As part of the NYC Minorities and Philosophy Spring Workshop Series, I will be giving a talk on the question of how the patriarchal structures present in Islam can be reconciled with a feminist outlook. A draft of the paper is available upon request.
I'll be giving my paper 'Relativized Fundamentality', in which I argue against an absolutist conception of fundamentality---a conception on which a fact cannot be both fundamental and not fundamental in the same world at the same time---and for a relativized conception, on which whether a fact counts as fundamental is determined relative to a metaphysical dependence relation. I thereby show that a proponent of the PSR can be committed to fundamental facts without sacrificing the irreflexivity or asymmetry of explanation. Click here for a full program.
I am organizing a conference that aims to bring together historical and contemporary perspectives on the Principle of Sufficient Reason. The conference will take place at Simon Fraser University in Spring 2018. A lineup and more details can be found here.
I'll be discussing my paper 'Kant's Humility Thesis and Grounded Appearances' at the 1st International Summer School in Mainz, directed by Professor Eric Watkins.
I'll be presenting my paper 'Grounding Perspectival Facts' at the Pacific APA, with comments by Kelly Trogdon.
I'll also be giving a set of comments on Rebecca Chan's paper at the Themes in Transformative Experience pre-conference.
I'll be discussing my paper 'The Ontological Status of Identity', which argues that we should do away with an ontological commitment to the identity relation.
I'll be presenting my paper 'How a Necessary Fact Can Ground a Contingent Fact' at the Oxford Graduate Conference, with comments from Ofra Magidor. More details here.
I'll be presenting my paper 'Emergence and Grounded Fundamentality' at the first of a series of two conferences devoted to topics that lie at the intersection of grounding and consciousness. More details can be found here.
The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Grounding and Fundamentality, CUNY Graduate Center, Dec. 10-11, 2015
31st Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science: Emergence, October 16th - 18th, 2015
I'll be presenting my paper 'Emergence and Metaphysical Explanation' at this year's Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science. I'm thrilled to be presenting alongside such great philosophers. Abstracts for all talks can be found here.