Dai Heide (Simon Fraser) and I are hosting a workshop on regress arguments. The workshop will include papers in both the history of philosophy and metaphysics. See here for the full program.
I gave my paper 'Relativism about Fundamentality'. Email me for a draft.
I presented my paper 'Feminist Islam: A philosophical Approach', in which I argue against extant approaches to reconciling the patriarchal structures present in Islam with a feminist outlook, and develop a new proposal. A draft of the paper is available.
Language and Essence -- Second Annual Conference of the Canadian Metaphysics Collaborative, University of Victoria, October 5-7, 2018.
I'll present my paper 'The Case for Eliminating Identity', where I argue that we should do away with an ontological commitment to the identity relation and to identity facts.
The Canadian Philosophical Association: Annual Congress 2018, Université du Québec à Montréal, June 4-7, 2018
I will be presenting my paper 'Relativized Fundamentality', and giving comments on Damian Melamedoff's paper 'Truthmaker Noumenalism'.
I'll be presenting my paper 'Metaphysical Explanation in Spinoza and Leibniz', which explores the relationship between 'sufficient reason' and 'metaphysical explanation'.
I will be presenting my paper 'Ignorance Lost: How We Cognize Things in Themselves', with comments from Karl Schafer. I argue for a novel interpretation of Kant's 'humility thesis', the thesis that we have no cognition of things in themselves.
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.