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02/28/2013

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I just realized that John's Presidential Address is missing from the list.

Presidential Address 6:00-7:00 p.m. Introduction:Terence Parsons (University of California, Los Angeles) Speaker:John Martin Fischer (University of California, Riverside) “The Path of Life”

Also, this session may be of interest to some (it is to me).
Symposium: Mental Causation 4:00-6:00 p.m. Chair: Glenn Ross (Franklin and Marshall College)
Speakers:Douglas Keaton (Flagler College) Thomas W. Polger (University of Cincinnati) “Exclusion, Still Not Tracted”
Commentators:Lenny Clapp (Northern Illinois University) Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers University)

Hi Andrei,

Thanks for compiling this. I'll be giving a talk that is perhaps more phil mind than phil of agency (I don't think so, but what do I know), but some might find it interesting. Especially fans of zombie action. It's Friday at 5, as a part of the following session:

9F Colloquium: Consciousness 4:00-6:00 p.m.
4:00-5:00
Chair: Enrico Grube (University of Texas at Austin)
Speaker: Richard Brown (LaGuardia Community College) “The Phenomenology of HOT, or What Is It Like to Think That You Think That p?"
Commentator: Josh Weisberg (University of Houston)

5:00-6:00
Chair: Peter S. Fosl (Transylvania University)
Speaker: Joshua Shepherd (Florida State University) “Consciousness, Control, and Zombie Action”
Commentator: Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon University)

Thanks for this Joshua. Your paper topic is timely in light of the *Decomposing the Will* (Oxford UP 2013) volume that just came out.

From the Presidential address on down FW and agency seem to have taken over the conference! Good for all involved!

Derk Pereboom reminded me about the author meets critics session on Michael McKenna's new book, *Conversation and Responsibility* (sorry, Michael).

Author-Meets-Critics: Michael McKenna, Conversation and Responsibility 9:00-Noon Chair: Kevin L. Timpe (Northwest Nazarene University)

Critics:Dana Kay Nelkin (University of California, San Diego) George Sher (Rice University) Holly M. Smith (Rutgers University)

Author:Michael McKenna (University of Arizona)

When I was compiling this, I had to make some judgment calls in order to keep the list manageable, so apologies for topics in phil mind and ethics that I left off (as well as John's presidential address, which will surely be a highlight); I also left out the book sessions, again for the same reason; I know a number of them are relevant. And, finally, sorry for leaving out chairs--again, I was trying to keep the list from becoming almost as long as the actual program itself.

I know I'm partial, but I think the Pacific APA is great for the free will/agency/MR community.

After this year's conference, I'm coming off 3 years on the Pacific's program committee, though I'm program chair for the 2014 Pacific APA in SD. One of my first jobs is to replace the outgoing program committee members, myself included. So, among other things, I'm looking for person or persons to help in this capacity for free will/agency/MR. There are a number of other areas that I'm going to need to cover as well, but this is a large one for the Pacific, as you can imagine.

Program committee members typically serve 3 years, referee 12-18 papers per year, find commentators and chairs for papers accepted in their area, and put together 1 to 2 invited sessions.

If you're interested, please email me. Let's keep the Pacific APA a great palce for Flickerers. Thanks!

Thanks to Kevin for the great service and for all your support of our community and for, in the immortal words of Dan Speak, helping to fan the flickers of freedom!

Thanks, John. You know me--I'm all for flickers!

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