Philosophy

Philosophy Department Events, 1994-1999

 

1994-95

Gabriel Segal (King's College London): "The Modularity of the Theory of Mind", 10/13/94 (funded by the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund).

Ned Block
(MIT): "On a Confusion About A Function of Consciousness", 10/24/94 (funded by the Eastman Fund).

Georgia Warnke
: "Legitimacy and Consensus: Comments on the Work of Jürgen Habermas", 2/13/95 (funded by the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund).

Robert Paul Wolff
(UMass): "The Pimple on Adonis's Nose", Philosophy Club Lecture, 3/7/95 (funded by the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund and Philosophy Department).

Edward S. Casey
(SUNY): "The Ghost of Embodiment", 3/13/95 (funded by the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund).

Seyla Benhabib
(Harvard University): "'Sources of the Self' in Contemporary Feminist Theory", 4/6/95 (funded by the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund).

Lorenzo Simpson
: "Humanism, Post-Modernism, and Irony", 4/17/95 (funded by the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund).

1995-96

Shelly Kagan: "The Geometry of Desert", 12/01/95 (funded by the Philosophy Department).

Lynne Rudder Baker
(UMass): "Belief Without Reification", 02/23/96 (funded by the Philosophy Department, the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund, and the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science).

Fred Dretske
: "Minds and Machines: What Really Explains Behavior", 03/29/96 (funded by the Philosophy Department, the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund, and the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science).

Barry Loewer
: "Is Reference Physical?", 04/18/96 (funded by the Philosophy Department, the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund, and the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science).

Jerry Fodor
(Rutgers): "The Nature of Concepts and the Innateness Problem", 05/02/96 (funded by the Philosophy Department, the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund, and the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science).

1996-97

Thomas P. Smith (Amherst College): "How to Deceive Oneself and Still Remain One Self," 12/5/96 (funded by the Philosophy Department).

James Tappenden
: "Proof Style and Understanding in Mathematics," 4/17/97 (funded by the Philosophy Department). 

1997-98

Edward Stein (Yale University): "What Kind of Question Is ‘Are Humans Rational?’," 10/24/97 (funded by the Philosophy Department).

Juliet Floyd (Boston University): "The Uncaptive Eye: Solipsism in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus," 10/27/97 (funded by the Philosophy Department).

Ann Ferguson (University of Massachusetts):"What is Sex Anyway and What Does It Matter? A Feminist Perspective," 11/10/97 (funded by the Philosophy Department).

Robert Gordon (University of Misssouri): "Mental Simulation and the Explanation of Action," 11/14/97 (funded by the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund).

William G. Lycan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): "The Representational Theory of Qualia," 4/3/98 (funded by the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund).

Gabriel Segal (King’s College London): "An Internalist on Twin Earth," 4/14/98 (funded by the Philosophy Department and the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund).

Sydney Shoemaker
(Cornell University): "Realization and Mental Causation," 5/1/98 (funded by the Philosophy Department and the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund).

1998-99

Igal Kvart (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel): "Causal Independence," 9/29/98 (funded by the Philosophy Department and the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund in Philosophy).

Donald Davidson (The University of California at Berkeley): "Interpretation: Hard in Theory, Easy in Practice," 11/30/98 (funded by the Philosophy Department and the Joseph Epstein Lecture Fund in Philosophy).

Dale Jamieson (Carleton College): "Climate Change and Global Environmental Justice," 4/22/99 (funded by the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science).