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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

1995-1998 Colloquia

Philosophy Department

1240 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-0607

Fax: (530) 752-8964

Spring, 1998

May 6, 1998
Bernard Williams
UC Berkeley
"Moralism, Realism and Political Theory"

May 22, 1998
Peter Ludlow
SUNY Stony Brook
"Externalism, Self-Knowledge and Memory"

May 27, 1998
Hugh Wilder
College of Charleston
"What's Wrong with Speciesism?"

June 5, 1988
Mark Richard
Tufts University
"Commitment"


Winter, 1998

January 14, 1998
Rachel Cohon
Stanford University
(Now at SUNY Albany)
"Hume on Promises and the Peculiar Act of Mind"

January 16, 1998
Connie Rosati
Harvard Law School
(Now at UC Davis)
"Regret and the Good"

January 20, 1998
Nomy Arpaly
Stanford University
(Now at Rice University)
"Three Views of Moral Worth"

January 27, 1998
Michael Otsuka
University of California, Los Angeles
(Now at University College, London )
"Incompatibilism and the Avoidability of Blame"

February 2, 1998
George Wilson
Johns Hopkins University
(Now at UC Davis)
"Le Grande Imagier Steps Out: On the Epistemology of Film"

February 11, 1998
Barry Loewer
Rutgers University
"Laws and Induction"

February 13, 1998
Katalin Balog
Rutgers University
(Now at Yale University)
"Revenge of the Zombies: The New Conceivability Arguments"


Fall, 1997

October 8, 1997
Susan Haack
University of Miami
"Confessions of an Old-Fashioned Prig:
Concern for Truth; What it Means, Why it Matters"

October 29, 1997
Teresa Britton
UC Davis (Visiting 1997-98)
(Now at Eastern Illinois University)
"The A Priori, Error and Disconfirmation"


Spring, 1997

April 2, 1997
Alexander Rosenberg
University of Georgia
"Will the Real Naturalist Please Stand Up?"

April 10, 1997
Nancy Cartwright
London School of Economics
"Where Do Laws of Nature Come From?"
"The Rule of Physics / The Rule of Economics: Empire or Alliance?"

April 30, 1997
Norman Dahl
University of Minnesota
"On Substance Being the Same as its Essence in Metaphysics Z 6: The Pale Man Argument"

May 21, 1997
Elijah Millgram
Princeton University
"Desire as Proof of Desirability, Revisited"

Winter, 1997

February 5, 1997
Randy Mayes
California State University, Sacramento
"Explanation as a Cognitive Response to Predictive Failure"

February 24, 1997
William Demoupolus
University of Western Ontario
"The Philosophical Basis of Our Knowledge of Numbers"
March 5, 1997
Richard Grandy
Rice University
"Monster Barring in Sentential Logic"


Fall, 1996

October 2, 1996
Philip Clark
UC Davis
(Now at University of Toronto)
"Do Moral Judgments Motivate?"

October 30, 1996
Paul Skokowski
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(Now at Stanford University, Symbolic Systems Program)
"Swampman Meets Swampnet"

November 20, 1996
David Kaplan
UCLA
"Meaning as Use"

December 2, 1996
George Wilson
Johns Hopkins University
(Now at USC)
"Interpretation and the Enigmatic Narrative Film"

December 3, 1996
George Wilson
Johns Hopkins University
(Now at USC)
"Kripke's Wittgenstein and Non-Factualism"


Spring, 1996

April 17, 1996
Julian Nida-Rümelin
University of Göttingen
"Why Consequentialism Fails Not Only as an Ethical Theory but also as a Practical Theory of Rationality."

May 8, 1996
Rachel Cohon
Stanford University
(Now at SUNY Albany)
"Hume on Feeling and Knowing Virtue: The Myth of the Noncognitivist Hume"

May 10, 1996
Arnold Davidson
University of Chicago
"Ethics as Ascetics: Foucault, the History of Ethics, and Ancient Thought"

June 5, 1996
David Brink
UC San Diego
"Kantian Rationalism: Inescapability, Authority, and Supremacy"


Winter, 1996

January 17, 1996
David Barton
UC Davis (Visiting 1995-97)
(Now at Boalt Hall Law School)
"Plato's Sophist on False Thought and Speech."

February 7, 1996
Marleen Rozemond
Stanford University
(Now at Kansas State University)
"Mind-Body Interaction in Descartes: What's the Problem?"

March 6, 1996
Erich Loewy
UC Davis Medical School
"Moral Strangers and Compassion"


Fall, 1995

October 27, 1995
Kent Bach
San Francisco State University,
"Saying What Someone Thinks"

October 19, 1995
Gerald Dworkin
University of Illinois, Chicago
(Now at UC Davis)
"Contracting Justice"
Sponsored by the Program in Economy, Justice and Society

November 15, 1995
Debra Satz
Stanford University,
"Status Equality: 'Equality of What' Among Whom?"

November 29, 1995
Alison Wylie
University of Western Ontario,
"Unification and Consilience in Archeological Explanation"