Presentations:

recent & upcoming

Misc.

Occidental College, OCT 5, 2019

LOS ANGELES

Invited Speaker, Series on Love in Personal and Political Life

Organizer:  Ryan Preston-Roedder

Paper: TBD

1.

Speaker, Oxford Moral Philosophy Seminar, OCT 21, 2019

OXFORD, UK

Paper: "Grace and Alienation"

2.

Speaker, OCT 24, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF READING, UK

Paper: "Grace and Misanthropy"

3.

Pacific APA APRIL 8-11, 2020: 

SAN FRANCISCO

Invited Session: "Love in Personal and Political Life."

Organizer: Clair Morissey

Other Panelists:  

Ryan Preston-RoedderMark Lance

Paper: "TBD

4.

Central APA FEB 26-29, 2020: CHICAGO

Invited Session: "Ethics and Aesthetics of the Self."

Organizer: Jonathan Gingerich

Other Panelists:  

Olúfẹ́mi O. TáíwòOded Na'aman

Paper: "The Epistemic Appetites"

5.

Rice Workshop in Humanistic Ethics

APRIL 11-12, 2019: HOUSTON 

Paper: Untitled Paper on "Fittingness"

Organizer and Hosts: Vida Yao, Christopher R. Hakkenberg

6.

Pacific APA APRIL 17-20, 2019: VANCOUVER

Comments: Lorraine Besser, "The Interesting and the Pleasant"

7.

Loyola Marymount Philosophy Department

APRIL 5-8, 2019NEW ORLEANS

Paper 1: "'I Love Women'A Non-Implicit Explanation of Implicit Bias Test Results" (co-authored with Samuel Reis-Dennis)

Paper 2: "Grace and Alienation"

8.

Central APA FEB 20-23, 2019: DENVER

1. Presentation: "'I Love Women'A Non-Implicit Explanation of Implicit Bias Test Results" (co-authored with Samuel Reis-Dennis)

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2. Chaired Session: "Prejudice in Philosophy"

Organizer: Noell Birondo

Panelists: Lucy Allais, Charles Mills, Robert Bernasconi

9.

UC Santa Cruz Philosophy Department

FEB 11-14, 2019SANTA CRUZ

Paper: "Grace and Alienation"

10.

Nickel City Ethics (NiCE) Conference

NOV 2, 2018: SUNY BUFFALO

Keynote: Mark Schroeder: "Relationship Pathologies"

Paper: "Grace and Misanthropy"

Comments from Macalester Bell

Organizers: Lewis Powell, Nic Bommarito

11.

UVM Food Ethics Conference, MAY 10-11, 2018: BURLINGTON, VT

Paper: "Two Problems Posed by the Suffering of Animals"

Organizers and Hosts: Kate Nolfi, Tyler Doggett, Eugene Korsunskiy

12.

American Philosophies Forum, APRIL 5-7, 2018: NEW ORLEANS

Theme: Memory, Mood, Hope, Action

Paper"Two Problems Posed by the Suffering of Animals"

Organizer and Hosts: John Stuhr, Megan Craig, John Lysaker etc. etc. etc. etc. <3

13.

NUSTEP 12th Annual Conference, MARCH 8-10, 2018: EVANSTON

Keynotes: 1) "Agency and Vulnerability," Sharon Street 2) "Official Corruption," Niko Kolodny

Paper: "Grace and Alienation"

Commenter: Laura Gillespie (currently retired, like a phoenix)

Organizers and Hosts: Kyla Ebels-Duggan, Stephen White, etc. etc. etc.

14.

Eastern APA JAN 3-6, 2018: SAVANNAH

Symposium Session: "Grace and Alienation"

Commentators: Michelle Mason Bizri and Bridget Clarke

15.

9/13/19

Last June, I was interviewed by Rice Philosophy Major and McMillan Institute Intern Bilal Rehman on behalf of the Houston Jung Center. The video is now available on Youtube. We discuss my forthcoming paper, "Grace and Alienation", the relationship between rationality and the emotions, and depth and shallowness in philosophy. 

8/19/19

I was interviewed by Benjamin Blanchard of the Daily Ant for their "Philosophy Phriday" Series. Among other things, we discuss whether one can be gracious toward ants, whether decaying corpses are beautiful, and whether ants can be bored.

8/4/19

A short essay of mine (original here) about Houston, "Farewell for Now: Menil", was published by The Houston Chronicle.

I previously spoke to the Chron about the meaning of life and Japanese cleaning pixie Marie Kondo.

6/28/19

I did a short interview with the American Philosophical Association

6/6/19

I am now officially Moral Philosopher of The Doerr Institute for New Leaders, under the directorship of former Brigadier General Tom Kolditz

I will be present at the 2019 FRED Forum in San Francisco, NOV 4-6, 2019, representing Rice University and the Doerr Institute.

On May 28, Rice philosophers George Sher, Tim Schroeder, Gwen Bradford and I participated in a day long workshopping session, providing a moral framework for the Doerr Institute's student coaching program.  

5/7/2019

Rice grad student and exemplary Research Assistant Stijn Talloen will be interning with The Boston Review, starting in June. 

5/2/2019

Jason Barton has been awarded the Philosophy Department's Fulton Award. Jason will start his PhD in Philosophy at the University of New Mexico in the Fall.

Caroline (Carly) Frieders and Bilal Rehman have been jointly award the Philosophy Department's Kolenda Award. Rice is lucky to have these two for one more year.

Blame it on their juice.

4/18/2019

I've been selected as one of one hundred philosophers who love stamps, Iris Murdoch, and writing postcards. 

Here is how I responded to the question, What Does Iris Murdoch's Philosophy Mean To You?

Iris Murdoch challenges us to think boldly about moral philosophy: what life would be like if centered around love, and what love and morality would be like if centered around vision and attention. She was that rare philosopher who unearths such deeply-held dogmas one is left shaken and unsure to what extent one’s own vision is clouded by those dogmas. She expands my imagination of what moral philosophy can be, demonstrating the possibility and importance of rich and ambitious work.