Invited Talks and Presentations
(A complete list of invited talks and presentations can be found on my Curriculum Vitae)
Major Invited Lectures
Nelson Distinguished Visitor, Indiana University (week-long visit, public lecture and two seminars), September 2022
Featured Philosopher, "Moral and Other Relationships: Themes from the Work of R. Jay Wallace", LMU München, June 2022
Featured Philosopher, Third Annual Gießen Summer School in Philosophy (public lecture and two-day workshop on The Moral Nexus), June 2019
Featured Philosopher, XVIth Göttingen Colloquium in Philosophy (public lecture and three-day symposium on The Moral Nexus), May 2019
Keynote Address, Bern-Zürich Workshop on Normative Ethics, June 2018
Joel Feinberg Lecture, Arizona Workshop on Normative Ethics, January 2018
Mark Sacks Lecture, European Journal of Philosophy, Frankfurt, June 2017
Keynote Address, Conference on the Direction of Moral Duties, Simon Fraser University, May 2016
Carl G. Hempel Lectures (three public lectures), Princeton University, May 2015
Justus Hartnack Lecture, University of Aarhus, November 2014
Keynote Address, Society of Applied Philosophy Conference, Oxford, June 2014
Potsdam Voltaire Lecture, Universität Potsdam, July 2013
Frankfurt Lectures (two public lectures, one seminar), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, July 2013
Ethics Lectures (two public lectures), Peking University, Beijing, May 2012
Keynote Address, 5th Annual Conference on Ethical Theory and Political Philosophy, Northwestern University, May 2011
Keynote Address, Conference on the Reasons of Love, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, June 2011
Zeno Lecture, University of Leiden, October 2010
Closing Plenary Address (“Abschlussvortrag”), Conference of the Gesellschaft für analytische Philosophie (GAP), September 2009
Winchester Lecture, University of Oxford, June 2007
Three Erskine Lectures, University of Canterbury at Christchurch, Spring 2005
Keynote Address, British Society for Ethical Theory, Canterbury, September 1998
Keynote Address, Conference on Moral Responsibility and Ontology, Utrecht, June 1998
Some Upcoming Talks and Presentations
Conference on Relational Ethics and Criminal Law, Universität Freiburg, July 6-8, 2023
Keynote Address, FSU Conference on Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Agency, September 29-30, 2023
Conference on Relational Moral Theory and the Future, Berlin, October 5-7, 2023
Conference on Responsibility and Reflection, University of Lund, June 3-5, 2024
Conference on Reactive Attitudes and the Morality System, Universität Erlangen, June 28-29, 2024
Workshop with Geoff Sayre-McCord and Michael Smith, Berlin, June 26-27, 2020 (organizer, with Einstein Ethics Group) [indefinitely postponed]
Past Talks and Presentations (since 2010)
"The Politics of Grievance and Other Pathologies of Influence", Kant Lecture 2, Stanford University , May 2023
"Resentment and Social Friction: Reactive Blame and its Vicissitudes", Kant Lecture 1, Stanford University, May 2023
"Why is Everyone So Angry?", PBK Asilomar Conference, February 2023
Discussion of regret and its implications, Malaysian Philosophy Society's "Big Think Summit", December 2022
"Morality and the General Regulation of Behavior", Seminar, Indiana University, September 2022; Conference on Moral Contractualism, Universität Zürich, October 2022
"Reactive Attitudes and Social Power", Seminar, Indiana University, September 2022
"The Relational Right and the Good", Colloquium Presentation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie (25th Kongress), September 2021; Public Lecture, Indiana University, September 2022; Ohio State University, October 2022
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2019-20, involving 2-day visits to the following American colleges and universities: Hendrix College (September 2019); Saint Joseph’s University (October 2019); Creighton University (October 2019); Kent State University (November 2019); Sewanee-University of the South (April 2021)
Meeting with Seminar on Relational Morality at Princeton University to discuss The Moral Nexus, May 2020
“Social Agency and Relational Obligation”, Conference on Social Agency and Relational Normativity, Universität Wien, June 2019
“Resentment and Power: On the Social Dynamics of Blame”, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, June 2019; Moral and Political Philosophy Research Seminar, University of Helsinki, November 2020; University of Pittsburgh, November 2020; Zürich Moral Responsibility Speaker Series, March 2021; Invited Symposium, Pacific APA Meetings, April 2021
Symposia and Workshops on The Moral Nexus: 3-day colloquium in Göttingen, May 2019; 1-day workshop in Tilburg, Holland, June 2019; 2-day summer school in Gießen, June 2019; 1-day workshop and public book launch, King’s College London, July 2019
“Recognition and the Moral Nexus”, Conference on Recognition and the Second Person, Yale University, September 2018
“Discretionary Moral Duties”, Joel Feinberg Lecture, Arizona Workshop on Normative Ethics, January 2018; keynote address, Bern-Zürich Workshop on Normative Ethics, June 2018; Universität Essen, July 2018
“Trust, Anger, Resentment: On Blame and the Economy of Disesteem”, University of London, May 2017; Mark Sacks Lecture, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, June 2017; Betzler Oberseminar, LMU München, June 2017; Ethics, Law, and Society Forum, Sonoma State University, October 2017; New York University, February 2018; Universität Erlangen, June 2018; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, December 2018; University of Toronto Legal Theory Workshop, March 2019; Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, May 2019
Workshop on book manuscript, The Moral Nexus, Berlin, May 2017; Frankfurt, June 2017
“Moral Address: What It Is, Why It Matters”, Conference on the Philosophy of Gary Watson, New Orleans, November, 2016
Workshop on The View from Here, University of Amsterdam, September 2016
Discussion of themes from The View from Here with Winnie Sung, Rutgers Workshop in Chinese Philosophy, April 2016
“Williams on Ethical Confidence”, Conference on Bernard Williams’s Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy, Oxford, July 2015
“Philosophy Talk” program on Regret, March Theater, Berkeley, June 2015 (for broadcast in summer 2015)
“The Moral Nexus: Toward a Relational Account”, Three Hempel Lectures, Princeton University, May 2015
“Relational Normativity and the Problem of Moral Obligation”, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs, Tulane University, March 2015; Philosophy Colloquium, Duke University, April 2015; University of Toronto, December 2015; Conference on The Direction of Moral Duties, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, May 2016; Institut für Philosophie, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, November 2016; Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, December 2016
Seminar on The View from Here, University of Aarhus, Denmark, November 2014
“Value, Trauma, and the Future of Humanity”, Institute of Philosophical Research, UNAM, Mexico City, October 2014; Justus Hartnack Lecture, University of Aarhus, Denmark, November 2014; Workshop on Moral and Political Philosophy, Harvard University, October 2015
NOMOS symposium in Valencia, Spain, devoted to The View from Here, June 2014.
Roundtable on The View from Here (with L. Anderson, Stanford; David Hills, Stanford; N. Kolodny, Berkeley; S. Scheffler, NYU; S. Shiffrin, UCLA), The Kadish Center for Morality, Law and Public Affairs, U. C. Berkeley, November 2013.
“A Secular Doctrine of Original Sin”, Public lecture on material from The View from Here, Program for Ethical Enquiry, Brown University, October 2013.
“Regret, Affirmation, Justification”, Colloquium discussion of material from The View from Here, Program for Ethical Enquiry, Brown University, October 2013.
“Bilateralität in der Moral”, The Frankfurt Lectures, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, July 2013 (two public lectures, and 1 colloquium discussion of the material); shorter version presented as The Potsdam Voltaire Lecture, Universität Potsdam, July 2013.
“Normative Interests, Normative Relationships, and the Problem of Promissory Obligation”, Pacific Division Meetings of the APA, San Francisco, March 2013; Keynote Lecture, Society for Applied Philosophy, Oxford, June 2014.
“The Fugitive Thought: Blackburn on Reasons”, Workshop on Ethical Rationalism, Princeton University, November 2012; University of Tennessee, March 2013.
“Emotions and Relationships. On a Theme from Strawson”, Conference on Responsibility and Relationships, College of William and Mary, September 2012; Research Seminar, University of Tennessee, March 2013; Johns Hopkins Seminar in Political and Moral Thought, February 2014; Princeton Political Theory Colloquium, February 2014; Philosophy Colloquium, UC Davis, May 2014; Keynote address, Workshop on “Verantwortung, Vorwürfe, Verzeihen”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, June 2014.
“A Modest Defense of Regret”, “Abschiedsfest” for Rüdiger Bittner, Bielefeld, July 2012.
“Regret and the Affirmation of Life: The Bourgeois Predicament”, Ethics Lecture 2, Peking University, Beijing China, May 2012.
“Regret, Attachment, and Moral Luck”, Ethics Lecture 1, Peking University, Beijing China, May 2012.
“Agency and Regret”, Pacific APA, April 2012.
Round Table on Nihilism in Literature and Philosophy, Stanford University, February 2012.
Three research seminars in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan (“Attachment and the Limits of Regret”; “Regret, Justification, and Moral Luck”; “Regret and the Affirmation of Life: The Bourgeois Predicament”), August 2011.
“Duties of Love”, Keynote Address, Conference on the Reasons of Love, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, May-June 2011; Royal Ethics Conference, University of Texas at Austin, February 2012; Zejiang University, Hangzhou China, May 2012; contribution to symposium (with David Owens) at the joint sessions of the Mind Association and the Aristotelian Society, July 2012.
“Rightness and Responsibility”, Keynote Address, 5th Annual Conference on Ethical Theory and Political Philosophy, Northwestern University, May 2011; Hegel-Kongress, Stuttgart, June 2011; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, October 2011; Toronto Legal Theory Workshop, March 2012; Fudan University, Shanghai China, May 2012; USC Law and Philosophy Workshop, October 2012.
“The Bourgeois Predicament”, Zeno Lecture, University of Leiden, October 2010; Moral Philosophy Seminar, University of Oxford, November 2010; Universität Wien, December 2010; Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen, January 2011.