Spring 2013Stephanie 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"
Fall 2012Rocío Zambrana (UO), "Hegel's Theory of Determinacy"
Joel Martinez (L&C), "Virtue and the Demands of Morality"
Spring 2012Alex 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"
Fall 2011Karel Lambert, (UCI; Willamette '50), "Speaking Freely"
Jared Hibbard-Swanson (Penn State), "Who's against development? Some discursive obstacles to critical environmental politics"
Fall 201062nd Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference
Keynotes: Richard Moran (Harvard) & Galen Strawson (Brighton & CUNY)
Fall 2009Bill Rottschaefer (L&C), "Affording Moral Realism"
Ken Kirby (WOU), "Feel Them Spirits: Finding Religion with Merleau-Ponty"
Spring 2009Clayton 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"
Fall 2008Ryan Hickerson (WOU), "Twardowski and Representationalism"
Cheyney Ryan (UO), "The Paradox of War and Democracy"
Tom Talbott (Willamette), "God, Freedom, and Human Agency"
Spring 2008Angela Smith (Washington & Lee; Willamette '92), "The Trouble with Tolerance"
Paul Churchland (Valtz Chair of Philosophy, UCSD), "Chimerical Colors: Some Phenomenological Predictions from Cognitive Neuroscience"
Fall 2007Nicholas 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"
Spring 2007William Peck (Reed), "Romantic Philosophy"
Kevin Hill (PSU), "Heidegger's Nietzsche: Neo-Kantian, Phenomenological, or Metaphysical?"
Jeffrey Gauthier (UP), "Prostitution, Sexual Autonomy, and Sex Discrimination"