:00–4:00 P.M.

Book Symposium: Brian Epstein, The Ant Trap: Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences.

Friday, April 14th 4:00–6:00 P.M.

Invited Symposium: Faith, Belief, and Evidence.

Chaired by Daniel Howard-Snyder and featuring speakers Robert Audi, Brian Ballard, Beth Rath, George Tsai, and Frances Howard-Snyder.

Saturday, April 15th 9:00 A.M.–Noon.

Book Symposium: Jenann Ismael, How Physics Makes Us Free.

Saturday, April 15th 1:00–4:00 P.M.

Invited Symposium: Videogame Aesthetics.

Chaired by Dominic McIver Lopes and featuring speakers Gwen Bradford, Christopher Thi Nguyen, Stephanie Patridge, and commentator: Mark Silcox.

Don’t forget to visit the Oxford University Press Booth! Take advantage of an exclusive conference discount on new and featured books, including daily flash sales at 2 P.M. Pick up complimentary copies of our philosophy journals which include Mind, Monist, Philosophical Quarterly, Analysis, and more. Receive free access to our online resources including Oxford Handbooks Online, Very Short Introductions, Oxford Reference, and more. And, of course, stop by to say hi!

Featured image: Seattle from Kerry Park. Photo by X-Weinzar. CC-BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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