Work in Progress

The department hosts a regular Work in Progress seminar for faculty and graduate students. (This seminar is separate from our Colloquium Series where visitors come to present their work.) The seminar is currently organized by Nader Shoaibi, Nicolás García Mills, and Bailey Szustak. If you would like to be added to the email list, please contact any of the organizers. Feel free to contact the organizers about any other questions/concerns. All presentations will be held in the department seminar room, UH 1430, unless otherwise indicated.

Here are our current and recent lineups:

Spring 2019

  • Jun Young Kim, "A Combinatorial theory of Compossibility in Leibniz's Metaphysics”, 3/8/2019 4PM
  • Nader Shoaibi, "Belief and Commitment: Two Accounts of Belief Acquisition”, 4/5/2019 4PM
  • Areins Pelayo, “Two Descriptive Properties of Newtonian Hypotheses”, 4/19/2019 4PM
  • Kay Cho, TBD, 5/3/2019 4PM

Fall 2018

  • Kei Hotoda, "Taking Oneself As Someone At All: Trauma, Recovery, and the Self," 9/28/2018 2-3:30PM
  • Hashem Morvarid, "Avicenna on Divine Simplicity," 10/12/2018 2-3:30PM
  • Muriel Leuenberger, 10/26/2018 2-3:30PM
  • Nat Hansen (Reading), 11/7/2018 2-3:30PM
  • Nico Garcia-Mills, 11/16/2018 2-3:30PM

Spring 2018

  • Justin Shaddock (Williams College), "Kant's Idealism and His Hylomorphism”, 1/19, 4-5:30pm
  • Maria Mejia, "Duties of Respect and Duties of Love in Kant”, 1/24, 12:30-2:00pm
  • Bill D'Alessandro, “Is It Bad to Prefer Attractive Partners?”, 2/16, 4-5:30pm
  • Brandon Kidd, "Is Special Relativity a Problem for Presentism?", 3/2, 4-5:30pm
  • Nader Shoaibi, ''Logic and the Aim of Truth", 4/06, 4-5:30pm
  • Deborah Haar, 4/20, 4-5:30pm

Fall 2017

  • Zac Harmon, "Hume's Aesthetic Morality", 9/25, 4-5:30pm
  • Reza Hadisi, "Kant on the Primacy of Epistemic Reasons", 10/6, 12:30-2pm
  • Michael Hurwitz, "The Assurance View of Testimonial Justification", 10/17, 12:30-2pm
  • Emily Lacy, "The Aim of Art Criticism", 11/13, 4-5:30pm
  • Francesco Pesci, "Thick Concepts, Reductionism, and Antireductionism", 11/27, 4-5:30pm

2016 - 2017

  • Anthony Laden, "The Value of Sustainability and the Sustainability of Value", 10/14
  • Helga Varden (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), "Kant on Sex, Reconsidered.", 11/04
  • Marcia Villanueva Lozano (UNAM), "Dehumanization and Personal Identity: A Philosophical Account of Dehumanization in Medicine", 11/18
  • Nicolás García Mills, "Hegel's Naturalism: Self-Consciousness as Desire Itself", 12/2
  • Areins Pelayo, "Sensible Qualities and the Nature of Explanation in Leibniz", 2/21
  • Samuel Fleischacker, "'Dismembering the Human Character': Adam Ferguson's View of Political Corruption", 2/28
  • John Dougherty (UCSD), "Identities of Indiscernibles", 3/14
  • Kyoungmin Cho, "Kant on Radical Evil", 4/4
  • Deborah Haar, "Making Sense of Determinism and Humean Chance", 4/11

2015 - 2016

  • Michael Hurwitz, "Moral and Epistemic Obligations”, 11/11
  • Tim Murphy, “Justifying a Future with Humans in It”, 11/24
  • Janella Baxter, “Making New Things Happen: Biology as Technology”, 01/20
  • Mahrad Almotahari, "Some Thoughts About the Variability of Quantifier Meanings”, 01/27
  • Claus Langbehn, TBA, 02/10
  • Bill D’Alessandro, “Mathematical Grounding”, 03/09
  • Zsofia Zvolenszky (SASPRO/Eötvös Loránd University), “A Common Problem for Possible-worlds analyses of Deontic and Fictional Discourse”, 04/27

2014 - 2015

  • Marya Schechtman, "Loving Eyes of My Own: Value, Particularity, and Love", 1/26
  • Will Small, "Can Intellectualism Account For Mastery?”, 2/2
  • Michael Hurwitz, "Testimony and Interpersonal Trust”, 2/9
  • Saja Parvizian, TBA, 4/20
  • Joseph Gottlieb, “Egocentric Quasi-Adverbialism", 4/27