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Upcoming Events

Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Wade Munroe (Michigan)
Is Mathematical Cognition A Priori?
October 11, 3:00-5:00
AH 106

Gwen Bradford (Rice)
October 18

Samuel Scheffler (NYU)
Procreation, Immigration, and the Future of Humanity
Elizabeth Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library
November 15, 3:30-4:45
Hosted by the Ethics Center

Rafael Ventura (Bilkent)
November 25

T.M. Scanlon (Harvard)
Hosted by the Ethics Center
March 20 **CANCELLED**

Lisa Miracchi (Penn)
March 27 **CANCELLED**


Previous Events

Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Ben Mitchell-Yellin (Sam Houston State)
Valuing and the True Self
September 7, 3:00-5:00
AH 302

Linda Radzik (Texas A&M)
Title TBA
October 19, 3:00-5:00
Location TBA

Matthew Babb (Washington University St. Louis)
Title TBA
November 9, 3:00-5:00
Location TBA

Ellen Fridland (King's College London)
Skill and Control

Isaac Wiegman (Texas State)
Does Punishment Have a Goal?
February 15, 3:00-5:00

Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Integration, Segregation, and Gentrification in our Houston Neighborhoods: A Community Discussion on Philosophy and Politics
Speakers:  Rep. Garnet Coleman (Texas State Representative Dist. 147), Dr. Ronald Sundstrom (U. San Francisco), Dr. Assata Richards (Sankofa Research Institute and Emancipation Economic Development Council)
October 19, 7:00 PM
The Historic Eldorado Ballroom, 2310 Elgin St.
(In partnership with The Hobby School for Public Affairs)

UH Faculty Senate Assistant Professor Excellence Lecture (APeX)
Cameron Buckner (University of Houston)
Can Animals Understand that Others Have Minds?  Putting Psychology, Biology, and Philosophy Back Together Again
October 25, 12:15-1:15 PM
UCBB 506
Light refreshments (brown bag lunches welcome)

Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Tenth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Society of North America
November 4-6
Room 118 CBB

Kenneth Taylor (Stanford)
APA Annual Board Meeting Lecture
November 18th 2:30-3:30
Reception to follow

Katherine Dunlop (UT Austin)
Gareth Evans on Molyneux's Problem
March 31, 3:00-5:00
AH 104

Katherine Dunlop (UT Austin)
Meeting of the Houston Circle to discuss paper "The Formality of 'General' Logic and the Content of 'Transcendental' Logic in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason"
April 1, 2:30
AH 512
(Those interested should contact Dr. Hattab for the paper)

Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Kenny Easwaren (Texas A&M)
Newcomb-style Decision Problems
October 16 3:00-5:00
Location TBA

Sophie Horowitz (Rice)
October 30 3:00-5:00
Location/Title TBA

Shannon Spaulding (OSU)
Divergent Social Interpretations
November 5 3:00-5:00
AH 16

Joshua Weisberg (UH)
Schmonsciousness Explained?  On the Proper Subject for a Theory of Consciousness
Feb 5 2:00-4:00
AH 302

Kate Abramson (Indiana)
February 19 Time TBA
Location TBA

Martha Nussbaum (Chicago)
*Cancelled due to Denver blizzard!*
Anger and Revolutionary Justice
March 25th 1:00 PM
UH Law Center 144 TUII

Sally Haslanger (MIT)
Lone Star Speaker Series
March 28 4:00-6:00
Racist Ideology and Racist Practices: Moving Beyond Critique 

David Shoemaker (Tulane)
April 15 3:00-5:00
“You Oughta Know: Defending Angry Blame”
SEC 203

Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Karen Bennett (Cornell)
Building and Causing
November 13, 4:00-6:00
Location 002 AH

Alan Hazlett (Edinburgh) 
Imagination that Amounts to Knowledge from Fiction
Friday, November 21, 3:00-5:00 
Location 304 AH

Dien Ho (MCPHS) 
Buying Children:  How Paid Surrogacy is Really Money for Offspring
Friday, March 13, 3:00-5:00 
Location SEC 201

Workshop on Cognitive Science and Robotics
In collaboration with Osaka University
Monday, March 23, 11:00-4:00 
Location:  Heyne 135

Symposium on Animal Cognition
5 talks by UH Faculty and Graduate Students
Friday, March 27, 3:00-6:00 
Location SEC 201

David McNaughton and Piers Rawling (Florida State) 
Should We Act for the Best?
Friday, April 3, 3:00-5:00 
SEC 201

Roger Wertheimer 
Speaking with Objects
Friday, April 17, 3:00-5:00 
AH 301

Spring 2014

Andrew Kania (Trinity) 
An Imaginative Theory of Musical Space and Movement
Friday, April 25, 3:00-5:00 
Location TBA

Nicoletta Orlandi (Rice) 
Seeing without Inference 
Friday, March 28, 3:00-5:00 
Location TBA

Ali Fatollahi (Princeton) 
Biased Assimilation and Belief Polarization
Friday, March 21, 3:00-5:00 
AH 512

Fall 2013

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke)
Friday, November 15, 3:00-5:00
Does Neuroscience Undermine Responsibility?
PGH 232

Joseph Rouse (Wesleyan)
Lone Star Tour Lecture
Friday, October 18th, 3:00-5:00
Two Concepts of Objectivity
Room TBA
Reception to follow 

Cameron Buckner (UH)
Friday, Oct 4, 1:00-3:00
UH Networks Seminar
Semantic Networks in the Humanities
SEC 206

Hagop Sarkissian (City University of New York, Baruch College)
Friday, September 13th, 3:00-5:00
Resonance Ethics
Room TBA
Reception to follow in AH 512

Spring 2013

Daniel Povinelli (University of Louisiana)
Friday, March 22nd
Journal Club and Grad Student Lunch
Details TBA

Jenann Ismael (University of Arizona)
Friday, April 5th
Details TBA

David Bourget (University of London)
Lecture 1 (Digital Humanities Lecture Series): PhilPapers-A Platform for Digital Philosophy
Sponsored by the El Paso Corporation Lecture Series
Monday, February 25th
4:00-6:00 Roy G. Cullen 104
Lecture 2: What Is It to Grasp an Idea?
Tuesday, February 26th
5:30-7:30, Roy G. Cullen 104

Printmaking & Philosophy of Art Workshop
Feb 21st - Feb 23rd

Justin Coates (University of Chicago)
Friday, February 15
Blame and Forgiveness
3:00-5:00, Room TBA

Daniel Koltonski (Amherst College)
Tuesday, February 12
Friendship, Moral Disagreement and Political Obligation
5:00-7:00, TBA

Kathleen Higgins (University of Texas)
Friday, February 8th
Grief and Aesthetics:  The Unrecognized Connection
3-5 pm AH 202

Evan Williams (Purdue)
Friday, January 25th
Compensation for Risk
3:00-5:00, Room TBA

Iskra Fileva (UNC, Chapel Hill)
Friday, January 25th
The Sources of Passivity
3:00-5:00, AH 303

Fall 2012

Russ Schafer-Landau (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Friday, December 7th
Moral Realism vs. Moral Constructivism:  Normativity & Grounding
3-5:00, AH 302

Ruth Grant (Duke)
Friday, November 30
Strings Attached: Untangling the Ethics of Incentives
The Honors College Commons

Christy Mag Uidhir (University of Houston)
Friday, November 30
Art, Metaphysics, & the Paradox of Standards
4:00-6:00 PM
Rice University, Humanities Building #119

Robert Howell (Southern Methodist)
Cogito Contextualism
3:00-5:00, AH 230
Friday, November 2nd

Tom Hurka (Toronto)
Aristotle on Virtue:  Wrong, Wrong, and Wrong
AH 106
Friday, October 26th

Richard Boyd (Cornell)
Evolutionary Theory as Methodological Anesthesia:  Methodological and Philosophical Lessons from Evolutionary Psychology
3:00-5:00 PGH 232
Friday, October 19th

Past speaker archive