Colloquium Series

Talks will be in Rabb Graduate Center, Room 338, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Events are updated throughout the semester. Please check back often.

Fall 2018

The Cognitivist Dual-Process Account of Normative Judgment: Evidence and Competition

September 7, 2018

With Brendan Cline, 2018-19 Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Philosophy and Neuroscience, Brandeis University.

Reverse-Engineering the Self

October 5, 2018

With Laurie Paul, professor of philosophy and cognitive science, Yale University. Author of "Transformative Experience" (Oxford University Press, 2015), "Causation: A User's Guide" (Oxford University Press, 2013) and "Causation and Counterfactuals" (A Bradford Book, 2004).

Edith Landmann-Kalischer on Aesthetic Demarcation and Normativity

November 16, 2018

With Samantha Maherne, assistant professor of philosophy at Harvard University. Matherne’s primary research interests lie in exploring the reciprocal relationship between perception and aesthetics. She approaches these issues largely through a historical lens, as they are taken up by Kant and developed in Post-Kantian traditions in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially Phenomenology and Neo-Kantianism.

Spring 2019

Statistical Resentment

February 4, 2019

With David Enoch, the Rodney Blackman Chair in the Philosophy of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Enoch's research interests include moral, legal and political philosophy, in the analytic tradition.

The Eikonic Conception of Scientific Explanation

March 22, 2019

With Alisa N. Bokulich, professor of philosophy at Boston University.  Bokulich has served for the past eight years as Director of the BU Center for Philosophy & History of Science and is a member of the Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association.  She is author of Reexamining the Quantum-Classical Relation: Beyond Reductionism and Pluralism (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Her research focuses on modeling, explanation, and uncertainty in the physical sciences, including more recently the geosciences. 

Forgiveness: Eighth Annual Spring Mini-Conference

April 13, 2019

With Kathleen Moran, associate professor and chair of philosophy, Brandeis University; Jens Timmerman, professor of moral philosophy, University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Lucy Allais, professor of philosophy, University of the Witwatersand, Johannesburg, and the Henry Allison Chair of the History of Philosophy, UC San Diego; and Adrienne Martin, the Akshata Murty '02 and Rishi Sunak Associate Professor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Claremont McKenna College.