Rotman members have delivered several talks, and participated in conferences and colloquia throughout the month — including the 2016 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting. Listed below are the APA 2016 program sessions that include Rotman members, followed by additional events (shown in alphabetical order) for the month of March.

  • 2016 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting (March 30 – April 3):
  • Mar 30 – Society for Philosophy and Disability, Session 1
    Topic: Reading the Minds of Severely Brain-Injured Persons
    Chair: Charles Weijer (Western University)
    Speakers: Lorina Naci (Western University), Title TBA
    Sara Goering (University of Washington) “Disability and Severe Brain Injury”
    Andrew Peterson (Western University) “Ethical Challenges to Neuroimaging Communication”
    Anita Silvers (San Francisco State University) “Personhood After Severe Brain Injury”

    April 1 – Invited Symposium: Children and Autonomy
    Chair: Colin Macleod (University of Victoria)
    Speakers: Samantha Brennan (Western University) “Exploitation, Autonomy, and the Rights of Children”
    Amy Mullin (University of Toronto)
    Commentators: Marilea Bramer (Minnesota State University Moorhead)
    Robert Noggle (Central Michigan University)

    April 2 – Book Symposium: Gillian Barker, Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World
    Chair: Bruce Glymour (Kansas State University)
    Speakers: Steve Downes (University of Utah)
    Marion Hourdequin (Colorado College)
    Jay Odenbaugh (Lewis & Clark College)
    Gillian Barker (Western University)

  • Stathis Psillos delivered the Keynote Address, ‘Induction and Natural Necessities’, at the GWP.2016 (German Society for Philosophy of Science), hosted by the Düsseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS) at the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, on March 8-11, 2016.
  • Associate Rotman Director Anthony Skelton gave a colloquium talk on Effective Altruism at the Oakland University Department of Philosophy on March 11th.
  • On March 3rd, Rotman Director Chris Smeenk gave a colloquium talk titled, Gaining Access to the Early Universe at The Program in History & Philosophy of Science at Stanford University.

  • Pictured above: Stathis Psillos presents ‘From the Evidence of History to the History of Evidence: Re-thinking the Pessimistic Induction’ at The History of Science and Contemporary Scientific Realism Conference.