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2004-2005 Colloquia

Fall 2004


Picture of George Berkeley


October 8

Zoltán Szabó

Cornell University

"Sententialism and Berkeley's Master Argument"

(Picture of George Berkeley)


Picture of Brandon Fitelson


October 22

Branden Fitelson

University of California, Berkeley

"The Paradox of Confirmation"



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David Sedley
University of Cambridge
"Recollection and Forms in Plato, Phaedo 74-76
November 4
"The Argument"
November 5
"Originals and Copies"


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November 19

Martha Nussbaum

University of Chicago

"Capabilities and Disabilities: Beyond the Social Contract"



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November 22

Alexander P.D. Mourelatos

University of Texas

"Intrinsic and Relational Properties of Atoms in the Democritean Ontology"



Winter 2005


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January 7

Lex Newman

University of Utah

"Locke's Idea of Mechanism"



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January 14

Susan Haack

University of Miami

"One Truth, or Many Truths? Yes, and Yes"



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January 21

Daniel Nolan

University of St. Andrews

"Platitudes and Metaphysics"



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January 28

Alan Nelson

University of California, Irvine

"Thought Unlimited"



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February 4

David Braun

University of Rochester

"Empty Names, Mythical Names, Fictitious Names"



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February 11

Jonathan Vogel

Amherst College




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February 18

Aaron Garrett

Boston University

"Virtuous Circles: Hume on Character and Moral Qualities"



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March 4

Jan Szaif

University of California, Davis (Visiting)

"Plato on Truth and Conceptual Representation"



Spring 2005


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April 8

Louise Antony

The Ohio State University

"Is 'Non-Conceptual Content' Content?"



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April 22

James van Cleve

Brown University and University of Southern California

"Rates of Passage"



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Hesperia Lectures
Rachel Barney
University of Toronto
"The Shoemaker and the Good: Plato and Aristotle on Practical Reasoning"
May 5
"Deliberation and the Form of the Good"
May 6
"The Function Argument"


Picture of James Dreier

May 13

Jamie Dreier

Brown University

"Boundless Good"


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May 16

Edwin McCann

University of Southern California

"Hume's Theory of Personal Identity in Contexts"



All photographs copyright ©, G. J. Mattey, 2004, 2005