Caspar Hare, a professor of Philosophy at MIT, has main professional interests in ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology. His recent work has sought to bring ideas about practical rationality and metaphysics to bear on issues in normative ethics and epistemology.
Jo Wolff, a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, works primarily on questions in the philosophy of science and metaphysics, with a current research focus on the metaphysics of quantities.
Robin Dembroff is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Yale University, working primarily in feminist philosophy, metaphysics, and epistemology. In their research, they place a particular emphasis on relationships between social categories, concepts, and language.
Professor Cohen’s research interests include the philosophy of agency, the philosophy of religion, ethical theory, and metaphysics. He will delver a talk titled “Idolatry and the Curious Case of Space Ba’al”.
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.”
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?”
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.
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. 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. 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”.
Owen Pikkert, PhD candidate at U of T, works primarily in early modern philosophy, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion.