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. Fleischaker’s research is primarily in moral and political philosophy, the history of philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and aesthetics. His talk is titled “Empathy and Perspective: A Smithian Conception of Humanity.”
Speakers include Andrew Youpa (Southern Illinois University), John Carriero (UCLA), Matthew Kisner (University of South Carolina), Sanem Soyarslan (North Carolina State University), and Justin Steinberg (CUNY Brooklyn).
The Society’s 11th Annual Conference will be co-hosted by the University of Toronto and McMaster University in 2017. Speakers at this two-day conference will include Julia Jorati (Ohio State University), Stephen Puryear (North Carolina State University), Martha Bolton (Rutgers University), and more.