2010 Staff Seminar Series
Semester 2, 2010
July 23 Robert Hanna (Colorado) ‘Taking Simple Arithmetic Seriously'
July 30 Edward Khamara (Monash) ‘Evangelical Scepticism'
August 6 Stewart Cohen (ANU) ‘Bootstrapping and Defeasible Reasoning'
August 13 Neil McKinnon (Monash) ‘Constitution and Mereological Pluralism'
August 20 Paul Biegler (Monash) and Patrick Vargas ‘Epistemic paternalism, unconscious persuasion, and regulation of pharmaceutical advertising'
August 27 Ralph Wedgwood (Oxford) TBA
September 3 Simon Keller (Victoria University Wellington) ‘Motives, Reasons, and the Ethics of Special Relationships'
Semester 1, 2010
Toby Handfield (Monash University) "The nature of chance in current physical theories"
Karen Green (Monash University) "When is a contract theorist not a contract theorist? Mary Astell and Catharine Macaulay as critics of Thomas Hobbes."
Rob Sparrow (Monash University) "What should advocates of human enhancement say about sex selection?"
Jacqueline Broad (Monash University) "Mary Astell and the Virtues"
John Kleinig (ANU) "Nationalism: A Qualified Defense."
Janna Thompson (Latrobe University) "The Interests of the Dead"
John Bigelow (Monash University) "Quine, mereology, and inference to the best explanation"
Andrew Benjamin (Monash University) "The Fabric of Existence. Place as the Ground of Ethics."
Rachel Briggs T.B.A
Cathy Legg (University of Waikato) "The Hardness of the Iconic Must: Can Peirce's existential graphs assist modal epistemology?"