Schedule

Current Academic Year

Fall 2013

10/18 – Charles Mills (Northwestern) – “Decolonizing Western Political Philosophy”  *Irregular Week*

11/8 – Mark Schroeder (USC) - “The Price of Supervenience”

11/15 – Kate Abramson (Indiana University) – “Virtues, Natural Abilities, and Aspects of Mental Health: Lessons from Hume”  *Irregular Week*

11/22 – Stephen Shortt (Chicago, graduate student) – “The Disappearing Other: The Vacancy of Darwall’s Second-Person Standpoint”

12/6 & 12/7 – Philosophy Graduate Research Conference featuring three past speakers at the PPW: David Holiday, Mark Hopwood, Joe Jubenow (Chicago, graduate students)

Winter 2014

1/24 – Sarah Conly (Bowdoin College & Chicago) – “One Child:  Do We Have a Right to More?”

2/5 – Ariel Zylberman (McGill) – “The Juridical Epigenesis of Reason: Life, Second-personal Dignity, and Human Rights” * Joint Session with the Human Rights Workshop*

2/7 – Nancy Sherman (Georgetown) – “Moral Recovery After War: The Role of Hope”

2/14 - Nethanel Lipshitz (Chicago, graduate student) - “Formal Equality and Fundamental Equality”

3/7 - Dhananjay Jagannathan (Chicago, graduate student) - “Having the End in View: Why We Need Universal Principles in Deliberation and Practical Reasoning”

Spring 2014

4/4 – Jason Bridges (Chicago) – “Necessitation and Practical Reason”

5/2 – Jonathan Lear (Chicago) – “The Peculiar Conversation: Revised Introduction to Freud (Second Edition)”

5/9 – Dasha Polzik (Chicago, graduate student) – “Moral Freedom From Within in Rousseau’s Emile”

5/30 – Luca Ferrero (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee) - “What is So Special About Agency? Inescapability Revisited ”

6/6 – Claire Kirwin (Chicago, graduate student) – “Going Wrong By One’s Own Lights: Why Metaethical Constructivism Doesn’t Work”

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Previous Academic Years

Spring 2013

4/10 (16:30-18:00, Social Sciences 224) – Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) – “What (if Anything) Is Wrong with Capitalism? Three Paths of the Critique of Capitalism”  *Joint Session with the Human Rights Workshop*

4/19 - Tim Scanlon (Harvard) – “Metaphysical Objections to Normative Truth” 

4/26 – Zack Loveless (Chicago, graduate student) – “‘Consequentialism’ in and after “Modern Moral Philosophy””

5/10 - Jason Bridges (Chicago) – “The Ecology of Reasons”

 5/24 – John Bengson (University of Wisconsin at Madison) – “Practical Perception”

6/7 – Jonny Thakkar (Chicago, graduate student) – “Plato As Critical Theorist: Craftsmanship and Moneymaking in Adam Smith, Karl Marx and Michael Mann”

Winter 2013

1/18 – Nir Ben Moshe (Chicago, graduate student) – “How to Solve “The Moral Problem”: Why Humeans should not Aspire to be Kantians”

2/1 – Jennifer Johnson (Chicago, graduate student) – “Striving and Unity in Aristotelian Virtue” 

2/15 – Sarah Buss (University of Michigan) – “The Possibility of Action as the Impossibility of Certain Forms of Self-alienation”

3/1 – Elijah Millgram (University of Utah) – “Millian Metaethics”

3/8 – Justin Coates (Chicago, Law and Philosophy Fellow) – “Freedom and Resentment in the Key of Kant”

3/15 – Alyssa Luboff (Chicago, graduate student) – “Three Kinds of Universal”

Fall 2012

10/12 – Sally Sedgwick (UIC) – “Freedom and Necessity in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right and Philosophy of History

10/26 – Santiago Mejia (Chicago, graduate student) – “On Why Self-Knowledge is Important for Iris Murdoch’s Project”

11/9 – Martin Gustafsson (Abo Akademi University) - “Anscombe’s Bird, Wittgenstein’s Cat: Intention, Expression and Convention”

11/16 – Joe Lubenow (Chicago, graduate student) -  “Rawls as a Rights Theorist” 

11/30 – Ben Laurence (Chicago) – “The Priority of Ideal Theory”   

Spring 2012

4/6 – David Holiday (Chicago, graduate student) - ”Unthinkable, Unconscionable, Impossible: The Morality of Incapacity”

4/20 – Benjamin McKean (Chicago) -  ”Justice and Social Order in the Political Realisms of Raymond Geuss and Bernard Williams”

5/4 – Russ Shafer-Landau (Wisconsin-Madison) - ”How Do the Origins of Our Moral Beliefs Affect their Credibility?”

5/18 – Talbot Brewer (University of Virginia) – title tbc

6/1 – Julie Cooper (University of Chicago, Dept of Political Science) – “A Diasporic Critique of Diasporism”

Winter 2012

1/13 - Rafeeq Hasan (Chicago, graduate student) – “Self-Respect, Solidarity, and the Demands of Justice”

1/20 – David Estlund (Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Philosophy and Lombardo Family Professor of Humanities at Brown University) – title tbc

1/27 – Will Small (Chicago, graduate student) – “Success and Failure in Action”

2/10 – Joe Lubenow (Chicago, graduate student; joint session w/ Human Rights workshop) – “Raz and the Interest Theory of Rights”

2/24 – Mark Hopwood (Chicago, graduate student) – tbc

3/9 – Anton Ford (Chicago): “The Province of Human Agency”

Fall 2011

10/7 – Lisa Hicks (University of Chicago, graduate student) – ‘The Kernel of Man:  Schopenhauerian Echoes in Nietzsche’s Account of the Self’

10/21 – Jose Torralba (University of Navarra, visiting scholar at the University of Chicago) – ‘Brute Facts and the Intentionality of Action’

11/4 – Nate Zuckerman (University of Chicago, graduate student) – title tbc

11/18 – Piergiorgio Donatelli (Sapienza Università di Roma) – ‘Reshaping Ethics After Wittgenstein’

12/2 – Kyla Ebels-Duggan (Northwestern University) – title tbc

Spring 2011

Weds 3/30 (1st week) – Micah Lott (graduate student; special recruitment week workshop – meets in Wiebolt 408)

Fri 4/8 (2nd week) – David Sussman (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Fri 5/6 (6th week) – Anselm Mueller (emeritus, University of Trier) *Rescheduled for Friday May 13th*

Fri 5/13 (7th week) – Robert Adams (UNC Chapel Hill) *Canceled*

Fri 6/3 (10th week) – Will Small (graduate student)

All meetings are 10.30am – 12.20pm, and meet in Rosenwald 405 unless otherwise stated.

Winter 2011

Jan 14th – Jennifer Lockhart (Chicago, graduate student): “A Jewel that Shines by its Own Light: The Good Will and Moral Luck”

Jan 28th – Rafeeq Hasan (Chicago, graduate student): “Politics, Property, and Personhood: Rousseau Contra Kant”

Feb 18th – Agnes Callard (Chicago): “Remoralizing Weakness of Will”

Mar 4th – Dasha Polzik (Chicago, graduate student): title tbc

Mar 11th – David Sussman (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign): title tbc

Fall 2010

10/8 – A.J. Julius (UCLA) – “To Do With Others”

10/15 – Micah Lott (Chicago) – “Human Economy and Global Justice”

10/29 – **CANCELED** Charles Todd (Chicago) – “Two Kinds of Defect”

11/12 – Erica Holberg (Chicago) – “Common Sense and the Experience of Pleasure in Aristotle, Kant, and Sidgwick”

11/19 – Paul Weithman (Notre Dame) – “Legitimacy and the Project of Political Liberalism

12/3 – Ryan Long (Chicago) – title tbc

Spring 2010

Mar 31st – Will Small (Chicago, Graduate Student): “Intention and Cognition” – Cobb 116

NOTE: This workshop will be held on Wednesday evening from 4.30pm – 6.20pm

Apr 9th – Ryan Long (Chicago, Graduate Student): “Fixing Egalitarian Appeals to Responsibility” – Classics 405

Apr 16th – Niko Kolodny (Berkeley) – Classics 405

May 7th – Rafeeq Hasan (Chicago, Graduate Student) – Classics 405

May 28th – Neil Sinhababu (National University of Singapore) – Classics 405

June 4th – Martha Nussbaum (Chicago) – Classics 405

Winter 2010

Jan 15th – Micah Lott (Chicago, Graduate Student): “Moral Virtue as Knowledge of Human Form” – Classics 405

Jan 29th – Jonathan Garthoff (Northwestern): “Mimicking Korsgaard” (Joint session with Modern Philosophy Workshop) – Classics 405

Feb 5th – Kristen Boyce (Chicago, Graduate Student): “The Thinking Body:
Philosophy, Dance and Modernism” – Classics 405

Feb 12th – Joe Lubenow (Chicago, Graduate Student): “Gewirth and Marginal Agents” – Classics 405

Feb 26th – Charles Todd (Chicago, Graduate Student): “Skepticism about the Good” – Classics 405

Fall 2009

Oct 16th – Erica Holberg (Chicago, Graduate Student): “Apparent Pleasures and the Human Good in the Nicomachean Ethics” – Classics 405

Oct 23rd – Jonathan Lear (Chicago): “Becoming Human Is Not That Easy” – Rosenwald 015

Oct 30th – Jay Elliott (Chicago, Graduate Student): “Tight Corners and the Need for Virtues” – Classics 405

Nov 20th – Richard Kraut (Northwestern): “Against Absolute Goodness” – Rosenwald 015

Dec 4th – Jenn Lockhart (Chicago, Graduate Student): “Kierkegaard’s Indirect Communication as Ethical Teaching” – Classics 405

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