presentations

“The Obligation to Know Thyself”

  • Central APA, Denver (2019)
  • North Carolina Philosophical Society, Appalachian State University (2016)

“Political Polarization and the Illusion of Explanatory Depth” (Joshua August Skorburg, Aaron Ancell, Jesse S. Summers, Jordan Carpenter, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong)

  • Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Michigan (2018)
  • Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, University of Colorado, Boulder (2018)

“Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Religious OCD”

  • Health and Humanities Exchange, UNC-Chapel Hill (2017)

“Addictive Compulsion, Ethical Compulsion, and Rational Self-Guidance”

  • Clinical Ethics Network of North Carolina, Winston-Salem (2017)
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Moral Responsibility, Utah Valley (2015)
  • Philosophy and Psychiatry Research Group, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2012)
  • Pacific APA, Seattle (2012)
  • North Carolina Philosophical Society, Elon University (2012)

“How Poverty Diminishes Moral Agency”

  • Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, University of Colorado, Boulder (2016)
  • South Carolina Society for Philosophy, Furman University (2014)

“Anxiety Causing Beliefs”

  • Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Texas, Austin (2016)

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc: Some Benefits of Rationalization”

  • Northwestern University, Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (2016)
  • Workshop: False but Useful Beliefs (Project PERFECT), Regent’s University, London (2016)
  • Eastern APA, Washington, DC (2016)
  • VU University, Amsterdam (2015)
  • Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University (2015)
  • Philosophy and Psychiatry Research Group, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2014)
  • Society for Philosophy and Psychology, UBC, Vancouver (2014)
  • North Carolina Philosophical Society, UNC-Chapel Hill (2014)
  • Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, University of Colorado, Boulder (2013)

“Reasons, Reasons, Every Where”

  • University of Reading (2016)

“Explaining Behavior as Action, or Making Mountains Out of Molehills and Love Out of Nothing at All”

  • Elmhurst College (2016)

“Explaining Irrational Actions”

  • North Carolina Philosophical Society, NC State (2015)

“Scrupulosity”

  • Invited Workshop (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong), University of Arizona (2014)
  • Moral Psychology Research Group, Duke University (2014)

“Scrupulous Judgments” (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong)

  • Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics, University of Arizona (2014)

“Scrupulous Characters” (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong)

  • Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, South Carolina (2014)

“Scrupulous Agents” (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong)

  • Character Workshop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2013)
  • Invited Symposium: Agency and Pathologies of the Self, APA–Pacific Division Meeting (2013)

“What Happens When J. David Velleman Acts?”

  • North Carolina Philosophical Society, East Carolina University (2013)
  • Central APA, Minneapolis (2011)
  • Pacific APA, San Francisco(2010)

“Is Anything Wrong with Addiction?”

  • Loyola University, Chicago (2012)
  • Rice University, Philosophy Seminar Series (2011)
  • Addiction, Vice, and the Possibility of Moral Reform, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (2011)
  • Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, University of Colorado, Boulder (2010)

“A Wholehearted Defense of Halfheartedness”

  • Albritton Society, UCLA (2011)

Comments

on Mathieu Doucet, “Must We Regret Weakness of Will?”

  • Northwestern University, Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (2014)

on Edward Hinchman, “Rational Requirements and ‘Rational’ Akrasia”

  • Northwestern University, Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (2012)

on Ian Stoner, “Anger: Sometimes Appropriate, Never a Virtue”

  • Central APA, Chicago (2012)

on Joshua May, “What in the World is Weakness of Will?”

  • Pacific APA, San Francisco (2010)

Other Presentations

blog post on rationalization (Imperfect Cognitions blog, 2016)

Neuroethics symposium (Brains Blog, 2016) (commentary) (response)

interview with Dan Ariely about Scrupulosity (Arming the Donkeys podcast, 2015)

“Explaining Irrational Actions” (McNair Scholars Award Banquet, University of Kansas, 2013)