Upcoming Faculty Talks


David Cunning -- "Cavendish on Liberty," faculty colloquium series at the University of Iowa, December 2, 2017.

Asha Bhandary –“Deformed Desires and Unjust Caregiving Arrangements”.  Eastern American Philosophical Association Meeting, Conference on Philosophical Societies Invited speaker. Baltimore, MD, January 5, 2017.

Carrie Figdor -- University of Utah colloquium series, invited speaker. Title: TBD.  Salt Late City. Feb. 10, 2017.

Carrie Figdor -- Society for Philosophy of Agency, invited speaker. Title: TBD. APA Central Division annual meeting, Kansas City, MO. Mar. 1-4, 2017.

David Cunning -- panel moderator at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, author meets critics session, Authors: Deborah Brown and Calvin Normore, Descartes' Ontology of Everyday Life.  March 2017.

Carrie Figdor -- Webster University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, invited keynote speaker. Title:TBD. St. Louis, MO. Mar. 31, 2017.

David Stern -- “Russell’s and Wittgenstein’s logical atomisms.”  Session on ‘Russell, Wittgenstein, and Logical Atomism.’ Bertrand Russell Society meeting at the Central APA, Kansas City, March 2017.

David Cunning -- invited paper at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, author meets critics session, Author: David Cunning, Cavendish.  March 2017.

Asha Bhandary – Wellesley College Philosophy Department colloquium series. Invited speaker. Title TBD. Wellesley, MA, April 14, 2017

Asha Bhandary – “What Ideal Theory Should Know”, University of Connecticut Philosophy Department colloquium series. Invited speaker. Storrs, CT, April 21, 2017.

David Stern -- “Russell’s and Wittgenstein’s logical atomisms.”  Obermann Summer Seminar on “Bertrand Russell’s The Philosophy of Logical Atomism: A Centenary Celebration.”  University of Iowa.  June 2017.

David Stern -- Title TBA. Plenary lecture, 40th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg, Austria.  August 2017.

David Stern -- “Meaning, mind, and action: Wittgenstein's Lectures, Cambridge, 1930-33.”  The 9th Ludwig Wittgenstein Summer School, a four day program for advanced students and faculty.  Co-director with Hans Sluga.  Kirchberg, Austria.  August 2017.


November 2016

Carrie Figdor -- Washington University in St. Louis. Invited speaker (2 talks). For Medical School: "Is There an Obligation to Publish Scientific Research?"  For Philosophy and PNP Program: "Psychological Predicates and Scientific Modeling."  Nov. 4-5, 2015.

David Stern -- “The University of Iowa Tractatus Map.” Share Your Scholarship, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, University of Iowa Library. November 2016.


October 2016

Carrie Figdor -- University of California-Riverside. Invited speaker. "Psychological Predicates and Scientific Modeling." Oct. 20, 2015. 

Carrie Figdor -- Midwest Experimental and Theoretical Association conference. Invited keynote speaker. Title: "Collaborating to Develop a Lab Experiment With Human Subjects." University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. Oct. 7-8, 2016.


September 2016

Carrie Figdor -- Institut Jean Nicod. Invited speaker. "Psychological predicates in non-psychological sciences: a defense of a literal interpretation." Paris. Sept. 14, 2016.

Carrie Figdor -- Reconsidering Humanity: Big Data, the Scientific Method, and the Images of Humans. Invited keynote speaker (invite-only symposium). Invited participant. Paris. Sept. 11-13, 2016.

David Stern -- “From sequential to hypertextual readings of the Tractatus: von Wright, McGuinness, and the editing of the Prototractatus.” Von Wright and Wittgenstein in Cambridge: von Wright Centenary Symposium.  Strathaird, Cambridge, UK.  September 2016.


August 2016


July 2016

Carrie Figdor -- Exploring the Undermind conference, invited speaker. "The Fallacy of the Homuncular Fallacy." University of Edinburgh, Scotland. July 15, 2016.

Carrie Figdor -- Eighth Quadrennial Fellows Conference (for past fellows at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh). "The Fallacy of the Homuncular Fallacy." University of Lund, Sweden. July 11-13, 2016.

Carrie Figdor -- Eidyn Centre, University of Edinburgh. Invited talk. "Psychological concepts in non-psychological sciences: a case study in conceptual drift." Edinburgh, Scotland. July 1, 2015.


June 2016

Carrie Figdor -- 11th Annual Causality in the Sciences Conference: Causality in the Mind and Brain. Invited speaker. "Mental Causation in the Age of Neuroscience." Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. June 27-29, 2016.

Carrie Figdor -- Reconsidering Humanity: Big Data, the Scientific Method, and the Images of Humans. Invited keynote speaker (invite-only symposium). Title: "Big Data and Shifting Concepts of the Human." Gothenburg, Sweden. June 24-26, 2015. 

David Stern -- "Wittgenstein’s Texts and Style", “The construction and structure of the Tractatus” and “Wittgenstein in the 1930s.”  Summer School on Mind and Language, University of Siena, Siena, Italy. June 2016. Via videoconference link from the University of Iowa.

David Stern -- “Lying and Misleading.”  The Iowa Lyceum: Science and Technology. University of Iowa.  An annual summer camp to introduce philosophy and logic to Iowa's pre-college students, run by UI philosophy graduate students.  June, 2016.

David Cunning -- "Freedom and Authority."  The Iowa Lyceum.  University of Iowa.  June, 2016. 


May 2016


April 2016

David Cunning-- New Narratives in Philosophy, "Cavendish, Stoicism, and the Recalcitrant plenum," Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

David Cunning -- Central Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Comments on papers by Lascano and Mercer.

David Stern -- “The construction and structure of the Tractatus.”  Symposium on early analytic philosophy at the Central APA, Chicago, March 2016.

David Stern -- “Wittgenstein in the 1930s.” Wittgenstein workshop, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.  April 2016.


March 2016

David Cunning -- Early Modern Women on Metaphysics, Religion and Science Conference, "Cavendish, Metaphysics, and God," University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Carrie Figdor -- Brown University National Diversity Summit (part of its 250th anniversary celebration), Invited speaker. "Philosophy and Gender: Beyond the Socratic Stereotype." Providence, RI. March 6-8, 2015.


February 2016


January 2016

David Cunning -- Eastern Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, "Cavendish on the infinite and eternal plenum," Washington, D.C.