conference announcement

Robert C. Koons (
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 11:50:10 -0600

We're sponsoring a conference at the Univ. of Texas -- Austin that might be
of great interest to your members. Would you consider posting the
following Announcement on the ASA Listserv?

Many thanks,

Rob Koons (Assoc. Prof. of Philosophy & ASA member)

Naturalism, Theism and the Scientific Enterprise
An Interdisciplinary Conference at the
University of Texas -- Austin
Feb. 20-23, 1997

Invited speakers:
Michael Ruse (Philosophy, University of Guelph, author of Darwinism Defended)
Alvin Plantinga (Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, author of Warrant
and Proper Function)
Frederick Grinnell (UT Southwestern Medical Center, author of The
Scientific Attitude)
Philip Johnson (Law School, UC-Berkeley, author of Darwin on Trial and
Reason in the Balance).

The conference is dedicated to fostering dialogue between naturalists and
theists on the impact of metaphysical and methodological ideas on the
development, interpretation and presentation of scientific knowledge. The
program is balanced between defenders and critics of methodological
naturalism, and includes a wide variety of scientific and scholarly
disciplines, including philosophy, history of science, biology, geology,
anthropology and mathematics.

Contributed papers by: K. Abney, J. Baird, M. H. Barnes, R. Bishop, Thomas
J. Burke, Jr., John A. Campbell, Andrew N. Carpenter, M. A. Corey, W.
Dembski, Michael Dickson, J. Earley, G. Eichhoefer,
W. Elsberry, B. Fitelson, A. Foerst, J. Haas, Donavan Hall, Hummon, K.
Kemp, Lillegard, Marinucci, Steven Meyer, D. Nartonis, Paul A. Nelson, A.
Newman, R. O'Connor, T. Pearson, V. Pence, R. Pennock,
S. Schafersman, J. Schloss, Jeremy Sherman, J. Still, J. Sennett, T.
Shanahan, Vuletic, P. Wason, Jonathan Wells.

Hotel Accomodations:
The NTSE Conference will be held at the Austin Chariot Resort and
Conference Center . A block of rooms has been secured, consisting of both
single and double rooms at a group rate of $54 plus tax per night. To
reserve a room, contact the Austin Chariot Resort Inn by January 25.
Reservations may be made by calling direct at (800) 432-9202 and referring
to Group Number 10678, or a request for reservation may be faxed to (512)
452-5079. The room reservation may be secured by Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover
or Diner's cards.

Registration: must be postmarked by January, 25, 1997.
Title: _________________ Institutional Affiliation: __________________
Permanent Address: ___________________________________________
Phone: (____) _________________ Fax: (______) ________________
Email Address: ________________________

Registration fee
Please include a check, payable to "U. T. Department of Philosophy", for
one of the following amounts:
$75 _________________ $30 (Student)* ___________________
* include photocopy of current student registration.
Send the registration form and check to:
NTSE Conference
Attn.: Deborah Nelson
Philosophy Department
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712-1180
(512) 471-4857; Fax (512) 471-4806

For more information, contact Prof. Robert Koons:

NTSE Conference Schedule

Thursday, February 20.

Registration. 4-5 p.m. Lobby of Austin Chariot Inn.
Reception. 9-10 p.m. Cockrell Building, U.T. Campus.

Friday, February 21.
Registration. 8:00-8:30 a.m. Lobby of Austin Chariot Inn.
Parallel Session I. 8:30-- 10 a.m.
Plenary Session I. 10:30 a.m. -- Noon.
Parallel Session II. 1:30--3:00 p.m.
Parallel Session III. 3:30--5:00 p.m.
Plenary Session II. 7:30--9:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 22.

Parallel Session IV. 8:30-- 10 a.m.
Plenary Session III. 10:30 a.m. -- Noon.
Parallel Session V. 1:30--3:00 p.m.
Plenary Session IV. 3:30--5:00 p.m.
Evening free.

Sunday, February 23.
Continental Breakfast. 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Parallel Session VI. 9:30--11:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion. 11:00 a.m.--Noon.

All plenary and parallel sessions will be held at the Austin Chariot Resort
Inn & Conference Center, 7300 IH 35 North, Austin, Texas.