Princeton Project in Philosophy & Religion 2023 Conference: "Philosophy, Religion and Existential Commitment"

Mar 30, 2023, 8:50 amMar 31, 2023, 4:00 pm
Robertson Hall, Bowl 016
Free and Open to the Public (registration required)


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Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion (3PR) Spring Conference Schedule

Philosophy, Religion, and Existential Commitment

March 30-31, 2023

Robertson Hall, Bowl 016

Thursday, March 30th

Chair:  Alexander Englert (Princeton University)

9-9.45 - Stephen Grimm (Fordham University): “Faith, Doubt and Commitment”

9.45-10.30 - Claudine Davidshofer (High Point University): “Kierkegaard on the Uselessness of Hegelian Dialectics for Religious Existence”


Chair:  Lara Buchak (Princeton University)

10.45-11.30 - Alexander Barrientos (University of Utah): “Pascal on Habit, Faith, and Grace”

11.30-12.15 - Jonathan Rutledge (Harvard University): “Epistemic Existentialism and Affective Faith”

LUNCH (available at venue for participants)

Chair:  Gabriel Citron (Princeton University)

13.00-13.45 - Jessica Flanigan (Univ. of Richmond): “Political Equality, Christianity and the Family”

13.45-14.30 - Jacob Zellmer (UC San Diego): “What Philosophy and Theology have in common for Spinoza”


Chair:  Mark Johnston (Princeton University)

14.45-16.15 - KEYNOTE:  Dean Zimmerman (Rutgers University):  “Some Varieties of Divine Presence”

Friday, March 31st

Chair: Jonathan Gold (Princeton University)

8.45-9.30 - Seyma Yazici (Ankara University): “Theistic Moral Anti-Theodicy and Theistic Moral Commitment”

9.30-10.15 -  Jizhang Yi (University of Toronto, St. George): “A Chan Buddhist Perspective on Kierkegaard’s Truth and Existence”


Chair: Leora Batnitzky (Princeton University)

10.30-11.15 - Itay Melamed (Cornell University) & Noam Oren (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): “On the Rationality of the Religious Believer’s Grief”

11.15-12.00 - Jacob Hesse (Ruhr Universität Bochum): “Religion and Self-Liberation: Ernst Cassirer’s Philosophy of Religion”

LUNCH (available at venue for participants)

Chair: Elizabeth Li (University of Copenhagen/Princeton)

12.45-13.30 -  Alexander (Z) Quanbeck (UNC Chapel Hill): “Kierkegaard on Belief, Credence and Uncertainty”

13.30-14.15 - Jaclyn Rekis (University of Western Ontario): “The Accessibility of Religious Reasons”


Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)

14.30-16.00 - KEYNOTE:  Clare Carlisle (King’s College London): “After the Leap”

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Sponsored by the University Center for Human Values and the Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion