Daniel Breazeale has been at the University of Kentucky since 1971. He specializes in German philosophy from Kant to Nietzsche, with a research focus on post-Kantian idealism and the philosophy of J. G. Fichte. Other interests include existentialism, skepticism, and social and political philosophy.
Professor Naas teaches courses in philosophy and comparative literature and conducts research in the areas of ancient Greek philosophy and contemporary French philosophy. He has edited, translated, and written on a number of the works of Jacques Derrida.
Professor Roberts’ areas of specialization are formal semantics and pragmatics. She has been working on long-term projects that pertain to projective meaning and natural language metaphysics. She will deliver a talk titled “The Character of Epistemic Modals in Natural Language: Evidential Indexicals.”
The group welcomes Gregor Moder, assistant professor on the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana. He is the author of Hegel and Spinoza: Substance and Negativity (Northwestern University Press, 2017). A talk abstract and title will be posted closer to the date of this event.
Professor Greenberg’s research is oriented around language, mind, and depiction. His publications include “Beyond Resemblance”, in Philosophical Review (2013), and “Varieties of Iconicity”, in a special issue of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology (2015).
Professor Winkler is a leading scholar of early modern philosophy best known for his work on Berkeley and Hume. He will deliver a talk titled “Locke on the Scope of Sensitive Knowledge”.
Hartry Field’s current research focuses on objectivity and indeterminacy, a priori knowledge, causation, and the semantic and set-theoretic paradoxes. He will talk on “Epistemology from a “Naturalistic” (but not Reliabilist) Perspective.”
Professor Way’s areas of specialization are in ethics and epistemology, broadly construed. He is particularly interested in issues to do with reasons, rationality, value, and normativity, across practical and epistemic domains. He will talk on “The Distinctiveness of Fittingness” (co-authored with Conor McHugh).
Prof. Hickson’s recent research has focused on the history of 17-century philosophy, especially Descartes, Bayle, skepticism, and the problem of evil. Increasingly, his research includes both historical and contemporary issues related to conscience and toleration.
Rebecca Stangl is associate professor at the University of Virginia. Prof. Stangl’s research is in ethics and the history of philosophy. She will talk on the topic of “Might Self-Cultivation be a Virtue?”
Prof. Atherton’s research interests include English philosophers of the early modern period, the work of women philosophers in the history of philosophy, and historical issues in the philosophy of psychology.
Amie L. Thomasson, professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College, will deliver a talk titled “How can we come to know metaphysical modal truths?”