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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

Faculty Talks

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

Professor Emeritus John Malcolm giving an address

UC Davis Philosophy faculty are active in presenting papers at conferences and departments throughout the world. This page lists recent and upcoming talks.

2008 UC Davis Faculty Talks

February, Robert May, "The Essential Proposition: Frege on Identity Statements," Logic Seminar, Stanford University

February 6, Aldo Antonelli, "Logicism, Quantifiers, and Abstraction," University of California, Davis

March 6, Paul Teller, "Some Dirty Little Secrets about Truth," Washington University, St. Louis

March 13, James Griesemer, "What Simon Should Have Said (About Dynamical Boundaries)," The Edges and Boundaries of Biological Objects Workshop, University of Utah

March 15, Roberta Millstein, "Thinking about the Concept of 'Population' in Evolutionary Biology," The Edges and Boundaries of Biological Objects Workshop, University of Utah

March 18, Jan Szaif, "Parmenides on Truth versus Appearance," Ancient Philosophy Working Group, University of California, Berkeley

March 28, James Griesemer, "Tracking, Abstracting and Colligating Work Make Scientific Facts that can Travel," Workshop on Making Small Facts Travel: Labels, Packages, and Vehicles, London School of Economics and Political Science

April 3, Paul Teller, "Some Dirty Little Secrets about Truth," The Ohio State University

April 4, Paul Teller, "Fiction, Fictionalization, and Truth in Science," The Ohio State University

April 11, James Griesemer, "Neo-Heraclitus: Objectivity, Judgment and a Problem of Locality in Biodiversity Research," Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science and the Fishbein Center for History of Science, University of Chicago

April 11, Paul Teller, "Reductionism, Emergence, and Truth," Conference on Modeling and Simulation, University of Ilberg, Netherlands

April, Robert May, "The Composition of Thought," (presentation of work co-authored with Richard Heck), Stanford Cognitive Lunch, Stanford University

April 18, Cody Gilmore, "An Argument Against Plenitude," Pacific Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association

May 2, Adam Sennet, "Conditionals, Biconditionals, and Embedding," University of Nottingham

May 2-4, Robert May, "The Composition of Thought," (presentation of work co-authored with Richard Heck), Semantics and Philosophy in Europe

May 14, Adam Sennet, "Unarticulated Constituents and Unarticulated Structure," Arché, University of St. Andrews

May 16, Adam Sennet, "Conditionals, Biconditionals, and Embedding," University of Leeds

May 16, Aldo Antonelli, "Abstraction Principles in First-Order Arithmetic," Logic Colloquium, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

May 25, Jan Szaif, "False Judgment as Other-Judging (allodoxia) in Plato's Theaetetus," West Coast Plato Workshop, University of California, Davis

May, Robert May, "The Essential Proposition: Frege on Identity Statements," Institute for Philosophy, University of Jena

June 6, Paul Teller, "Some Dirty Little Secrets about Truth," Philosophy of Science Retreat, University of California, San Diego

June 7, Jan Szaif, "Intrinsische Güter: Überlegungen in Ausgang von der antiken Ethik" ("Intrinsic Goods: Ancient and Modern Approaches"), University of Erlangen

June, Roberta Millstein, "How Many Chances Become One Chance." Presented at the Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST) at the Université Paris 1, Paris, France

July, Gerald Dworkin, Conference on Death and Dying, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Santander, Spain

September 19-22, Jan Szaif, "The Concept of Education through Science in Antiquity," "Bildung durch Wissenschaft" Conference, Munich, Germany

September 19, Aldo Antonelli, "First-Order Arithemtic," University of Florence, Florence, Italy

October 2, James Griesemer, "The MVZ's First Century: Perspectives from the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science" (talk co-authored with Elihu Gerson and Cathryn Carson), The Philosophical Pizza Munch, California Academy of Sciences

October 3, Adam Sennet, "Unarticulated Constituents and Hidden Structure," University of Toronto

October 4, James Griesemer, "The MVZ's First Century: Perspectives from the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science" (talk co-authored with Elihu Gerson and Cathryn Carson), Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, Centennial Celebration: "Drawing the Lines: A Celebration of Art and History"

October 15, Elaine Landry, "Reconstructing Hilbert to Construct Category-Theoretic Algebraic Structuralism," University of California, Berkeley

October 31, James Griesemer, "There and Back Again: Natural History, Biodiversity, and the Problem of Locality," Workshop for the Cultural Study of Science and Technology, Rice University

November 6, James Griesemer, "What Models in Evolutionary Biology Don't Mean," Philosophy of Science Association, Pittsburgh

November 6-9, Roberta Millstein, "(Mis)nterpreting Mathematical Models of Drift: Drift as a Physical Process" (with Michael R. Dietrich and Robert A. Skipper), Philosophy of Science Association, Pittsburgh

November 6-9, Paul Teller, "Signal, Noise and Information in Imperfect Knowledge," Philosophy of Science Association, Pittsburgh

December 5, Adam Sennet, University of California, Los Angeles

December 6-7, Jan Szaif, Comments on Stephen Menn, "Aristotle on the Many Senses of Being," Princeton Colloquium

2009 UC Davis Faculty Talks

January, Gerald Dworkin, Conference for the retirement of Jerry Cohen, Oxford

January 23, Aldo Antonelli, "Deflationary Abstraction and the Frege Quantifier," University of Notre Dame

February 11, "Recollection in Plato's Meno: Method, Myth or Necessary Hypothesis", UC Santa Cruz

February 13-15, Jan Szaif, "Plato's Definition of Propositional Falsehood in the Sophist: How Does it Build upon the Analysis of Non-Being in Sophist 254-259?," XIV. Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

March 20, James Griesemer, "The Relative Significance of Epigenetic Inheritance in Evolution," Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

March 27-28, Aldo Antonelli, "Free Quantification and Logical Invariance," "Logic Mini-Conference," Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary

March, Gerald Dworkin, Lectures on Paternalism, Juan Carlos III University, Madrid

April, Roberta Millstein, "Toward a Concept of 'Population' for Evolutionary Biology and Ecology," Cincinnati Darwiniana Speaker Series, University of Cincinnati

April, Robert May, "Author Meets Critics," De Lingua Belief (with Robert Fiengo), Pacific Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association

April, Roberta Millstein, "Toward a Concept of 'Population' for Evolutionary Biology and Ecology," Bay Area Biosystematists (BABS), Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

April, Paul Teller, "True or True Enough: Is the Traditional Idealization of Truth an Idealization?" Pacific Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association

April, Roberta Millstein, "Chance in Biology," Philosophy of Science Retreat, James Reserve, San Jacinto Mountains, CA.

May 1, Aldo Antonelli, "Deflationary Abstraction and the Frege Quantifier," Stanford University

May 7, James Griesemer, "Tracking Mendel," Department of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz

May 14, Jan Szaif, "The Significance of the 'Third Way' in Parmenides' Poem," Université de Fribourg (Switzerland)

May 24, Jan Szaif, Comments on C. Swanson, "Self-Refutation in the Euthydemus," UC Berkeley

June 7-10, James Griesemer, "Heuristic Reductionism and the Relative Significance of Epigenetic Inheritance in Evolution," Transformations of Lamarckism: 200 Years to the Philosophie Zoologique, The Twenty-Third Annual International Workshop on the History and Philosophy of Science, Tel Aviv University and The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

July 16, James Griesemer (with Ayelet Shavit), "Are We There Yet? The Problem of Locality in Biodiversity Resurveys," ISHPSSB 2009, Brisbane, Australia

July 12-17, Roberta Millstein, "Differentiating Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, and Social Selection," Biennial Meeting of the International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, ISHPSSB 2009, Brisbane, Australia

August, Gerald Dworkin, "The Current State of the Physician-assisted Suicide Debate", Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, Santander, Spain

September, David Copp, "Toward a Pluralist and Teleological Theory of Normativity," Naturalism Workshop, Leeds University

October 14, Adam Sennet, "Propositional Structure and Unarticulated Constituents," Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics and Science (HPLMS), UC Berkeley

October 15, Elaine Landry, "Reconstructing Hilbert to Construct Category-Theoretic Algebraic Structuralism," Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics and Science (HPLMS), UC Berkeley

October 22, Elaine Landry, EPSA conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

October 30, James Griesemer Discussion of my work with Lisa Gannett on the history of genetic mapping, Seminario sobre Genómica Critica, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

October, Roberta Millstein, "Causal Processes and the Concept of 'Population' in Evolutionary Biology," Current Issues in Darwinian Theory Workshop, Halifax, NS

November, David Copp, "The Why Be Moral Question and the Rationality Assumption, Florida Philosophical Association, Gainesville

November 6, Robert May, "From Inhalt to Bedeutung: The Road to Sense and Reference," UC Santa Barbara

November 13, Elaine Landry, "How to be a Structuralist All the Way Down," Stanford University

November 14, Marina Oshana, "Being in Absentia," Presidential Address, Florida Philosophical Association 55th Annual Conference, Gainesville, Florida.

November, Roberta Millstein, "The Concept of 'Population' in Evolutionary Biology," Darwin 2009: 200 Years of Evolutionary Biology Workshop, Stony Brook University

2010 UC Davis Faculty Talks

January, Bernard Molyneux, "On the Infinitely Hard Problem of Consciousness," UC Merced

February, Cody Gilmore, "Comments on Chris Tillman and Gregory Fowler, 'Propositions and Parthood: The Universe and Anti-Symmetry'", American Philosophical Association, Central Division

February, Roberta Millstein, "The Causal Interactionist Concepts of 'Population' and 'Metapopulation'," Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Indiana

February 11, Elaine Landry, "Recollection in Plato's Meno: Method, Myth or Necessary Hypothesis," UC Santa Cruz

February 16, Gerald Dworkin, "On Lying and Deception" Center for Bioethics, National Institutes of Health

February 26, Aldo Antonelli, "The Nature of Abstraction," Third UC Irvine "FregeFest," Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine

March, David Copp, "Corrective Justice as a Duty of the Political Communiity: David Lyons on the Moral Legacy of Slavery and Jim Crow," Boston University College of Law conference, "Rights, Justice and Law, A Conference Inspired by the Moral and Legal Theory of David Lyons," March, 2010

March, Roberta Millstein, "Obtaining Data on Natural Selection and Random Drift in the Wild: The Case of the Great Snail Debate," "The Experimental Side of Modeling" workshop, San Francisco State University

March 12 Cody Gilmore "Parts of Propositions," University of Manitoba

March 31 - April 4, James Griesemer, Author Meets Critic, Peter Godfrey-Smith's Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection (Oxford), American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Francisco

April, Roberta Millstein, "The Concept of 'Population' and 'Metapopulation' in Evolutionary Biology," History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine Seminar Series, Washington University in St. Louis

April 3, Cody Gilmore, "Slots in Universals," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division

April 13, 2010, Bernard Molyneux, "Dualism without the Difficulties: An Introduction to Soft Interactionism," Toward A Science of Consciousness, Center for Consciousness Studies conference, University of Arizona

April 15-17, Marina Oshana, "Remembering Oneself, Forgetting Oneself," Keynote address, Collegium of Black Women Philosophers Conference III, Pennsylvania State University.

May, Elaine Landry, "The Genetic Versus the Axiomatic Method: Responding to Feferman '77," CSHPM meeting, Montreal

May, Roberta Millstein, "Finding Populations and Metapopulations in Nature," Philosophy of Biology at Madison (POBAM) workshop

May 1, Adam Sennet, Keynote address, BIOLA Graduate Conference

May 19, 20 Adam Sennet, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, UC Santa Cruz

June, David Copp, “Experiments, Intuitions, and Methodology in Moral and Political Theory," Universite de Paris Descartes, June, 2010

June 14-16, Cody Gilmore, "Comments on Maya Eddon (Paper TBA)," Carolina Metaphysics Workshop

June, David Copp, "Experiments, Intuitions, and Methodology in Moral and Political Theory," Workshop on Political Ethics, Uppsala, Sweden

June, Elaine Landry, "The Genetic Versus the Axiomatic Method: Resolving Feferman '77", HOPOS meeting, Budapest

July 8-11, James Griesemer, "Scaffolding Development and Culture," Konrad Lorenz Institute, Altenberg Austria

July 9, Adam Sennet, University of Belgrade

July 15-18, James Griesemer, "David Wake and Evolutionary Morphology's Contribution to Evo-Devo," Konrad Lorenz Institute Workshop on the 30th anniversary of the Dahlem Workshop on Evolution and Deveopment, Berlin, Germany

July 25-27, Cody Gilmore TBA, Syracuse Philosophy Annual Workshop and Network, Syracuse University

July, Adam Sennet, “Meaning, Context, Intention,” Central European University summer school

October, Elaine Landry, "The Genetic Versus the Axiomatic Method: Resolving Feferman '77", PSA meeting, Montreal

2011 UC Davis Faculty Talks

March 22, Adam Sennet, “Presupposition and Contextualism,” El Groupo de Acción Filosófica

March 24, Adam Sennet, “Unarticulated Constituents and Propositional Structures,” El Groupo de Acción Filosófica

August 28, Adam Sennet, Normal University of Beijing