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This is an archive of names, dates, paper titles, and photos of past UC Davis philosophy colloquium speakers.

2015-2016 Colloquia

Fall 2015

 

Picture of John McFarlane

 

November 6

John MacFarlane

University of California, Berkeley

"Vagueness as Indecision"

 

Winter 2016

Picture of Kit Fine

 

January 22

Kit Fine

New York University

"Compliance and Command"

Fake Free Beer

 

February 19

Seana Shiffrin

University of California, Los Angeles

"Deceptive Responsibility and Taking Responsibility for Others"

 

Picture of Tyler Doggett

 

February 26

Tyler Doggett

University of Vermont

"Letting Others Do Wrong"

 

Picture of Katherine Brading

 

March 4

Katherine Brading

University of Notre Dame

"Émilie Du Châtelet and the Foundations of Physical Science"

 

Spring, 2016

PIcture of Alison Wylie

 

April 15

Alison Wylie

University of Washington

"How Archaeological Evidence Bites Back: Putting Old Data to Work in New Ways"

 

Picture of Klaus Corcilius

 

April 21

Klaus Corcilius

University of California, Berkeley

"Natural Goodness and Human Action in Aristotle"

 

Picture of Richard Boyd

 

May 6

Richard Boyd

Cornell University

"Realism, Truth and the Pessimistic Meta-Induction: for More Correspondence, not Less"

 

Picture of Jason Konek 

May 27

Jason Konek

Kansas State University

"The Art of Learning"

 

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2014-2015 Colloquia

Fall, 2014

 

Picture of Christopher Peacocke

 

October 17

Christopher Peacocke

Columbia University

"Ontology and Intelligibility"

 

 Picture of Jeremy Heis

 

November 14

Jeremy Heis

University of California, Irvine

"Should Kant Have Thought that Logic Was Complete Since Aristotle?"

Winter 2015

 

Picture of Alyssa Ney

 

January 23

Alyssa Ney

University of Rochester

"Microphysical Causation and the Case for Physicalism"

 

Picture of Alistair Isaac

 

January 30

Alistair Isaac

University of Edinburgh

"From Color Physicalism to Timbre Invariance: Regulative Concepts for a Multimodal Realism Debate"

 

 PIcture of Jonathan Simon

 

February 2

Jonathan Simon

Tulane University

"What it is like to be a Synaesthete"

Picture of Zoe Drayson

 

February 6

Zoe Drayson

University of Stirling

"The Person/Subpersonal Distinction"

 

Picture of Rachel Goodman

 

February 9

Rachel Goodman

University of Leeds

"Singular Thought as a Cognitive Kind"

 

Picture of Helen Longino

 

March 6

Helen Longino

Stanford University

"Sex, Race and Sciences of Human Behavior"

 

Picture of David Copp

 

March 17

David Copp

University of California, Davis

"Explaining Normativity"

 

Spring 2015

 

Picture of Cathal O'Madagain

 

April 6

Cathal O'Madagain

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

"Pointing, Demonstratives, and Indexicals: A Semantic and Developmental Hypothesis"

 

Picture of Gabriel Greenberg

 

April 25

Gabriel Greenberg

University of California, Los Angeles

"The Geometry of Pictorial Semantics"

 

Picture of Jappa Pallikkathayil

 

May 1

Japa Pallikkathayil

University of Pittsburgh

"Respecting an Absent Agent"

 

Picture of Timothy Clarke

 

May 8

Timothy Clarke

University of California, Berkeley

"The Origins of Atomism"

 

Picture of Manuel Vargas

 

May 15

Manuel Vargas

University of San Francisco

"Negligence and Social Self-Governance"

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2013-2014 Colloquia

Fall, 2013

 

Picture of Kieran Setiya

 

October 25

Kieran Setiya

University of Pittsburgh

"The Ethics of Existence"

 

 

Picture of Bruce Russell

 

November 1

Bruce Russell

Wayne State University

"In Defence of the Evidential Role and Status of Intuitions"

 

 

Picture of Angel Pinillos

 

November 8

N. Ángel Pinillos

Arizona State University

"Ambiguous Reference"

 

 

Picture of Anita Superson

 

November 15

Anita Superson

University of Kentucky

"Moral Bindingness"

 

 

Winter, 2014

 

Picture of Cameron Buckner

 

January 17

Cameron Buckner

University of Houston

"The Debate over Animal Theory of Mind: Moving Forward"

 

 

Picture of Farid Masrour

 

January 20

Farid Masrour

Harvard University

"Unity of Consciousness: Advertisement for a Leibnizian View"

 

 

Picture of Stephen Campbell

 

January 31

Stephen Campbell

Coe College

"The Good Death"

 

 

Picture of Tim Campbell

 

February 3

Tim Campbell

Rutgers University

"Practical Reasoning without Transitivity"

 

 

Picture of Nicoletta Orlandi

 

February 7

Nicoletta Orlandi

Rice University

"Seeing Without Inference"

 

 

Picture of Tina Rulli

 

February 10

Tina Rulli

Purdue University

"Defending Conditional Obligations"

 

 

Picture of pill titled "placebo"

 

February 12

Mark Alfano

University of Oregon

"The Placebo Effect and Informed Consent"

 

 

Picture of Regina Rini

 

February 14

Regina Rini

University of Oxford

"Moral Psychology and the Narrative Self"

 

 

Picture of Hanti Lin

 

February 17

Hanti Lin

The Australian National University

"Why I Believe That I Have Binary Beliefs"

 

 

Spring, 2014

 

Picture of Hendrik Lorenz

 

April 11

Hendrik Lorenz

Princeton University

"Character-Virtue as a Non-Rational State in Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics"

 

 

Picture of Jay Wallace

 

May 2

R. Jay Wallace

UC Berkeley

"Emotions and Relationships: On a Strawsonian Theme"

 

 

Picture of Jessica Rett

 

May 9

Jessica Rett

UCLA

"Sincerity Conditions in a Stalnakarian Update Semantics"

(Co-sponsored with Linguistics)

 

Picture of Ben Caplan

 

May 16

Ben Caplan

The Ohio State University

"Brutal Propositions"

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2012-2013 Colloquia

Fall, 2012

 

Picture of Carl Craver

 

October 12

Carl Craver

Washington University in St. Louis

"Are Amnesics Stuck in Time?"

 

 

Picture of Tadeusz Ciecierski

 

November 5

Tadeusz Ciecierski

University of Warsaw

"Demonstrating Procedures"

 

 

Picture of Noa Latham

 

November 30

Noa Latham

University of Calgary

"The Passage of Time"

 

Winter, 2013

 

Picture of Julia Annas

 

January 18

Julia Annas

University of Arizona

"Why Virtue Ethics Does Not Have a Problem with Right Action"

 

 

Picture of Dana Goswick

 

January 25

Dana Goswick

University of Melbourne

"Ordinary Objects, Grounding Modality, and Response-Dependence"

 

 

Picture of Kai Wehmeier

 

February 22

Kai Wehmeier

University of California, Irvine

"Modal Logic's Dark Little Secret"

 

 

Picture of Richard Heck

 

March 1

Richard Heck

Brown University

"Against Disquotation"

 

 

Picture of Abrol Fairweather

 

March 8

Abrol Fairweather

San Francisco State University

"The Meeting of the Twain: Virtue Epistemology Meets Social Psychology"

 

 

Picture of Sean Walsh

 

March 15

Sean Walsh

University of California, Irvine

"Logicism, Interpretability, and Knowledge of Arithmetic"

 

 

Spring, 2013

 

Photographer on leave

 

April 26

Angela Smith

Washington and Lee University

"Attitudes and Control"

 

May 3

Ishtiyaque Haji

"Blameworthiness and Alternate Possibilities"

University of Calgary

 

May 10

Ernest Lepore

Rutgers University

"Discourse and Logical Form"

 

May 20

Samuel Fleischecker

University of Illinois at Chicago

"Leibniz, Plato, and Two Theories of Innate Ideas"

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2011-2012 Colloquia

Fall 2011

 

Picture of Paolo Mancosu

 

October 7

Paolo Mancosu

University of California, Berkeley

"Axiomatics and Purity of Methods: On the Relationship between Plane and Solid Geometry"

 

 

Picture of Mitzi Lee

 

November 4

Mitzi Lee

University of Colorado, Boulder

“Justice and the Laws in Aristotle’s Ethics”

 

 

Winter 2012

Picture of Michael Smith

 

January 27

Michael Smith

Princeton University

“How to Be a Rationalist”

 

 

Picture of Bas van Fraassen

 

February 10

Bas van Fraassen

San Francisco State University

"The Self from a Logical Point of View"

 

 

Picture of Tyler Burge

 

February 24

Tyler Burge

University of California, Los Angeles

"Ego-Centric Indexes and Representational Content"

 

 

Spring 2012

 

Picture of Martin Lin

 

April 13

Martin Lin

Rutgers University

"The Modal Status of Absolute Space and Time in Leibniz"

 

 

Picture of Alan Richardson

 

April 27

Alan Richardson

University of British Columbia

"How Analysis Became Unscientific:
American Philosophy in the Immediate Aftermath of World War Two"

 

Picture of Fréderic Bouchard

 

May 4

Frédéric Bouchard

Université de Montréal

"Knowing Why It's Appropriate to Rely on Scientific Experts
(and When It's Not)"

 

 

Picture of Nicholas Jolley

 

May 11

Nicholas Jolley

University of California, Irvine

"Leibniz, Plato, and Two Theories of Innate Ideas"

 

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2010-2011 Colloquia

Fall 2010

 

Picture of Frank Lewis

 

October 18

Frank Lewis

University of Southern California

“Aristotle on How to Define Substance in Metaphysics Zeta: The End-Game in Zeta 17”

 

 

Winter 2011

 

Picture of Yuri Balashov

 

January 13

Yuri Balashov

University of Georiga

“Two Concepts of Coexistence in Spacetime”

 

 

Picture of Andrea Woody

 

February 4

Andrea Woody

University of Washington

“Scientific Explanation: A Functional Perspective”

 

 

Picture of Seth Yalcin

 

February 18

Seth Yalcin

University of California, Berkeley

“On Some Counterexamples to Modus Ponens and Modus Tollens”

 

 

Picture of Henry Allison

 

March 4

Henry Allison

Emeritus, University of California, San Diego and Boston University

“The Singleness of the Categorical Imperative”

 

 

Spring 2011

 

Picture of Geoffrey Hellman

 

April 29

Geoffrey Hellman

University of Minnesota

“The Significance of the Burali-Forti Paradox”

 

 

Picture of David McNaughton

 

May 6

David McNaughton

Florida State University

“Contours of the Practical Landscape”

 

 

Picture of Dean Pettit

 

May 27

Dean Pettit

University of North Carolina

“Generalized Quantifier Theory and Gradable Quantification”

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2009-2010 Colloquia

Fall 2009

 

Picture of John Perry

 

October 30

John Perry

Stanford University

"Names and Networks"

 

 

Winter 2010

 

Picture of Edward Zalta

 

January 29

Edward Zalta

Stanford University

"A Defense of Logicism"

 

 

Picture of Pamela Hieronymi

 

February 19

Pamela Hieronymi
University of California, Los Angeles

"Responsible Activity and the Mind"

 

 

Picture of Stephen Menn

 

March 12

Stephen Menn
McGill University

"Wisdom as the Science of the Four Causes?"

 

 

Spring 2010

 

Picture of Stewart Cohen

April 16

Stewart Cohen
University of Arizona

"Bootstrapping and Defeasible Reasoning"

 

 

 

Picture of Jonathan Weisberg

 

May 7

Jonathan Weisberg
University of Toronto

"Belief: Partial and Full"

 

 

Picture of Joseph Mueller

 

May 14

Jozef Müller
University of Florida

"The Not-So-Peculiar Behavior of the Uncontrolled Agent: Aristotle on Lack of Control"

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2008-2009 Colloquia

Fall 2008

 

Picture of Graciela DePierris

 

October 24

Graciela De Pierris

Stanford University

"Hume on Space and Geometry"

 

 

Picture of Dorothea Frede

 

November 14

Dorothea Frede

University of California, Berkeley

"On the Nature and Origin of the 'orthos logos' in Aristotle's Ethics"

 

 

Picture of Jay Odenbaugh

 

November 21

Jay Odenbaugh

Lewis and Clark College

"On the Very Idea of an Ecosystem"

 

 

Winter 2009

 

Picture of Sam Cumming

 

February 27

Sam Cumming

University of California, Los Angeles

"On What Counterfactuals Depend"

 

 

Picture of Hugh Benson

March 13

Hugh Benson

University of Oklahoma

"The Problem is not Mathematics, but Mathematicians: Plato and the Mathematicians Again"

 

 

Spring 2009

 

Picture of Ted Sider

 

April 7

Ted Sider

New York University

"The Metaphysics of Fundamentality"

 

 

Picture of John Doris

 

April 13

John Doris

Washington University in St. Louis

"A Natural History of the Self"

 

 

Picture of Theodore Gracyk

 

May 8

Theodore Gracyk

Minnesota State University, Morehead

"Meanings of Musical Works, Meanings of Performances"

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2007-2008 Colloquia

Fall 2007

 

Picture of Frederic Bouchard

 

October 8

Frédéric Bouchard

Université de Montréal

"Thinking About Fitness and 'Population Thinking'"

 

 

Picture of Rachana Kamtekar

 

October 19

Rachana Kamtekar

University of Arizona

"The Powers of Plato's Tripartite Psychology"

 

 

Picture of Mark Schroeder

 

November 2

Mark Schroeder

University of Southern California

"How Expressivists Can and Should Solve their Problem with Negation"

 

 

Picture of Elaine Landry

 

November 16

Elaine Landry

University of Calgary

"A Silly Answer to a Psillos Question"

 

 

Picture of Augustin Rayo

 

November 30

Augustín Rayo

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"An Account of Possibility"

 

 

Winter 2008

 

Picture of Ken Waters

 

January 7

Ken Waters

University of Minnesota

"Beyond Theoretical Reduction and Layer-Cake Antireduction: How DNA Retooled Genetics and Transformed Biological Practice"

 

Picture of Angela Potochnik

 

January 11

Angela Potochnik

Stanford University

"The Unity of Science in a Disordered, Dappled World"

 

 

Picture of Iris Oved

 

January 18

Iris Oved

Rutgers University

"The Mental Coining of Terms"

 

 

Picture of Japa Pallikkathayil

 

January 21

Japa Pallikkathayil

Harvard University

"Deriving Morality from Politics: Rethinking the Formula of Humanity"

 

 

Picture of Peter Ludlow

 

January 25

Peter Ludlow

University of Toronto

"Cheap Contextualism"

 

 

Picture of Anna-Sara Malmgren

 

January 28

Anna-Sara Malmgren

New York University

"Intuitions by Inference"

 

 

Picture of David Copp

 

January 31

David Copp

University of Florida

"Realist-Expressivism and Conventional Implicature"

 

 

Picture of the University of Florida logo

February 1

Marina Oshana

University of Florida

"Legal Obligation and Autonomy"

 

 

Picture of Aldo Antonelli

 

February 6

Aldo Antonelli

University of California, Irvine

"Logicism, Quantifiers, and Abstraction"

 

 

Picture of Elaine Landry

 

February 7

Elaine Landry

University of Calgary

"How to be a Structuralist All The Way Down"

 

 

Spring 2008

 

Picture of Ernest Lepore

 

April 25

Ernest Lepore

Rutgers University

"Heresy of Paraphrase"

 

 

Picture of Andy Egan

 

May 9

Andy Egan

University of Michigan

"Why Ethics is All About Me"

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2006-2007 Colloquia

Fall 2006

 

Picture of Daniel Kauffman

 

October 27

Daniel Kauffman

University of Colorado, Boulder

"Cartesian Material Substances, or Don't Let Corruptibility Bring You Down!"

 

 

Winter 2007

 

Picture of Kathrin Koslicki

 

January 26

Kathrin Koslicki

Tufts University

"Objects as Structured Wholes"

 

 

Picture of Maja Spener

 

February 5

Maja Spener

University College, London

"Phenomenal Adequacy and Introspective Evidence"

 

 

Picture of Murat Aydede

February 14

Murat Aydede

University of Florida

"Is Feeling Pain the Perception of Something?"

 

 

Picture of Matthew Hanser

 

February 19

Matthew Hanser

University of California, Santa Barbara

"Action, Acting and Acting Well"

 

 

Picture of Gregory Novack

 

February 23

Gregory Novack

University of Wisconsin, Madison

"Evidential Variety and Describing the Evidence"

 

 

Picture of Katherine Dunlop

 

February 26

Katherine Dunlop

Stanford University

"'The Unity of Time as Measure': Kant's Reply to Locke"

 

 

Picture of Alexander Jackson

 

February 28

Alexander Jackson

Rutgers University

"A Two-Factor Theory of Justified Belief"

 

 

Spring 2007

 

Picture of David Chalmers

 

April 13

David Chalmers

The Australian National University

"Probability and Propositions"

 

 

Picture of Magdalena Balcerak

 

April 20

Magdalena Balcerak

University of Cologne and UC Davis

"The Cognitive Dynamics of Conceptual Analysis"

 

 

Picture of Craig Callender

 

April 27

Craig Callender

University of California, San Diego

"What Makes the Present Special?"

 

 

Picture of Stewart Cohen

 

May 11

Stewart Cohen

Arizona State University

"Three Approaches to the Airport Case"

 

 

Picture of Elisabeth Camp

 

May 18

Elisabeth Camp

University of Pennsylvania

"Thought Without Language"

 

 

Picture of Gavin Lawrence

 

June 1

Gavin Lawrence

University of California, Los Angeles

"Is Aristotle's Function Argument Fallacious? Part 1"

 

 

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2005-2006 Colloquia

Fall 2005

 

Picture of Mark Reiff

 

September 29

Mark Reiff

University of Durham

"Equality and Proportionality"

 

 

Picture of Mandy Simons

 

October 7

Mandy Simons

Carnegie-Mellon University

"Conversation and Presupposition"

 

 

Picture of Marya Schechtman

 

October 21

Marya Schechtman

University of Illinois, Chicago

"Metaphysics, Value, and Personal Survival"

 

 

Picture of Dana Nelkin

 

November 4

Dana Nelkin

University of California, San Diego

"Deliberative Alternatives and the Explanatory Nexus"

 

 

Picture of Robert May

 

November 10

Robert May

University of California, Irvine

"The Essential Proposition: Frege on Identity Statements"

 

 

Picture of Anya Plutynski

 

November 18

Anya Plutynski

University of Utah

"Genic Selectionism Meets the Realism Debate"

 

 

Picture of Matt Haber

 

December 9

Matt Haber

University of California, Davis

"Unnatural Kinds: Stable Relationships are Overrated"

 

 

Picture of Andrew Hamilton

 

December 9

Andrew Hamilton

University of California, Davis

"Unnatural Kindness: Complexity, Contingency, and The Biology Problem"

 

 

Picture of John Martin Fisher

December 16

John Martin Fisher

University of California, Riverside

"The Cards That Are Dealt You"

 

 

Winter 2006

 

 

Picture of Pekka Vayrynen

 

January 4

Pekka Väyrynen

University of California, Davis

"Normative Appeals to the Natural"

 

 

Picture of Jan Szaif

 

January 12

Jan Szaif

University of California, Davis (visiting)

"Aristotle on the Benefits of Virtue"

 

 

Picture of Brendan Jackson

 

January 16

Brendan Jackson

The Australian National University

"Truth vs. Pretense in Discourse About Motion (or, why the sun really does rise)"

 

 

Picture of Samuel Newlands

 

January 19

Samuel Newlands

Yale University

"The Harmony of Spinoza and Leibniz"

 

 

Picture of Deborah Brown

 

January 26

Deborah Brown

University of Queensland

"Descartes on False Ideas"

 

 

Picture of Calvin Normore

 

January 27

Calvin Normore

University of California, Los Angeles

"Bodies"

 

 

Picture of Elisa Hurley

 

January 30

Elisa Hurley

Georgetown University

"Normativity and the Moral Life of Emotions"

 

 

Picture of Jacob Ross

 

February 3

Jacob Ross

Rutgers University

"The Practical Rejection of Skepticism"

 

 

Picture of Gary Bartlett

February 6

Gary Bartlett

Rutgers University

"A Dilemma for Computational Theories of Experience"

 

 

Picture of Cody Gilmore

 

February 10

Cody Gilmore

University of Nebraska, Omaha

"Enduring Composites in Relativistic Spacetime: Where Are We?"

 

 

Picture of Rebecca Copenhaver

 

February 13

Rebecca Copenhaver

Lewis and Clark College

"Thomas Reid on Consciousness"

 

 

Picture of Daniel Weiskopf

 

February 17

Daniel Weiskopf

University of South Florida

"Between Empiricism and Rationalism"

 

 

Picture of Bernard Molyneux

 

February 23

Bernard Molyneux

University of Maryland

"A Hard Epistemological Problem for Research Into Consciousness"

 

 

Picture of Stephan Hartmann

 

February 27

Stephan Hartmann

London School of Economics

"Modeling in Philosophy of Science"

 

 

Picture of Patrick Forber

 

March 1

Patrick Forber

Stanford University

"The Importance of Genuine Rivals in Evolutionary Biology"

 

 

Picture of Richard Healey

 

March 3

Richard Healey

University of Arizona

"Surprise and Survival in a Deterministic Quantum World"

 

 

Picture of Adam Sennet

 

March 6

Adam Sennet

Rutgers University

"Reflections on the Binding Argument"

 

 

Picture of Jordi Cat

 

March 10

Jordi Cat

Indiana University

"Fuzzy Empiricism and Fuzzy Causality: What's All the Fuzz About?"

 

 

Picture of Roberta Millstein

 

March 17

Roberta Millstein

California State University, East Bay

"The Determinism/Indeterminism Question in the Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology"

 

 

Spring 2006

 

Picture of Jenefer Robinson

 

April 7

Jenefer Robinson

University of Cincinnati

"Emotion and Narrative Understanding"

 

 

Picture of Karen Bennett

 

April 14

Karen Bennett

Princeton University

"Why I Am Not a Dualist"

 

 

Picture of Christopher Hill

 

May 12

Christopher Hill

Brown University

"Ouch! The Paradox of Pain"

 

 

All photographs copyright ©, G. J. Mattey, 2005, 2006.

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2004-2005 Colloquia

Fall 2004

 

Picture of George Berkeley

 

October 8

Zoltán Szabó

Cornell University

"Sententialism and Berkeley's Master Argument"

(Picture of George Berkeley)

 

Picture of Brandon Fitelson

 

October 22

Branden Fitelson

University of California, Berkeley

"The Paradox of Confirmation"

 

 

Picture of David SedleyHesperia Lectures
David Sedley
University of Cambridge
"Recollection and Forms in Plato, Phaedo 74-76
November 4
"The Argument"
November 5
"Originals and Copies"

 

Picture of Martha Nussbaum

 

November 19

Martha Nussbaum

University of Chicago

"Capabilities and Disabilities: Beyond the Social Contract"

 

 

Picture of Alexander Mourelatos

 

November 22

Alexander P.D. Mourelatos

University of Texas

"Intrinsic and Relational Properties of Atoms in the Democritean Ontology"

 

 

Winter 2005

 

Picture of Lex Newman

 

January 7

Lex Newman

University of Utah

"Locke's Idea of Mechanism"

 

 

Picture of Susan Haack

 

January 14

Susan Haack

University of Miami

"One Truth, or Many Truths? Yes, and Yes"

 

 

Picture of Daniel Nolan

 

January 21

Daniel Nolan

University of St. Andrews

"Platitudes and Metaphysics"

 

 

Picture of Alan Nelson

 

January 28

Alan Nelson

University of California, Irvine

"Thought Unlimited"

 

 

Picture of David Braun

 

February 4

David Braun

University of Rochester

"Empty Names, Mythical Names, Fictitious Names"

 

 

Picture of Jonathan Vogel

 

February 11

Jonathan Vogel

Amherst College

"Subjunctivitis"

 

 

Picture of Aaron Garrett

 

February 18

Aaron Garrett

Boston University

"Virtuous Circles: Hume on Character and Moral Qualities"

 

 

Picture of Jan Szaif

 

March 4

Jan Szaif

University of California, Davis (Visiting)

"Plato on Truth and Conceptual Representation"

 

 

Spring 2005

 

Picture of Louise Antony

 

April 8

Louise Antony

The Ohio State University

"Is 'Non-Conceptual Content' Content?"

 

 

Picture of James van Cleve

 

April 22

James van Cleve

Brown University and University of Southern California

"Rates of Passage"

 

 

Picture of Rachel Barney

Hesperia Lectures
Rachel Barney
University of Toronto
"The Shoemaker and the Good: Plato and Aristotle on Practical Reasoning"
May 5
"Deliberation and the Form of the Good"
May 6
"The Function Argument"

 

Picture of James Dreier

May 13

Jamie Dreier

Brown University

"Boundless Good"

 

Picture of Edwin McCann

 

 

May 16

Edwin McCann

University of Southern California

"Hume's Theory of Personal Identity in Contexts"

 

 

All photographs copyright ©, G. J. Mattey, 2004, 2005

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2003-2004 Colloquia

Fall 2003

 

Picture of Alan Code

October 9 and 14

Hesperia Lectures

Alan Code

UC Berkeley

"Aristotle's Definition of the Soul"

"Aristotle on the Soul's Body"

 

Picture of Stephen Yablo

 

November 21

Stephen Yablo

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"How to Win Friends and Influence Truth-Value without Really Being"

 

 

 

Winter 2004

 

Picture of Thomas Crisp

 

January 9

Thomas Crisp

Florida State University

"Remarks on Presentism"

 

 

Picture of Matthew Davidson

 

January 13

Matthew Davidson

California State University, San Bernardino

"Modal Conventionalism: Plausible 'Cookie Cutting'?"

 

 

Picture of Brian Weatherson

 

January 16

Brian Weatherson

Brown University

"My Favourite Puzzle"

 

 

Picture of Suzanna Siegal

 

January 20

Susanna Siegal

Harvard University

"Particularity and Presence in Visual Perception"

 

 

Picture of Bernard Nickel

 

January 21

Bernhard Nickel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Bayesianism and Idealization"

 

 

Picture of Michael Glanzberg

 

January 30

Michael Glanzberg

University of Toronto

"Presupposition and Policing in Complex Demonstratives"

 

 

Picture of Josh Parsons

 

February 6

Josh Parsons

University of St. Andrews

"I am not now, nor have I ever been, a turnip"

 

 

Spring 2004

 

Picture of Ruth Chang

 

April 9

Ruth Chang

Rutgers University

"All Things Considered"

 

 

Picture of Daniel Stoljar

 

April 16

Daniel Stoljar

Australian National University

"Ignorance and Experience"

 

 

Picture of Frank Lewis, 2004

May 21 and 22

Hesperia Lectures

Frank Lewis

University of Southern California

"The Pale Man Argument (Z6)"

"A Nose by Any Other Name (Z5)"

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1995-1998 Colloquia

Fall 1995

October 19
Gerald Dworkin
University of Illinois, Chicago
"Contracting Justice"

October 27
Kent Bach
San Francisco State University
"Saying What Someone Thinks"

November 15
Debra Satz
Stanford University
"Status Equality: 'Equality of What' Among Whom?"

November 29
Alison Wylie
University of Western Ontario
"Unification and Consilience in Archeological Explanation"

Winter 1996

January 17
David Barton
UC Davis (Visiting 1995-97)
"Plato's Sophist on False Thought and Speech"

February 7, 1996
Marleen Rozemond
Stanford University
"Mind-Body Interaction in Descartes: What's the Problem?"

March 6
Erich Loewy
UC Davis Medical School
"Moral Strangers and Compassion"

Spring 1996

April 17
Julian Nida-Rümelin
University of Göttingen
"Why Consequentialism Fails Not Only as an Ethical Theory but also as a Practical Theory of Rationality"

May 8
Rachel Cohon
Stanford University
"Hume on Feeling and Knowing Virtue: The Myth of the Noncognitivist Hume"

May 10
Arnold Davidson
University of Chicago
"Ethics as Ascetics: Foucault, the History of Ethics, and Ancient Thought"

June 5, 1996
David Brink
UC San Diego
"Kantian Rationalism: Inescapability, Authority, and Supremacy"

Fall 1996

October 2
Philip Clark
UC Davis
"Do Moral Judgments Motivate?"

October 30
Paul Skokowski
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
"Swampman Meets Swampnet"

November 20
David Kaplan
UCLA
"Meaning as Use"

December 2
George Wilson
Johns Hopkins University
"Interpretation and the Enigmatic Narrative Film"

December 3
George Wilson
Johns Hopkins University
"Kripke's Wittgenstein and Non-Factualism"

Winter 1997

February 5
Randy Mayes
California State University, Sacramento
"Explanation as a Cognitive Response to Predictive Failure"

February 24
William Demoupolus
University of Western Ontario
"The Philosophical Basis of Our Knowledge of Numbers"

March 5
Richard Grandy
Rice University
"Monster Barring in Sentential Logic"

Spring 1997

April 2
Alexander Rosenberg
University of Georgia
"Will the Real Naturalist Please Stand Up?"

April 10
Nancy Cartwright
London School of Economics
"Where Do Laws of Nature Come From?"
"The Rule of Physics / The Rule of Economics: Empire or Alliance?"

April 30
Norman Dahl
University of Minnesota
"On Substance Being the Same as its Essence in Metaphysics Z 6: The Pale Man Argument"

May 21
Elijah Millgram
Princeton University
"Desire as Proof of Desirability, Revisited"

Fall 1997

October 8
Susan Haack
University of Miami
"Confessions of an Old-Fashioned Prig:Concern for Truth; What it Means, Why it Matters"

October 29
Teresa Britton
UC Davis (Visiting 1997-98)
"The A Priori, Error and Disconfirmation"

Winter 1998

January 14
Rachel Cohon
Stanford University
"Hume on Promises and the Peculiar Act of Mind"

January 16
Connie Rosati
Harvard Law School
"Regret and the Good"

January 20
Nomy Arpaly
Stanford University
"Three Views of Moral Worth"

January 27
Michael Otsuka
University of California, Los Angeles
"Incompatibilism and the Avoidability of Blame"

February 2
George Wilson
Johns Hopkins University
"Le Grande Imagier Steps Out: On the Epistemology of Film"

February 11
Barry Loewer
Rutgers University
"Laws and Induction"

February 13
Katalin Balog
Rutgers University
"Revenge of the Zombies: The New Conceivability Arguments"

Spring 1998

May 6
Bernard Williams UC Berkeley
"Moralism, Realism and Political Theory"

May 22
Peter Ludlow
SUNY Stony Brook
"Externalism, Self-Knowledge and Memory"

May 27
Hugh Wilder
College of Charleston
"What's Wrong with Speciesism?"

June 5
Mark Richard
Tufts University
"Commitment"

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