Recent and Upcoming Talks

  • “Novels and Symphonies as Concrete Artifacts,” to be presented at Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2, 27 May 2022.
  • TBD, to be presented at a conference on Ted Chiang and Philosophy, Union College, 14 May 2022.
  • “Episodic People” (comments on an invited symposium talk by Jennifer Wang), presented at the Pacific Division Meeting of the APA, Vancouver, BC, 15 April 2022.
  • “Social Structural Objects and The Problem of the Many” (comments on an invited symposium talk by Michaela McSweeney), presented at the Pacific Division Meeting of the APA, Vancouver, BC, 15 April 2022.
  • “Novels and Musical Works as Physical Objects,” presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, Montreal, Quebec, 20 November 2021.
  • “Is There a Simple Solution to The Two Envelope Problem?” presented at Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2, 13 July 2021.
  • “Three New Arguments for The Dynamic Theory of Time,” presented at Springfield College, 15 February 2021.
  • “A Fundamental Level of Atomic Properties?” (comments on Paul Nedelisky, “How to Get to a Fundamental Level (Without Even Leaving Your Armchair)”), presented at the Eastern Division Meeting of the APA, Zoom City, 9 January 2021.
  • “Three New Arguments for The Dynamic Theory of Time,” presented as a work-in-progress talk at MIT, 15 October 2020.
  • “Three New Arguments for The Dynamic Theory of Time,” presented at The California Metaphysics Conference, 17 January 2020.
  • Comments on Dana Goswick, “A Puzzle for Creationism about Fictional Objects,” presented at the Eastern Division Meeting of the APA, Philadelphia, PA, 10 January 2020.
  • “Three New Arguments for The Dynamic Theory of Time,” presented at Brandeis University, 18 October 2019.
  • “The Dynamic Theory of Time and The Argument from Sideways Music,” presented at West Virginia University, 7 September 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.