Professor Sedley’s research is in 1st century BC philosophy and Plato’s Phaedo. His publications include Creationism and its Critics in Antiquity, 2007 (Berkeley) and The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato’s Theaetetus, 2004 (Oxford).
This year’s Alexander Lecture welcomes Christopher Mole, Chair of the Programme in Cognitive Systems at UBC where he also teaches in the Department of Philosophy. Professor Mole will deliver a talk on “Dynamic Semantics, Embodied Syntax, and the Evidence of Sign-Language Aphasia”
Mark UNESCO World Philosophy Day with a lecture by Miranda Fricker of CUNY’s Graduate Center. Professor Fricker’s research includes feminist philosophy, social epistemology, and moral philosophy.
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?”
Gideon Freudenthal is professor in the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University. He will deliver a talk on “Salomon Maimon’s philosophy: between myth and logical analysis.”
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.”
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”.
Prof. Lascano’s research interests lie primarily in the history of early modern philosophy, philosophy of religion, and metaphysics. She will deliver a talk on “Reconsidering Astell’s relation to Locke: Mary Astell’s account of God’s existence and human freedom.”
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”.
Prof. Stern will deliver a talk on “Maimonides and the Falasifa on Certainty and the Certainty of Prophecy.” His research is broadly in contemporary philosophy of language and medieval philosophy, especially Arabic and Jewish philosophy.
This year’s two-day Roseman Lecture will be delivered by Tommie Shelby, the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University.