2023 Student Symposium

Join us on the afternoon of Friday, June 2, 2023 for the 2023 Student Symposium.

Friday, June 2, 2023
2:10 PM - 4:30 PM 
Location: Bldg. 38 Rm. 121

Via Zoom (Link will be available on Canvas)

Two students will be presenting their philosophical work in a series of talks over the course of the afternoon, followed by a faculty keynote presentation by Eleanor Helms. We have a diverse set of paper topics over the course of the afternoon, and you should feel free to come to part or all of the event as you're able. Q & A to follow each paper.


  • 2:15–2:45 Hayden Macklin, “Thought Experiments, Mental Models, and Experimental Philosophy
  • 2:55–3:15 Garrett McAvoy, “Unhappy Consciousness, The End of History, and Social Media”
  • 3:15-3:30 Intermission
  • 3:30-4:00 Closing keynote, Eleanor Helms, "Thought Projects and Imaginary Constructions: Kierkegaard’s Experimenting Mind"

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