Talks

Selected Research Presentations (upcoming)

  • Cambridge, moral sciences club, Spring 2016.
  • Michigan, visitor attached to Sarah Moss’s seminar, November 2015.
  • Bergen, conference on logic, October 2015
  • Hamburg, conference on Lewis on representation, September 2015

Selected Research Presentations (recent)

  • ANU, philsoc, July 2015.
  • ANU, conference on ethics and uncertainty, July 2015 “Can indeterminacy matter?”.
  • Oxford, conference on the philosophical significance of verbal disputes, May 2015.
  • Ratio conference on indeterminacy and ethics, April 2015 “Indeterminacy, Angst and Ethics”.
  • Commenting at the Carolina Metaphysics Conference, January 2015.
  • Stockholm, November 2014. “Representations of an external world”
  • Uppsala, November 2014. “Rational illogicality”
  • York, Mind Network Meeting, October 4th 2014. “Representations of an external world”.
  • Kings College London, departmental colloquium, September 2014. “Representations of an external world”
  • Munich, conference on Logical Norms. September 2014. “Rational illogicality”
  • Leeds, inaugural lecture “Representations of an external world”.
  • Duke University, workshop on Belief. May 2014.
  • Hamburg, conference on Conditionals. April 2014.
  • Leeds centre for ethics and metaethics, March 2014. “Indeterminacy, Angst and Ethics”.
  • Leeds undergraduate philosophy society, February 2014. “Frege”
  • Leeds Centre for metaphysics and mind, January 2014 “Rational illogicality”.
  • Leeds Representation seminar, “Radical Interpretation Revisited” (three seminars).
  • Leeds, workshop on conditional thinking. “Suppositions and Decisions” (joint work with Daniel Elstein).
  • Cambridge, Trinity Undergraduate Philosophy Society, January 2014. “Semantic bookkeeping and semantic teleology”
  • Reading, departmental colloquium, January 2014. “Rational illogicality”
  • Princeton, departmental colloquium, November 2013. “Rational illogicality”
  • Syracuse, colloquium, November 2013. “Semantic bookkeeping and semantic teleology”.
  • Leeds Centre for metaphysics and mind, November 2014 “Semantic bookkeeping and semantic teleology”.
  • Oxford, philosophy of mathematics seminar, November 2013. “Rational illogicality”
  • Edinburgh, departmental colloquium, October 2013. “Semantic bookkeeping and semantic teleology”
  • St Andrews, departmental colloquium, October 2013. “Rational illogicality”
  • Aberdeen, research seminar, October 2013. “Mindmaking”
  • Sydney, July 2013. “Inconceivable Indeterminacy”
  • ANU, Thursday seminar, July 2013. “Mind-Making”
  • Brisbane AAP, July 2013. “Two kinds of logical norm”.
  • Nottingham, departmental colloquium, February 2013. “Intuitionism, indeterminacy and inconstancy”
  • Glasgow, departmental colloquium, January 2013. “Decision making under indeterminacy”
  • Aberdeen, workshop for Crispin Wright, December 2012. “Intuitionism, indeterminacy and inconstancy”.
  • Oxford, Jowett Society, November 2012. “Reference magnetism”.
  • LSE, London, 30th October 2012: Popper seminar. “Probability and nonclassical logic”
  • Frieburg, October 2012: Decision-making under non-epistemic uncertainty. “Decision making under indeterminacy”
  • Brown, RI, 7 September 2012: departmental colloquium. “Decision making under indeterminacy”
  • Formal epistemology workshop, Munich, May 2012 invited paper. “Probability and non-classical logic”.
  • Central APA, February 2012: symposium on Probability and Accuracy, with Jim Joyce, Hannes Leitgeb and Richard Pettigrew.
  • Barcelona: December 2011: Persp Space and Time Workshop on the open future “Believing in an open future “.
  • Barcelona: November 2011: Vagueness in Physics, Metaphysics and Metametaphysics IV, “Indeterminate survival: by degrees “.
  • London seminar on model theory and philosophy, October 2011: “Reference magnetism”.
  • Arche workshop on naturalness in semantics and metaphysics, October 2011: “Reference magnetism”.
  • Oxford metaphysics workshop, September 2011: Commentary on Kit Fine’s “An abstract characterization of the determinate/determinable distinction”.
  • Carolina Metaphysics workshop, June 2011; “Indeterminate survival by degrees”
  • Leeds AHRC metaphysical indeterminacy internal workshop May 2011; ” Indeterminacy, the very idea. “.
  • Formal Epistemology Workshop, Los Angeles, May 2011; “Decision making under indeterminacy “
  • Cambridge HPS seminar April 28th 2011; “Decision making under indeterminacy “.
  • Leeds CMM seminar, January 2011; “Decision making under indeterminacy “.
  • Rutgers departmental colloquium 8th November 2010; “Counterfactual Triviality “.
  • NYU Mind and Language seminar 26th October 2010; “Reference magnetism”.
  • Maryland departmental colloquium 20th October 2010; “Counterfactual Triviality “.
  • Leeds CMM seminar September 2010; “Reference magnetism “.
  • Humboldt University, Berlin, Workshop. July 2010; “Belief and borderlineness “.
  • St Andrews Foundations of Logical Consequence 11-15th June 2010; “Logic norms, accuracy, and degree of belief “.
  • Bristol departmental colloquium; Fri May 14th 2010. “Logic norms, accuracy and degree of belief “
  • Leeds, Aesthetics seminar; May 2010 “Incomplete Fictions”.
  • Lancaster; April 2010 “Incomplete Fictions”
  • London Linguistics seminar; Wed February 24th February 2010 “Tenable conditionals”
  • London Logic and Metaphysics forum; Tue 23rd February 2010 “The cognitive role of indeterminacy”
  • Barcelona VPMM workshop; 21-22nd January 2010 “The cognitive role of indeterminacy”
  • Nottingham Metaphysics conference; December 2009. “Requirements on reality”
  • Edinburgh departmental seminar; November 2009. “Accurate beliefs about indeterminacy”
  • Joint Logic/Philosophy seminar, Leeds; November 2009 “Non-classical logic and probability”
  • Michigan departmental colloquium; October 30th 2009. “Accurate beliefs about indeterminacy”
  • CMM seminar, Leeds; October 2009 “Accurate beliefs about indeterminacy”
  • Fictionalism Conference, Manchester; 16th September 2009. “The metaphysics of radical interpretation”.
  • ANU thursday seminar (& pre-talk); July 2009. “Accurate beliefs about indeterminacy”
  • Visit to ANU: July 2009
  • AAP talk: “Degree supervaluationism and logic” July 2009.
  • Leeds workship on metaphysical indeterminacy: “Vagueness in the world: conceptual and metaphysical issues”. May 2009.
  • Leeds CMM seminar “Degree supervaluationism and logic” April 2009.
  • Leeds WIP seminar “Accuracy norms, truth norms, and non-classical truth”.
  • MIT departmental colloquium, Cambridge MA; “Indeterminate survival” February 27th 2009.
  • Barcelona VPMM workshop; “Vagueness in the world: conceptual and metaphysical issues. February 2009.
  • Leeds CMM seminar: “The cognitive role of indeterminacy”.
  • Leeds HPS seminar: “Past changers and Law-breakers”.
  • Research seminar Oxford, UK; “Indeterminate survival” October 31st 2008.
  • Serious Metaphysics Group, Cambridge UK; “Part-intrinsic survival” October 29th 2008.
  • Moral Sciences Club, Cambridge UK; “Indeterminate survival” October 28th 2008.
  • Manchester departmental Research Seminar; “Indeterminate survival” October 8th 2008.
  • CMM graduate conference, Leeds. Commentator for Dave Liebesman; September 2008.
  • First Formal Epistemology Festival on Conditionals and Ranking Functions, Konstanz. “Vagueness, conditionals and probability”; July 2008.
  • Metaphysical Mayhem, Rutgers, NJ. (Commentator); July 2008.
  • Leeds WIP seminar; “Vague Survival”; April 2008
  • Seminar series, Arche, St Andrews. “Indeterminacy and partial belief”; April 2008.
    • Indeterminacy and partial belief I: The open future and future-directed belief.
    • Indeterminacy and partial belief II: Conditionals and conditional belief.
    • Indeterminacy and partial belief III: Vague survival and de se belief.
  • Themes in the Philosophy of David Armstrong, Nottingham, UK; “Metaphysical indeterminacy and its revisionary rivals “; February 2008.
  • Leeds CMM seminar; “Metaphysical indeterminacy and its revisionary rivals”; February 2008.
  • London Logic and Metaphysics forum; “Is survival intrinsic?”; December 2007.
  • Leeds CMM seminar; “Is survival intrinsic?”; December 2007.
  • The Physics within Metaphysics, Rutgers, NJ; Comments on Tim Maudlin “Completeness, supervenience and ontology” October 2007.
  • Rutgers Philosophy of language group “Indicative conditionals and probability: revisited”; October 2007.
  • Leeds CMM seminar (with Elizabeth Barnes) “Theories of ontic vagueness”; October 2007.
  • Leeds WIP seminar; “Indicative conditionals and lottery beliefs”; October 2007.
  • CSMN workshop, Oslo: On Reference. August 2007 “Fundamental and derivative truths”.
  • Metaphysics workshop, St Andrews, May 2007. “Truth without ontology”, (joint presentation with Ross Cameron).
  • INPC metametaphysics conference, Boise, Idaho, April 2007. Panel with Ted Sider and Iris Einheuser. “On Sider on Naturalness”
  • Academic Edge talk (undergraduate philosophy society), 15 March 2007 “I do not exist”.
  • CMM Workshop Structure in Metaphysics, University of Leeds, 10 March 2007 “Semantics for nihilists”
  • CMM Seminar, University of Leeds, 2 March 2007 “Supervaluational consequence”
  • Philosophical Society, University of Oxford. 16th Feb 2007. “Semantics for nihilists”.
  • Senior seminar, University of Leeds. 1st Feb 2007. “Semantics for nihilists”.
  • Symposium contribution at Status Belli: neo-Fregeans and their critics Arché AHRC research centre, University of St Andrews. 8-10th Dec 2006. “Abstracting to the complex numbers “.
  • Research Seminar, Univerisity of Durham. 9th Nov 2006. “The Price of Inscrutability “.
  • Research Seminar, Univerisity of York, 26th Oct 2006. “Primitive Vagueness”.
  • Leeds WIP seminar; “Primitive Vagueness”; October 2006.
  • Royal Institute of Philosophy annual conference: Being. Leeds, Sept 2006. Replying to Hugh Mellor’s “Microcomposition”.
  • Foundations of Mathematics Seminar, Arché AHRC research centre. St Andrews, June 2006. “There is no might argument against conditional excluded middle”.
  • Philosophical Review workshop, Cornell University. April 2006. “Eligibility and Inscrutability”