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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

2005-2006 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

Fall, 2005

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Mark Reiff
University of Durham

"Equality and Proportionality"

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Mandy Simons
Carnegie Mellon University

"Conversation and Presupposition"

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Marya Schechtman
University of Illinois, Chicago

"Metaphysics, Value, and Personal Survival"

Picture of Dana Nelkin November 4

Dana Nelkin
University of California, San Diego

"Deliberative Alternatives and the Explanatory Nexus"

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Robert May
University of California, Irvine

"The Essential Proposition: Frege on Identity Statements"

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Anya Plutynski
University of Utah

"Genic Selectionism Meets the Realism Debate"

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Matt Haber
University of California, Davis

"Unnatural Kinds: Stable Relationships are Overrated"

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Andrew Hamilton
University of California, Davis

"Unnatural Kindness: Complexity, Contingency, and The Biology Problem"

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John M. Fischer
University of California, Riverside

"The Cards That Are Dealt You"

Winter, 2006

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Pekka Väyrynen
University of California, Davis

"Normative Appeals to the Natural"

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Jan Szaif
University of California, Davis (visiting)

"Aristotle on the Benefits of Virtue"

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Brendan Jackson
The Australian National University

"Truth vs. Pretense in Discourse About Motion (or, why the sun really does rise)"

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Samuel Newlands
Yale University

"The Harmony of Spinoza and Leibniz"

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Deborah Brown
University of Queensland

"Descartes on False Ideas"

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Calvin Normore
University of California, Los Angeles


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Elisa Hurley
Georgetown University

"Normativity and the Moral Life of Emotions"

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Jacob Ross
Rutgers University

"The Practical Rejection of Skepticism"

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Gary Bartlett
Rutgers University

"A Dilemma for Computational Theories of Experience"

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Cody Gilmore
University of Nebraska, Omaha

"Enduring Composites in Relativistic Spacetime: Where Are We?"

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Rebecca Copenhaver
Lewis and Clark College

"Thomas Reid on Consciousness"

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Daniel Weiskopf
University of South Florida

"Between Empiricism and Rationalism"

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Bernard Molyneux
University of Maryland

"A Hard Epistemological Problem for Research Into Consciousness"

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Stephan Hartmann
London School of Economics

"Modeling in Philosophy of Science"

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Patrick Forber
Stanford University

"The Importance of Genuine Rivals in Evolutionary Biology"

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Richard Healey
University of Arizona

"Surprise and Survival in a Deterministic Quantum World"

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Adam Sennet
Rutgers University

"Reflections on the Binding Argument"

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Jordi Cat
Indiana University

"Fuzzy Empiricism and Fuzzy Causality: What's All the Fuzz About?"

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Roberta Millstein
California State University, East Bay

"The Determinism/Indeterminism Question in the Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology"

Spring, 2006

Picture of Jenefer Robinson April 7

Jenefer Robinson
University of Cincinnati

"Emotion and Narrative Understanding"

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Karen Bennett
Princeton University

"Why I Am Not a Dualist"

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Christopher Hill
Brown University

"Ouch! The Paradox of Pain"