Category Archives: APA Group Meetings

Pacific APA 2019

Session 1: Thomas Kuhn

Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech)

Can Philosophy be Taught? Socratic vs. Kuhnian Methods

Bojana Mladenović (Williams College)

Historicism and Naturalism in Kuhn’s Mature Thought

Erich Reck (University of California, Riverside)

Kuhn, Philosophical History, and the Context of Articulation”

Session 2: Scientific Diaspora

Co-sponsored by the APA Committee on International Cooperation

Christoph Limbeck-Lilienau (Universität Wien)

Adapting Logical Empiricism. Carnap and Feigl in the 1930s in the US

Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia)

Ethical Non-Cognitivism and Political Action: The Role of Community in Hans Reichenbach’s Practical Philosophy

Flavia Padovani (Drexel University)

How Reichenbach Found His Way from Foundationalism to Pragmatism by Getting Stuck in Istanbul

Central APA 2018

Quine’s 1980 Kant Lectures

Chair: Joshua Eisenthal (University of Pittsburgh)

Robert Sinclair (Soka University)

Introducing Quine’s Kant Lectures

Frederique Janssen-Lauret (University of Manchester)

Quine, Ontology, and Physicalism

Sander Verhaegh (Tilburg University)

The Development of Quine’s Behaviorism

Gary Kemp (University of Glasgow)

Quine, Carnap, and Objectivity

Method, Science, and Mathematics in Neo-Kantianism

Co-sponsored by the North American Neo-Kantian Society

Chair: Clinton Tolley (University of California, San Diego)

Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech)

The Psychological Agent, the Ideal Subject, and Scientific Ontology after Kant

Janet Folina (Macalester College)

Intuition and the Autonomy of Mathematics after Kant

Nikolay Milkov (Universität Paderborn)

Heinrich Rickert’s Theory of Concept Formation and Its Context

Ira Kachur (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Cassirer’s Revision of Neo-Kantian Rational Epistemology”

Mind, Psychology, and the Origins of Analytic Philosophy

Chair: Frederique Janssen-Lauret (University of Manchester)

Aaron Preston (Valparaiso University)

Experimental Psychology, Metaphilosophical Crisis, and the Rise of Analytic Philosophy

Consuelo Preti (College of New Jersey)

Bradley and Ward on Psychology: Transitioning from Mental Science to Philosophy of Mind in Early 20th Century Philosophy

Alexander Klein (California State University, Long Beach)

‘Icy Bath in the Waters of Uncertainty’: James and Mach on the Psychology of Will

Metaphysics, Its Scope and Its Limits in the History of Analytic Philosophy

Chair: Joshua Eisenthal (University of Pittsburgh)

Vera Flocke (New York University)

Carnap’s Noncognitivism about Ontology

Landon D. C. Elkind (University of Iowa)

Logic, though Not Our Master, Will Be Taken as Our Guide: Logic and Metaphysics

Gregory Landini (University of Iowa)

Schools of Metaphysics and Russellian Logical Form

Katarina Perovic (University of Iowa)

Carrying the Torch for Metaphysics: Bergmann and His Departure from Logical Positivism

Pacific APA 2016

Pragmatism, language and concepts formation

Chair : Danielle Macbeth (Harverford College)

From Conceptual Pragmatism to Pragmatic Naturalism: Sellars’s Contribution to the Pragmatic A Priori, Carl B. Sachs (Marymount University)

Behaviorism, Rationalism, and Explanation, Peter Olen (Lake Sumter State College)

Choosing a Conceptual Frame: Sellars on Carnap, Aude Bandini (Université de Montréal/ Cégep É. Montpetit)


Frege’s Conception of Sense

Chair: Erich Reck (University of California, Riverside)

Sense and Judgement, Robert May (University of California, Davis)

TBA, Jeremy Heis (University of California, Irvine)

Sense and the Amodality of Truth, Sanford Shieh (Wesleyan University)

Central APA 2016

Arbitrariness in Frege’s Philosophy of Mathematics

Chair: Marcus Rossberg (University of Connecticut)

Arbitrariness and Conceptual Analysis in Frege, Patricia Blanchette (University of Notre Dame)

Frege’s Definition of Cardinal Number, Roy T. Cook (University of Minnesota)

What arbitrariness? Frege’s two definitions of number and the aims of analysis, Philip A. Ebert (University of Stirling)

Arbitrariness and Constraints in Frege and Dedekind, Erich Reck (University of California, Riverside)

Russell and Wittgenstein in the 1910s and 1920s: New Developments

On Newman’s Twin Objections to Russell’s Structural Realism

TBA, David G. Stern (University of Iowa)

On the Ontology behind Russell’s Map of the Judgment Complex in His Theory of Knowledge, Katarina Perovic (University of Iowa)

Time in Russell’s Structural Realism, Gregory Landini (University of Iowa)

On Newman’s Twin Objections to Russell’s Structural Realism, Landon D. C. Elkind (University of Iowa)

Pacific APA 2014 (Cancelled)

Philosophical Revolutions 1895-1935: Analytic Philosophy, Pragmatism And Phenomenology

Chair: Professor Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin)


Cheryl Misak (University of Toronto)
Pragmatism’s Analytic Heritage: C.S. Peirce and Frank Ramsey

James Levine (Trinity College Dublin)
Russell, Pragmatism, and Meaning as Use

Michael Beaney (The University of York)
John Cook Wilson and the Origins of Oxford ordinary language philosophy

Sarin Marchetti (University College Dublin)
The Nature of Verification Between Pragmatism and Logical Positivism

Central APA 2014

Session 1

Kantian Problems in Early Analytic Philosophy

Chair: Sandra Lapointe (McMaster University)


Nick Stang  (University of Miami)
Kant, Russell, and the Unity of the Proposition

Jack Woods (Bilkent Univeristy):
‘A judgment forced upon us’: Poincaré on Intuition and Mathematical Induction

Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech)
Space and Methodology in Helmholtz, Mach, and Kant

Clinton Tolley (UCSD)
Geometry and the possibility of synthetic apriori cognition in the early Carnap

Session 2

Between Analytic Philosophy and American Pragmatism: C. I. Lewis and Wilfrid Sellars

Chair: James Conant (University of Chicago )


Aude Bandini (Université de Montréal/Université du Québec à Montréal)
C. I. Lewis: Transcendental Realism with a Pragmatist Turn

Steven Levine (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
James and Lewis on the Given

Peter Olen (University of Central Florida)
Sellars vs. Lewis, Round 1: The Realist Challenge to Conceptual Pragmatism

Carl Sachs
Is the Given a Myth?: Analytic Pragmatism in C. I. Lewis and Wilfrid Sellars

Pacific APA 2013

Paul Grice’s Philosophy of Language

Chair: Sandra Lapointe (McMaster University)


Daniel Harris (CUNY Graduate Center)
Grice on the Composition of Timeless Meaning

Stephen Neale (CUNY Graduate Center)
What is Said

Kent Bach (San Francisco State University)
Getting Grice Straight and Straightening Out Grice

Central APA 2013

Session 1

Logical Form

Chair: Nicholas F. Stang (University of Miami)


Julie Brumberg (CNRS-Paris)
The Origins of Logical Hylomorphism

Sandra Lapointe (McMaster University)
Is Logic Formal? Bolzano and Kant

Danielle Macbeth (Haverford College)
Logical Form in Mathematical Practice

Session 2

Chair: Kelly Jolley (Auburn University)


Ian Proops (University of Texas, Austin)
Russellian Acquaintance

Michael Kremer (University of Chicago)
Acquaintance before ‘On Denoting’

Mike Martin (University of California, Berkeley)
Acquaintance and Memory

Pacific APA 2012

Session 1
Pragmatism and Early Analytic Philosophy

Chair: Sandra Lapointe (McMaster University)


Henry Jackman (York University)
James vs Russell on the Nature of Acquaintance

Alexander Klein (California State University, Long Beach)
What (Use) Did Russell Make of Functionalist Psychology?

Eric Dayton (University of Saskatchewan)
C.I. Lewis, the Pragmatic A Priori and the American Assimilation of Logical Positivism

Session 2
Kant, Frege, and the Science of Logic

Chair: Jeremy Heis (UC Irvine)


Clinton Tolley (UC San Diego)
The Necessity of Receptivity in Logic: Frege’s Criticism of Kant
Commentator: Danielle Macbeth (Haverford College )

Erich Reck (UC Riverside)
From Kant to Frege and Beyond: On the Objects of Modern Logic
Commentator: Joan Weiner (Indiana University)