Past Talks


Stasinos Stavrianeas (University of Patras), "Body and Soul"
Nguyen Vu Hao (Vietnam National University, Hanoi), "Criteria of Personhood: Some Reflections in Intercultural View"
Richard Boyd (Cornell), "Evolutionary Theory as Methodological Anesthesia: Methodological Lessons from 'Evolutionary Psychology'"
Sharyn Clough (OSU), "Science and Politics: Whither Objectivity?"
Ryan Hickerson (WOU), "Feeling Certain and the Cartersian Circle"
Jay Odenbaugh (L&C), "Nothing in Ethics Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution? Natural Goodness, Normativity, and Naturalism"


Margeret Scharle (Reed), "'And These Things Follow': Teleology, Material Necessity, and Explanation in Aristotle's Meteorology"
Tom Talbott (WU), "The Topography of Divine Love: A Response to Jeff Jordan"


Stephanie Jenkins (OSU), "Feminist Disability Ethics: Is an Inclusive Ethics Possible?"
Mark Perlman (WOU), "Authentic Performance of Music: From Bach and Handel to Elvis, Ray Charles, and the Blues Brothers"
Rocío Zambrana (UO), "Hegel's Theory of Determinacy"
Joel Martinez (L&C), "Virtue and the Demands of Morality"


Alex Sager (PSU), "The Hanford Nuclear Site Clean-up: A Case Study in Democracy, Technology, and Representation"
Flo Leibowitz (OSU), "The Hubble Photographs as Aesthetic Objects"
Karel Lambert, (UCI; Willamette '50), "Speaking Freely"
Jared Hibbard-Swanson (Penn State), "Who's against development? Some discursive obstacles to critical environmental politics"


62nd Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference
Keynotes: Richard Moran (Harvard) & Galen Strawson (Brighton & CUNY)


Bill Rottschaefer (L&C), "Affording Moral Realism"
Ken Kirby (WOU), "Feel Them Spirits: Finding Religion with Merleau-Ponty"


Clayton Morgareidge (L&C), "How to Think About Your Soul: A Philosophy of Troubled Minds"
David Boersema (Pacific), "Apel on Names and Reference"
James Blumenthal (OSU), "Nirvana and the Uses and Limits of Reasoning in Buddhist Philosophy"
Ryan Hickerson (WOU), "Twardowski and Representationalism"
Cheyney Ryan (UO), "The Paradox of War and Democracy"
Tom Talbott (Willamette), "God, Freedom, and Human Agency"


Angela Smith (Washington & Lee; Willamette '92), "The Trouble with Tolerance"
Paul Churchland (Valtz Chair of Philosophy, UCSD), "Chimerical Colors: Some Phenomenological Predictions from Cognitive Neuroscience"
Nicholas Smith (L&C), "Contextualism and Closure"
Erin Cline (UO), "What Confucius Didn't Say: Nameless Virtues and Restrained Speech in the Analects"
Mark Bedau (Reed), "The Mystery of Why Evolution is So Creative"


William Peck (Reed), "Romantic Philosophy"
Kevin Hill (PSU), "Heidegger's Nietzsche: Neo-Kantian, Phenomenological, or Metaphysical?"
Jeffrey Gauthier (UP), "Prostitution, Sexual Autonomy, and Sex Discrimination"