Céline Spector is Professor in Political Philosophy at the University Bordeaux Montaigne. Her recent publications include: Montesquieu. Liberté, droit et histoire; Au prisme de Rousseau. Usages politiques contemporain; Penser l’Europe au XVIIIe siècle. Commerce, Civilisation, Empire (edited with A. Lilti); and Rousseau. Les paradoxes de l’autonomie démocratique.   Lecture: Who’s the Fool in Political Theory? In Hobbes’ Leviathan as in Shakespeare’s King Lear, the Fool’s insight reveals the fragility of justice.. Read More


Russ Shafer-Landau is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He works primarily in the foundations of ethics. He is the organizer of the annual Wisconsin Metaethics Workshop, the editor of Oxford Studies in Metaethics, and the administrator of the Marc Sanders Prize for Younger Scholars in Metaethics.   Lecture: Why Moral Relativism Appeals–and Why We Should Resist Moral relativism is the idea that morality.. Read More


Susan Schneider is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the University of Connecticut, a fellow with the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), and a member of the Technology and Ethics Group at Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. Her books include The Language of Thought: a New Philosophical Direction, Science Fiction and Philosophy, and The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness. Her work centers on the nature of the self.. Read More


Susanna Schellenberg specializes in epistemology and philosophy of mind. She is best known for her work on perceptual experience, evidence, capacities, mental content, and imagination. She is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, where she holds a secondary appointment at the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science. Her work has been published in journals such as Noûs, The Journal of Philosophy, Mind, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.  .. Read More


Sophie Roux is Professor at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris. Among her recent publications are Thought Experiments in Historical and Methodological Contexts (ed. with Ierodiakonou); La mathématisation comme problème (ed. with Chabot); L’Essai de logique de Mariotte. Archéologie des idées d’un savant ordinaire; L’automate. Machine, métaphore, modèle, merveille (ed. with Gaillard et al.); and The Mechanization of Natural Philosophy (ed. with Garber).   Lecture: Is a Thought Experiment an Experiment?.. Read More


Alex Rosenberg joined the Duke faculty in 2000. He is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy (with secondary appointments in the biology and political science departments). Rosenberg has been a visiting professor and fellow at the University of Minnesota, as well as the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Oxford University and a visiting fellow at the Australian National University. He has held fellowships from the National Science Foundation,.. Read More


Roger Pouivet is Professor at the University of Lorraine and Archives Poincaré (CNRS). He has published works in the fields of philosophy of art and philosophy of religion, including Qu’est-ce que croire? The Right to Believe: Perspectives in Religious Epistemology (ed., with D. Lukasiewicz), and L’Épistémologie des croyances religieuses.   Lecture: Is Religious Faith Rational? Religious faith is sometimes presented as irrational, both by those who reject it and by.. Read More


Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He has written and edited a number of books, most recently Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, in particular the structure and foundations of evolutionary theory, the relationship between science and philosophy, and the nature of pseudoscience. He edits the online magazine Scientia Salon.   Lecture:.. Read More


Christopher Peacocke was Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at Oxford University from 1989 to 2000, then Professor at NYU, before moving to Columbia University in 2004, where he is currently the Johnsonian Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department. He works on the philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, and the perception of music.   Lecture: Metaphysics First: Explanatory Priority in Philosophy Peacocke will offer arguments that the metaphysics of a.. Read More


Frederick Neuhouser is Professor of Philosophy at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of four books: Rousseau’s Critique of Inequality; Rousseau’s Theodicy of Self-Love: Evil, Rationality, and the Drive for Recognition; Actualizing Freedom: Foundations of Hegel’s Social Theory; and Fichte’s Theory of Subjectivity. He is currently working on a project about the idea of social pathology in 18th, 19th, and 20th century social philosophy.   Lecture: Rousseau, Fraternity, and.. Read More