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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.) If you would like to be added to the list, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Zachary Welman. All presentations will be held in the department seminar room, UH 1430, unless otherwise indicated.

Here are our current and recent lineups:

Fall 2021

  • Taylor Kloha, 09/22/2021 3 PM
  • Areins Pelayo, 10/06/2021 3PM
  • Zachary Welman, 10/25/2021 3PM
  • Emily Lacy, 11/17/2021 3 PM

Spring 2021

  • Areins Pelayo, "Was Newton a Probabilist?" 01/22/2021 4 PM
  • David Hilbert, "Berkeley's Monetary Theory: Money, Power, Vision, and Touch with Some Remarks on the Benevolence of both God and National Banks," 02/05/2021 4PM
  • Annette Martin, 04/09/2021 4PM

Fall 2020

  • Nick Curry, "The Philosophy of Musical Instruments," 10/6/2020 4PM
  • Tony Hernandez, "Smith's Resentment Account of Punishment," 11/4/2020 4PM
  • Emily Lacy, "History as a Device in Art Criticism," 11/11/2020 4PM
  • Alessandro Moscaritolo, "Toward a Historically Situated Picture of J.L. Austin's Philosophy," 12/1/2020 4PM

Spring 2020

  • David Hilbert, "Color Constancy and Context," 2/12/2020 4PM
  • Emily Lacy, "Perspectives as a Tool in Art Criticism," 3/4/2020 4PM
  • Bertin Ortega, "The Guise of the Good," 4/1/2020 4PM

Fall 2019

  • Jake Spinella, "Literary Indiscernibles, Referential Forgery, and the Possibility of Allographic Art,” 9/27/2019 4PM
  • Muriel Leuenenberger, "Neural Interventions--Shaking the Foundations of Authenticity," 10/25/2019 4PM
  • Taylor Kloha, "Hegel's Objection to the 'Beautiful Soul,'" 11/8/2019 4PM
  • Niranjana Warrier, "A Philosopher Looks at Quantum Cosmology," 11/22/2019 4PM

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