PHRE Conference

The 33rd Annual

Philosophy and Religion

Undergraduate Conference

November 11, 2023
Baldwin Hall 114


The conference is free and open to the public; no registration is required.


Conference Schedule

9:00 AMPre-Conference Socialization; light food and beverages available
9:25Dereck DaschkeTruman State UniversityWELCOME
9:30Kenzie SpignerCreighton UniversityRedefining Sex and Sexuality
10:00Madeline KingCreighton UniversityTestamentary Capacity: Justification for the Lucid Interval
10:40Tristan CorcoranCoe CollegeA Response to Brie Gertler’s “In Defense of Mind-Body Dualism”
11:10Matthias WaltersUniversity of Nebraska at OmahaSomething Called the ‘False Dilemma Fallacy’: A Return to Formalization Just This Time
11:40LUNCHConference participants and their guests are invited to dine on campus, complements of the Department of Philosophy & Religion
1:30 PMKEYNOTE: Dr. Mark LambertDes Moines University “A Horror of Moral Beauty: Leprosy, Religion and Public Health Debates.”
2:30Heidi JohnsonCreighton UniversityReligious Exemptions From Vaccinations
3:00Corey HannanUniversity of Nebraska OmahaWhat is Good: Source of the Indefinable Nature of the Concept of Goodness
3:40Andrew FreundTruman State UniversityDon’t Stop Believing (Most of the Time)
4:10Em Armstrong Coe CollegePsychological Egoism and Helping Others



The conference organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of the Department of Philosophy & Religion, the Dr. Patricia Burton Honorary Endowment, and the Student Selection Committee.




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