Previous Colloquia

Below is a partial list of colloquia the Department of Philosophy has hosted here on campus in West Lafayette, IN, dating back to 2004. These colloquia covered various areas within academic philosophy, topics, and themes.


2018


JEFF BELL
Southeastern Louisiana University
Title: “Reading Problems: Literacy and the Dynamics of Thinking”
April 4th, 2018

VANESSA DE HARVEN

University of Massachusetts
Title:  “The Distinctness of the Three Distinct Goods in Republic II”
March 23rd, 2018

Distinguished Woman Faculty Visitor
JESSICA WILSON
University of Toronto
Title: "On Characterizing the Fundamental"
March 9th, 2018

KEVIN HARRELSON
Ball State University
Title:  "Intention and Empathy"
February 16th, 2018
 

2017


MYRON PENNER, Trinity Western University
& AMANDA J. NICHOLS, Oklahoma Christian University
Title: “Resisting the Pessimistic Induction: Selective Scientific Realism and Truth-Transfer in Theories of Molecular Structure”
December 1st, 2017

ELIZABETH  HARMAN
Princeton University
Title: “There is No Moral Ought and No Prudential Ought
November 10th, 2017

CHRISTOPH COX
Hampshire College
Title: "Sound, Time, and Duration"
October 13th, 2017

ROBERT PIPPIN
University of Chicago
Title: “Hegel on Life as a Logical Category”
September 20th, 2017

KEVIN VALLIER
Bowling Green State University
Title: “Second-Personal Political Authority”
April 21st, 2016

Distinguished Woman Faculty Visitor
KAREN BENNETT
Cornell University
Title: "Part and Whole Revisited”
March 24th, 2016

ANDREW MOON
University of Notre Dame
Title: “Inconsistent Evidentialist Theses”
January 27th, 2016

2016


ERIK WIELENBERG
DePauw University
Title: "Plantingian Theism and the Free Will Defense"
November 11th, 2016

ELEONORE STUMP
St. Louis University
Title: "The Openness of God: Eternity and Free Will"
October 14th, 2016

KYLA EBELS-DUGGAN
Northwestern University
Title: "Inarticulacy and Reasonable Commitments"
September 23rd, 2016

CHRISTOPHER SHIELDS
University of Notre Dame
Title: "A Series of Goods"
February 4th, 2016

2015


HELGA VARDEN
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Title:  "A Kantian Theory of Sexuality"
December 3rd, 2015

PETER CARRUTHERS
University of Maryland
Title: "The Conscious Mind as Marionette"
November 19th, 2015

KYLE STANFORD
University of California Irvine
Title: “Uniformitarianism, The Maddy/Wilson Principle, and a Middle Path Forward in the Scientific Realism Debate”
October 9th, 2015

LENNY CLAPP
Northern Illinois University
Title:  "The Semantics and Pragmatics of Faultless Disagreement"
September 24th, 2015

MATHIAS FRISCH
University of Maryland
Title: "Causal Reasoning in Physics"
March 5th, 2015

2014


CARRIE ICHIKAWA JENKINS
University of British Columbia
Title: "What is Romantic Love? An Incomplete Map of the Metaphysics"
November 20th, 2014

SUSAN WOLF
University of North Carolina
Title: "Character and Responsibility"
Date: October 10th, 2014

ANDREAS DE BLOCK
University of Leuven
Title: "Homophobia and Essentialism: A Philosophical Evaluation of Recent Psychological Research on Homonegativity"
October 6th, 2014

CHRISTOPHER PINCOCK
The Ohio State University
Title: "Inference to the Best Explanation: A Modest Proposal"
September 11th, 2014

PAUL REDDING
University of Sydney
Title: "A Kantian Account of Modality without the Concept-Intuition Distinction? Problems Facing Brandom's 'Modal Kant-Sellars Thesis'”
April 24th, 2014

JOHN COOPER
Princeton University
Title: "Aristotelian Responsibility"
April 11th, 2014

L.A. PAUL
University of North Carolina
Title: "Transformative Experience"
March 6th, 2014

THOMAS POGGE
Yale University
Title: "Responsibility for Injustice"
February 27th, 2014

JOHN HARE
Yale University
Title: "Three Arguments for the Dependence of Morality upon Religion"
January 31st, 2014

2013


ANDREW GREGORY
University College London
Title: “Thomas Kuhn on Ancient Science”
November 7th, 2013

SARAH BUSS
University of Michigan
Title: "Personal Ideals, Rational Agency, and Moral Requirements"
October 17th, 2013

STEPHEN STICH
Rutgers University
Title: "Experimental Philosophy and the Bankruptcy of the Great Tradition"
April 12th, 2013

RACHEL ZUCKERT
Northwestern University
Title: "Kant's Hidden Antinomy of Practical Reason"
February 28th, 2013

RUSSELL JONES
Harvard University
Title: "Akrasia, Stability, and Epistemic Value in Plato?"
February 14th, 2013

ALEX ROSENBERG
Duke University
Title: "From Rational Choice to Reflexivity: Learning from Sen, Keynes, Hayek, Soros, and Most of All, from Darwin"
January 31st, 2013

GEORGE HARVEY
Indiana University Southeast
Title: "Virtue and Pre-Political Life in Plato's Laws III-IV"
January 17th, 2013

2012


RUTH CHANG
Rutgers University
Title: “Grounding Practical Normativity: Going Hybrid”
December 4th, 2012

CANDACE VOGLER
University of Chicago
Title: "Anscombe's Complaint"
November 1st, 2012

WILLIAM STEPHENS
Creighton University
Title: "Bugbear and Open Door Policy: Epictetus on Why Stoics Don't Fear Death"
October 11th, 2012

TERENCE CUNEO
University of Vermont
Title: "Noncausal Moral Explanations"
October 4th, 2012

JASON HILL
DePaul University
Title: "Towards a Cosmopolitan and Political Conception of Friendship"
September 13th, 2012

STEWART COHEN
University of Arizona
Title: "Self-Undermining Inference Rules"
August 31st, 2012

ROY SORENSEN
Washington University
Title: "Lying with Arguments"
August 30th, 2012

ROBERT KANE
University of Texas at Austin
Title: "Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom"
April 10th, 2012
 
TOM FLINT
University of Notre Dame
Title: "Freedom, Foreknowledge, and Keeping Dialectically Kosher"
April 5th, 2012
 
JOHN MARTIN FISCHER
University of California at Riverside
Title: "Responsibility and Autonomy: The Problem of Mission Creep"
March 20th, 2012

ELLIOT SOBER
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: "Instrumentalism: Old-School and New-Fangled"
February 24th, 2012

NIKOLAJ NOTTELMANN
University of Southern Denmark
Title:  "Disagreement, Belief Revision, and Inference to the Best Explanation"
February 9th, 2012

2011


K. RAMAKRISHNA RAO
Andhra University
Title: "The Mahatma: The Man and His Message"
Novermber 29th, 2011

RUSS SHAFER-LANDAU
University of Wisconsin
Title: "Genealogical Critiques of Moral Realism"
November 17th, 2011

PHIL DOWE
University of Queensland
Title: "Time Travel and Free Will"
November 10th, 2011

ELIZABETH FOREMAN
Saint Louis University
Title:  "What's Wrong With Speciesism?"
September 8th, 2011

RICHARD GALVIN
Texas Christian University
Title: "The Practical Contradiction Interpretation Reconsidered"
April 21st, 2011
 
ANDREW CHIGNELL
Cornell University
Title: "Kant on Moral Miracles"
April 14th, 2011

STEVE WYKSTRA
Calvin College
Title: "(Why) Is(n't) Inductive Evidence Insensitive?"
April 7th, 2011
 
NICK HUGGETT
University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: "Why Do We Only Remember the Past"
March 3th, 2011

SUSAN BROWER-TOLAND
Saint Louis University
Title: "Medieval Theories of Consciousness: Ockham and Chatton on Higher-Order Perception"
January 27th, 2011

2010


PHIL DOWE
University of Queensland
Title: "Levels, Causation and Overdetermination
November 4th, 2010

CHRISTOPHER KELP
University of Leuven
Title: "Not Without Justification"
October 7th, 2010

ANDREW KOPPELMAN
Northwestern University
Title: "Religious Neutrality in American Law"
September 23rd, 2010

CAROLINA SARTORIO
University of Arizona
Title: "Forking Paths: Rethinking Dual Control"
April 22nd, 2010

JOHN DORIS
Washington University
Title: "A Natural History of the Self"
April 15th, 2010
 
MARK MURPHY
Georgetown University
Title: "Moral Law"
March 25th, 2010

DENNIS DES CHENE
Washington University
Title: "Versions of Substance in the Seventeenth Century"
March 4th, 2010

CHIEN-KUO (MICHAEL) MI
Soochow University
Title: "Saving Quine's Truth in His Semantic Ascent"
February 23rd, 2010


2009


ELEONORE STUMP
St. Louis University
Title: "Modes of Knowing: Autism, Fiction, and Second-person Perspectives"
November 12th, 2009

TOM BEAUCHAMP
Title: "From Morality to Common Morality"
Georgetown University
October 29th, 2009

MARILYN FISCHER
University of Dayton
Title: "Interpreting a Murder with Addams and Mead"
September 17th, 2009
 
VICTOR CASTON
University of Michigan
Title: "The Veil of Perception"
March 26th, 2009

PETER RAILTON
University of Michigan
Title: "Rationality in Belief and Desire"
March 5th, 2009

TIMOTHY O'CONNOR
Indiana University
Title: "Human Freedom and the Emerging Sciences of Brain and Behavior"
February 12th, 2009


2008


CHARLES TALIAFERRO
St. Olaf College
Title: "The Virtues of Philosophy of Mind: Revisiting the So-called Naturalistic Fallacy"
November 13th, 2008

ALLEN WOOD
Indiana University
Title: "Kant and the Right to Lie"
October 17th, 2008

IRWIN TESSMAN
Purdue University (Biology Emeritus)
Title: "Evolution of Moral Behavior by Natural Selection"
October 2nd, 2008

JONATHAN LEAR
University of Chicago
Title: "Irony and Ethics"
September 25th, 2008

JOHN GRECO
St. Louis University
Title: "Epistemic Normativity"
September 11th, 2008
 
BRANDON LOOK
University of Kentucky
Title: "The Possibility of Nothingness: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives"
April 3rd, 2008

JOHN HEIL
Washington University
Title: “Relations"
February 28th, 2008
 
STEWART COHEN
Arizona State University
Title: "Knowledge Ascriptions and Semantic Blindness"
February 14th, 2008


2007


JOHN MARTIN FISCHER
Title: "Molinism"
 
TIBERIU POPA
Title: "Aristotle's Mind-Dependence Theory of Time"
 
ROBERT SINNERBRINK
Title: "Misrecognition as Moral Injury: Remarks on Honneth and Bernstein"
 
WENDY PARKER
Title: "Ensembles, Robustness and Adequacy: Predicting Future Climate with Collections of Incompatible Models"
 
PHIL DOWE
Title: "Localism and Possible Causation"

ION COPOERU
Title: "Does Morality Matter in Your Professional Life? Moral Actions and Ethical Reflections in a Post-Totalitarian Society"
 
JENNIFER LACKEY
Northern Illinois University
Title: "Trust and Testimony"
 
SAMUEL FLEISCHACKER
Universiy of Illinois at Chicago
Title: "What Exactly is a 'Right' to Welfare?"


2006


DAVID BRADSHAW
University of Kentucky
Title: "The Concept of Divine Energies"
 
PETER VAN INWAGEN
University of Notre Dame
Title: "The End is Nigh: An Adventure in Rational Eschatology"
 
ANDREW CUTROFELLO
Loyola University
Title: "Kant's Resistance to Sturm und Drang Enthusiasm for Hamlet"

PETER KEMP
Danish Pedagogical University, Coopenhagen
Title: "The Cosmopolitan Foundations of International Law"
 
BRIAN LEFTOW
University of Oxford (Oriel College)
Title: "God, Vagueness and Logical Truth"
 
JEAN-LUC
University of Chicago Divinity School
Title: "Saturation and Counter-Experience"
 
RICHARD SWINBURNE
University of Oxford (Oriel College)
Title: "God and Morality"


2005


SCOTT MACDONALD

Cornell University
Title: "Prudence: Aquinas on the Foundations of Virtue"
 
HUD HUDSON
Western Washington University
Title: "Extended Simples"
 
BARBARA HERMAN
University of California at Los Angeles
Title: "Reasoning to Obligation"

RICHARD SHUSTERMAN
Temple University
Title: "In Search of Aesthetic Experience"
 
MICHAEL MURRAY
Franklin and Marshall College
Title: "Theism and Animal Suffering"


2004


JACQUELINE MARIÑA
Purdue University
Title: "The Refutation of Idealism"
 
ROBERT BRANDOM
University of Pittsburgh
Title: "The Structure of Desire and Recognition: Self-Consciousness and Self-Constitution"
 
JURGAN HABERMAS
J-W Goethe University
Title: "The Kantian Project of Cosmopolitan Law"
 
STEPHEN DARWELL
University of Michigan
Title: "Second-Personal Reasons and the Dignity of Persons"
 
ALVIN PLANTINGA
University of Notre Dame
Title: "Against Materialism"
 
STEPHEN NEALE
Rutgers University
Title: "Linguistic Pragmatism"
 
GISELA STRIKER
Harvard University
Title: "Plato and the Ontology of Aristotle's Categories"

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