Julia Staffel specializes in formal epistemology and traditional epistemology, and her work also relates to issues in philosophical logic, philosophy of mind and the philosophy of science. In this talk she will argue that there is a large class of rationality judgments we routinely endorse that fall neither into the category of doxastic nor the category of propositional rationality.
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.”
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).
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.”
Amie L. Thomasson, professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College, will deliver a talk titled “How can we come to know metaphysical modal truths?”
Prof. Gertler’s research is focused on the philosophy of mind, particularly self-knowledge, mental content, consciousness, and the self. She will deliver a talk on “Rational Agency”.
Jacob Beck’s research focuses on mental representation and consciousness. The title of Professor Beck’s talk is “Is Perception Analog?”
Prof. DeRosset’s research is focused on metaphysics and the philosophy of language, with a particular interest in the metaphysics of modality, and the utility and limits of explanation and reduction in metaphysics. He will deliver a talk titled “Skepticism about Grounding”.
Roger White’s work considers epistemology and the philosophy of science, including perceptual justification, applications of probability to reasoning, skepticism, induction, and the role of explanatory considerations in theory assessment.