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Philosophy colloquia program takes place most Fridays of each academic quarter from 4-6PM in H&SS 7077 in John Muir College, unless noted otherwise. A reception for the colloquium speaker follows the talk in H&SS 7076.

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Schedule 2013-14

Fall Quarter 2013

October 18
Pierre Destree (University of Louvain)
"Aristotle on the Value of Art" - abstract

October 25
Tomasz Bigaj (University of Warsaw)
"On Essences and Haecceities in Modern Physics" - abstract

November 15
Kenneth Taylor (Stanford University)
"Toward a Metaphysically Modest Semantics" - abstract

Winter Quarter 2014

February 14
Leif Wenar (King's College London)
"Unity-Based Moral and Political Theory" - abstract

February 28
Jeremy Howick  (University of Oxford)
"What Counts as a Placebo Is Relative to a Target Disorder and Therapautic Theory: Defending a Modified Version of Grünbaum's Scheme" - abstract

March 7
Nancy Cartwright (UCSD)
"There Are Mechanisms - And Then There Are Mechanisms"

March 10
Holger Lyre (Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg)
"The Socially Extended Mind" - abstract
ote! This event takes place on a Monday 2:00pm-4:00pm.

March 14
David Wiens (UCSD)
"An Internal Problem for Ideal Theory" - abstract

Spring Quarter 2014 

April 4
Seth Yalcin (UC Berkeley)
"The Modality of Quantification" - abstract
his event is cosponsored with the Linguistics Department at UCSD.

April 8
Roberto Fumagalli (University of Bayreuth)
"On the Neural Enrichment of Economic Models: Recasting the Challenge" - abstract
Note! This event takes place on a Tuesday 2:00pm-4:00pm.

April 11
Tamar Schapiro (Stanford University)
"What are Theories of Desire Theories of?" - abstract

May 2
Gary Watson (USC)
"A Moral Predicament in the Criminal Law" - abstract

May 9
Krista Lawlor (Stanford University)
"What is Known and the Limits of Deductive Inference" - abstract

May 16
Roberta Millstein (UC Davis)
"Re-examining the Darwinian Basis for Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic" - abstract
his event has been CANCELLED.

May 30
Anjan Chakravartty (Notre Dame)
"Voluntary Commitments and the Epistemology of Science" - abstract