past programs

The seminars topics at SPAWP vary each summer. Here is a listing of courses taught in past years:

2021 Seminars

The Philosophy of Journalism, full (4-day) seminar with Susanna Siegel (Harvard)

Philosophy of Time Travel, 1-day seminar with Sara Bernstein (Notre Dame)

How Should we Respond to Disagreement? 1-day seminar with Sophie Horowitz (U.Mass, Amherst)

Moral Luck, 1-day seminar with Julia Markovits (Cornell)

Aesthetic’s Role in Monument Removal and Construction, 1 day seminar with Elizabeth Scarbrough (Florida Int’l. U.)

Repair and Wrongdoing, 1 day seminar with Audrey Yap (U. of Victoria)

2020 Seminars

Formal Social Epistemology, full (4-day) seminar with Cailin O’Connor (UC Irvine)

Descartes and Spinoza on Knowing Oneself, 1-day seminar with Kristin Primus (UCB)

The Wrongs of Thought, 1-day seminar, with Rima Basu (Clairemont McKenna)

Art and Morality, 1-day seminar, with Alex King (SUNY Buffalo)

Kant on Property, 1-day seminar, with Lucy Allais (UCSD)

2019 Seminars

Love, Anger, Hope, and Pessimism in American politics, full (4-day) seminar with Myisha Cherry (UC Riverside)

WWMRD? Art, Exemplars, and Personal Ideals, 1-day seminar with Julianne Chung (Louisville)

Interpretation and Difference, 1-day seminar with Daniela Dover (UCLA)

Imagining Others, 1-day seminar with Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna)

Lordship and Bondage, 1-day seminar with Andreja Novakovic (UC Riverside)

Love and Grief, 1-day seminar with Monique Wonderly (UCSD)

2018 Seminars

Philosophy and Autobiography (4-day seminar with Andrea Westlund)

Moral Responsibility and Tracing Back in Time (1-day seminar with Dana Nelkin)

Taste: the Good, the Bad, and the Marginalized (1-day seminar with Sarah Worth)

Formal Approaches to Social Epistemology (1-day seminar with Cailin O’Connor)

Structural Realism (1 day seminar with Kerry McKenzie)

Love and Attachment (1-day seminar with Monique Wonderly)

2017 Seminars

The Good and The Good Life (5-day seminar with Gwen Bradford)

Transformative Experiences (1-day seminar with Jennifer Carr)

Slurs (1-day seminar with Ashley Feinsinger)

Quine’s Incomplete Revolution (1-day seminar with Gila Sher)

Emma Goldman and Anarchism (1-day seminar with Clinton Tolley)

Fearless Girl and Public Art (1-day seminar with Mary Beth Willard)

2016 Seminars

The Good Life (5-day seminar with Connie Rosati)

Street Art, Video Games, Comics, and Other Forms of Popular Art (5-day seminar with Sondra Bacharach)

2015 Seminars

The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Witchcraft (5-day seminar with Julie Walsh)

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art (5-day seminar with A.W. Eaton)

2014 Seminars

Educational Justice (5-day seminar with Gina Schouten)

Personal Identity and Death (5-day seminar with Jenann Ismael)