Upcoming Events


2017
2017 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, January 4-7, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

Group Session: Saturday, January 7, 9:00-11:30

Topic: Agency and Perception

Chair: Andrei A. Buckareff (Marist College)

Speaker: Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon University)

Commentators:
Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers University)
Denis Buehler (Oxford University)


2017 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, 
March 1-4, Sheraton Kansas City Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri

Group Session: Wednesday, March 1, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Topic: X-phi of Agency

Chair: Zac Cogley (Northern Michigan University)

Speaker: Adam Feltz (Michigan Technological University)
        "Measures of Agency"

Speaker: Carrie Figdor (University of Iowa)
        “Epiphenomenalism and the Conscious Will: A Compatibilist Position”


Past Events


2016

2016 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 30-April 3, The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, California


Group Session: Friday, April 1, 7-10 pm

Topic: The Varieties of Free Will Skepticism

Chair: Joe Campbell (Washington State University)

Speaker: Derk Pereboom (Cornell University)
"Resisting the Practice of Holding Responsible"

Commentator: Galen Strawson (University of Texas at Austin)

Speaker: Tamler Sommers (University of Houston)
"Philosophical Busybodies"

Commentator: Kelly McCormick (Texas Christian University)

2016 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 2-5, 2016, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Il. 

Group Session: Wednesday, March 2, 7-10pm

Topic: Self-Control

Chair: Zac Cogley (Northern Michigan University)

Speakers:  Alfred R. Mele (Florida State University
                "Self-Control: A Puzzle"
                Sarah Stroud (McGill University) and Martina Orlandi (McGill University)
                "Self-Control in Action and Belief"

2016 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, January 6-9, 2016, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

Group Session:

Topic: Implicit Bias and Moral Responsibility

Chair: Santiago Amaya (Universidad de los Andes)

Speaker: Neil Levy (Macquarie University and Oxford Centre for Neuroethics)

Commentators:
Angela Smith (Washington and Lee University)
Holly Smith (Rutgers University-New Brunswick)

2015

2015 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 1-5, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Group Session:

Topic: Book Symposium: Michael Bratman, Shared Agency: A Planning Theory of Acting Together

Date: TBA

Chair: Luca Ferrero (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Author: Michael Bratman (Stanford University)

Commentators:

David Copp (University of California, Davis)

Tamar Schapiro (Stanford University)

Sergio Tenenbaum (University of Toronto)

2015 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, February 18-21, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

Group Session:

Topic: Book Symposium: Neil Levy, Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m

Chair: Zac Cogley (Northern Michigan University)

Author: Neil Levy (Oxford University and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health)

Commentators:

Gregg Caruso (Corning Community College, SUNY)

Philip J. Robichaud (Delft University of Technology)

Chandra Sripada (University of Michigan)

2014

2014 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 27-30, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Group session                                                                                                                          

Topic: Reactive Attitudes

Date: Sunday, December 28, 2014, 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Chair: Andrei A. Buckareff (Marist College)

Speaker: Bennett Helm (Franklin & Marshall College)

"Shame, Contempt, and Esteem: Constituting Communal Values"

Commentator: Seth Shabo (University of Delaware)


2014 Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, February 26-March 1, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Group Session:
Topic: Partial/Mitigated Responsibility
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:40pm-10:40pm
Chair: Zac Cogley (Northern Michigan University
Speaker: Manuel Vargas (University of San Francisco)
"Less Than Fully Responsible"
Commentator: Carolina Sartorio (University of Arizona)
Commentator: Michael McKenna (University of Arizona

2014 Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 16-20, The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Group Session:
Topic: Book Symposium: Helen Steward, A Metaphysics for Freedom
Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00-10:00
Chair: Dana Kay Nelkin (University of California, San Diego)
Author: Helen Steward (University of Leeds)
Commentators:
Helen Beebee (University of Manchester)
John Bishop (University of Auckland)  
Randolph Clarke (Florida State University)

2013


2013 Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 27-30, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland

Group Session:
Topic: Abilities and Powers
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 11:15-1:15
Chair: Andrei A. Buckareff (Marist College)
Speaker: Randolph Clarke (Florida State University)
"Powers, Causes, and Free Will"
Commentator: Ruth Groff (Saint Louis University)
Commentator: Jonathan Jacobs (Saint Louis University)

2013 Central Division of the American Philosophical Association Meeting, February 20-23, New Orleans Hilton, New Orleans, LA 

Group Session: 

Topic: Strawson's "Freedom and Resentment"

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:30-10:30 PM

ChairZac Cogley (Northern Michigan University)

Speaker: John Martin Fischer (University of California-Riverside)

Peter Strawson and the Facts of Agency

Commentator: Dana Nelkin (University of California-San Diego)

Speaker: Justin Coates (University of Chicago Law School)

Responsibility Without (Panicky) Metaphysics

Commentator: Jada Twedt Strabbing (Fordham University)


2013 Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association Meeting, March 27-31, Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA.

Group Session: 

Topic: Davidsonian Causalism: Themes from Davidson's "Actions, Reasons, and Causes"

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:00-9:00 PM

Chair: Michael Brent (Carthage College)

Speaker: Sarah Paul (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

"The Force of the 'Because'"

Commentator: George Wilson (University of Southern California)

Speakers: Scott Sehon (Bowdoin College) & Guido Löhrer (University of Erfurt)

"Davidson's Challenge to the Non-causalist"

Commentator: Alfred Mele (Florida State University)


2012

2012 Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association Meeting, April 4-7, Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA

Group Session: Friday, April 6, 2012, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Topic: The Current State and Future of Philosophical Research on Action and Agency 

Chair: Joseph Campbell (Washington State University)

Panelists:

Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie University)

Alfred Mele (Florida State University)

Thomas Nadelhoffer (Dickinson College)

Eddy Nahmias (Georgia State University)

Manuel Vargas (University of San Francisco)