Alison Wylie is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of the Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She works on epistemic and ethical/political issues raised by archaeological practice and by feminist research in the social sciences. Recent publications include Material Evidence (2015) and Evidential Reasoning in Archaeology (2016), co-edited and co-authored with archaeologist Bob Chapman; journal articles on “What Knowers Know Well” (Scientiae Studia, 2017) and “How Archaeological Evidence Bites Back (STHV 2017); and contributions to collections such as the Springer Handbook of Model-based Science (2017), Objectivity in Science (2015), How Well do 'Facts' Travel? (2010), Agnotology (2008), The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation (2009) and Embedding Ethics (2005).
After studying Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence in the Netherlands, I decided to pursue a PhD in Wollongong. My work centres on the interaction between embodied cognition, artificial intelligence and (virtue) ethics. For this event, I'm also available to talk about (but not representing) the Western Civilisation degree in Wollongong.
Greetings! You've found my homepage. I'm David Killoren and I'm a philosopher. I teach at Northwestern University. Before coming to Northwestern, I was in a postdoctoral position at Coastal Carolina University, which is located just outside of Myrtle Beach, SC. I specialize in moral philosophy. My current work focuses on five main topics: moral realism; animal ethics; the ethics of charity; political ethics; and moral dilemmas (i.e., conflicts among moral obligations). Check my research page for further details.
Edouard Machery is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is also the Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science. He is a member of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (University of Pittsburgh-Carnegie Mellon University), and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the philosophical issues raised by psychology and cognitive neuroscience with a special interest in concepts, moral psychology, the relevance of evolutionary biology for understanding cognition, modularity, the nature, origins, and ethical significance of prejudiced cognition, the foundation of statistics, and the methods of psychology and cognitive neuroscience. He is also involved in the development of experimental philosophy, having published several noted articles in this field.
Elizabeth Harman is Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy and Human Values at Princeton University. Her publications include “Creation Ethics” (Philosophy and Public Affairs), “‘I’ll Be Glad I Did It’ Reasoning and the Significance of Future Desires” (Philosophical Perspectives), “The Irrelevance of Moral Uncertainty” (Oxford Studies in Metaethics), “Morally Permissible Moral Mistakes” (Ethics), and “Ethics is Hard! What Follows?” (forthcoming). She is co-editor of Norton Introduction to Philosophy, Second Edition (2018), and Norton Introduction to Ethics (2020).
My recent research has a particular focus on equity issues facing women in academia, and on developing a critical perspective on meritocracy as a practice and theory. I hold an ARC Discovery Grant 2015-17 “Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences” with colleagues Dr Helen Keane, Em Professor Marian Sawer and Dr Claire Donovan. In my philosophical work I have also been developing a theory of democracy that pays particular attention to ways of valuing life and to practices of violence and non-violence. Judith Butler and Jean-Luc Nancy are important influences in this project, and I have written a series of papers that will comprise a monograph titled “Sensate Democracy, How Bodies Matter in a Common World”. I aim to develop public understanding of gender issues and foster capacity to redress the wide range of disadvantages women continue to suffer. The role includes advocacy for gender equity at ANU; fostering research collaborations and internal/external networks for gender research at ANU; hosting seminars and public lectures; deciding and administering grants; and mentoring of junior female colleagues and students.
Fiona Macpherson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, where she is also Director of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience. She was formerly Head of Department (2014 - 2017) and Director of Research in Philosophy (2011 - 2012 and 2014 - 2017). She studied at the University of Glasgow, the University of St Andrews and the University of Stirling. She has been a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University and a Rosamund Chambers Research Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge. Macpherson has held (visiting) positions at the Australian National University, Umeå University and the Institute of Philosophy, University of London. She was a member of the governing council of the Arts and Humanities Research Council 2014-2018, and re-elected for a second term 2018 - 2021. She is a trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust, having been appointed by the British prime minister for a five-year term from 1 October 2014. Macpherson was president of the Scots Philosophical Association (2015-2016) and is currently president of the British Philosophical Association (2018-present). Macpherson's research interests include the nature of consciousness, perception, introspection, imagination and the metaphysics of mind.
Ines Hipolito is a PhD candidate of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition at the University of Wollongong (Australia). Hipolito’s main research interests fall under the contemporary trends of E – cognitive science. Hipolito’s main focus areas are predictive processing, cognitive penetrability and non-reductive metaphysics of cognitive processes. I am also interested mathematics as a study case of an embodied practice of cognition.
PhD thesis abstract: The intuition that people ought to be free to move around the world in search of their own good seems prima facie plausible. Certainly, the contra claim – that is, that people should not be free to move around the world in search of their own good – seems counter to folk conceptions of liberty. However, this initial intuition conflicts with another intuition: that states have a right and perhaps even a duty to control the flow of people across their borders. My thesis investigates whether or not states do in fact have a legitimate reason to control the movements of civilians who are migrating in search of their own good.
PhD candidate within the department for the History and Philosophy of Science, at the University of Sydney.
I'm a researcher at the Philosophy Department of the University of Barcelona, with the LOGOS Group and the BIAP - Barcelona Institute for Analytic Philosophy. I'm an associate member of the Philosophy Center of the University of Lisbon. I specialize in philosophy of language, and work also in metaethics, feminist philosophy, and legal and social philosophy. My recent work focuses on disagreement and conflicts, evaluative and normative discourse, including pejoratives and dangerous speech, and on the interaction between language and social reality.