University of California, San
Fridays, 2:15-3:45pm, HSS 8025 [map]
Tolley (ctolley [at] ucsd.edu)
of Philosophy Roundtable [HOPR] meets regularly during the
academic year to discuss work in progress by graduate
students and faculty on topics in the history of
philosophy. Most of the papers are by UCSD
department members, but we also welcome occasional
visitors. If you are in the area or will be visiting
San Diego and would like to participate, please contact Clinton
Tolley (ctolley [at] ucsd.edu).
All meetings are held in the Philosophy Department
library, HSS 8025. Papers to be discussed are
circulated electronically approximately one week before
the scheduled meeting.
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|Richard Bett (Johns Hopkins)
|Do the ancients see value in humanity?
|Andrew Wong (UCSD)
|on the methodology of
|Tim Jankowiak (Towson)
|Kant on the law of continuity
|JP Messina (UCSD)
|Markets and Motives: On Motivational
"Crowding Out" in Kant and Smith
|Phil Horky (Durham)
|Category theory in the early Academy
|Blythe Greene (UCSD)
|on time in the Timaeus
|Robert Gooding-Williams (Columbia)
|on the history of black nationalism
|Matt Brown (UT Dallas)
||on Dewey's philosophy of logic and science
|*Mon* Mar 6
|Nick Stang (Toronto)
|on Kant's schematism
|*Mon* Apr 3
|Clinton Tolley UCSD)
|on Edith Stein and the experience of
|Anthony Bruno (Toronto)
|on Fichte's 'genetic' deduction of the
|Peter Myrdal (Turku)
|on Leibniz on substance and force
|Deborah Brown (Queensland)
|on Descartes and substantial union
|Brian Tracz (UCSD)
|on modern German philosophy of perception
Schedule of previous years
Oct 2 Ben Sheredos (UCSD)
Brentano's Act Psychology was not Aristotelian (or, wasn't
Oct 16 Peter Yong (UCSD) on
Hegel and perception
Oct 30 Eric Watkins (UCSD)
Kant on real grounds and conditions
Nov 6 Samuel Murray (Notre Dame)
on Aquinas and certa malitia
Nov 13 Dorothea Frede (Hamburg)
on Aristotle and reasonable emotions
Dec 4 David Forman (UNLV) on
Leibniz, progress, and eternal recurrence
Jan 8 Sebastian Bender (Rice)
on Leibniz and the principle of sufficient reason
Feb 12 Rafeeq Hasan (Amherst)
on freedom and poverty in the Kantian state
Feb 19 Don Rutherford (UCSD)
On the wisdom of the moderns
Feb 26 Jim Kreines (Claremont McKenna)
Against the 'new' Kant
Apr 1 Michael White (Arizona State)
on ancient philosophy
Apr 5 Lucy Allais
(UCSD/Wits) on Kant and racism
Apr 8 Ana Laura Edelhoff (Humboldt/Berlin)
on Aristotle's categories
Apr 22 Joseph Stratmann (UCSD)
on Kant and the transcendental ideal
June 10 Daniel Sutherland (Illinois-Chicago)
on Kant's applied mathematics
Oct 24 David Brink (UCSD)
Completeness and Realism about Eudaimonia: Lessons from the Big Rock
Nov 14 Erik Olson (UCSD) on
Spinoza on modality
Nov 21 Marcy Lascano (Cal State Long Beach)
on Margaret Cavendish's metaphysics
Dec 12 Peter Yong (UCSD) on
Feb 13 Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame)
On Kant's 'tragic problem'
Feb 20 Peter Yong (UCSD)
on modern European philosophy
Feb 27 Stephen Zylstra (Toronto)
On Spinoza on Necessity, Perfection, and
Mar 13 Derk Pereboom (Cornell)
On transcendental arguments in Kant (and
Mar 30 [Monday!]
Jennifer Uleman (SUNY Purchase) "How would
you regard a friend?" On Suicide, Friendship, and Self-Regard in
Apr 10 Marleen Rozemond (Toronto)
Conceptions of Substance in Descartes and
Leibniz’s Rejection of Materialism
Apr 24 Lucy Allais (UCSD)
Transcendental Idealism in the Transcendental Aesthetic
May 15 Michael Oberst (Berlin)
Kant, Causal Skepticism, and the Refutation
May 22 Paula Gottlieb (Wisconsin)
Aristotle, the Principle of
Non-Contradiction, and Posterior Analytics A 11
Oct 11 Karolina Huebner (Toronto)
on Spinoza, the affects, and identity
Oct 18 Pierre Destrée (Louvain)
on poetics and politics in Aristotle's
Oct 25 Eric Watkins (UCSD)
on Kant and the unconditioned
Nov 8 Kristen Inglis (Pittsburgh)
on Aristotle and rational desire
Nov 22 Dan Schwartz (UCSD)
on utopia and progress in Bacon's /The New Atlantis/
Dec 6 Kristen Irwin (Biola)
on Locke, Bayle, and religious (in)tolerance
Feb 7 Monte Johnson (UCSD)
"Aristotle's Architectonic Sciences"
Feb 21 Clinton Tolley (UCSD)
"Intuition, Perception, and Experience in
Feb 28 Daniel Guevara (UC Santa Cruz)
"Kant's conception of philosophy"
Mar 7 Eric Watkins (UCSD) and Marcus
Willaschek (Frankfurt) "Kant's Account of
Apr 11 Gila Sher (UCSD) on
Kant and truth
May 12 Peter Anstey (Sydney)
on early modern philosophy
May 16 Tyke Nunez (Pittsburgh)
on Kant and apperception
May 23 Jozef Mueller (UC Riverside)
on Aristotle, agency, and responsiblity
May 30 Florian Marwede (Frankfurt)
on Kant, happiness, and the highest good
June 6 Zed Adams (New School)
on history of philosophy of color
Oct 5 Peter Yong (UCSD) on
Hegel and phenomenal givenness
Oct 19 Peter Thielke (Pomona)
"Intelligible possession and things in themselves"
Nov 9 Terry Irwin (Oxford) on
Jan 18 Daniel Schwartz (UCSD)
on Bacon's natural histories
Feb 1 Clinton Tolley (UCSD) on
Kant's use of 'Erkenntnis' in its historical context
Mar 1 Alex Klein (Cal State Long Beach)
on William James and the relation between
psychology, science, and religious belief
Mar 8 Daniel Althof (UCSD/Jena)
on Hegel's account of the Notion
Mar 15 Sam Rickless (UCSD) on Berkeley's
argument for God's existence in the Principles
Apr 5 Kyle Sereda (UCSD)
"Leibniz on the ontology of numbers"
Weds Apr 17, 11-12:30 Carl Posy (Hebrew
University, Jerusalem) "Systematicity and
Semantics: Kant on the unity of the proposition"
[joint meeting with the Southern California working group in
History and Philosophy of Logic and Math (HPLM)]
Apr 19 Peter Yong (UCSD) on
Hegel and 'sense-certainty'
May 3 Nate Rockwood (UCSD) on
Locke on scientific knowledge
May 17 Ben Sheredos (UCSD)
"Mental acts in Brentano and Husserl: from act-psychology to
May 24 Don Rutherford (UCSD)
"Perfectionism in Spinoza and Nietzsche"
Sept 30 Sam Rickless (UCSD)
Locke on identity
Oct 7 Tim Jankowiak (UCSD)
Relational and non-relational intentionality in intentionalist
interpretations of Kant
Oct 14 Daniel Schwartz (UCSD)
Baconian natural history and scientific progress
Oct 28 Peter Yong (UCSD) on
Nov 5 Malebranche Day
with Tom Lennon, Sean Greenberg, Patricia Easton, Julie Walsh and
Nov 18 Eric Schliesser (Ghent)
The Newtonians against Spinoza on motion
Dec 2 Richard Kraut (Northwestern)
Aristotle on friendship
Feb 3 Martin Lin (Rutgers) on
the modal status of absolute space and time in Leibniz
Feb 17 Hemmo Laiho (Turku, Finland/UCLA)
on Kant and perceptual particulars
Feb 24 Henry Mendell (CSU-LA)
on Aristotle's definitions of the soul
Mar 2 Marcus Willaschek (Frankfurt)
on Kant and the highest good
Mar 10 Bonnie Kent (UC Irvine)
on Aristotle and Aquinas and virtue
Apr 13 Don Rutherford (UCSD)
on Leibniz and the ideality of space
Apr 27 Nate Rockwood (UCSD) on
May 11 Samantha Matherne (UC Riverside)
on Kant and aesthetic ideas
May 18 Michael Hardimon (UCSD)
May 25 Julie Walsh (UCSD/Quebec-Montreal)
Oct 1 James Messina (UCSD), on Kant and the ground of the
unity of space
Oct 15 Lewis Powell (USC), on Hume's maxim of conceivability and his
treatment of modality
Oct 29 Nate Rockwood (UCSD), on Hume's account of identity
Nov 12 Daniel Schwartz (UCSD), on
Bacon's account of sense-perception
Nov 19 Henry Allison (UC Davis), on
the formulations of the Categorical Imperative in Kant's
Feb 4 Clinton Tolley (UCSD), on Kant's doctrine of concepts
Feb 11 Monte Johnson (UCSD), on Democritus, on what's up to us
Feb 25 Sean Greenberg (UC Irvine), on Malebranche, consent, and
Apr 8 Julie Walsh (UCSD/Western Ontario), on Molyneux's problem and
Locke's view of freedom
Apr 12 Ina Goy (Tuebingen), on Kant, biology, and the argument from
May 6 Tim Jankowiak (UCSD), on Kant on empirical intuitions
May 13 Don Rutherford (UCSD), on Leibniz on the ideality of space
May 27 Peter Yong (UCSD), on Kant's analysis of the ontological
Oct 2 James Messina (UCSD), "Kant's hidden ontology of
Oct 16 Michael Friedman (Stanford), "Kant on geometry and spatial
Nov 6 Daniel Schwartz (UCSD), "Baconian Foundationalism and the
Problem of Certainty"
Nov 13 Marcy Lascano (CSU Long Beach), "Kant on Leibnizian
Emanation, Creation, and God's Freedom"
Nov 20 Timothy Rosenkoetter (Johns Hopkins), "Groundwork III: A
Space for Kantian Non-Cognitivism?"
Jan 15 Jeremy Heis (UC Irvine), "Ernst Cassirer's Neo-Kantian
philosophy of geometry"
Jan 29 Eric Watkins and Kimberly Brewer (UCSD), "A Difficulty Still
Awaits: Kant, Spinoza, and the Threat of Theological Determinism"
Feb 5 Monte Johnson (UCSD), "A syllogistic, mathematical, and
mechanistic model of Aristotelian explanation and answer to
Socratesʼ criticism of natural science in Platoʼs
Mar 5 Matthew Shockey (Indiana, South Bend), "Heidegger's anxiety
and Descartes' uncertainty"
Apr 9 Don Rutherford (UCSD), "Hobbes on Virtue and the Laws of
Apr 23 Tim Jankowiak (UCSD), "Kant on Sensation and the Matter of
May 14 Sam Rickless (UCSD), on 17th century accounts of
June 4 Clinton Tolley (UCSD), "Kant's Transcendental Logic as a
Lara Ostaric (St. Michael's), on aesthetic judgment in German
Peter Myrdal (Uppsala/UCLA), on Leibniz on happiness
Daniel Schwartz, "Leaping to Conclusions Inductively: The Case of
Tim Jankowiak, on Kant, sensation, reality, and phenomenalism
Nate Rockwood, on Locke and personal identity
Josef Cressotti (UC Riverside), on Kant, pleasure, and judgments of
Karolina Huebner (Chicago/UCSD), on Spinoza and the reality of
Clinton Tolley, on Kant, logic, and truth
Aaron Garrett (Boston Univ), on Bishop Butler and 'bullshit'
Erin Frykholm, on Hume on character
Sam Rickless, "Berkeley on the perception of physical objects
Kristen Irwin, "The Autonomy of Reason: Bayle's Skeptico-Rationalist
Conception of Reason"
Matt Brown, "Evidence in John Dewey's Theory of Inquiry"
Daniel Schwartz, "On Communicating to Cavemen: Plato and the
Problems of Didactic Persuasion"
Tim Jankowiak, "The Subjects of Singular Judgments in Kant's Logic
and Theory of Experience"
Karolina Huebner (Chicago), "Spinoza, Hobbes, and rhetoric"
Elliot Paul (Yale), "Cartesian notions of certainty and doubt"
Don Rutherford, "The History of Philosophy as Philosophy"
Matt Brown, "John Dewey's theory of inquiry"
Helmut Heit (Hannover), "Truth and Effect: Background, Content and
Current Topicality of Nietzsche's Philosophy of Science"
Rolf-Peter Horstmann (Humboldt/Berkeley), "The Unity of Reason and
the Diversity of Life: The Idea of a System in Kant and in
Nineteenth Century Philosophy"
Juhana Lemetti (Helsinki), "Late Hobbes and maker's knowledge"
James Messina, "Spatial Relations, Different Places, and the
Possibility of Coordination: The First Metaphysical Exposition
Erin Frykholm, "Feeling and Sentiment in Hume's Moral Theory"
Clinton Tolley, "Logical Forms as Objects of Intuition in Husserl's
Sixth Logische Untersuchung"
David Owen (Arizona), "Belief, Causal Reasoning, and the Passions"
Kristen Irwin, "Corrosive Reason and Epistemic Immunity: Pierre
Bayle on Reason and the Mysteries"
James Messina, "Unity Amidst Diversity: The Place of Space
in Kant's Account of Self-Awareness and Objective Experience"
Susan Castro (UCLA), "Kant's Aristotelian Path from
Experience to Moral Metaphysics in the First Critique and the
Tim Jankowiak, "Berkeley's 'Master Argument': Its Shape
and Where It Doesn't Fail"
Dan Garber (Princeton), "Activity and Causality"
Wayne Martin (Essex), "Hegel's Failed Confessional
Doug Hutchinson (Toronto) and Monte Johnson,
"Reconstructing Aristotle's Lost Protrepticus"
Lisa Shapiro (SFU), "Rethinking Descartes's Institution of
Nature: The Passions of the Soul and Body-Mind Causation"
Mary Domski (New Mexico), "Naturalism, Nominalism, and the
Mathematical Treatment of Nature: Reconsidering Locke's
Relationship to Newton"
David Brink, "Mill's Ambivalence about Duty"
Matt Kisner (South Carolina), "Virtuous Passions: Spinoza
on the Power of Passivity"
Henry Allison (UC Davis), "Hume's Philosophical
Insouciance: A Reading of Treatise 1.4.7"
James Messina, "Catching Kant's 'I': Knowing Oneself as an
Object in the First Critique"
Monte Johnson, "Aristotle on the Value of the Sciences"
Eric Watkins, "Kant on the Hiddenness of God"
Susan Castro (UCLA), "The Transcendental Analytic of
Wayne Martin (Essex), "Conscience and Consciousness:
Rousseau's Critique of the Stoic Theory of Oikeosis"
Stefano Di Bella (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa),
"Subjects, Things and Properties: On Leibniz's Ontological
Matt Brown, "To See Like a Child: John Dewey, the Tao, and
Holly Andersen (Pittsburgh) and Rick Grush, "The History
of the Specious Present Doctrine: From Reid to Hodgson and 'E.R.
R. Lanier Anderson (Stanford), "Is Modus Ponens Analytic
Helmut Heit (Hanover/UCSD) , "Origins of Scientific
Thought in Ancient Ionia?"
John Whipple (UC Irvine), "Hobbes on Miracles in
Dale Dorsey, "Humean Constructivism and the Relativity
Adam Streed, "Mill's Radical Feminism"
Babette Babich (Fordham), "The Genealogy of Morals and
Right Reading: On the Nietzschean Aphorism and the Art of the
Don Rutherford, "Nietzsche's Philosophy of Experience"
Jens Timmermann (St Andrews), "Acting from Duty"
Michael Tiboris, "Stoic Children: The Moral Psychology of
James Messina, "Making Raum for Nonconceptual Content: The
Place of Intuitions in Kant's Epistemology"
Eric Watkins, "Kant on Transcendental Laws"
Kristen Irwin, "Bayle seulement philosophe?
Challenging Gianluca Mori's Reading of Bayle"
Holly Andersen (Pittsburgh, HPS) and Rick Grush, "History
of the 'Specious Present' I: From Reid to Hodgson and Clay"
Don Rutherford, "Leibniz as Idealist"
Eric Watkins, "Making Sense of Mutual Interaction:
Simultaneity and the Equality of Action and Reaction"
Kory Schaff, "Hegel's Solution to Poverty?"
Charlie Kurth, "Dissolving Wilson's Puzzle About Spinoza's
Theory of Falsity"
Matt Brown, "A Deweyan Inquiry into Rorty's Attack on
Inquiry into Inquiry"
Robert Merrihew Adams (Oxford), "The Priority of the
Perfect in the Philosophical Theology of the Continental
Susan Castro (UCLA), "The Method of Kant's Groundwork of
the Metaphysics of Morals: Groundwork I"
Rick Grush, "Berkeley and the Spatiality of Vision"
Sam Rickless, "Is Locke's Theory of Knowledge
Luke Robinson, "Ross, Conflicts of Obligation, and the
Concept of a Prima Facie Obligation"
Lex Newman (Utah), "Descartes on the Will"
Ryan Hickerson, "Where Do (Kantian) Concepts Come From?"
Michael Gill (Arizona), "Rationalism, Sentimentalism, and
Joseph Schear (Chicago), "Heidegger on Ontological
Kory Schaff, "Perpetual Peace or Endless Politics?
Kant, Hegel, and the Politics of Globalization"
Eric Watkins, "On the Necessity and Nature of Simples:
Leibniz, Wolff, Baumgarten, and the Early Kant"
Melissa Johnson, "Is Kant's General Logic Extensional or
Greg Shirley, "Heidegger and the Old and New Logic"
Matthew Kisner, "Descartes's Psychologism"
Matt Egan, "The Issue of Unity in Hegel's Critique of
Kant's Theoretical Philosophy"
Carl Sachs, "Is Truth a Useful Fiction? Nietzsche Between
Idealism and Empiricism"
Wayne Martin, "Fichte's Transcendental Phenomenology of
Kristen Irwin, "Heidegger's Transcendental Phenomenology"
Kory Schaff, "Hegel on Work, Freedom, and Community"
Ryan Hickerson, "What Was Brentano's Problem?"
John Vella, "Euripides and the Limits of Reason"
Falk Wunderlich (Berlin), "Kant's Theory of Consciousness
Matthew Kisner, "Descartes' Psychologism"
P.D. Magnus, "Reid's Dilemma and the Uses of Pragmatism"
Don Rutherford, "Hobbes's New Science of Ethics"
Ryan Hickerson, "Logical Normativity and Husserlian
Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame), Discussion of Kant and the Fate
Don Rutherford, "A Leibnizian Theory of Spontaneity"
Kristen Irwin, "'True' Kantian Pluralism"
Wayne Martin, "An Exercise in Kantian Logic"
Andrew Youpa (UC Irvine), "Spinoza's Ethical Objectivism"
Rick Grush, "What Berkeley Should Have Said"
Matthew Kisner, "Skepticism and Idealism in the Early
Wayne Martin, "The Judgment Stroke and the
Truth-Predicate: Frege and the Phenomenology of Judgment"
Eric Watkins, "Kant's Model of Causality"
Matthew Kisner,"Lions, Polecats and Foxes: Would Hobbesian
Subjects Agree to Covenant?"
Ryan Hickerson,"Phenomenology without Phenomena: The
Riddle of Intentional Objects in Husserl's Logical Investigations"
Carl Sachs, "Subspecie Spinozae: The Spinoza-Nietzsche
Kory Schaff,"Socializing the Mind? McDowell's Hegelianism
P. D. Magnus, "Underdetermination and Aspirations of
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