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For more information please contact Dan Kaufman.


2013-2014

Mary Louise Gill, Brown University
Friday, November 15, 2013, 3:15 PM
Title and location TBA

Douglas Portmore, Arizona State University
"Acts, Attitudes, and Rational Choice"
Friday February 7, 2014, 3:15 PM
HLMS 199
Pre-Talk Reception 2:30-3:15 HLMS 269

Ram Neta, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Friday February 21, 2014, 3:15 PM
HLMS 199
"What is an Inference?"

past colloquia
2013

Noel Saenz, Jentzsch Prize winner, Spring 2012
"A Non-Revisionary Solution to the Grounding Problem"
Friday, February 15, 2013, 3:15 p.m.
HLMS 267 (map)

Niko Kolodny, UC Berkeley
"Rule Over None: Social Equality and the Value of Democracy"
Friday, March 1, 2013, 3:15 p.m.
HLMS 267 (map)

Michael Rea, University of Notre Dame
"Time Travelers Are Not Free"
Friday, March 22, 2013, 3:15 p.m.
HLMS 267 (map)

2012

Roger White, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Disrespecting the Evidence"
Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 1B90 (map)

Richard Kraut, Northwestern University
"An Aesthetic Reading of Aristotle's Ethics"
Friday, October 19, 2012, 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 1B90 (map)

Seana Shiffrin, UCLA
"Duress and Moral Progress"
Friday, November 9, 2012, 3:15 p.m.
HLMS 267 (map)

Berit Brogaard, Missouri, St. Louis
"Phenomenal Seemings and Sensible Dogmatism"
Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 1B50 (map)
TALK CANCELED DUE TO SNOW

Steven Nadler, Wisconsin, Madison
"The Lives of Others: The Ethics of Spinoza's Ethics"
Friday, March 2, 2012, 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 1B80 (map)

2011

Barbara Herman, UCLA
“Making Exceptions”
Friday, January 21, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
UMC 245 (map)

John Corvino
, Wayne State University
"The Definition of Marriage"
Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 3:00pm
HUMN 1B50 (map)

Marc Moffett
, University of Wyoming
"Know-How and Intelligent Action"
Friday, February 18, 2011, 3:15pm
HUMN 1B50 (map)
Professor Moffett's colloquium is this year's Alumni Talk

Charles Mills
, Northwestern University
"De-Racializing Rawls"
Friday, March 11, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
Old Main Chapel (map)

Ken Gemes
, University of London
"Probability and Confirmation"
Friday, April 8, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
HLMS 199 (map)
(co-sponsored by Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Humanities)

David Chalmers
, Australian National University
"Two Puzzles about the Contingent A Priori"
Monday, April 25, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
Old Main Chapel (map)

Brian Leiter, Chicago
"Moral Skepticism and Moral Disagreement in Nietzsche"
Friday, July 22, 2011, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Hellems 245 (map)

Christopher Shields
, Oxford
"Hylomorphic Mental Causation"
Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Hellems 245 (map)

Tamar Szabo Gendler
, Yale
"Alphabetical Order? Alief/Belief, Concord/Discord, Ethics… On some philosophical implications of recent empirical work in moral psychology"
Friday, September 16, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 1B50 (map)

Michelle Montague
, Bristol
"Conscious Thought"
Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 1B50 (map)
Professor Montague's colloquium is this year's Alumni Talk.

Gisela Striker, Harvard University
"Epicurus' Democritean Epistemology"
Friday, October 7, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 135 (map)

Christian Lee, CU Boulder
"Vague Intuitions and Knowledge"
Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 135
Mr. Lee's colloquium is this year's Jentzsch Prize Talk.

Stuart Rachels, Alamaba, Tuscaloosa
"Vegetarianism"
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
HALE 270

Zoltan Gendler Szabo, Yale
"Impure Modals"
Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 150

2010

Abigail Gosselin, Regis University
Friday, January 15, 3:15 pm
HUMN 250 (map)
"Drugs and Human Functioning: An Anti-Essentialist Approach to Assessing Drug Use"
Professor Gosselin's colloquium is this year's Alumni Talk.

Nic Damnjanovic, University of Western Australia
Friday, January 22, 3:15 p.m.
"Revelation for the Masses"

David Benatar, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Monday, April 19, 3:15 p.m.
EKLC E1B20 (map)
"The Second Sexism"
Professor Benatar's talk is part of this year's Morris Colloquium.

Ted Sider, New York University
Friday, September 3, 2010, 3:15 pm
HUMN 150 (map)
"The Metaphysics of Fundamentality"

John Doris, Washington University of St. Louis
Friday, October 15, 2010, 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 150 (map)
"A Natural History of the Self"

Noel Saenz, University of Colorado at Boulder
Friday, October 29, 2010, 3:15 p.m.
HLMS 201 (map)
"Is Modal Fictionalism a Fiction?"
Mr. Saenz' colloquium is this year's Jentzsch Prize Talk.

Linda Zagzebski, University of Oklahoma
Friday, November 12, 2010, 3:15 p.m.
HLMS 201 (map)
"Trust in Emotions"

2009

Robert Wilson, University of Alberta
Friday, March 6, 3:15 PM, HUMN 250
"Mind Spread"

John Martin Fischer, UC Riverside
Friday, April 3, 3:15 PM, HUMN 250
"Frankfurt-Type Cases: The Moral of the Stories"

Gareth Matthews, UMass Amherst
Friday, April 17, 3:15 PM, HUMN 250
"Why Plato Lost Interest in the Socratic Method"

John Perry, Stanford/UC Riverside
"On Knowing One's Self"
Friday, August 28, 2009; 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 150 (map)

Aaron Meskin, Leeds University
"Two Kinds of Aesthetic Contextualism"
Thursday, October 22, 2009; 3:15 p.m.
HUMN 150 (map)

Frank Jackson, Princeton/ANU
"Direct Realism for Representationalists"
Friday, December 11, 2009
HLMS 199 (map)

2008

Mathias Risse, Harvard University
Friday, February 8 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"Common Ownership as a Non-Parochial Standpoint: A Contingent Derivation of Human Rights"

Verity Harte, Yale University
Friday, February 22 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"Republic X and the Role of the Audience in Art"

Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University
Friday, March 14 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"Humanitarian Intervention, Consent, and Proportionality".

Elijah Millgram
, University of Utah
Friday, September 26, 3:15 PM, HUMN 150
"Lewis's Epicycles, Possible Worlds, and the Mysteries of Modality"

Timothy Williamson, University of Oxford
Wednesday, October 8, 3:15 PM, Old Main Chapel
"Objects, Properties and Contingent Existence"

David Owens, University of Sheffield
Wednesday, October 15, 3:15 PM, Old Main Chapel
"Promising Without Intending"

Kristin Demetriou, University of Colorado at Boulder
Friday, October 24 at 3:15 PM, HUMN 150
"The Soft-Line Solution to the Four-Case Argument"
Ms. Demetriou's colloquium is this year's Jentzsch Prize Talk.

Shelley Wilcox, San Francisco State University
Friday, November 14, 3:15 PM, HUMN 150
"Citizenship and the Urban Environment"
Professor Wilcox's colloquium is this year's Alumni Talk.

Phil Dowe, University of Queensland
Friday, December 5 at 3:15 PM, HUMN 150
"A-Theories and Loops in Time"

2007

Margaret Walker, Arizona State University
Friday, March 2 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"The Politics of Transparency and the Moral Work of Truth-Telling"

Michael Potter, University of Cambridge
Friday, March 16 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"Does Mathematics Need Replacement (and Is It Even True)?"
Professor Potter's colloquium is our Reinhardt Lecture in the Philosophy of Mathematics

Russ Shafer-Landau, University of Wisconsin--Madison
Friday, April 13 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
TBA

Rachel Singpurwalla, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Friday, April 27 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"Reason and the Divided Soul in Plato's Republic"
Professor Singpurwalla's colloquium is this year's Alumni Talk.

Jason Wyckoff
, University of Colorado at Boulder
Friday, September 7 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"On the Failure of the Fair Play Account of Political Obligation"
Mr. Wyckoff's colloquium is this year's Jentzsch Prize Talk.

Mark Heller, Syracuse University
Friday, October 19 at 3:30 pm, EDUC 231
"Contextualism, Closure, and Disquotation"

Hud Hudson, Western Washington University
Friday, October 26 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"Omnipresence"

James Pryor, New York University
Friday, November 9 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"When Warrant Transmits"

2006

Mark Colyvan, University of Queensland, Australia
Friday, January 20 at 3:15 PM, Hazel Barnes Room Hellems 196
"Modeling the Moral Dimension of Decisions"

Thomas Pogge, Australian National University And Columbia University
Friday, February 10 at 1:00 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"Why Inequality Matters: An Instrumental Argument"

Richard Boyd, Cornell University
Friday, February 24 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"Natural Kinds and Philosophical Naturalism: What's 'Natural' About Natural Kinds?"

Jan Wolenski, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Monday, March 13 at 3:15 PM in the Hazel Barnes Seminar Room, Hellems 196
"On Interpreting Tarski's Theory of Truth"

Geoff Sayre-McCord, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Friday, March 17 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"The Nature of Normative Concepts"

Dermot Moran, University College Dublin and Rice University
Friday, April 7 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"Husserl's Transcendental Idealism and the Critique of Naturalism"

Sara Goering, University of Washington
Friday, April 14 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 150
"Disability, Genetics and Justice"
Professor Goering's colloquium is this year's Alumni Talk.

Thomas Holden
, University of California Santa Barbara
Friday, September 15 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 250
"Natural Religion and Moral Prohibition in Hume's 'Of Suicide'"

James Van Cleve, University of Southern California
Friday, September 29 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 250
"Mechanics and Morals of Double Vision"

Richard Fumerton, University of Iowa
Friday, October 20 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 250
"Epistemic Conservatism: Theft or Honest Toil?"

Kit Fine, New York University
Friday, November 3 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 250
"Response-Dependent Concepts"

Alastair Norcross, Rice University
Friday, December 1 at 3:15 PM, Eaton Humanities 250
"Two Dogmas of Deontology: Aggregation, Rights, and the Separateness of Persons"
This talk is sponsored by a GCAH Visiting Scholar Grant.

2005

Louise Antony, The Ohio State University
Friday, October 7, 3:15 pm, HUMN 150
“Is ‘Non-Conceptual Content’ Content?”

Graeme Forbes, Tulane University
Monday, October 24, 3:15 pm, HLMS 196
"The Simple-Sentence Debate"

Jonathan Schaffer, University of Massachusetts
Friday, October 28, 3:15 pm, HUMN 150
"Monism"

Graeme Forbes, Tulane University
Monday, October 31, 3:15 pm, HLMS 196
"Depiction Verbs: Can You Paint a Proposition?"

Sally Haslanger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Friday, November 4, 3:15 pm, HUMN 150
"What Good Are Our Intuitions About Race? Philosophical Analysis and Social Kinds"

Dan Jacobson, Bowling Green State University
Monday, November 28, 3:15 pm, HLMS 241
“Utilitarianism Without Consequentialism"

  

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