The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control

2015 Philosophy and Science of Self-Control Conference

Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and the

William H. and Lucyle T.

Werkmeister Endowment


December 4th-6th, 2015

Augustus B. Turnbull III Conference Center

555 W. Pensacola Street


Friday, December 4th

2:30. Refreshments

2:55. Introduction

3:00-3:40. R. F. Baumeister (Florida State University), “Early Findings on Morality and Self-control”
Chair: Randy Clarke

3:40-4:20. Meghan Griffith (Davidson College), “Children, Responsibility for Self-Control Failures, and the Narrative Self”
Chair: Jack Justus

4:30-5:10. Chandra Sripada (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), “Models of Self-Control Depletion”
Chair: Mike Bishop

5:10-5:50. E. J. Masicampo (Wake Forest University), “Visual Self-Perspectives and Self-control”
Chair: Dan Miller

Saturday, December 5th

8:30-9:30. Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:10. Kentaro Fujita (Ohio State University) and Asael Sklar (Ohio State University), “How Cognitive Structure Influences the Self-Concept and Perceived Agency in Self-Control Decision-Making”
Chair: Andy Vonasch

10:20-11:00. Jesse Graham (University of Southern California) and Marlon Mooijman (University of Southern California), “On Self-Control Moralization: Applying Moral Pluralism to the Study of Self-Control”
Chair: Brad Stockdale

11:10-11:50. Samuel Murray (University of Notre Dame) and Manuel Vargas (University of San Francisco), “Vigilance and Control”
Chair: Tracie Mahaffey

12:00-12:40. Jennifer Veilleux (University of Arkansas), “Temptation and the Self: Acceptance Versus Alienation as Influencing Self-Control
Chair: Mary Marcous

12:40 -. Lunch (on your own)

2:30-3:10. Marcel Brass (Ghent University), “The Influence of Control Beliefs on Self-Control”
Chair: George Stamets

3:20-4:00. Lilian O’Brien (University College Cork), “The Authority of Intention”
Chair: John Schwenkler

4:10-4:50. Glyn Humphreys (University of Oxford) and Jie Sui (University of Oxford), “Self-Representation and Self-Control”
Chair: Mirja Perez de Calleja

Sunday, December 6th

8:00-9:00. Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:40. Tamar Kushnir (Cornell University) and Alice Zhao (Cornell University), “Self-Control and Conceptions of Free Will, Desire and Normative Constraint: A Cross-Cultural Developmental Investigation”
Chair: Marcelo Fishborn

9:40-10:20. Jonathan Schulz (Yale University) and Yarrow Dunham (Yale University), “Mapping the Links between Self-Control and Cooperation”
Chair: Gabriel De Marco

10:30-11:10. Ty Fagan (Elmhurst College), “The Guilty Brain: Self-Control, Executive Processes, and Responsibility”
Chair: Kyle Fritz

11:10-11:50. Sammy Basu (Willamette University) and James Friedrich (Willamette University), “Self-Control and Strategic Ignorance: On Shielding Oneself from Contaminating and from Enlightening Information”
Chair: Nat Stein

12:00-12:50. Dorothea Debus (University of York), “Shaping Our Mental Lives”
Chair: Sam Sims or Matt Flummer