Presentations

2012 – Present

Berg, Servaas van der

  • Comments on Robert Hopkins’ “Awareness of Things in Pictures is Unique,” American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 2017.
  • “How it happens: a process-first approach to appreciation,” Nordic Society for Aesthetics Annual Conference, Bergen, June 2017.
  • “Appreciation and Metacognition,” European Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, May 2017 (Winner of the Fabian Dorsch Essay Prize)
  • “Value Empiricism and a broad conception of experience,” American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, Seattle, November 2016 and British Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, Oxford, September 2016.
  • Comments on John Kulvicki’s “Analog Representation and Structure Preservation,” American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting, San Antonio, October 2014.
  • Comments on Anthony Cross’s “Artworks and Obligations,” American Society for Aesthetics Pacific Division Meeting, Pacific Grove, April 2014.
  • Comments on Maria Forsberg’s “Explaining Phenomenological Proximity in Painting,” American Society for Aesthetics Pacific Division Meeting, Pacific Grove, April 2013.

Tsui, Jerry

  • The North American Society for Social Philosophy 2016 conference in Ottawa was entitled ‘Varieties of Toleration’
  • The commentary at the Canadian Philosophical Association 2016 conference in Calgary was in response to a paper entitled ‘Fiduciary Duties to Future Persons’.

Chan, Irwin

  • “‘And you, Brutus?’: Blame in Personal Relationships”. Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Vancouver, British Columbia, 2018, and Annual Society Meeting, New Mexico Texas Philosophical Society. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2017.
  • “To Forgive is Not to Forget”. Green College Resident Members’ Series. Green College, University of British Columbia. Vancouver, British Columbia, 2016.
  • “Bernard Williams’s Relativism of Distance”. Northwest Student Philosophy Conference. Northwest University. Bellingham, Washington, 2015.

Carruthers, Beth

  • A Compass Rose for the Anthropocene: New Maps for Old. At Feeding the Insatiable: An Alt Energy Summit. Schumacher College, UK, 2016.
  • Expert Commentator. Sea Change Colloquium. Trinity Western University, Canada, 2015.
  • A Compass Rose for the Anthropocene. At Culture(s) In Sustainable Futures: theories, policies, practices. University of Jyväskylä, Helsinki, and COST (European Cooperation in Science & Technology). 4th and final conference on culture as the 4th pillar of sustainability, 2015.
  • A Compass Rose for the Anthropocene: Transformative Practice. At Under Western Skies, Mt. Royal University, Canada, 2014.
  • “P” is for PRAXIS. At The ABCs of Multispecies Studies. CUNY, New York, 2014. (Text available here: http://www.multispecies-salon.org)
  • Always Coming Home: Interspecies collaboration, relational space and the practice of connective aesthetics. At Interactive Futures 2014: Compassionate Interactions and the Ethics of Aesthetics, Emily Carr University
  • Cultures of Sustainability: The Potential for Small Island Communities as Models of Sustainability. At Island Studies: West Coast Canada and Beyond. Gabriola Island, Canada, 2013.
  • PRAXIS, Ethics and Deep Aesthetics. At the 7th Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts, University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria, 2012.
  • Disturbing The Field: Media art and place-relations in Canada. At Space + Memory = Place, ALECC Biennial Conference. University of British Columbia, Canada, 2012.
  • Subtle Actions of the Heart. At The Home and The World: A Creative Summit. Schumacher College, UK, 2012.

Cockram, Nathan

  • ‘A new look at the generality problem’. 2013 CPA. University of Victoria. Victoria, BC.

Esmaili, Emma

  • “The non-intentional marks of the mental”, Southern Society of Philosophy and Psychology, Austin, TX, 2018.
  • “Transparency and attentional development”, Central APA, Chicago, IL, 2018.
  • “Origins of Attention to Objects and Mental Oil”, Eastern APA, Savannah, GA, 2018.
  • Commentary, Invited Symposium: Taking Phenomenal Consciousness from the Personally Known to the Scientifically Knowable, Pacific APA 2018 (invited).
  • “The development of object perception, attentional patterns, and mental oil”, Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Baltimore, Maryland, 2017.
  • Commentary, Sean Smith’s “Novel approach to the phenomenal overflow thesis,” Eastern APA, 2016.
  • “First Thoughts about Objects,” Eastern APA, Washington DC, 2016.
  • “First Thoughts About Objects,” Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, 2015.
  • Commentary on Derek Brown’s “Color Layering and Color Relationalism,” Pacific APA, Vancouver, B.C., 2015 (invited).
  • “Attention, Reference, and Core Object Cognition,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2014.
  • Commentary on Don Dedrick’s “Color Categorization and Bornstein’s Paradox,” Western Canadian Philosophical Association, Vancouver, B.C., 2014 (invited).
  • “The Complexity of Color Experience,” Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Austin, TX, 2013.
  • “The Complexity of Color Experience,” 9th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic, and Communication: Percepts and Concepts, Riga, Latvia, 2013.
  • “The Architecture of Aesthetic Judgment,” American Society for Aesthetics, Pacific Division Meeting, Pacific Grove, California, 2012.
  • “Rationality and Evolution: Against the Fine Descriptive Grain,” Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science, Annual Meeting, New Brunswick, 2011 (talk, refereed).
  • “Fiction and Mental Imagery,” co-authored with Bence Nanay, American Society for Aesthetics, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 2009 (talk, refereed).
  • “Application of Baire’s Theorem to Topology and Analysis,” Symposium on General Topology and Abstract Analysis, Youngstown, Ohio, 2016 (talk, invited).

Fazelpour, Sina

  • “The Janus Face of Counterfactual Thinking”, Interdisciplinary Workshop on Counterfactual Thinking. Toronto, Canada, 2016.
  • “Three Problems for the Predictive Coding Theory of Attention” at the Minds Online Conference. Online the month of September at: http://philosophyofbrains.com/. With co-author Madeleine Ransom, 2015.
  • Conference Panel. “Is the brain a prediction machine? Exploring the Bayesian revolution in neuroscience” at the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology. Montreal, Canada, 2015.
  • “The Predictive Coding Model of Dreaming” at the 15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. Helsinki, Finland, 2015.
  • “Bayesian Dreaming” at the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology. Montreal, Canada, 2015.
  • “Three Problems for the Predictive Coding Theory of Attention” at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology annual meeting. Durham, North Carolina. With co-author Madeleine Ransom, 2015. *paper awarded the William James Prize honorable mention*
  • “The Saliency of Pain: A Structural Account of Pain Affect” at the 20th Toward a Science of Consciousness. Tucson, Arizona, 2014.

Heaton, Jasper

  • “The Metaphysics of Love” at the Philosophy Jam, Langara College, October, 2014
  • “Bad Love” at the Metaphysics of Love Pilot Workshop, UBC, August, 2014
  • “What is Love?” at the Catalan Cultural Summer Conference, July, 2014

Livernois, Rebecca

  • “Regretful Decisions and Climate Change” at Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable, 2017 (UBC); Athena in Action, 2016 (Princeton); Montréal Summer School in the History of Science and Economics, 2015 (Montréal)

Markovic, Jelena

  • With Heaton, Jasper. Romantic Love: Injustice and Mystique. Queer U. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2018.
  • How to Die Before You Die: The Transformative Power of Meditation. Crossing Over: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Death and Morbidity. York University, Toronto, 2017.
  • Commentary on “The Cognitive Structure of Metaemotional Intentionality” by Scott Howard. American Philosophical Association Pacific Division 89th Annual Meeting. Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, Canada, 2015.
  • Markovic, Jelena. Simulating to Predict: Mirror Neurons and the Simulation Theory of Mindreading. Society for Philosophy and Psychology and European Society for Philosophy and Psychology 2nd joint meeting. University of Montreal, Canada, 2011.

Moore, Graham

  • “Is truth immanent to a language?”, at the Western Canadian Philosophical Association; University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; October 31, 2016.
  • “From a deflationist theory of truth to a normative meta-epistemology”, at Philogica IV, Colombian Conference on Logic, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science; University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia; February 18, 2016.

Ransom, Madeleine

  • “How to argue for aesthetic perception without relying on intuitions” at the British Society of Aesthetics. Oxford, United Kingdom, 2017.
  • “Is there a change in perceptual experience between novice and expert?” at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology annual meeting. Baltimore, Maryland, 2017.
  • “Aesthetic expertise, high-level perceptual content and non-inferential justification” at the British Society of Aesthetics. Oxford, United Kingdom, 2016. *paper awarded the BSA postgraduate prize
  • “Aesthetic expertise, high-level perceptual content and non-inferential justification” at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association. Chicago, Illinois, 2016.
  • “Are Perceptions and Emotions Responses to Reasons? A Defense of Affective Perception” at the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association. Washington, DC, 2016.
  • “Aesthetic expertise, high-level perceptual content and non-inferential justification” at the American Society for Aesthetics annual meeting. Savannah, Georgia, 2015.
  • “Three Problems for the Predictive Coding Theory of Attention” at the Minds Online Conference. Online the month of September at: http://philosophyofbrains.com/. With co-author Sina Fazelpour, 2015.
  • “Frauds, Posers and Sheep: a virtue aesthetics solution to the acquaintance debate” at the British Society of Aesthetics. Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2015. *paper awarded the BSA postgraduate prize
  • “Three Problems for the Predictive Coding Theory of Attention” at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology annual meeting. Durham, North Carolina. With co-author Sina Fazelpour, 2015. *paper awarded the William James Prize honorable mention
  • “Frauds, Posers and Sheep: a virtue aesthetics solution to the acquaintance debate” at the Pacific APA. Vancouver, Canada, 2015.
  • “How the Emotions Justify Evaluative Beliefs” at the Networking and Mentoring Workshop for Graduate Student Women in Philosophy. Princeton, New Jersey, 2014.
  • “How the Emotions Justify Evaluative Beliefs” at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology 40th annual meeting. Vancouver, Canada, 2014.
  • “Frauds, Posers and Sheep: A virtue aesthetics solution to the acquaintance debate” at the American Society for Aesthetics Pacific Division Meeting. Monterrey, California, 2014.
  • “Why Emotions Do Not Solve the Frame Problem” at the Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence conference. Oxford, England, 2013.
  • “Searching for the Prototypical Square Circle: a new argument against identifying prototypes with concepts” at the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology. London, England, 2012.
  • “Extensional and Intensional Intuitions in Philosophical Theory Construction” at the Buffalo Experimental Philosophy Conference. Buffalo, New York, 2012.

Smithdeal, Matthew

  • Situating the individual: An expanded account of psychological mechanisms. International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology. Sao Paulo, Brazil. July, 2017.
  • Clarifying Contradictory Results in Free Will Belief Measurements. International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology. Montreal, Canada. July, 2015.
  • Beyond Positive Illusions: Free Will as an Adaptive Misbelief. International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology. Montpellier, France. July, 2013.

Tsui, Jerry

  • The North American Society for Social Philosophy 2016 conference in Ottawa, ‘Varieties of Toleration’
  • The commentary at the Canadian Philosophical Association 2016 conference in Calgary, ‘Fiduciary Duties to Future Persons’.

Valencia, Rodrigo

  • “Nobody Gets Normativity For Free! Against Two Ways of Guaranteeing Reasons” at the 3rd Workshop of Associated Students, IIF, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, 2015.
  • Comments on Travis Timmerman’s (Syracuse University) “The Only Plausible Forms of Epicureanism are Depravation Views in Disguise” 1st IIFs-UNAM Philosophy Graduate Conference, IIF, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, 2015.
  • Comments on Edgar René Ruiz Lopez’s (King’s College London) “Designing the best possible birth: Genetics and our duties to future generations.” Seminar of Associated Students, IIF, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, 2014.
  • “Why objectivity in metaethics is not just a theoretical whim? Against the neutrality of error theory” 1rst Workshop Of Associated Students, IIF, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, 2013.

Viera, Gerardo

  • “The sense of time”  Eastern APA, 2016
  • “The Temporal Structure of Experience: Against the Atomism / Extensionalism Debate,” The Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Duke University, Durham. (poster, refereed), 2015
  • “The Temporal Structure of Experience: Against the Atomism / Extensionalism Debate,” Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans (talk, refereed), 2015
  • “The Temporal Structure of Experience: Against the Atomism / Extensionalism Debate,” Philosophy of Time Society Meeting at the Eastern APA.  (talk, refereed), 2014
  • Symposium commentary on Burnston, D., and Cohen, J. “Perceptual Integration, Modularity, and Cognitive Penetration,” Eastern APA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (talk, invited), 2014
  • “The Sense of Time,” The Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, UBC, Vancouver. (poster, refereed), 2014
  • “The Sense of Time,” The Canadian Philosophical Association (talk, refereed), 2014

Wadden, Jordan

  • Testimony and Its Place in Healthcare.The British Columbia Humanist Association: Vancouver, British Columbia, July 22, 2018. (Invited Talk).
  • “Disability, Illness, and the Harm of Dismissed Testimony.” The 29th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference: Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 23-25, 2018.
  • “The Problem with ‘High Functioning’.” The 29th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference: Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 23-25, 2018.
  • “Trackable Pills and a Biomedical ‘Big Brother’.” The 29th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference: Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 23-25, 2018
  • “Testimony and the Effect of Dismissal on Marginalised Knowers.” The 54th Annual Meeting of the Western Canadian Philosophical Association: Regina, Saskatchewan, October 13-15, 2017.
  • “Painful Virtue: Strong Moral Character, Marginalisation, and Resistance.” The Canadian Society for the Study of Practice Ethics 2017 Annual Conference: Toronto, ON, May 30 – Jun 1, 2017.
  • “Disagreement Among Inequals: Epistemic Disagreement as Minority Experience.” The Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Conference: Toronto, ON, May 28-31, 2017.
  • “Why We Ought to Prescribe Mindfulness Meditation for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.” The 28th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference: Montreal, QC, May 24-26, 2017.
  • “The Ethical Dead: Should Post-Apocalyptic Ethics Inform Pre-Apocalyptic Reality?” The 38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference: Albuquerque, NM, February 15-18, 2017.
  • “A Buddhist Alternative: Mindfulness Meditation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” The 6th Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference: Kalamazoo, MI, September 15-16, 2016.
  • “Film and Determinism: What Does Our Entertainment Say About Us?” The 37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference: Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2016.

Wu, Richard

  • Author-meets-critique (with Jonardon Ganeri). “Transformation emergence, enactive co-emergence, and the causal exclusion problem.” Pacific APA, San Francisco, CA, 2016.

Presentations from past years are available in PDF format below.

2012 Presentations
2011 Presentations
2010/2009 Presentations