Past Talks

2013-2014

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"

2012-2013

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"

2011-2012

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"

2010-2011

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

2009-2010

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

2008-2009

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"

2007-2008

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"

2006-2007

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"