REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, INVITED TALKS AND COMMENTARIES PRESENTED

 

Refereed Conference Presentations

Sept. 2016.   “Normative Reasons, Deliberation and the Wide-Scope of Rationality,” Biannual Meeting of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA), Università degli Studi di Firenze, Polo Universitario (UNISER), Pistoia, Italy

Sept. 2015 . “Commitments and Practical Reason,” Workshop on Practical Reason: Constraints and Vulnerability, European Network for Practical Reason & Normative Psychology, Center for the Student of Mind in Nature (CSMN) and Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

August 2015.     “Agency, Personhood and the Metaethical Grounds of Moral Status” for 9th Annual European Consortium on Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Section: Rights- Kantian Approaches, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

August 2015 .“Commitments and Practical Reason,” Poster Presentation, Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), University of Colorado, Boulder

June 2015 . “The Varieties of Moral Improvement, or Why Constructivism Must Explain Moral Progress,” at the conference “Moral Progress: Concept, Measurement and Application”, Vrije Universiteit-Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Sponsored by the journal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

June 2015 . “Others’ Expectations, Self-Constitution and Practical Reason,” 6th Meeting on Ethics and Political Philosophy, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Oct. 2014 . “Humeanism: Psychological or Metaphysical?,” 68th Annual Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference, The University of Nevada-Reno

Sept. 2014. “Sharing Goals and Sharing Intentions” at Collective Intentionality IX Conference, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN

Sept. 2014 .“Constitutivism and the Self-Reflection Requirement”, on the panel “Constitutivist Accounts of Agency: A New Foundation for Morality?”, 8th Annual European Consortium on Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, University of Glasgow

Aug. 2014. “Phenomenal Well-Being, Suffering and Full Information Accounts of the Good,” Poster Presentation, Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), University of Colorado, Boulder

April 2014. “Shared Intention and Reasons for Action,” American Philosophical Association (APA), Pacific Division, Main Program, Symposium Session, San Diego, CA

Aug. 2012. “Can We Choose Not To Be Agents? Should We?”, Poster Presentation, Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), University of Colorado, Boulder

April 2012. “Ideal Agency and Minimum Agency,” American Philosophical Association (APA), Pacific Division Meeting, Main Program, Symposium Session, Seattle, WA

Aug. 2011 . “Agents, Ideal and Otherwise,” Poster Presentation, Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), University of Colorado, Boulder (*unable to attend conference due to illness)

June 2011. “Agents, Ideal and Otherwise,” Workshop for Pre-tenure Women in Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

Aug. 2009. “By Reason and Reason Alone: Do Present Actions Necessitate Future Commitments?,” Poster Presentation, Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), University of Colorado, Boulder

Feb. 2009. “Are Relations of Recognition Instances of Collective Intentionality?,” American Philosophical Association (APA), Central Division Meeting, Main Program, Chicago, IL

Oct. 2004. “Habits and Symbolic Capital: Pierre Bourdieu’s Reformulation of Hegel’s Theory of Mutual Recognition,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Memphis, TN

Mar. 2004. “Knowledge and Ignorance in Relations of Mutual Recognition,” Conference: The Ethics and Epistemologies of Ignorance, Penn State, Rock Ethics Institute, University Park, PA

  

Invited Talks

Aug. 2018. “TBA,” Workshop: Constitutive Norms and Temporal Agency, European Network for Practical Reason & Normative Psychology, Center for the Student of Mind in Nature (CSMN) and Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Feb. 2018. “TBA,” NYU Abu Dhabi Workshop on Normativity and Reasoning, New York University-Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

June 2017.  “Animal Agency as a Solution to the Problem of Animal Rationality” (with Daniel J. Povinelli),  Animal Rationality Workshop, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (co-organized by faculty from Ben-Gurion University and the Interdisciplinary Center), Jerusalem, Israel

May 2017.   “Why (Some) Beliefs Motivate,” Keynote Address, Conference on Evil and the Guise of the Good, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

April 2017. “Others’ Expectations, Self-Constitution and Practical Reason,” Colloquium, Department of Philosophy, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

June 2016.  “Moral Status and Moral Realism,” Normative Disagreement Workshop, The University of Oslo, Center for the Student of Mind in Nature (CSMN) and Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

April 2016. “Agency and the Metaethical Foundations of Moral Status,” Keynote Address, Minorities and Philosophy Graduate and Undergraduate Conference, Department of Philosophy, The University of Kansas

Nov. 2015  . “Two Ways of Acting for Reasons” (with Daniel J. Povinelli), Works in Progress Colloquium, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP) Program, Washington University-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

April 2015. Comments on “On the Very Possibility of a Searlian Collective Intention” by Abigail Klassen, American Philosophical Association (APA), Pacific Division, Main Program, Colloquium Session, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Nov. 2014. “Agency: Theoretical, Moral and Empirical Dimensions,” Arts and Humanities Colloquium for Provost’s Arts and Humanities Career Enhancement Awards Recipients, The University of Texas at El Paso

Oct. 2014. “The Metaethical Problem of Suffering,” The Center for Values and Social Policy, The Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado-Boulder

Nov. 2013. “Shared Intention and Reasons for Actions,” The Department of Philosophy, New Mexico State University

 

Commentaries Presented (Invited)

April 2017 . Comments on “Shared Responsibility” by Gunnar Björnsson, American Philosophical Association (APA), Pacific Division Meeting, Group Program, Society for the Philosophy of Agency Meeting, Seattle, WA

March 2017.   Comments on “Unplanned Shared Agency” by David K. Chan, American Philosophical Association (APA), Central Division Meeting, Main Program, Colloquium Session, Kansas City, MO

Sept. 2016.      Comments on “Causal Proportions and Moral Responsibility ” by Sara Bernstein, Collective Intentionality and the Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Aug. 2015.  Comments on “Collective Responsibility in a Mexican Standoff’ by Sarah Rachel Chant at the Annual Rocky Mt. Ethics Congress (RoME), The University of Colorado-Boulder

Aug. 2014. Comments on Eden Lin’s “Humeanism and Desire Satisfaction” at the Rocky Mt. Ethics Congress (RoME), The University of Colorado-Boulder

May 2014. Comments on Alex Worsnip’s “The Irrelevance of Evidence (to Rationality)” at the St. Louis Conference on Reason and Rationality, St Louis, MO (sponsored by Washington University-St Louis and University of Missouri-St Louis)

April 2014. Comments on Jean-Paul Vessel’s “Moore’s Open Question Phenomenon Explained—Naturalistically” at the New Mexico Texas Society’s Annual Conference, UTEP

Aug. 2012. Comments on Charlie Kurth’s “On Moral Motivation: Internalism, Externalism, or Spoils to the Victor?” Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), University of Colorado, Boulder

Aug. 2009. Comments on Sharon Sytsma’s “The Best and Most Irrefutable Ethical Internalism,” Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), University of Colorado, Boulder

 

Other Talks (e.g., in-house faculty colloquia, research talks at host institutions)

May 2016. “Endorsements and Practical Reason,” PPPE Seminar, Center for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN) and Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, The University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

May 2016. “What Commitments Are Not (And Some Thoughts On What They May Be),” Works in Progress Seminar, Center for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN) and Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, The  University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

April 2013.“Shared Intention and Reasons for Action,” Faculty Colloquium, The Department of Philosophy, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Oct. 2011. “Can We Choose Not To Be Agents? Should We?,” Faculty Colloquium, The Department of Philosophy, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX