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 Zollman, game theorist and associate professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in mathematical models, social behaviour, biology, and the evolution of languages.
A specialist in continental philosophy, Professor Russon’s recent work had dealt with the formation of personal identity and with the issues that structure our meaningful involvement in everyday life. He has also published on Hegel, phenomenology (especially on Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger and Derrida) and ancient philosophy (especially Plato and Aristotle).
Professor Andersen’s research is in philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology, and particularly causation (application of causal methodology to case studies in philosophy of science, causal explanation, problems related to mental causation, and the metaphysics of causation).
Professor Strevens’ research is in philosophy of science (including scientific explanation, complex systems, probability, the social structure of science) and the philosophical applications of cognitive science (especially the psychology of concepts).
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, who will deliver a talk titled “Death and Finality: Hegel versus Spinoza.”
Professor Pautz’s current research project is a “consciousness-first” program in the philosophy of mind. His book, Perception: How Mind Connects to World is forthcoming from Routledge Press.
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).
A university lecturer in philosophy of science at Cambridge University, Jacob Stegenga’s research focuses on methodological problems of medical research, conceptual questions in evolutionary biology, and fundamental topics in reasoning and rationality.
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”.