Recent Presentations

CHRISTOPHER BUFORD

Commented on Joshua Anderson paper, "Why Moore Is Not a Particularist," Ohio Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland State University, March 2012.

“Does Indeterminacy Matter?,” Pittsburgh Area Philosophy Colloquium, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, September 11, 2010.

Commented on Richard Montgomery paper, “Mary Sees Red: Jackson’s Knowledge Argument and the Case Against Physicalism,” Pittsburgh Area Philosophy Colloquium, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, September 11, 2010.

HOWARD DUCHARME

"What Ought to be Done with Research Risk Assessment and Possible Conflict Interest: Objective Ethical Truth-Telling," 3rd World NIH Conference on Research Integrity, Montreal, Canada, May 2013 (partially funded by NIH).

"Is Science Value Free: Four Affirmative Arguments Critically Evaluated," Office of Research Integrity Conference, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, March 2012.

"Seven Vices of Neuroethics: the Pseudo-Neuroscience Bias against Ethical Realism," Poster-Presentation, International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC, November 2011.  On-line version available at http://f1000.com/posters/browse/summary/1089644, February 2012.

"Real Self-Conscious Moral Agents or the Utter Corruption and Death of Science," 5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, August 2010 (not presented due to budget constraints).

DIMITRIA GATZIA

"Cognitive Penetration and the Nature of Experience," Ohio Philosophical Association Meeting, Denison University, Granville, OH, April 2013.

"Fact, Fiction, and Pretense," co-authored w/Eric Sotnak, The European Society for Aesthetics, Universidade do Minho, Braga & Guimaraes, Portugal, June 2011; International Conference on Philosophy, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, June 2012; Ohio Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland State University, March 2012.

Commented on Daniel Hartner paper "Toward a (Neuro)Science of Morality," Ohio Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, April 2011.

"Jean Jacques Rousseau: Anarchist?," West Virginia Philosophical Society, University of Pittsburgh, PA, October 2010.

Commented on Jamin Asay paper "Troubles about Truthmakers," Ohio Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH  April 2010.

TRAVIS HRENO

Commented on Danny Pearlberg's, "Making Sense of the Different Senses of Explanation," Ohio Philosophical Association, Denison University, Granville, OH, April 2013.

"The Political Appropriation of Music," Post 45 Annual Conference on Literature and Culture, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH, April 2011.

“Judicial Candor and Jury Nullification,” Canadian Section: International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy Meeting, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, May 2010.

JOHN HUSS

"American Popular Culture: A Philosophical Perspective," Opole Conference of Teachers of English: Culture and the Realities of English-Speaking Countries, U.S. Consulate General, Krakow, Poland, November 2013.

"Methodology and Ontology in the Human Microbiome Project," International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences of Biology (ISHPSSB) annual meeting, Montpellier, France, July 8-12, 2013. (invited speaker, funded by NIH).

"Our Biomes, Our Selves," Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, April 2013 (invited speaker).

"The Symbiotic Self," Workshop: Engineering the Human Microbiome, Ethical Issues of Synthetic Biology, Hastings Center, Garrison, NY, March 2013 (invited speaker, funded by Hastings Center).

"Paleontology: Outrunning Time," International Conference on Philosophy of Time, 'The Time of Nature and the Nature of Time,' University of Bordeaux, France, September 2012 (invited speaker, funded by University of Bordeaux).

"Molecular and Ecological Models of the Human Microbiome: A Conceptual Analysis," 7th International Symbiosis Society Conference, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, July 2012.

"The Human Microbiome Project--A New Paradigm?" Federal Probiotics Working Group Meeting, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, February 2012 (funded by ELSI grant).

"Suggested Changes to Existing Probiotics Regulations," Federal Probiotics Working Group Meeting, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, February 2012 (funded by ELSI grant).

"Urban Ecosystem Services: Conceptual Tools from Philosophy," Urban Ecosystem Services Conference, University of Lodz, Poland, July 2011.

"I Know I Had It Comin':  Moral Responsibility and Structural Injustice in Johnny Cash," Post 45 Annual Conference, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH, April 2011.

"Metagenomics and Ontology," Department of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, February 2011.

"Placing the Accent in Microbiome Research: Ecological and Genomic Conceptions of the Human Microbiome," STABECO Workshop: Organisms as Ecosystems, Ecosystems as Organisms, University of Paris IV (Sorbonne), Paris, France, December 2010.

“Utopianism and Dystopianism in the Ethics of Reproductive Technology,” 11th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, Maria Curie-Skodowska University, Lublin, Poland, July 2010.

JOSEPH LI VECCHI

"Dispelling Some Myths about Aquinas' Psychology and Metaphysics," Columbia University, New York, NY, August 2013.

"Illogical Logicians: The Analytic Ideal of Pure Formalism and Absolute Objectivity," Columbia University, New York, NY, May 2013.

"The Philosophical Logic of Scholasticism, Then and Now," 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2010 (not presented due to weather).

PRISCILLA SAKEZLES

"The Epicurean Garden," Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia and the Garden Symposium, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, June 6-9, 2013.

"Epictetus: A Philosophy of Life for Tough Girls," Invited Lecturer, Werkmeister Conference, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, February 2012.

Commented on Myrna Gabbe paper, "Aristotle on the Starting-Point of Motion in the Soul," Ohio Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, April 2011.

"An Epicurean Alternative to Religion," Northeast Ohio Center for Inquiry, Stow-Monroe Falls Public Library, March 2011.

"The Value of Being Stoic," Greek Paideia Revisited: Ancient Remedies/Contemporary Ills Conference, University of South Florida, February 2011.

ERIC SOTNAK

"Fact, Fiction, and Pretense," co-authored w/Dimitria Gatzia and presented by Dimitria Gatzia, Ohio Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland State University, March 2012.

“Are We Free to Do Evil (or Good)?,” Invited Lecturer, Philosophy Department Speaker Series, California State University, Sacramento, October 7, 2010.

“Skeptical Theism and Presumptive Badness,” Philosophy of Religion class of Dr. Matthew McCormick and faculty members, California State University, Sacramento, October 7, 2010.