UCR Philosophy Department Events: 2009–2010
In addition to our frequent colloquia and annual conferences, we also hold regular workshops. (For events from the 2008–2009 school year, click here.) This year we are privileged to host the Epistemology and Philosophy of Psychology Workshop Series, the talks from which are included below.
Also, mark your calendars for John Fischer’s CHASS Distinguished Research Lecture, to be held on Wednesday, May 12th at 3:30 pm in INTS 1113. In announcing that John had received the Distinguished Research Lecturer Award, the college recognized what we already knew—that John’s “impressive body of writings have established him as an internationally renowned scholar whose books and writings have shaped modern studies of free will and moral responsiblity.” Please join us as we honor John for his contributions to our discipline.
Please continue to check back for more details about the workshop speakers for the 2009–2010 school year, or visit our department calendar.
- Amy Kind, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, will be giving a talk entitled “The Transparency of Mental States” on Thursday, October 8th from 4–6pm in the Philosophy Department Library.
- Brian Keeley, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pitzer College, will be giving a talk entitled “Introspection” on Monday, October 26th from 4–6pm in the Philosophy Seminar Room.
- Michael Rescorla, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will be giving a talk on Wednesday, November 11th from 4–6pm in the Philosophy Seminar Room.
- Dion Scott-Kakures, Mary and Stanley Johnson Chair in the Humanities at Scripps College, will be giving a talk entitled “On Delusion” on Monday, December 7th from 4–6pm in the Philosophy Seminar Room.
- The second installment of our annual Bernd Magnus Lecture Series will take place on January 13th, 2010, from 3–5pm in HMNSS 1500. The speaker will be Robert Pippin, who is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought, Philosophy, and in the College at the University of Chicago.
- There will be a workshop on Constructivism in Moral Philosophy on Saturday, February 6th, 2010, from 1–5pm in HMNSS 1500. Featured speakers include Thomas Hill [download paper], Andrews Reath, Barbara Herman, Aaron James [download paper], and Pamela Hieronymi [download paper]. For more details, please contact Carl Cranor or download this flyer.
- John Maier, who is a Fellow at the ANU, will be visiting Riverside on Monday, April 5th, and will lead a workshop on his “The Presumption of Omnipotence.” The workshop will be in the Chair’s office from 1–3pm.
- Gunnar Björnsson, who will be visiting from Sweden, will lead us in a discussion of a recent paper of his: “The Explanatory Component of Moral Responsibility.” We’ll meet on April 7th, from 1–3pm, in the Chair’s office.
- Jonathan Cohen, from UCSD, will give a workshop on color relationalism as part of the Epistemology and Philosophy of Psychology Workshop Series. We’ll meet from 4–6pm on Thursday, April 15th.