Each week graduate students have the opportunity to present and discuss some of their recent work. Presentations are held at least monthly and as often as weekly, and they typically last one to two hours.

2013-2014 Speaker Series


Zhiyu "Rick" Shang
"Rethinking the Inquiry into the Source of Normativity"
Friday, September 13, 2 to 4 p.m.

Max Lewis
“What Is Wrong With Incest?”
Friday, September 20, 2 to 4 p.m.

Thomas Kirkpatrick
“Reconsidering the Paradox of Restrictions”
Friday, September 27, 2 to 4 p.m.

Brian Wermcrantz
"How Anomalous Monism Avoids Epiphenomenalism"
Friday, October 4, 2 to 4 p.m.

Kevin Diep
"Relationships and Obligations: A Critical Perspective on Wallace's Account of the Reactive Attitudes"
Friday, October 18, 2 to 4 p.m.

Jessi Addison
"Testimony as Telling: A Metaphysics from Linguistic Intuitions"
Friday, October 25, 2 to 4 p.m.

Tyler Williams
"Value Realism, Sociobiology, and the Happy Coincidence Thesis"
Friday, November 1, 2 to 4 p.m.

Phil Shannon
"Do We Have Obligations to Trust Others?"
Friday, November 8, 2 to 4 p.m.

Tyler Holbrook
Topic: Hobbes and Psychological Egoism
Friday, November 15, 2 to 4 p.m.

Tom Kirkpatrick
"A Problem for Rawls' Theory of Primary Goods"
Friday, January 31, 2 to 4 p.m.

James Dunn
"I'm Keepin' My a Priori"
Friday, February 14, 2 to 4 p.m.

Eric O'Neill
"The Moral Status of Presumed Consent Choice Architectures"
Friday, March 7, 2 to 4 p.m.

Zak Kotlow
"The Holmes Concept: An Ontological Account of Fiction"
Friday, March 14, 2 to 4 p.m.

Kirra Hyde
"Are Processes Enough To Make States Representational?"
Friday, March 21, 2 to 4 p.m.

Tyler Holbrook
"Moral Relativism and the Limits on 'Supposable Cases'"
Friday, April 11, 1:20 to 3:15 p.m.

Robert Long
Topic: Cognitive Penetrability, the Contents of Perception, & Epistemology
Friday April 25, 2:05 to 4 p.m.