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”
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).
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?”
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.”
Federica Berdini received her PhD from the University of Bologna’s Science, Cognition, and Technology program. Dr. Berdini’s research is in philosophy of action and philosophy of psychology. Her talk is titled: “Agency’s Constitutive Normativity: An Elucidation”.
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”.
Laura Franklin-Hall, Associate Professor of Philosophy at New York University, researches problems in the philosophy of biology, the general philosophy of science, and metaphysics.
New work on the Presocratics, feat. talks by Patricia Curd, André Laks, Claire Louguet, and more.
Prof. Angelova’s research is in 20th century continental philosophy, with a particular focus on Heidegger, Nancy, Derrida, and French feminist theory in relation to 19th century philosophy, specifically Kant and Hegel. Her interests involve themes such as temporality, selfhood, freedom, affect, gender and sexuality, and the imagination.
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”.