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Graduate Student Presentations

Since 2009, in reverse chronological order

Brian Cutter
“Compatibilism and the Freedom to Break the Law ”
Society of Christian Philosophers, Eastern Division, Niagra, NY, November 2014

Elliot Goodine
“Empathy and Moral Judgment; on Prinz and Hume”
 Western Canadian Philosophical Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, October2014

Jonathan Vanderhoek
“Emotional Feelings”
Western Canadian Philosophical Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, October 2014

Jerry Green
“Aristotle’s Eudemian Ethics”
Cornell Eudemian Ethics Workshop, Cornell University, August 2014

Sam Fox Krauss
“Permissivism and Disagreement”
Philosopher's Cocoon Philosophy Conference, University of Tampa, July 2014

Ivan Hu
“Generic Vagueness”
North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, University of Maryland, June 2014

Jonathan Drake
“A Case Against Doxastic Uniqueness”
2014 American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, April 2014

Alex Grossman
“Problems for an Evolutionary Response to the Darwinian Dilemma”
2014 American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, April 2014

Fatema Amijee
“Beneath Appearances”
The Harvard-MIT Graduate Conference at MIT, April 2014

Duane Long
"Ethics of Sadomasochism"
New Frontiers in Ethics, University of Toronto Center for Ethics, Toronto, Canada, April 2014

Fatema Amijee
“Why Identity is Not a Relation”
2014 American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, San Diego, April 2014

Duane Long
"Standards of Self-Control and Weakness of Will"
Inter-Mountain West Graduate Philosophy Conference, University of Utah, March 2014

Ivy Tsoi
"Mozi's Theory of Universal Benevolence" (with Al Martinich)
Traditional Non-Confucian Perspectives on Social and Political Organization and Order, Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy at the City University of Hong Kong, March 2014

Ivan Hu
"Generic Vagueness"
Syracuse Philosophy Graduate Conference, Syracuse University, NY, February 2014

Megan Hyska
"Resisting addictive desire: difficulty and epistemic exculpation"
Ryerson Graduate Conference in Philosophy, Toronto, Canada, February 2014

Matthias Barker
"Dimensional Psychopathy"
Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC, February 2014

Derek Anderson
"Resolving Fodor's Puzzle about Concept Learning"
Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC, February 2014

Jonathan Vanderhoek
"Analyzing Recalcitrance In the Philosophy of Emotion"
Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC, February 2014

Fatema Amijee
“A Puzzle about Nonsense”
Russell and Wittgenstein at the Crossroads, McMaster University, Ontario Canada, November 2013

Marco Aurelio Sousa Alves
"The Obscure Nature of Hallucinatory Experience"
XVIIth Inter-american Congress of Philosophy, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil October 2013

David Ivy
"A Naïve Realist Argument against Intentionalism"
Associated Students' First Workshop, National Autonomous University of Mexico, and Invited Speaker, UAM-Cuajimalpa, Mexico City, October 2013

Elliot Goodine
"Parfit on the Impartial and the Impersonal"
Western Canadian Philosophical Association; Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 2013

Malcolm Keating
"Against Inference: Ananavardhana on the Status of Suggestive Language"
New England Association for Asian Studies Conference, Bridgewater State University, October 2013

Derek Anderson
“Resolving Fodor's Learning Paradoxes”
2013 Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Brown University, June 2013

Jonathan Vanderhoek
“Empathic Perspective-Taking”
2013 Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Brown University, June 2013

Kate Ritchie
“The Ontological Commitments of Natural Language are Indeterminate”
Mathematising Science: Limits and Perspectives Conference, University of East Anglia UK, May 2013

Steve James
“Remembering and Knowing”
41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy, Montreal, May 2013

Jonathan Vanderhoek
“Moral Judgement and Empathic Perspective-Taking”
CUNY Philosophy Graduate Conference, NYC, April 2013

Jonathan Vanderhoek
“Excellence at Moral Judgment”
39th Conference of Value Inquiry: Virtue Vice and Character, Western Kentucky University, April 2013

Fatema Amijee
“Kant's Transcendental Idealism and the Grounding Constraint”
Harvard-MIT Graduate Conference in Philosophy, April 2013

Steve James
“Remembering and Knowing”
Texas Tech University Graduate Philosophy Conference, April 2013

Daniel Eaton
"Wagering on Pragmatic Encroachment"
Workshop on Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment, New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, UK, March 2013

Fatema Amijee
“Kant's Transcendental Idealism and the Grounding Constraint”
36th Annual Graduate Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, March 2013

Fatema Amijee
“A Return to Neutral Relations: A Puzzle about Symmetry”
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, March 2013

Alex Grzankowski
“ 'Can' and the Consequence Argument”
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, March 2013

Ivy Tsoi
“The Concept of a Composite Agent”
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, March 2013

Daniel Eaton
"Wagering on Interest Relative Invariantism"
Evangelical Philosophical Society Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, November 2012

Brian Cutter
“Countering Schaffer's Counterexamples to the transitivity of grounding”
Illinois Philosophical Association Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, November 2012

Chris Raymond
"Shame and Virtue in Plato's Charmides"
International Plato Society Regional Meeting, Ann Arbor, October 2012

Fatema Amijee
"Symmetrical Relations Revisited: A Defense of Positionalism"
The Society for Exact Philosophy, hosted by The Ohio State University, October 2012

Alex Grzankowski
"Attitudes Towards Objects"
The Society for Exact Philosophy, hosted by The Ohio State University, October 2012

Malcolm Keating
"How Can I Know What You Mean? Implication, Inference, and Dhvani"
Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science, Fordham University, October 2012

Kate Ritchie
"The Shifty Behavior of Collective Nouns"
Collective Intentionality VIII Conference, University of Manchester, UK, August 2012

Keith Turausky
"Picturing Panpsychism"
 Panpsychism on the Reef Workshop, Lady Elliot Island, Australia, July 2012

Brian Cutter
“Toward a unified theory of explanation”
Science and Metaphysics, University of Kent at Canterbury, July 2012

Fatema Amijee
"In Defense of Understanding-Assent Links"
Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference, June 2012

Danielle Wolfson
"The Problematic Nature of Amnesty"
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign Graduate Conference, May 2012

Jason Schukraft
"Against Negative Causation"
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign Graduate Conference, May 2012

Fatema Amijee
"The Role of Acquaintance in Russell's Philosophy"
Meeting of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy (SSHAPP), McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, May 2012

Jerry Green
"Covenants in Hobbes' State of Nature"
Princeton-Penn-Columbia Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophsy, April 2012
6th Annual Texas Tech University Philosophy Graduate Student Conference on The History of Philosphy, April 2012

Danielle Wolfson
"The Problematic Nature of Amnesty"
Indiana Philosophical Association Meeting, DePauw University April 2012

Daniel Eaton
"A New Cost for Denying Closure"
Talbot Philosophical Society Graduate Conference, Biola University, April 2012

David Ivy
"A Naive Realist Argument against Intentionalism"
APA Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, April 2012

Malcolm Keating
“Lakṣaṇā and Sort-Shifting in Mukula Bhaṭṭa’s Abhidhāvṛttimātṛkā”
APA Pacific Division Meeting, Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, Seattle, April 2012

Kate Ritchie
"What are Groups?"
APA Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, April 2012

Alex Grzankowski
“The Metaphysics of Non-Propositional Attitudes”
APA Pacific Division Meeting, Seattle, April 2012

Hsiangyun Chen
"On the Proportion Problem and its Solution"
Georgia State University Student Symposium, March 2012

Chris Simpson
"A Dilemma for the Humean Theory of Reasons"
2012 Southeast Graduate Philosophy Conference, University of Florida, March 2012

Jonathan Vanderhoek
"Defending Empathy: The Ethical Importance of 'Understanding' Others' Mental States"
Graduate Philosophy Conference, Catholic University of America, Washington DC, March 2012

David Ivy
"Naive Realism and the Screening-Off Argument"
APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago, February 2012

Steve James
“De Re Hallucination as Objectual Remembering”
The USC/UCLA Philosophy Graduate Conference, February 2012

Jeremy Evans
“The Moral Psychology of Determinism”
Normative Impact of Moral Psychology Conference, University of Alabama-Birmingham, November 2011

Nora Berenstain
“Against Sophisticated Humeanism”
Northwest Philosophy Conference, Lewis & Clark Collge, Portland, November 2011

Brian Cutter
“The Representational Nature of Consciousness”
Invited guest lecture, Whitman College, November 2011

Ivy Tsoi
“The Pragmatic Explanation”
The 63rd Northwest Philsophy Conference, Portland, November 2011

Jerry Green
“Man Pain and Mollusc Pain; Or, Multiple Realization as an Empirical Hypothesis”
The Virgina Tech University Graduate Philosophy Conference, November 2011

Keith Turausky
“Presentism, Eternalism, and Nonduality”
Science and Nonduality Conference, San Rafael, CA, October 2011

Steve James
“Perceiving, Remembering and Imagining: differentiating by differences in knowledge”
Perceptual Memory and Perceptual Imagination, University of Glasgow, September 2011

Dave Frank
"The Ethics of Systematic Conservation Planning: Trade-offs and Coorpration"
University of Texas 2nd Annual Sustainability Symposium, September 2011

Alex Grzankowski
“The Expressive Limitations of Pictures”
British Society of Aesthetics Annual Conference, September 2011

David Frank
"Neuroecomonics, Reductionism, and Explanatory Extension: The Case of Utility"
ISHSPPB, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 2011

Richard Davis
"Reconciling Realism and Commonsense about Color"
Metaphysics of Mind Conference, University of Glasgow, June 2011

Kate Ritchie
“Attributing Ontological Commitment”
Ordinary Language, Linguistics and Philosophy Conference
at Arché Research Centre at the University of St. Andrews, June 2011

David Frank
"Strong Reciprocity, The Folk Theorrem, and the Division of Cooperative Labor"
Evolution, Cooperation and RationalityII Pilosophical Perspectives, University of Bristol, UK, June 2011

Alex Grzankowski
“The Contents of Pictures and The Contents of Experiences”
39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy, Winnipeg, Canada, May 2011

Kate Ritchie
“What the Externalist Cannot Say About Slow Switching Cases”
Brandeis Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, April 2011,
and the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy, Winnipeg, Canada, May 2011

David Ivy
"Naive Realism and the Screening-Off Argument"
PhilMiLCog Graduate Conference, Universitiy of Western Ontario, May 2011

Steve James
"De Re Hallucination: A Distinctive Kind of Object-Dependence"
University of Waterloo's Philosophy Graduate Student Association Conference, April 2011

Stephen Davey
"The Problem with Quasi-Realist Expressivism"
2011 Graduate Conference in Philosophy, Gonzaga University, April 2011

David Frank
“Neuroeconomics and the Enhancement of Human Decision-making”
"Exploring Human Enhancement: A Symposium", hosted by The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology at The University of Texas at Dallas, April 2011

Brian Cutter
"Meaning, Use, and the Symmetry Objection to Epistemicism”
University of Oklahoma Graduate Philosophy Conference, April 2011

David Frank
"Modeling Chagas Disease Risk in Texas: Idealization and Multiple Models for Use"
Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation, University of Pittsburgh, April 2011

David Ivy
"Trialism and the Independence Criterion of Substance"
(co-authored with Dan Kaufman,) APA Pacific Division Meeting, April 2011

Ivan Heyman
"Melissus on Pain"
34th Ancient Philosophy Workshop, Washington University, St. Louis, March 2011

Jerry Green
“How Not to Defend Virtue Ethics from Situationism”
University of Oklahoma Graduate Philosophy Conference, April 2011
Western Michigan 4th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference, December 2010

Alex Baia
“Surprise Exams are Conditionally Possible”
Shapiro Graduate Conference, Brown University, November 2010
APA Pacific Division Meeting, April 2011

Jerry Green
“Self-Love in the Aristotelian Ethic”
APA Pacific Division, April 2011
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, APA Central Division Meeting, March 30-April 2, 2011

Alex Grzankowski
“Antonymy in the Attitudes”
APA Pacific Division Meeting, 85th Annual Meeting, April 2011

Jerry Green
“Does Situationism Support Eudaimonism?”
Eudaimonia and Virtue: Rethinking the Good Life, University of Miami, February 2011

David Frank
“Neuroecomonics as Metaphysics and Methodology:
Perspectives from Philosophy and NeuroScience "
International Network for Economic Method (INEM) Conference, University of Alabama, Birmingham, November 2010

Nora Berenstain
“Necessary Laws and Chemical Kinds”
Philosophy of Science Association, Montreal, November 2010

Alex Grzankowski
“Antonymy in the Attitudes”
The University of Miami - Mind and Ethics Graduate Workshop, November 2010

Paul Williams
“The Eudaimonistic Judgment and Extended Well-being: An Interpretation of Martha Nussbaum’s Account of Compassion”
“Self, Other, and the Social Good in a Cross-Cultural Context,” conference, South Asia Center,  University of PA and the Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion, October 2010.

Jenn Neilson
"Optimism about Aesthetic Testimony"
American Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference in Victoria, B.C., October 2010

Nora Berenstain
“Metaphysical Dependence: The Role of Mathematical Structure in Physical Modality”
Structure and Identity Conference, University of Bristol, July 2010

Tomas Bogardus
"The Puzzle of Presence, Personal Identities, their Embodiments and Environments”
University of Hertfordshire, UK, July 2010

Aidan McGlynn
“Interpretation, Explanation, and Knowledge Maximization”
The Role of the Concept of Knowledge in our Social Cognitive Ecology
Episteme Conference, University of Edinburgh, June 2010

Jeremy Evans
“The Reactive Attitudes Debate”
Meta-ethics and Experimental Philosophy Conference, NYU, May 2010

Steve James
“Remembering Particulars”
PhilMiLCog, University of Western Ontario Graduate Conference, May 2010

Alex Baia
“Presentism, Eternalism, and Existence Simpliciter”
APA Pacific Colloquium Session, April 2010

Kate Ritchie
“Slow Switching and the Contents of Thoughts and Utterances”
University of Iowa Graduate Philosophy Society Conference, April 2010

Enrico Grube
“In Defense of Diachronic Perceptual Atomism”
Toward a Science of Consciousness, Tucson AZ, April 2010

Nora Berenstain
"Necessary Laws and Chemical Kinds: A Case Study in A Posteriori Necessity"
2010 USC/UCLA Philosophy Graduate Conference

Alex Grzankowski
“Are All Attitudes Propositional Attitudes?”
Pacific APA 84th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 31 - April 4, 2010

Michael Sevel
"Authority and Self-Knowledge"
McMaster Conference for Legal Theory, March 2010

Nora Berenstain
“Intersections with the Philosophy of Language”
Brandeis Graduate Philosophy Conference, March 2010

Aidan McGlynn
“On Epistemic Alchemy”
Justification Revisited, University of Geneva, Episteme Research Group
Geneva Switzerland, March 2010

Alex Grzankowski
“Unavoidable Antonymy in the Attitudes”
The Society for Exact Philosophy, Kansas City, MO, March 2010

Alex Grzankowski
"Are All Attitudes Propositional Attitudes?"
APA Pacific 84th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 31-April 4, 2010

Alex Grzankowski
"That Isn't What's Puzzling"
Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference, October 2009

Malte Willer
"New Dynamics for Epistemic Modality"
Eastern APA (Symposium), December 2009

Alex Baia
"Presentism and Singular Predication"
The Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference, October 2009
and The Illinois Philosophical Association Meeting, October 2009

Jenn Neilson
"Obscenity, Censorship and Aesthetic Value"
American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, Denver CO, October 2009

John Bengson
"The Metaphysics of Intuitive Knowledge"
Arché Philosophical Research Centre, St. Andrews University, May 2009

John Bengson
"Intuition, Causation, and Explanation"
University of Wyoming, February 2009

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