The Philosophy Department at Carleton University is home to an active research community. Members of the department publish in various subdisciplines of philosophy, including philosophy of mind and language, theoretical and practical ethics, feminist philosophy, the history of philosophy, philosophy of science, aesthetics, and other areas. Over half of our permanent faculty members hold, or have held, external research grants. Department members have published books with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Rowman and Littlefield, and MIT Press. Philosophy students at Carleton often have the opportunity to engage in advanced research, in collaboration with and under the mentorship of faculty members.
Many department members are involved in interdisciplinary and collaborative research; we have close working relationships with colleagues in Cognitive Science, English, the School for Studies in Art and Culture, the College of the Humanities, Sociology/Anthropology, and Political Science, among other units. The department is also home to Carleton University’s Centre on Ethics and Values, an interdisciplinary research centre that takes advantage of Carleton’s location in the national capital by fostering conversations about issues in ethics and public policy between academics and members of the public sector.
Recent Research Accomplishments (includes research since 2020)
Last updated: June 2023
Carleton University Research Development Grant – SSHRC Explore Early Career Researcher ($9,978), 2023.
Insight Development Grant, SSHRC, Public Trust in Science: A Social Approach, ($32,020),SSHRC, 2022–2024.
SSHRC Connections Grant: Development Ethics Forum. $12,000. 2022.
CUELF Experiential Learning grant, “Children’s Literature and Philosophy”: 2500 CDN. 2023
FASS Mid-Career Research grant, “Dreams in Early Modern Philosophy”: 10,000 CDN. 2021-22.
FASS Mid-career research grant. Project: “The Return of Philosophy as a Way of Life?Comparative Analysis of Five Conceptions of Philosophy in Antiquity” ($10,000). 2021.
FASS 2021, Special COVID-19 Research assistantship grant, Carleton University ($2,000). 2021.
SaPP, Student as Partner Program, assistantship grant, Carleton University ($2,000). 2021.
CU SSHRC Explore Research Development Grant, value $8,924. 2021
COVID-19 Research Fund Award, value $2000. 2020.
Articles, Book Chapters, and Reviews:
Forthcoming. Review of Wayne Waxman, A Guide to Kant’s Psychologism via Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Wittgenstein. (London and New York: Routledge Francis Taylor, 2019). Kantian Review.
Forthcoming, Grunhaum’s Critique of Psychoanalysis 40 Years Later. To appear in Vestigia. Bulletin of Psychoanalytic Studies, ed. John Gale.
Forthcoming. With Christopher Young. Schopenhauer and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science. In: Colin Marshall et al., eds. New Cambridge Companion to Schopenhauer. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
2022. Transcendental Self and Intelligible Self, Russia Kant Conference, in Kant’s Transcendental Philosophy.
2021a. Apperception. In: J. Wuerth, ed. The Cambridge Kant Lexicon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 42-46.
2021b. Obscure representations. In: J. Wuerth, ed. The Cambridge Kant Lexicon. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 316-18.
“Enlightenment and Revolution,” The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism and Poststructuralism, Daniel Whistler and Tilottama Rajan, eds., London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023.
“Introduction,” The Palgrave Schelling Handbook, co-edited with Sean J. McGrath and Joseph Carew, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 (forthcoming).
“Schelling and the Frankfurt School,” The Palgrave Schelling Handbook, Sean J. McGrath, Kyla Bruff, and Joseph Carew, eds., London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 (forthcoming)
Thomas Buchheim, “Schelling’s Late Philosophy,” (translation) co-translated with Majk Feldmeier, The Palgrave Schelling Handbook, Sean J. McGrath, Kyla Bruff, and Joseph Carew, eds., London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, eds., London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 (translation from German; forthcoming)
“The State as Second Nature in Schelling’s System of Transcendental Idealism,” Life,Organism and Human Nature: Perspectives on Classical German Philosophy, Luca Corti andJohannes-Georg Schülein, eds., Berlin: Springer Nature, 2023 (in press)
Translation: F.W.J. Schelling, “Presentation of the Purely Rational Philosophy (c. 1847)”(translated and edited excerpt), The Schelling Reader, Benjamin Berger and Daniel Whistler,eds., London: Bloomsbury, 2020 (translation from German)
‘It Takes a Village to Trust Science: Towards A (Thoroughly) Social Approach to Public Trust in Science’, Erkenntnis, forthcoming.
Book Review of The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy,38: 315–320. 2022.
‘Shopping for Experts’, Synthese, 200, 2022: 1-21.
‘Inductive Risk in Macroeconomics: Natural Rate Theory, Inductive Risk, and the Great Canadian Slump’, Economics & Philosophy, 2021.
Book Review of The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Payby Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, Economics & Philosophy, 37: 489-494. 2021.
‘A Minimalist Theory of Appropriation,’ The Journal of Ethics, 26, 2021: 319–335. [Refereed]
‘On the Mitigation of Inductive Risk’, European Journal of Philosophy of Science, 11: 1–14.2021
Contextual Minds. (with Jérôme Dokic) (forthcoming)
Mind, World, and Knowledge: The Rationalist Program and its Origins (forthcoming)
“Some Notes on The Indexical Point of View”. Manuscrito (forthcoming)
(with C. Genovesi & J. Hesse). “Metaphorical Proper Names and the Continuity
Hypothesis”. Journal of Semantics (2023)
“The Name-Notion Network: On How to Conciliate Two Approaches to Naming andReference-Fixing”. Topoi (2023)
“Frege on Identity and Co-Reference”. Organon F 29 (1): 26-46 (https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2022.29102) (2022)
“Some Notes on Cognitive Dynamic: Inspired by Y. Bozickovic’s The Indexical Point
of View”. Manuscrito 45 (3): 84-98 (2022)
“Éthique et impersonnalité: Identité personnelle et conséquentialisme chez Sartre et le Mahayana”, a chapter co-authored with P. Hoyeck & N. Ramlakhan, forthcoming in G. Davis & S. Hinzelin (eds), Le souci sans soi : deux traditions philosophiques en dialogue
“Les vertus du consequentialisme et le consequentialisme de la vertu chez Hume, à travers le prisme bouddhique”, a chapter co-authored with Charles Goodman, forthcoming in G. Davis & S. Hinzelin (eds), Le souci sans soi : deux traditions philosophiques en dialogue
“Lumiére naturelle et luminosité axiologique chez Descartes et Vasubandhu”, forthcoming in G. Davis & S. Hinzelin (eds), Le souci sans soi : deux traditions philosophiques en dialogue
Why would a Buddha lie? Varieties of Buddhist Consequentialism”, in M. Hemmingsen (ed), Ethical Theory in Global Perspective (SUNY, forthcoming)
G. Davis & S. Hinzelin (eds), Le souci sans soi : deux traditions philosophiques en dialogue (2022)
With Susanna Price. Introduction. In Resettlement with People First: Counterfactual Pathways, ed. Susanna Price and Jay Drydyk, pp. xx-yy. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, forthcoming.
With Diana Velasco and Kerry O’Neill. Empowerment and Poverty. In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy and Poverty, ed. Gottfried Schweiger and Clemens Sedmak.9399 words, in press.
Development Ethics. In Elgar Encylopedia of Development, ed. Matthew Clarke, 3692 words. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, in press.
With Lori Keleher. Development Ethics in Policy and Practice. In Handbook of Development Policy, ed. Habib Zafarullah & Ahmed Shafiqul Huque, pp. 126-36. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2021
With Indrani Sigamany. Char Dwellers’ Right to Development. In Living on the Edge: Towards Integrated and Inclusive Development in Bangladesh, ed. Mustafa Alam and Mohammad Zaman, pp. 57-72. New York: Springer, 2021.
Democracias que se comportan de forma antidemocratico. Hacia una Argentina con Desarrollo Humano Integral; Tierra, Techo y Trabajo en la Perspectiva de la Fraternidad y la Amistad Social. Comisión de Justicia y Paz; Cáritas Argentina; Universidad Católica Argentina (2021), 121-23
Capabilities, Public Reason, and Democratic Deliberation. In The Cambridge Handbook of the Capability Approach, ed. Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, Siddiqur Osmani, and Mozaffar Qizilbash, pp. 662-678. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.
“Materialism and Immaterialism,” in The Oxford Handbook of Berkeley, ed. Samuel Rickless, Oxford University Press: 107-127 (2022)
“Feminist Philosophy and Poverty” in Handbook of Philosophy and Poverty, edited by Gottfried Schweiger and Sedmak Clemens. Routledge. (Forthcoming 2023)
“Indigenous Voices and Relationship: Insights from Care Ethics and Accounts of Hermeneutical Injustice” in Decentering Epistemologies and Challenging Privilege: Critical Care Ethics Perspectives, edited by Sophie Bourgault, Maggie FitzGerald, and Fiona Robinson. Rutgers University Press. (Forthcoming 2023)
“Feminist Relational Theory: Introduction” in Relational Theory: Feminist Approaches and Applications. Co-edited by Ami Harbin, Christine Koggel, and Jennifer Llewellyn. Special Issue of Journal of Global Ethics, 2022: 18 (1).
Relational Theory: Feminist Approaches and Applications. Special Issue of Journal of Global Ethics. Guest-edited by Ami Harbin, Christine Koggel, and Jennifer Llewellyn. Volume 18, Issue 1, 2022.
“Feminist Relational Theory: The Significance of Oppression and Structures of Power: A Commentary on ‘Nondomination and the Limits of Relational Autonomy by Danielle M. Wenner’” International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. 13: 2 (2020): 49- 55.
Forthcoming. “What Socrates Learned from Parmenides. Part 1. Parmenides’ Gymnasia and Socrates’ Intellectual Virtues,” in Eleatic Ontology: Origin and Reception. Anais de Filosofia Classica, vol. 1 (d) of The EON Project: Eleatic Ontology in Plato. A. Lefka & C. Luchetti (eds). Invited chapter.
Forthcoming. “What Socrates Learned from Parmenides. Part 2. Hypothesis, Antilogy, and Philosophical Self-Defense in the Phaedo.” in Eleatic Ontology: Origin and Reception. Anais de Filosofia Classica, vol. 1 (d) of The EON Project: Eleatic Ontology in Plato. A. Lefka & C. Luchetti (eds). Invited chapter.
Forthcoming. “Ancient ‘Philosophy as a Way of Life’ Examined. Clearing up the Confusion between ‘Way of Life’ and ‘Art of Life’.” Hadot and Foucault on Ancient Philosophy: Critical Assessments, M. Faustino & H. Telo (eds.), ‘Philosophy as a Way of Life: Texts and Studies’ series, Leiden, Brill. Invited chapter
Forthcoming. “Platonicienne chez les bouddhistes. Contrastes entre deux traditions philosophiques du point de vue de la pratique,” Identité et la philosophie du sujet dans deux traditions philosophiques : Ontologies occidentales et bouddhiques à la lumière des enjeux éthiques, G. Davis & S. Hinzelin (eds.), Paris, Hermann. Invited chapter.
2023. Entry on “Gender,” The Bloomsbury Handbook of Plato (2nd edition), Gerald Press and Mateo Duque (eds.), London, Bloomsbury Press. Invited entry.
2022. “Socrate en devenir. Le développement du jeune Socrate dans le Phédon comme clé herméneutique du Parménide,” Selected Papers of the XIIth, Symposium Platonicum on Plato’s Parmenides (Paris). L. Brisson, A. Macé, O. Renaud (eds.), Sankt Augustin, Academia Verlag. Peer-reviewed.
2021 “What Happened to the Philosopher-Queens? On the ‘Disappearance’ of Female Rulers in Plato’s Statesman,” J. Allard, I. Chouinard, Z. McConaughey, R. Noël, A. Ramos (eds.), Women’s Perspectives on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, ‘Logic, Argumentation and Reasoning’ series, Springer, 61-90.
2021. “Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius: Education as the Philosophical Art of Living,” A History of Philosophy of Education in Antiquity, vol. I of the series A History of Western Philosophy of Education, D.Hansen, M. Laverty and A. Mintz (eds.), London, Bloomsbury Press, 202-33.
Ian Maclean-Evans (former MA Student, current Acting Graduate Program Administrator)
MacLean-Evans, Ian (2023). “External Conditions, Internal Rationality: Spinoza on the Rationality of Suicide.” Journal of Spinoza Studies vol. 1, no. 2.
MacLean-Evans, Ian (2022). Review of Spinoza and the Philosophy of Love, by Michael Strawser. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol. 30, no. 3.
“Meaning in the Pursuit of Pleasure.” The Journal of the American Philosophical Association, FirstView online, DOI: 10.1017/apa.2021.19 (2022), pp. 1—15.
“The Worthwhileness of Meaningful Lives.” Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel 48 (2020): 313—24
“Skilled Action and Metacognitive Control” in Advances in Experimental Philosophy, Eds. Paul Henne & Sam Murray, Routledge Press (2023)
“The Proprietary Nature of Agentive Experience” in Consciousness (Blackwell Readings in Philosophy Series), Eds. Joshua Weisberg and David Rosenthal, Wiley Blackwell (2023)
“Motor Qualities” in The Philosophy of David Rosenthal, Ed. Joshua Weisberg, Cambridge University Press (2023)
“Neurobiological Theories of Consciousness” in Mind, Cognition, and Neuroscience, eds. Carolyn Dicey-Jennings and Benjamin Young, Routledge Press (2022)
“Oops! I Did it Again: The Psychology of Everyday Action Slips”, Topics in Cognitive Science, 282-294 (2022).
“The Modularity of the Motor System” Philosophical Explorations, 24, 376-393. (2021)
“Unconscious Perception and Central Coordinating Agency” (with Joshua Shepherd), Philosophical Studies, 178, 3869-3893. (2021)
“Default Hypotheses in the Study of Perception: A Reply to Phillips” (with Jacob Berger), Journal of Consciousness Studies, 28(3-4), 206-219. (2021)
“Beyond Automaticity: The Psychological Complexity of Skill” (with Elisabeth Pacherie), Topoi 40, 649–662 (2021)
“The Intelligence of Motor Control” in Routledge Handbook of Skill and Expertise eds. Ellen Fridland and Carlotta Pavese, London: Routledge Press (2020).
“Moral Responsibility and Perceived Threats from Neuroscience” in From Neuroscience to Normative Ethics, eds., Geoff Holtzman and Elisabeth Hildt, Dordrecht: Springer International Publishing (2020)
“Self-Control as Hybrid Skill” (with Elisabeth Pacherie) in Surrounding Self Control, ed. Alfred Mele, Oxford University Press (2020).
“The Experience of Agency” (with Joshua Shepherd) in Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Consciousness, ed. Uriah Kriegel, Oxford University Press (2020).
“Neurobiological Theories of Consciousness” in Mind, Cognition, and Neuroscience, eds. Carolyn Dicey-Jennings and Benjamin Young (2020).
The Routledge Handbook of Commodification, Vida Panitch and Elodie Bertrand, eds. (Forthcoming: London, Routledge).
Exploitation, in The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Christopher Melenovsky, ed. (London: Routledge): 217-226 (2022).
Decommodification as Exploitation, in Exploitation: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Matt Zwolinsky and Benjamin Fergusson, eds. (forthcoming Oxford: Oxford University Press).
Bodily skill (forthcoming). Routledge Handbook of Bodily Awareness, Adrian Alsmith and Matthew Longo (eds.). Routledge.
Problems and mysteries of the many languages of thought, with Eric Mandelbaum, Yarrow Dunham, Roman Feiman, Chaz Firestone, E.J. Green, Daniel W Harris, Melissa M Kibbe, Benedek Kurdi, Myrto Mylopoulos, Joshua Shepherd, Alexis Wellwood, Nicolas Porot, Jake Quilty-Dunn (forthcoming). Cognitive Science
Intentional action and knowledge-centred theories of control, with J. Adam Carter (forthcoming). Philosophical Studies
Conscious cognitive effort and cognitive control (forthcoming). WIREs CognitiveScience.
Non-human moral status: Problems with phenomenal consciousness (2023). AJOB Neuroscience
Agency in educational technology: Interdisciplinary perspectives and implications for learning design, with Garvin Brod, Natalia Kucirkova, Dietsje Jolles, and Inge Mollenar (2023). Educational Psychology Review.
Knowledge, practical knowledge, and intentional action, with J. Adam Carter (2023). Ergo.
Disappearing agents, mental action, rational glue (2022). Mental Action, eds. Michael Brent and Lisa Miracchi. Routledge.
Practical structure and moral skill (2022). Philosophical Quarterly. DOI: 10.1093/pq/pqab047.
Flow and the dynamics of conscious thought (2022). Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s11097-021-09762-x.
Human brain organoids and consciousness, with Takuya Niikawa, Yoshiyuki Hiyashi, and Tsutomu Sawai (2022). Neuroethics 15(5). DOI: 10.1007/s12152-022-09483-1.
Human brain organoids and consciousness, with Takuya Niikawa, Yoshiyuki Hiyashi,
and Tsutomu Sawai (2022). Neuroethics 15(5). DOI: 10.1007/s12152-022-09483-1.
Mapping the ethical issues of brain organoid research and application, with TsutomuSawai, Yoshiyuki Hyashi, Takuya Niikawa, Elizabeth Thomas, Hideya Sakaguchi,Momoko Watanabe, Tsung-Ling Lee, and Alexandre Erler (2021). AJOB Neuroscience.DOI: 10.1080/21507740.2021.1896603.
Unconscious perception and central coordinating agency, with Myrto Mylopoulos (2021).Philosophical Studies 178: 3869-3893.
The moral status of conscious subjects (2021). Rethinking Moral Status, Stephen Clarke,
Hazem Zohny and Julian Savulescu (eds.). Oxford University Press
Skill and sensitivity to reasons (2021). Review of Philosophy and Psychology 12: 669-681. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13164-020-00515-4
Intelligent action guidance and the use of mixed representational formats, (2021).Synthese 198: 4143-4162. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-018-1892-7
Determinism and attributions of consciousness, with Gunnar Björnnson, (2020).Philosophical Psychology 33(4): 549-568.
The targets of skill and their importance (2020). Routledge Handbook of Skill, Ellen
Fridland and Carlotta Pavese (eds.). Routledge.
Inhibitory control and self-control, with Alejandra Sel (2020). Surrounding Self-Control,
Alfred Mele (ed.). Oxford University Press
Agentive phenomenology, with Myrto Mylopoulos (2020). Oxford Handbook of the
Philosophy of Consciousness, Uriah Kriegel (ed.). Oxford University Press.
Consciousness and morality, with Neil Levy (2020). Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy
of Consciousness, Uriah Kriegel (ed.). Oxford University Press.
Disability and wellbeing: The bad and the neutral (2020). Oxford Handbook of
Philosophy of Disability, Adam Cureton and David Wasserman (eds.). Oxford University
Whole Books Authored or Edited:
The Palgrave Schelling Handbook, co-edited with Sean J. McGrath and Joseph Carew, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 (forthcoming).
Resettlement with People First: Counterfactual Pathways, co-edited with Susanna Price. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, Forthcoming in 2024.
Relational Theory: Feminist Approaches, Implications, and Applications. Special Issue of Journal of Global Ethics. Guest-edited by Christine Koggel, Ami Harbin, and Jennifer Llewellyn. Volume 18, Issue 1, 2022. (most cited articles ever for this journal)
Philosophy of Mind: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Third Edition (with Peter Morton), Broadview Press (textbook) (2020)
The Routledge Handbook of Commodification, Vida Panitch and Elodie Bertrand, eds. (Forthcoming: London, Routledge). (Forthcoming)
The Shape of Agency: Control, Action, Skill, Knowledge (2021). Oxford University Press.
Transcendental Self and Intelligible Self, Carleton University Colloquium Series, 2022.
Commentary on: Clark, H. H. and K. Fischer, Social Robots as Depictions of Social Agents, with Marina Nekrasova and Josh Redstone. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Submitted April 2022.
Apperception and Related Matters in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and Opus Postumum, Princeton Kant Workshop, February 2021.
Invited lecture: “Schelling’s Presentation of the State in the 1804Würzburger System,” Workshop on Schelling, System der gesammten Philosophie undder Naturphilosophie insbesondere, 1804. Freiburg, Germany, Oct. 12-14, 2023
Invited lecture: “Schelling’s criticism of Jacobi’s thesis that naturalismmust be a fatalism,” Streit um die Freiheit: Der Disput zwischen Jacobi und Schelling1811-12 , Forschungszentrum für Klassische Deutsche Philosophie / Hegel-Archiv, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany, July 7, 2023
“The Romantic Roots of Schelling’s Political Philosophy,” Romantic Realisms Panel at the German Studies Association Forty-Seventh Annual Conference, McGill,Montréal, Oct. 5-8, 2023
“Reconstructing Schelling’s Political Philosophy from Beginning to End,” Invited Lecture, Social agency, political power, and legal boundaries in Classical German Philosophy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Oct. 1, 2022.
Invited lecture: “Personhood beyond the law: transcending the state, natural hierarchy, and the categorical imperative in Schelling’s political philosophy,” Séminaire de Recherche du Centre de Philosophie du Droit, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (June 22, 2022).
“Envisioning a Different Future: Schelling and the Frankfurt School,” North American Schelling Society Seventh Annual Conference, York University and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (May 26, 2022).
“The Shifting Concept of the State in Schelling’s Political Philosophy,” XI. Freiburger Graduiertensymposium: Die Klassische deutsche Philosophie und ihre Folgen (online), February 26, 2022.
“The Role of the State in Schelling’s Political Philosophy,” Panel: The Politics of German Idealism, Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference, St. John’s, Canada, October 15, 2021.
‘An Infrastructural Approach to Public Trust in Science’, PERITIA Conference: RethinkingExpertise, Trust, and Policy, University College Dublin, Dublin, March 2023.
‘The Collectivistic Approach to Public Trust in Science and Our Dysfunctional Socio-EpistemicInfrastructure’, SciBeh Virtual Workshop: Collectively Intelligent Science Communication,Online, March 2023.
‘Public Trust in Science and Our Socio-Epistemic Infrastructure’ Political Epistemology NetworkAnnual Conference, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, December 2022.
‘Public Trust in Science and Our Socio-Epistemic Infrastructure’ Philosophy, Politics, andEconomics Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, November 2022
“Reflections on Ninian Smart’s comparative methodology” (due to be presented at the Twelfth East-West Philosophers Conference, University of Hawaii)
“Virtue and Wisdom in the ninth chapter of Santideva’s Bodhicaryavatara” (due to be presented at SACP 2022-23)
“Western and Non-Western Sources of Moral Consequentialism: whether and how to honour pioneers and praecursors”, presented to the Department of Philosophy (colloquium), University of Ottawa, 18/03/22
Epistemic Injustice and Oppression: Three Hypotheses. Human Development and Capabilities Association 2022 Conference, Antwerp, September 20, 2022.
Capability and Oppression. Given in two settings:
Presidential Address. Human Development and Capability Association 2020. Conference, Auckland NZ (online), July 1, 2020.
Webinar, Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics, November 29, 2020.
“The principle of motion: Berkeley on motion, minds, and action,” at “De Motu: Text, Context and Perspectives,” Université d’Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence (October) (2022)
“Idealism and Dreaming,” Québec-Ontario Philosophy Conference, University of Québec-Montreal (host) (November) (2021)
[cancelled due to Covid-19] “Baxter and Shepherd on dreams and the rejection of Berkeleyan immaterialism,” Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society (ECSSS) and the Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy (ISSP), Princeton Theological Seminary (June) (2020)
[cancelled due to Covid-19] “Berkeley, Baxter, and philosophical appeals to dreams,” Berkeley Workshop, Ohio State University (May) (2020)
“Feminist Relational Theory: Perspectives on Hermeneutical Injustice” for the Panel, Relational Theory: Feminist Perspectives and Applications, at the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP), at Oakland University (Rochester, MI), October 28-30, 2022
“Gender Concepts, Capabilities, and Hermeneutical Injustice” for the Panel, Capability and Oppression: The Role of Epistemic Injustice, at the Human Development and Capabilities Association Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, September 19-22, 2022
“Relational Theory: Insights into Oppression in Colonial/Settler Contexts” for the Panel, Relationships: Insights into Issues of Colonialism in Settler Nations, at the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA), Medellin, Columbia, July 2022 (conference postponed from 2020, in-person and virtual July 13-15, 2022)
“Voice and Relationship: Insights from Care Ethics and Accounts of Hermeneutical Injustice” at the Care Ethics Research Consortium Conference 2021: Decentering Ethics: Challenging privileges, building solidarities. May 3-7, 2021 (Virtual)
“Gender Injustice and the Capability Approach” at the Human Development and Capabilities Association Conference, London, UK, September 9-11, 2020. CANCELLED.
2022. “Interdits: la recette de Platon. Sexualité kata phusin et construction du tabou au livre VIII des Lois,” Séminaire Platonicien, L. Brisson, P. Caye (organisers). École Normale Supérieure, Paris
2021. “Philosophy as a ‘way of life’ or as an ‘art of life’? Hadot and Foucault on ancient philosophy” Annual conference of the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy (CSCP/SCPC), Memorial University, October.
2021. “Clearing up the confusion between art of life and way of life: A challenge to Hadot’s main interpretive concept,” Philosophy as an Art of Life Symposium. H. Telo & M. Faustino (organisers), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, November (online).
2021. “Education and the Art of Life in Late Stoicism,” Philosophy and Education Colloquium Series, Megan Lafferty (organiser), Teacher’s College, Columbia University, on zoom, March 23.
“PerfecƟonism about a Meaningful Life.” To be presented at the FiŌh InternaƟonal Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life, Tohoku University, Japan, June 2023
“A Naturalist’s Perspective on Meaning in Religious Pursuits.” Fourth International Conference on Philosophy and Meaning in Life, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2022
“A Naturalist’s PerspecƟve on Meaning in Religious Pursuits.” Canadian Philosophical AssociaƟon, University of Alberta, 2021
“Skilled Action Guidance: A Problem for Intellectualism about Skill”, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association, York University, Toronto Canada (May, 2023)
“Higher-Order Theory and the Dilemma of Demandingness”, The Science of Consciousness Conference, Taormina, Italy (May, 2023)
“Reality Monitoring Theory and Agentive Experiences”, European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Online (July, 2022)
“Motor Control as Productive Reasoning”, Workshop on the Architecture of Skilled Action, Barcelona, Spain (April, 2022)
“The Role of Metacognition in Skilled Action”, CoInAct Copenhagen Workshop, Online (June, 2021)
“Unconscious Perception and the Problem of Attribution”, Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Online (June, 2021)
“Agency as a Marker of Consciousness in the Gray Zone”, Jean Nicod Institute Speaker Series, Paris, France (December, 2021)
Gender, Health, and Basic Income, The Health Divided: Basic Income and Health Equity, Brocher Foundation, Geneva, May 23
Philosophical Anti-Commodification Theory: Corruption, Inequality, and Justice, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, May 18
Decommodification as Exploitation, Wharton Business Ethics Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, Dec 2
Decommodification as Exploitation, Keynote Address, University of Toronto Graduate Student Conference, University of Toronto, November 3.
Philosophical Anti-commodification Theory: Corruption, Inequality, Justice, Contested Markets: Theories and Controversies, Sorbonne University, June 3
Decommodification as Exploitation, Norms and Social Philosophy Research Group, Sorbonne University, November 25.
La merchandisation, le libéralisme et la vente du corps, Philosophy Department, Sorbonne University, Paris, November 15.
Respondent to James Stacey Taylor’s Bloody Morality, Manuscript Workshop at the Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, April 18, virtual.
Improv and cognitive control, Cognitive Science group, City University of New York, NYC, March 2022
Philosophy at the improv, Workshop on Agency in the Mountains, Brighton, UT, March 2022
Re-orienting the sense of agency, Plenary Symposium at the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Milan, July 2022
Practical reasoning and cognitive feelings, Symposium on Skill and Know-How, SOPhiA
2022, Salzburg, Austria, September 2022
Capacity-based approach to functions of consciousness, Functions of Consciousness
workshop, London School of Economics, September 2022
Improv and cognitive control, Cognitive Science group, City University of New York,
NYC, March 2022
Practical reasoning by feel, Workshop on Mental Action, University of Copenhagen,
Improvisation and agency, Grant Team Workshop for ‘Awareness, Self-awareness,
and Unawareness,’ University of Barcelona, October 2021
Mental effort and cognitive control, LOGOS philosophy research colloquium,
University of Barcelona, May 2021
Knowledgeable action, Grupo de Conceptos y Percepción, Universidad Nacional de
Córdoba, May 2021
Mental effort and cognitive control, Striving and Doing workshop, Université de
Neuchâtel, April 2021
The Shape of Agency, Steel Centre for Philosophy and Religion, Hendrix College,
Conway, AR, March 2021
Author meets critics at Eastern APA, Jan. 2021, with Sarah Paul, Kim Frost, and Andrei Buckareff, concerning Shepherd’s book The Shape of Agency: Control, Action, Skill, Knowledge.
“Mindwandering and cognitive control: An engagement with Irving,” Southern Society
for Philosophy and Psychology, December 2020
“Locating flow in the dynamics of consciousness,” CIFAR Brain, Mind, and
Consciousness group meeting, December 2020
“Knowledgeable action,” University of Glasgow Senior Seminar, December 2020
“The value of consciousness,” Rice University, Houston, TX, USA, January 2020