Graduate Events

Graduate Events

Schedule 2015-16

TBA


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Schedule 2014-15

Fall Quarter 2014

Philosophy Department Seminar Room
Every other week starting Wednesday 10/6 5:00pm to 7:00pm 

October 6
Grad student workshop
October 21
Danny Weltman: Wars and regime change
November 3
Alex Marcellesi: External validity: is there still a problem?; John Dougherty: A few points on gunky space
November 17
Matt Evpak: A framework for ontological pluralism

Winter Quarter 2015

Philosophy Department Seminar Room,  5:00pm to 7:00pm 

January 7
Casey McCoy: Context and logical form
January 21
Gil Hersch: The conceptual space between accounts and measures of well-being & Ignoring Easterlin; why the Easterlin paradox need not matter to public policy
February 18
Jonathan Fuller: "The Randomized Controlled Trial: Philosophical Essentials"
March 4
Jason Winning: Philosophy of action 2.0: This time it's personal AND subpersonal
 

Spring Quarter 2015

Philosophy Department Seminar Room,  5:00pm to 7:00pm 

TBA

Schedule 2013-14

Fall Quarter 2013

Philosophy Department Seminar Room
Every other week starting Wednesday 10/2 5:00pm to 7:00pm

October 2
Grad student workshop
October 14
Danny Weltman: There is nothing wrong with colonialism per se
October 30
Fredrik Andersen: Explanation in quantum and relativity theory
November 13
Travis Chamberlain: How should the government regulate offensive racial and gender stereotypes in advertising?

Winter Quarter 2014

Philosophy Department Seminar Room,  5:00pm to 7:00pm

January 13
Grad student workshop
January 27
John Dougherty: Measuring typicality in statistical mechanics
February 10
Matt Evpak: Putnam's brain-in-a-vat argument
February 24
Cami Koepke: Libertarian paternalism
March 10
Gil Hersch: Deceptions in experimental economics; ban one, ban them all

Spring Quarter 2014

Philosophy Department Seminar Room,  5:00pm to 7:00pm

April 2
Amy Berg: Ideal and non-ideal theory and "can"
April 8
Grad student workshop
April 16
Florian Marwede: The pursuit of our own happiness
April 30
Sebastian Speitel: The (in)adequacy of Quine's criterion of ontological commitment
May 14
Erik Olson: The essence of Spinoza's ontological argument
May 28
Nanhee Byrnes: The best results argument for democracy

Schedule 2012-13

Fall Quarter 2012

Philosophy Department Seminar Room
Every other week starting Wednesday 10/3 5:00pm to 7:00pm

October 3
Alex Marcellsi - "Is Race a Cause?"
October 17
Matthew Piper - "Epistemic Justification, Naturalism and Theoretical Unity"
October 31
Casey McCoy - "Description and Explanation"
November 14
Cory Davia - "What's Suspicious about Moral Testimony?"
November 28
Dan Burnston - "Reconstruing the Perception/Cognition Relationship" 

Winter Quarter 2013

Philosophy Department Seminar Room,  5:00pm to 7:00pm

January 7
Craig Agule - "Abandonment, Mitigation, and the Principle of Underlying Censure"
January 28
Danny Weltman - "Personal Identity and Child Punishment: A Response to Wolf and Johnston"
February 11
Eric Campbell - "How To Critique Moral Discourse"
February 25
Adam Streed - "Logical Pluralism and the Expressive Conception of Logic" 


Spring Quarter 2013

Philosophy Department Seminar Room,  5:00pm to 7:00pm

April 16
Casey McCoy - "What are the horizon and flatness problems?"
April 30
Cory Davia - "When are Constitutive Appeals Legitimate? A Dilemma for Chang's Hybrid Voluntarism"
May 14
Gil Hertshten - "Why an Evidential Account of Preferences is not Enough"
May 28
Per Milam - "A Puzzle about Forgiveness"

Schedule 2010-11

Summer Session 2011 (mini-series)

Philosophy Department Seminar Room (H&SS 7077)
5:00pm - 7:00pm

June 28
Per Milam - "Forgiving Excusing and Letting Go"
July 19
Alex Marcellesi - "Why Learning About the World Requires Representation"
Gil Hertshten - "From Minimal to Representational Models"

Spring Quarter 2011

Philosophy Department Seminar Room (H&SS 7077)
7:00pm - 9:00pm

April 5
Charlie Kurth - "Moral Anxiety and Moral Judgment"
April 19
Ben Sheredos - "Vagueness without the Sorites Paradox"
May 3
Amy Berg - "Age and Role in Society: An Eleventh Capability"
May 24
Joyce Havstad - "The Classification of Proteins"
May 31
Damon Crockett - "Can Fregean Intentionalism Save Intentionalism"

Winter Quarter 2011

Philosophy Department Seminar Room (H&SS 7077)
6:00pm - 8:00pm

January 18
Eric Campbell - "Willpower Conception of (Practical) Rationality"
February 1
Theron Pummer - "Spectrum Arguments against the Priority View"
February 22
Nat Jacobs - "Mass and Energy, Perspective and Reality (Kant Rides and Atomic Bomb)"

Fall Quarter 2010

Philosophy Department Seminar Room (H&SS 7077)
7:00pm - 9:00pm

October 19
Tarun Menon - "The Second Law and the Asymmetry of Agency"
November 2
Erick Ramirez - "Psychopaths, Epistemology and Moral Responsibility"
November 16
Mitchell Herschbach - "Reformulating the Simulation Theory of Mindreading"
November 30
Ben Sheredos (with Tyler Marghetis, Cognitive Science) - "Toward a New Psychologistic Logic: Some Anti-Fregean (and Fregean!) Hypothesis"

Schedule 2009-10

Spring Quarter 2010

Philosophy Department Seminar Room
7:00pm - 9:00pm

April 1
Erick Ramirez - "Don't Call It a Comeback: Humean Answers to Questions about Emotional Codifiability"
April 15
Eric Campbell - TBA
April 29
Andy Beck - "Geometry, Tarski, Logical Form, and Formality"
May 13
Nate Rockwood - TBA
May 27
Alex Marcellesi - TBA

Winter Quarter 2010

Philosophy Department Library
4:30pm - 6:30pm

January 19
Jacob Stegenga - "The Medical Use of Racial Categories"
February 11
Per Milam - "Free Will and Pessimism"
February 16
Eric Campbell - "Who Cares About Morality?"

Fall Quarter 2009

Philosophy Department Seminar Room
7:00pm - 9:00pm

October 15
Joyce Havstad - "Mechanism & Natural Selection"
October 29
Mike Tiboris - "Wholeheartedness, Risk, and Punishing Failed Attempts"
November 12
Dan Schwartz - "On Leaping to Conclusions Inductively: Interpretation and Anticipation in Bacon's Cosmological Reasoning"
November 19
Tarun Menon - "An Anthropic Solution to the Problem of the Direction of Time"

Staff Contact

Anna Shonle
Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (858) 534-3076
Email: ashonle@ucsd.edu

Faculty Contact

Eric Watkins
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (858) 822-0082
Email: ewatkins@ucsd.edu