Recent and Upcoming Talks

  • “Three New Arguments for The Dynamic Theory of Time,” to be presented at The California Metaphysics Conference, January 2020.
  • “What Grounds Causation?” (comments on David Mark Kovacs, “The Question of Meta Causation”), to be presented at the Eastern Division Meeting of the APA, Philadelphia, PA, January 2020.
  • “Three New Arguments for The Dynamic Theory of Time,” to be presented at Brandeis University, 18 October 2019.
  • “Three New Arguments for The Dynamic Theory of Time,” presented at Amherst College, 25 April 2019.
  • “What It’s Like to Lose a Part of Yourself” (comments on Carolyn Garland, “Grief and Composition as Identity”), presented at the Pacific Division Meeting of the APA, Vancouver, BC, 18 April 2019.
  • “Three New Arguments for The Dynamic Theory of Time,” presented at Oberlin College, 5 April 2019.
  • Comments on Nathaniel Baron-Schmitt and Jack Spencer, “The Macro-Micro Gap,” presented at the 2018 New England Workshop on Metaphysics at Rhode Island College, 17 November 2018.
  • “What Are Novels?” presented at Middlebury College, 26 October 2018.
  • “The Open Future,” presented at Dartmouth College, 19 October 2018.
  • “Things and Stuff” (Lecture 3 of a three-part series on Things and Stuff), presented at the Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, 19 April 2018.
  • “What Are Novels?” presented at the Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, 17 April 2018.
  • “Parthood, Persistence, and Time” (Lecture 2 of a three-part series on Things and Stuff), presented at the Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, 16 April 2018.
  • “Why You Should Believe in Stuff” (Lecture 1 of a three-part series on Things and Stuff), presented at the Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, 12 April 2018.
  • Comments on Benjamin Wald’s “Thin Constitutivism: A Realist Explanation of Moral Motivation,” presented at the Pacific Division Meeting of the APA, San Diego, CA, 30 March 2018.
  • “What Artifacts Are Made Of,” presented at an Author Meets Critics session on Simon Evnine’s Making Objects and Events at the 2018 Eastern Division Meeting of the APA, Savannah, GA, 5 January 2018.