Presentations

Here's a list of talks I've given in the past, and some I plan to give in the future. Often the titles below belong to the publication that eventually came out of the talk, or the title as I'm presenting it now, rather than the title that was advertised.


2018

June 5, Canadian Philosophical Association - Comments on Regard For Reason by Josh May

March 1, Macquarie Mental Health and Agency Workshop - Emotional perception and blameworthy psychopaths


2017

January 10, University of California, Riverside - Emotional Perception of Morality

January 18, Cal State San Bernardino - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

January 20, University of New Mexico - Nietzsche's Humean (All-too-Humean!) Theory of Motivation

January 24, University of Southern California - Experientialism About Moral Concepts

January 26, Northern Arizona University - Scalar Consequentialism the Right Way

January 27, University of Arizona - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

January 30, Arizona State University - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

February 2, Florida International University - Credence in Psychological Explanation

February 3, University of Miami - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

February 7, Stetson University - Credence in Psychological Explanation

February 10, Florida State University - Experientialism About Moral Concepts

February 13, University of Alabama - Experientialism About Moral Concepts

February 15, University of Alabama at Birmingham - Credence in Psychological Explanation

February 16, Rice University - Experientialism About Moral Concepts

February 17, NOISE Conference, New Orleans - Commentary on "Metanormative Constructivism..." by Hille Paakkunainen

February 20, Louisiana State University - Humean Nature

February 23, Texas A&M University - Credence in Psychological Explanation

February 24, Southern Methodist University - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

February 27, Franklin and Marshall - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

February 28, University of Pennsylvania - Emotional Perception of Morality

March 1, Drexel University - Nietzsche's Humean (All-too-Humean!) Theory of Motivation

March 3, University of Nevada Las Vegas - Credence in Psychological Explanation

March 6, University of Texas at Austin - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

March 9, Rutgers University - Humean Nature

March 13, Trinity College Dublin - Humean Nature

March 15, University of Surrey - Scalar Consequentialism the Right Way

March 20-21, University of Nottingham - In Defense of Partisanship

March 23, University of Bristol - Humean Nature

March 28, University of Glasgow - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

March 29, Cardiff University - Epistemic Akrasia for the Rational Pragmatist

March 30, University of Stirling - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

April 3, University of Geneva - Experientialism about Moral Concepts

April 5, Open University - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

April 7, University of Oslo - Scalar Consequentialism the Right Way

April 10, Slovak Academy of Sciences - Ethical Reductionism

April 11, Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Humean Nature

April 12, University of Zagreb - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

April 13, Zagreb Institute of Philosophy - Ethical Reductionism

April 19, University of Aberdeen - Epistemic Akrasia for the Rational Pragmatist

April 21, University of St. Andrews - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

April 26, University of Warwick - Epistemic Akrasia for the Rational Pragmatist

April 27, University of Leeds - Experientialism About Moral Concepts

May 3, University of Tubingen - Experientialism About Moral Concepts

May 4, University of Hamburg - Experientialism About Moral Concepts

May 8, University of Milan - Experientialism About Moral Concepts

May 10, University of Trento - Experientialism About Moral Concepts

June 6, Notre Dame - Credence in Psychological Explanation

June 7, University of Chicago - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

June 13, Duke University (Center for Advanced Hindsight) - Desire, Procrastination, and Self-control

June 21, University of Groningen - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

June 26, University of Zurich - Epistemic Akrasia for the Rational Pragmatist

June 28-29, University of Southampton Conference on Loving, Wondering, and Knowing -

July 3, Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Humean Nature book symposium

July 19, University of Milan - Humean Nature book symposium

November 7, Academia Sinica - Experientialism About Moral Concepts

November 8, National Tsing Hua University - Experientialism About Moral Concepts

November 10-11, Taiwan Metaphysics Colloquium on Donald Davidson - Pleasure in Action

December 4-7, New Zealand Association of Philosophy - What is Naturalism in Metaethics?


2016

April 25, Lingnan University - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

April 26, University of Macau - Emotional Perception of Morality

April 28, Hong Kong University - Emotional Perception of Morality

May 3, National Yang-Ming University - Credence in Psychological Explanation

May 4, National Chung Cheng University - Nietzschean Pragmatism

May 5, UIC Yonsei (graduate students) - Emotional Perception of Morality

May 6, UIC Yonsei - Humean Nature

May 9, Metropolitan University of Tokyo - Humean Nature

May 10, Kyoto University - Nietzsche's Humean (All-too-Humean!) Theory of Motivation

May 18, Stanford University - Humean Nature (Intention)

May 27, University of Washington - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

June 2, Portland State University - Humean Nature

July 4, Australasian Association Philosophy - Credence in Psychological Explanation

July 14, University of Waikato - Scalar Consequentialism the Right Way

July 15, Massey University (Palmerston North) - Scalar Consequentialism the Right Way

July 19, University of Canterbury - Desire

July 20, University of Otago - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

July 21, Victoria University of Wellington - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

July 22, University of Auckland - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

July 25, Massey University (Albany) - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

July 29, Australian Catholic University - Divine Fine-Tuning vs. Electrons in Love

August 2, Deakin University - Nietzsche's Humean (All-too-Humean!) Theory of Motivation

August 3, La Trobe University - Nietzsche's Humean (All-too-Humean!) Theory of Motivation

August 4, University of Melbourne - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

August 5, University of Adelaide - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

August 9, Charles Sturt University - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

August 12, Monash University - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

August 16, Macquarie University - Experientialism

August 17, University of Sydney - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

August 18, University of Wollongong - Nietzsche's Humean (All-too-Humean!) Theory of Motivation

August 19, University of Queensland - Humean Nature

August 22, Nanyang Technological University - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

August 26, Boise State University (public lecture) - The Value of Philosophy in the Age of Google

August 27, Boise State University - The Argument from Disagreement

August 29, University of Colorado - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

August 30, Colorado State University - Scalar Consequentialism The Right Way

August 31, Metropolitan State Denver & University of Colorado Denver - Nietzsche's Humean (All-too-Humean!) Theory of Motivation

September 1, Weber State University - The Value of Philosophy in the Age of Google

September 2, University of Utah - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

September 6, CSBSJU - Emotional Perception of Morality

September 8, Macalester College - Nietzsche's Humean (All-Too-Humean) Theory of Motivation

September 9, University of Minnesota - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

September 13, Wayne State University - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

September 14, University of Michigan EDG - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

September 16, University of Montreal - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

September 19, Concordia University - Relativism

September 20, University of Vermont - Humean Nature

September 23, Brown University - Experientialism about Moral Concepts

September 27, University of Connecticut - Humean Nature

September 29, University at Buffalo - Humean Nature

September 30, Boston University - Humean Nature

October 5, Brandeis - Experientialism about Moral Concepts

October 7, Ohio State University - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

October 10, Kent State University - Nietzsche's Humean (All-Too-Humean) Theory of Motivation

October 11, University of Akron - Scalar Consequentialism the Right Way

October 13, Cleveland State University - Scalar Consequentialism the Right Way

October 14, Duke University Moral Attitudes & Decisions Lab - Emotional Perception of Morality

October 14, Duke University - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

October 20, UNC Asheville - Scalar Consequentialism the Right Way

October 27, Illinois State University - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

October 28, University of Illinois - Humean Nature

November 3, University of Missouri St. Louis - Experientialism about Moral Concepts

November 4, Washington University St. Louis - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

November 9, University of Cincinnati - Hedonism

November 10, University of Nebraska, Omaha - Experientialism about Moral Concepts

November 11, University of Nebraska, Lincoln - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

November 14, IUPUI - Scalar Consequentialism the Right Way

November 15, DePauw University - Emotional Perception of Morality

November 18, Northern Illinois University - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

November 25, University of Manitoba - The Reliable Route from Is to Ought

November 30, University of Houston - Experientialism about Moral Concepts

December 1, University of Mississippi - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

December 8, University of Toledo - Nietzsche's Humean (All-too-Humean!) Theory of Motivation

December 9, Bowling Green State University - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden


2015

January 14, Tulane University - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

March 10, Louisiana State University - Zarathustra's Metaethics

April 3, Pacific APA - Nietzschean Pragmatism

May 1, University of Texas at Austin - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

May 4, University of Texas at Austin - Humean Nature

May 28, Portland State University - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

June 3, University of Oregon - Emotional Perception of Morality

July 7, Australasian Association of Philosophy - The Backward Clock, Truth-Tracking, and Safety

September 24, University of Antwerp - Humean Nature

December 3, Australia National University - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

December 8, New Zealand Association of Philosophy - Experientialism about Moral Concepts


2014

January 24, INSEAD Asia - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

March 6-7, Oxford Hedonism Conference - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

April 24, San Francisco State University- Zarathustra's Metaethics

May 8, Sacramento State University- Zarathustra's Metaethics

May 9, University of California at Davis - From Moral Twin Earth to Pleasure in Eden

June 22-24, Society for Exact Philosophy - Zarathustra's Metaethics

September 9, Bowling Green State University - Humean Nature

September 27, Creighton Club - Ethical Reductionism

October 24, Georgia State University - Emotional Perception of Morality

December 1, University of Pennsylvania - Humean Nature

December 10, University of Antwerp - Humean Nature


2013

January 4, University of California, San Diego - Ethical Reductionism

January 10, Arizona State University - Virtue and Desire

January 16, Utah State University - Zarathustra's Metaethics

January 17, Weber State University - Divine Fine-Tuning vs. Electrons in Love

January 18, University of Utah - Emotional Perception of Morality

January 25, University of New Mexico - Zarathustra's Metaethics

January 29, University of Central Arkansas - guest lecture

January 29, University of Central Arkansas - Emotional Perception of Morality

January 30, University of Arkansas, Little Rock - Emotional Perception of Morality

February 1, University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Emotional Perception of Morality

February 5, Biola University - Divine Fine-Tuning vs. Electrons in Love

February 7, Claremont College - Humean Nature

February 8, University of California, Riverside - Humean Nature

February 12, Old Dominion University - Divine Fine-Tuning vs. Electrons in Love

February 13, Virginia Commonwealth University - Humean Nature

February 15, University of Virginia - Virtue and Desire

February 21, George Mason University - Virtue and Desire

February 22, William and Mary - Humean Nature

February 25, Coastal Carolina University - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

February 26, Coastal Carolina University (class) - guest appearance

February 26, University of North Carolina, Wilmington - Divine Fine-Tuning vs. Electrons in Love

February 28, University of Texas (class) - The Desire-Belief Account of Intention Explains Everything

March 7, Yale Moral Philosophy Group - Humean Nature

March 9, Dartmouth College - Emotional Perception of Morality

March 13, Williams College (class) - Humean Theory of Motivation Reformulated & Defended

March 15, Brandeis University (graduate colloquium) - Humean Nature

March 19, Brandeis University (class) - The Desire-Belief Account of Intention Explains Everything

March 21, Bridgewater State University - Humean Nature

March 29, Kansas State University (faculty colloquium) - Humean Nature

April 1, Kansas State University (undergraduate club) - Divine Fine-Tuning vs. Electrons in Love

April 2, Northern Illinois University (class) - The Desire-Belief Account of Intention Explains Everything

April 3, Northern Illinois University - Humean Nature

April 5, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee - Humean Nature

April 10, Swarthmore College - Humean Nature

April 11, Franklin and Marshall College - Humean Nature

April 12, University of Pennsylvania - Humean Nature

April 16, University College Dublin - Humean Nature

April 17, Cardiff University - Humean Nature

April 22, Oxford Moral Philosophy Seminar - Humean Nature

April 24, University of York - Humean Nature

April 26, University of Sheffield - Humean Nature

April 30, University of Stirling (undergraduate club) - Emotional Perception of Morality

May 2, University of Stirling - Humean Nature

May 6, University of Aberdeen - Humean Nature

May 10, University of Edinburgh - Humean Nature

May 14, University of Glasgow - Humean Nature

May 15, University of Nottingham - Humean Nature

May 18-19, Character Workshop - Virtue and Desire

May 23, University of California, Santa Cruz - Humean Nature

May 30, Portland State University - Humean Nature

June 4, University of New South Wales - Humean Nature

June 7, University of Auckland - Virtue and Desire

June 19, University of Auckland - Humean Nature

July 7-12, Australasian Association of Philosophy - The Humean Theory of Procrastination

July 15, Queensland Club - Emotional Perception of Morality

July 25, Charles Sturt University - Humean Nature

July 30, Australia National University - Humean Nature

July 31, Australia National University - Unequal Vividness and Double Effect

August 2, University of Adelaide - Humean Nature

August 7, Murdoch University - Emotional Perception of Morality

August 9, University of Western Australia - Ethical Reductionism


2012

April 18, Nanyang Technological University - Ethical Reductionism

May 7, University of Erfurt - Ethical Reductionism

May 10, Naturalism and Normativity in the Social Sciences Conference - Ethical Reductionism

July 12, Oxford Persons and their Brains conference - Unequal Vividness and Double Effect

July 16, Oxford Uehiro Centre - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism


2011

June 27-28, Global Themes in Ethical Naturalism, Singapore - "Emotional Perception of Morality"

July 3-8, Australasian Association of Philosophy, Dunedin - "Ethical Reductionism"

July 12, Canterbury (Christchurch NZ) - "The Epistemic Argument For Hedonism"

July 14-15, Naturalisms in Ethics, Auckland - "Emotional Perception of Morality"

July 16-17, Australasian Philosophy of Religion Association, Auckland - "Fine-tuning & Psychophysical Laws"

July 20, University of Tasmania - Zarathustra's Metaethics

July 27, La Trobe (Melbourne) - Zarathustra's Metaethics

July 28, University of Melbourne - The Epistemic Argument For Hedonism

July 29, University of Queensland - Zarathustra's Metaethics

Aug 26, Boise State Public Lecture - Zarathustra's Metaethics

Aug 27, Boise State - The Gap Between Thought and Ought

Aug 29, Tennessee - Ethical Reductionism

September 2, Georgetown - The Desire-Belief Account of Intending Explains Everything

September 6, Michigan Ethics Discussion Group - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

September 8, Wayne State - The Desire-Belief Account of Intending Explains Everything

September 9, Michigan State - Unequal Vividness and Double Effect

September 12, Northern Illinois - Emotional Perception of Morality

September 13, Illinois at Chicago - Unequal Vividness and Double Effect

September 15, University of Portland - Zarathustra's Metaethics

September 20, Puget Sound - Ethical Reductionism

September 22, WUSTL - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

September 23, UMSL - The Desire-Belief Account of Intending Explains Everything

September 26, Illinois State - The Gap Between Thought and Ought

September 28, IUPUI - God, Fine-Tuning, and Psychophysical Laws

September 29, DePauw - Zarathustra's Metaethics

September 30, Cincinnati - Ethical Reductionism

October 3, Princeton Normative Workshop - The Desire-Belief Account of Intending Explains Everything

October 4, Rutgers guest lecture for Andy Egan's philosophy of food class

October 5, Maryland - The Desire-Belief Account of Intending Explains Everything

October 7, Syracuse - Fine-Tuning and Psychophysical Laws

October 11, Yale Moral Philosophy Group - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

October 14, Tufts - Emotional Perception of Morality

October 17, Salem State - Belief and Imagination: Against the Norm Theory

October 21 Delaware - The Desire-Belief Account of Intending Explains Everything

October 23, UNC Metaethics Group - Ethical Reductionism

October 28, Florida State - The Desire-Belief Account of Intending Explains Everything

October 31, Florida - Ethical Reductionism

November 4, South Florida - Zarathustra's Metaethics

November 8, Miami - Zarathustra's Metaethics

November 9, UAB - God, Fine-Tuning and Psychophysical Laws

November 10, Alabama - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

November 14, Houston - Ethical Reductionism

November 15, Arkansas at Little Rock - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

November 16, University of Central Arkansas - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

November 17, SMU - Ethical Reductionism

November 18, Texas - Ethical Reductionism

November 28, Kansas State - Emotional Perception of Morality

December 1, Kansas - Zarathustra's Metaethics

December 2, Oklahoma - Desire, Action, and Pleasure

December 4, UMKC Philosophy Squares

December 9, Bowling Green - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism


2010

December 16, Australian National University - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

July 13, St. Andrews Seminar on Methodology - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

December 5-9, AAP-New Zealand - Why My Pants Are Not Subject to Requirements of Rationality

December 2, University of Western Australia - Zarathustra’s Metaethics

July 7-9, Nietzsche’s Postmoralism Conference - Zarathustra’s Metaethics

June 8, Northern Illinois University - Zarathustra’s Metaethics

June 10, Illinois State University - The Desire/Belief Account of Intention Explains Everything

May 28, University of Chicago - The Desire/Belief Account of Intention Explains Everything

May 26, University of Illinois - The Desire/Belief Account of Intention Explains Everything

May 21, Tufts University - The Desire/Belief Account of Intention Explains Everything

May 12, King’s College London - The Desire/Belief Account of Intention Explains Everything


2009

May 12, University of Southern California - The Humean Theory of Practical Irrationality

May 13, Arizona - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

May 15, University of Miami - The Humean Theory of Practical Irrationality

May 18, University of Tennessee - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

June 4, Illinois State - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

June 5, Illinois - The Humean Theory of Practical Irrationality

June 10, King's College London - The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism

June 17, Oriel College Oxford - The Humean Theory of Practical Irrationality

July 30, University of Puget Sound - Possible Girls

December 1, Australian National University - Distinguishing Belief and Imagination

December 3, University of Waikato - Unequal Vividness and Double Effect

December 7-10, New Zealand AAP - Advantages of Propositionalism

December 14, University of Sydney - Distinguishing Belief and Imagination

December 15, Macquarie University - Unequal Vividness and Double Effect

December 16, University of New South Wales - Unequal Vividness and Double Effect

December 17, University of Western Australia - Unequal Vividness and Double Effect


2008

January 21, National University of Singapore - The Humean Theory of Motivation Reformulated & Defended

February 13, Louisiana State University - The Humean Theory of Motivation Reformulated & Defended

July 6, Australasian Association of Philosophy - The Humean Theory of Practical Irrationality


2007

February 2, Bowling Green State University - The Humean Theory of Motivation Reformulated & Defended

February 16, University of Texas at Austin, Nietzsche's Ethics - Commentary on 'Eternal Recurrence and Nihilism:' by Nadeem Hussain


2005

April 23, University of Texas at Austin Graduate Conference - Possible Girls


2003

February 14, University of Texas at Austin, Moral Theory after Nietzsche - Commentary on 'Nietzsche: Perfectionist' by Thomas Hurka