Robert B. Brandom-Presentations

(Updated March 2011)

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2012

  • "Modal Expressivism and Modal Realism, Together Again," Keynote at the workshop "Giving and Asking for reasons: Workshop on the Work of Robert Brandom." Six German and Swiss philosophers presented papers on my work, followed by my replies. Philosophisches Seminar der Universität Basel, May 3-5, 2012.
  • "From German Idealism to American Pragmatism — and Back," Keynote at Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, Idaho, March 25, 2012
  • "A Hegelian Model of Legal Concept Determination," Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference, Moscow, Idaho, March 23, 2012.
  • "Kant and Normativity," Philosophy Dept. Colloquium for prospective Ph.D. students, University of Pittsburgh, March 19, 2012.

2011

  • "Modal Expressivism and Modal Realism, Together Again," lecture at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie, Munich, September 12, 2011.
  • "Modal Expressivism and Modal Realism, Together Again," Conference on Expressivism, Pragmatism, and Representationalism, University of Sydney, June 29, 2011.
  • Discussant at the workshop on "Perception and Normativity" on Michael Barber's book The Intentional Spectrum: Phenomenology and the Pittsburgh Neo-Hegelians, University of Pittsburgh, June 14-15, 2011.
  • "Some Post-Davidsonian Elements of Hegel's Theory of Agency," Conference on Aspects of Reason: Justification and Explanation, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, June 4, 2011.
  • "Knowing and Representing," three lectures on the Introduction to Hegel's Phenomenology, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität. "Conceptual Realism and the Semantic Possibility of Knowledge," May 30, 2011. "Representation and the Experience of Error," May 31, 2011. "Following the Path of Despair to a Bacchanalian Revel," June 1, 2011.
  • "Modal Expressivism and Modal Realism, Together Again," Conference on the Normativity of Meaning: Sellarsian Perspectives, May 25, 2011.
  • "American Pragmatism and Hegel," Conference on the Future of Philosophy, Philosophy Department, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, March 3, 2011.
  • "How Analytic Philosophy has Failed Cognitive Science," Philosophy Department Colloquium, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, February 18, 2011.
  • "From German Idealism to American Pragmatism—and Back," The Nature of Normativity Ring-Vorlesung at the Cluster of Excellence program on Normative Orders at the Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany, January 19, 2011.
  • Seminar on Reason in Philosophy (with Jürgen Habermas), Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, January 18, 2011.

2010

  • "From German Idealism to American Pragmatism—and Back," William James Lecture (on occasion of centennial of his death), Harvard University. December 3, 2010
  • "Modal Expressivism and Modal Realism: Together Again,” NYU Metaphysics of Modality Conference, New York University, November 12-13, 2010.
  • "Inferentialism and Some of Its Challenges," NYU Mind and Language Seminar, New York University Philosophy Department, September 21, 2010.
  • Second Graduate International Summer School in Cognitive Sciences and Semantics, on Robert Brandom’s Analytic Pragmatism, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, July 19-29, 2010.
    1. "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism," July 20, 2010
    2. "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism," July 23, 2010
    3. "How Analytic Philosophy has Failed Cognitive Science" July 26, 2010
    4. 3 seminars on Between Saying and Doing
  • "How Analytic Philosophy has Failed Cognitive Science," Philosophy Department Colloquium, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, May 27, 2010.
  • "Kant on Judgment and Representation," Pisa Italy, May 26, 2010, invited plenary lecture at 11th Annual Kant Congress, May 22-26, 2010.
  • "How Analytic Philosophy Has Failed Cognitive Science," Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, March 19, 2010.
  • Presentation to graduate seminar on "Naturalism and Normativity in Recent Analytic Philosophy" by Andrew Chignell and Richard Boyd, Cornell University, March 18, 2010.

2009

  • Negativity and Dialectics of Recognition in Hegel's Phenomenology: Contemporary Perspectives on German Idealism, Facultat de Filosofia i Ciències de l'Educació, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, December 9-11, 2009.
    1. "Norms, Selves, and Concepts," December 9, 2009
    2. "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom," December 10, 2009
    3. "History, Reason, and Reality," December 11, 2009
  • "Global Anti-Representationalism?" 20th Anniversary Conference on Rorty and the Mirror of Nature , Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, London, United Kingdom, November 6, 2009.
  • "How Analytic Philosophy Has Failed Cognitive Science," University of Pittsburgh, October 30, 2009.
  • "How Analytic Philosophy Has Failed Cognitive Science," Ohio University, September 2, 2009.
  • "Global Anti-Representationalism?" Conference on Expressivism, Pluralism & Representationalism, The Centre for Time, Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, July 22-24, 2009.
  • "How Analytic Philosophy Has Failed Cognitive Science," medal lecture, Collège de France, Paris, France, May 26, 2009.
  • "Towards Reconciling Two Heroes: Habermas and Hegel," Conference on The Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary, May 18-19, 2009.
  • "How Analytic Philosophy Has Failed Cognitive Science," Stanford University Philosophy Department Colloquium, May 8, 2009.
  • Towards an Analytic Pragmatism, Workshop on the Recent Philosophy of Language of Robert B. Brandom, University of Genoa, Italy, April 19-23, 2009.
    1. "Pragmatism, Inferentialism, and Modality in Sellars"
    2. "How Analytic Philosophy has Failed Cognitive Science"
    3. "Metaphilosphical Reflections on the Idea of Metaphysics's Arguments against Empiricism"
  • "Hegel and Analytic Philosophy", American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, April 7-11, 2009.
  • Opening remarks, Logics of Consequence: A Celebration of Nuel Belnap's Work in Philosophical Logic, University of Pittsburgh, April 3-4, 2009.
  • "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom", keynote address, Hegel and German Idealism conference, Notre Dame University, March 8-9, 2009.

2008

  • "An Arc of Thought: From Rorty's Eliminative Materialism to his Pragmatism", American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia, December 29, 2008.
  • "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom", Colgate University, November 7, 2008.
  • "How Analytic Philosophy has Failed Cognitive Science", University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 10, 2008.
  • University of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 7-19, 2008.
    1. "Norms, Selves, and Concepts"
    2. "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom"
    3. "History, Reason, and Reality"
  • "Metaphilosphical Reflections on the Idea of Metaphysics", keynote address, IX International Colloquium in Philosophy, Bariloche, Argentina, October 2-4, 2008.
  • Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany July 1-2, 2008.
    1. "Norms, Selves, and Concepts"
    2. "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom"
    3. "History, Reason, and Reality"
  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, June 26, 2008.
  • "How Analytic Philosophy has Failed Cognitive Science", Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich, Germany, June 25, 2008.
  • "Incompatibility Semantics and the Logic Intrinsic to Consequence Relations", keynote address, Logica 2008, Philosophy Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Hejnice, Czech Republic, June 16-20, 2008.
  • "Ein Gedankenbogen: von Rortys Eliminativen Materialismus zu seinem Pragmatismus", Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, June 6, 2008.
  • "Toward an Analytic Pragmatism", Dresden University of Technology, Germany, June 5, 2008.
  • Early Modern Inferentialism, Workshop with Robert Brandom, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, May 29-30, 2008.
  • "Toward an Analytic Pragmatism", Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany, May 29, 2008.
  • "Philosophy and the Expressive Freedom of Thought", University of Cologne, Germany, May 28, 2008.
  • "An Arc of Thought: From Rorty's Eliminative Materialism to his Pragmatism", University of Pecs, Hungary, May 13-14, 2008.
  • "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom", Heidelberg University, Germany, May 7, 2008.
  • "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom", Political Science Department, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, April 30, 2008.
  • "How Analytic Philosophy has Failed Cognitive Science", Inaugural Lecture (Antrittsvorlesung), University of Leipzig, April 23, 2008.
  • "How Analytic Philosophy has Failed Cognitive Science", University College, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, March 29, 2008.
  • "An Arc of Thought: From Rorty's Eliminative Materialism to his Pragmatism", American Philosophical Society, Pacific Division Meeting, Pasdena, California, March 21, 2008.
  • "Animating Ideas of Idealism", Tsing-Hua National University, Taiwan March 10-12, 2008.
    1. "Norms, Selves, and Concepts"
    2. "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom"
    3. "History, Reason, and Reality"
  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, February 1, 2008.
  • "Towards and Analytic Pragmatism", Jerrold Katz Memorial Lecture, City University of New York, January 30, 2008.
  • "Norms, Selves, and Concepts", Language and Mind Seminar, New York University, January 29, 2008.
  • "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom", Language and Mind Seminar, New York University, January 29, 2008.
  • "Animating Ideas of Idealism", University of Pittsburgh, January 11-12, 2008.
    1. "Norms, Selves, and Concepts"
    2. "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom"
    3. "History, Reason, and Reality"

2007

  • "Animating Ideas of Idealism", Woodbridge Lectures, Columbia University, New York, New York, November 13-15, 2007.
    1. "Norms, Selves, and Concepts"
    2. "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom"
    3. "History, Reason, and Reality"
  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", Keynote address, Western Canadian Philosophical Association, Saskatoon, Sakatchewan, Canada, October 27, 2007.
  • "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom", Conference on Autonomy, Rome, Italy, October 17, 2007.
  • "Autonomy, Community, and Freedom", Luissa University, Rome, Italy, October 15, 2007.
  • "An Arc of Thought: From Rorty's Eliminative Materialism to his Pragmatism", Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., September 23, 2007.
  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, August 30, 2007.
  • "Pragmatism, Inferentialism, and Modality", Monash University, Sydney, Australia, August 24, 2007.
  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, August 23, 2007.
  • "Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 4-6, 2007.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning, and Rationality", Goethe Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 3, 2007.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, May 3, 2007.
  • "Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", A conference on Bob Brandom's 2006 John Locke Lectures, Prague, Czech Republic, April 28-30, 2007.
    1. "Extending the Project of Analysis", with comments by John McDowell.
    2. "Elaborating Abilities: The Expressive Role of Logic", with comments by John MacFarlane.
    3. "Artificial Intelligence and Analytic Pragmatism", with comments by Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer.
    4. "Modality and Normativity: From Hume and Quine to Kant and Sellars", with comments by Huw Price.
    5. "Incompatibility, Modal Semantics, and Intrinsic Logic", with comments by Jaroslav Peregrin.
    6. "Intentionality as a Pragmatically Mediated Semantic Relation", with comments by Sebastian Roedl.
  • "Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise", "School of Inferentialism" conference, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, April 25, 2007.
  • "Platforms, Patchworks, and Parking Garages: Wilson's Account of Conceptual Fine-Structure in Wandering Significance", Central Division, American Philosophical Association, "Author Meets Critics" session on Mark Wilson's Wandering Significance, April 20, 2007.
  • "On Knowing How and Knowing That", Invited presentation for a symposium, "Expanding Epistemology", Pacific Division, American Philosophical Association, April 4, 2007.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", "Pragmatism, Inferentialism, and Modality in Sellars's Arguments against Empiricism", "Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", University of Quebec at Montreal, March 29-31, 2007.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", 9th Annual Pitt-Carnegie Mellon Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, March 24, 2007.
  • "Conceptual Content and Discursive Practice", "Concepts: No Language, No Thought?" Conference, University of Zuerich, Zuerich, Switzerland, March 18, 2007.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", Princeton University, February 22, 2007.
  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 16, 2007.
  • "Hermeneutic Practices and Theories of Meaning", UCLA, January 30, 2007.
  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", University of Texas, Austin, January 26, 2007.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", University of Houston, January 24, 2007.
  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", Rice University, January 23, 2007.
  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", The Sidney M. Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, January 10, 2007.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, January 8, 2007.

2006

  • "Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", and replies to 8 papers, University of Münster Conference on Bob Brandom's work, Münster, Germany, December 13-4, 2006.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", University of Liverpool, December 5, 2006.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", The R. Peter Sylvester Keynote Address, Northern New England Philosophical Association Conference, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, October 27, 2006.
  • "Desire and Recognition", The Second International "Contemporary Hegel" Conference: "The Social Space of Reason from Hegel Onwards", Venice, Italy, September 28-30, 2006.
  • "The Structure of Desire and Recognition", Colloquium: Social Ontology and Constitutive Attitudes, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, August 30, 2006.
  • "Pragmatism, Inferentialism, and Modality in Sellars's Arguments against Empiricism", "Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind after 50 Years: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Sellars's Lectures in the University of London", Institute of Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, London, UK, June 29, 2006.
  • "Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism", The 2006 John Locke Lectures, Oxford Univeristy, Oxford UK.
    1. "Extending the Project of Analysis", May 3, 2006
    2. "Elaborating Abilities: The Expressive Role of Logic", May 10, 2006
    3. "Artificial Intelligence and Analytic Pragmatism", May 17, 2006
    4. "Modality and Normativity: From Hume and Quine to Kant and Sellars", May 24, 2006
    5. "Incompatibility, Modal Semantics, and Intrinsic Logic", May 31, 2006
    6. "Intentionality as a Pragmatically Mediated Semantic Relation", June 7, 2006
  • "Incompatibility, Modal Semantics, and Intrinsic Logic", Logic and Language Conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, April 28, 2006.
  • "Analytic Pragmatism", "Meeting on Pragmatism III: Inference and Agency", Granada, Spain, April 21, 2006.
  • "Sketch of a Program for a Critical Reading of Hegel: Comparing Empirical and Logical Concepts", NYU Mind and Language Seminar, April 4, 2006.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", The Wade Memorial Lecture, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, March 31, 2006.

2005

  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", and comments on 5 papers, A Workshop with Bob Brandom, sponsored by the Australian Research Council and the Centre for Time at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, October 14, 2005.
  • "Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise", The Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, October 13, 2005.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", Spindel Conference on Social Epistemology, University of Memphis, October 1, 2005.
  • "Pragmatism", An intensive week-long seminar in the series "Inter-Nordic Graduate Courses in Philosophy", University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, September 13-16, 2005.
  • "Logical Expressivism and Semantic Inferentialism", The Fourth International Conference on Logic and Cognition", Sun Yat Sen University, China, June 16, 2005.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", Zhongshan University, China, June 13, 2005.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary, April 27, 2005.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality" and comments on 22 papers, Conference on Articulating Reasons and Tales of the Mighty Dead, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary, April 25-26, 2005
  • "Hermeneutic Practices and Theories of Meaning" and replies to 6 papers, "Shaving Plato's Beard with Brandom's Razor" conference, University of Granada, Granada, Spain, April 21-22, 2005
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", "Why Truth is Not Important in Philosophy", "Conceptual Content and Discursive Practice" and comments on 24 papers on Making It Explicit, Conference on Making It Explicit (XV Inter-University Workshop on Philosophy and Cognitive Science: "Reasons, Norms and Language"), Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, April 18-20, 2005.
  • "Sketch of a Program for a Critical Reading of Hegel", "Von Kant bis Hegel" conference, University of Pittsburgh, April 1-2, 2005.
  • Author meets Critics session on Tales of the Mighty Dead (Responses to papers by Danielle Macbeth, Robert Pippin and John Haugeland), American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 23-27, 2005.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", Philosophy Department Colloquium, UNC / Chapel Hill, February 18, 2005.
  • "Why Truth is Not Important in Philosophy", Humanities Center, Wesleyan University, February 7, 2005.
  • "Hermeneutic Practices and Theories of Meaning", Conference on Philosophical Historiography, UCLA, January 28-30, 2005.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", Philosophy Department Colloquium, Holy Cross College, MA, January 27, 2005.

2004

  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality" and 'Debate' with Jerry Fodor, Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, University of Pennsylvania, December 4, 2004.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality" and replies to 8 papers on Making It Explicit, Workshop on the Methodology of Making It Explicit, Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich, Germany, November 5-7, 2004.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", Philosophy Department Colloquium, Brown University, October 8, 2004.
  • "The Structure of Desire and Recognition in Hegel's Phenomenology: Self-Consciousness and Self-Constitution", Philosophy Department Colloquium, Purdue University, September 30, 2004.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", Sir Francis Bacon Lecture for the "Contemporary Hegelianism and Naturalism" conference, University of Hertfordshire, U.K., September 14, 2004.
  • "A Modal Semantics Without Truth", "Truth and Realism" conference, St. Andrews University, Scotland, U.K., June 17-20, 2004.
  • "Kantian Lessons about Mind, Meaning and Rationality", Keynote address for the opening of the Center for Mind, Meaning and Rationality, Open University, Milton Keynes, U.K., June 14, 2004.
  • Three day seminar on "Contemporary Philosophical Theories of Concepts", University of Tampere, Finland, May 17-19, 2004.

2003

  • “Self-Consciousness and Self-Constitution: the Structure of Desire and Recognition”, keynote address Pragmatism and the History of Philosophy: A Symposium on Brandom’s Tales of the Mighty Dead, SUNY/Stony Brook, November 13-15, 2003.
  • “Hegel on Desire and Recognition”, Philosophy Department Colloquium, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, October 31, 2003.
  • “The Pragmatist Enlightenment”, Philosophy Department Colloquium, Vassar College, October 10, 2003.
  • “Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise,” 2003 Vassar Lecture, Vassar College, October 9, 2003.
  • “Richard Rorty” Interview, BBC, Cambridge, Mass, September 19, 2003.
  • “The Pragmatist Enlightenment (and its Problematic Semantics)”, Keynote address to conference on Analytic Pragmatism, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, August 4-6, 2003.
  • “From a Critique of Cognitive Internalism to a Conception of Objective Spirit: Reflections on Descombes’s Anthropological Holism”, Conference on Vincent Descombes’ Les Denrés Mentales, University of Chicago, May 16, 2003.
  • “Hermeneutic Practice and Theories of Meaning”, Philosophy Department Colloquium, Stanford University, May 9, 2003.
  • “Hermeneutic Practice and Theories of Meaning”, Philosophy Department Colloquium, University of California/Berkeley, May 1, 2003.
  • Graduate Student workshop on the work of Robert Brandom, University of California/San Diego. April 19, 2003.
  • “Inferentialism and Some of Its Challenges”, Philosophy Department colloquium, University of California/San Diego. April 18, 2003.
  • “Sketch of a Program for a Critical Reading of Hegel”. Keynote address, Graduate Conference in Honor of Richard Bernstein, New School University, New York, NY. April 11, 2003.
  • Two-day workshop on Brandom’s Making It Explicit, Mathematics Institute, Darmstadt Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany. March 2-3, 2003.
  • “Conceptual Content and Discursive Commitment”, Ernst Schröder Memorial Lecture, conference on Formal Representations of Conceptual Content, Darmstadt Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany. March 1, 2003.
  • “Self-Consciousness and Self-Constitution: The Structure of Desire and Recognition” Hegel conference, Münster, Germany. February 27, 2003.
  • “Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise”. Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA. January 8, 2003.

2002

  • “Sketch of a Program for a Critical Reading of Hegel”, Hegel and Analytic Philosophy conference at Notre Dame University. December 8, 2002.
  • “Incompatibility Semantics for Modal Logic” Language and Thought Working Group, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA. December 4, 2002.
  • “The Pragmatist Enlightenment” Keynote address to Mountain and Plains States Philosophy Association, annual meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. October 28, 2002.
  • “Inferentialism and Some of Its Challenges” Keynote address to conference on Inference and Representation Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy 2002 annual meeting, Bergamo, Italy. October 3, 2002 [Last-minute illness prevented attendance.]
  • “No Experience Necessary” and “Inference and Representation” as staff member of NEH Summer Institute on Consciousness (David Chalmers and David Hoy, organizers), University of California/Santa Cruz; July 20-28, 2002.
  • “Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise” workshop on the Philosophy of Robert Brandom, Paris, France; May 13, 2002 .
  • “The Centrality of Sellars’s Two-Ply Account of Observation to the Arguments of Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind,” Sellars Conference, Institut d’histoire et de philosophie de science et de ces techniques, Sorbonne, Paris, France; May 11, 2002.
  • “Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise”, and “Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality”, Philosophy Department, Dalhousie Univesity, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; April 11-12, 2002.
  • “The Pragmatist Enlightenment, and its Problematic Semantics”, University of Chicago Philosophy Department, April 5, 2002 (plus informal presentation to graduate students).
  • “Holism and Idealism in Hegel’s Phenomenology”, University of Chicago Philosophy Department, April 4, 2002
  • Responses to speakers (Christopher Hookway, Sebastian Rödl, Alessandra Tanesini) at one-day Workshop on the Philosophy of Robert Brandom, University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K.,
  • “Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality”, Philosophy Department, Sussex University, Bristol, U.K. March 8, 2002
  • “Holism and Idealism in Hegel’s Phenomenology” British Academy Visiting Lecture, Center for Post-Analytic Philosophy University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K., March 7, 2002
  • “Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality”, Seminar on Mind and Language New York University, February 12, 2002.
  • “Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism” and “Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality”Philosophy Deparment Colloquium, University of Miami, Miami Florida; January 30-February 1, 2002.
  • “Holism and Idealism in Hegel’s Phenomenology” Ring-Vorlesung on Hegel’s 200th Anniversary, Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany, January 23, 2002.

2001

  • “Holism and Idealism in Hegel’s Phenomenology” New School University, New York, New York, December 6, 2001.
  • “Pragmatics and Pragmatisms”, “Holism and Idealism in Hegel’s Phenomenology”, and “Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism” Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy; November 13-17, 2001.
  • “Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality” University of Pennsylvania, Philosophy Department Colloquium; November 2, 2001.
  • “Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise” and “Normativity, Inference, and Logic” Distinguished Visitor Series, Haverford College, October 25, 26, 2001.
  • "Pragmatics and Pragmatisms" Kwansai Gakuin University, Japan, July 21, 2001
  • "Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality" Kwansai Gakuin University, Japan, July 20, 2001
  • "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?" Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, July 8, 2001
  • "Some Pragmatist Themes in Hegel's Idealism" Kwansai Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan, June 23, 2001
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism" Kwansai Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan, June 22, 2001
  • "Holism and Idealism in Hegel's Phenomenology" Contemporary Hegel: the American reception of Hegel in relation to the European Tradition, Universita Ca Foscari, Venice, Italy, May 17, 2001
  • "Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality" Pragmatism conference, Konstanz Universität, Konstanz, Germany, May 11, 2001
  • "Holism and Idealism in Hegel's Phenomenology" Konstanz Universität, Konstanz, Germany, May 11, 2001

2000

  • "Holism and Idealism in Hegel's Phenomenology" Metaphysical Society- Eastern APA, December 28, 2000
  • “No Experience Necessary” One-day conference with John McDowell and Danielle Macbeth, University of Pittsburgh, December, 2000
  • "Holism and Idealism in Hegel's Phenomenology" Vanderbilt University, November 10, 2000
  • "No Experience Necessary" 3rd Annual Athens-Pittsburgh Philosophy Conference, Rethymnon, Crete, October 30, 2000
  • "Pragmatics and Pragmatisms" Macquarrie University, Sydney Australia, July 13, 2000
  • "Action, Norms, and Practical Reasoning" University of Sydney, Australia, July 11, 2000
  • "Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality" Keynote address, Australasian Philosophical Association meeting Brisbane, Australia; July 7, 2000
  • "Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality" Pragmatism and Semantics conference, Prague, Czech Republic, June 21-23
  • "Pragmatics and Pragmatisms" Putnam and Pragmatism conference, Universität Münster, Münster, Germany, June 14-17, 2000
  • "Concept Use and Inference" Conference on Making It Explicit University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary June 1-3, 2000
  • Five lectures: University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark May 8-14, 2000
  • "Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality" American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting Chicago, April 21-23.
  • "Objectivity and the Normative Fine Structure of Rationality" University of Utah, Salt Lake City, March 24-5, 2000.
  • "Objectivity and the Normative Fine Structure of Rationality" Université de Montréal, January 21, 2000
  • "Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise" Philosophical Reading Group, Stanford University, February 25, 2000
  • "Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise" Jacobson Lecture, University of London, March 8, 2000
  • "Pragmatics and Pragmatisms" University of London, March 10, 2000

1999

  • "Modality, Normativity, and Intentionality" First Annual Philosophy Conference, Brown University, November 19-20, 1999
  • "Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise" Inaugural Lecture as Distinguished Service Professor, University of Pittsburgh, November 18, 1999
  • "Some Pragmatist Themes in Hegel's Idealism" University of Michigan, November 12, 1999
  • "Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise" John Dewey Lecture, University of Vermont, October 21, 1999
  • "Actions, Norms, and Practical Reasoning" Faculty Colloquium, University of Vermont, October 22, 1999
  • "Some Pragmatist Themes in Hegel's Idealism" Hegel Society of Great Britain Conference: "Hegel Today" Pembroke College, Oxford, U.K., September 6-8 1999
  • "Objectivity and the Normative Fine Structure of Rationality" Conference celebrating Jürgen Habermas' 70th birthday, Frankfurt, Germany, July 8-10, 1999
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism" Philosophical Seminar, University of Marburg, Germany, July 6, 1999.
  • "A Social Route from Reasoning to Representing" Philosophisches Seminar, University of Tübingen, Germany June 7,1999.
  • "Some Pragmatic Themes in Hegel's Idealism" Hegel Kongress, International Hegel Vereinigung, Stuttgart, Germany, June 3-5, 1999.
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism" Philosophisches Seminar, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany June 2, 1999.
  • "Fighting Skepticism with Skepticism: Supervaluational Epistemology, Semantic Autonomy, and Natural Kind Skepticism" Conference on Michael Williams Unnatural Doubts Janus Pannonius University, Pecs, Hungary May 9-13, 1999.
  • "Reply to Josh Dever's "On Inferential Definitions of Singular Terms" Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, New Orleans, LA May 6-8, 1999.
  • "Normativity and Modality" Boston Colloquium on the Philosophy of Science Boston, Mass. April 27, 1999.
  • Two Lectures: "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism" "The Centrality of Sellars' Two-Ply Account of Observation to the Arguments of Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind" Conference on the Influence of Wilfrid Sellars University of Texas/Austin, April 16-17, 1999.
  • "Some Pragmatist Themes in Hegel's Idealism"—seminar Georgetown University, April 9, 1999.
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", University of South Carolina/Columbia, Friday, March 26, 1999.
  • "Objectivity and the Normative Fine Structure of Rationality", New York University Seminar on Mind and Language,Tuesday, February 23, 1999
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", University of Torino at Vercelli, January 28, 1999
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", University of Genoa, January 26, 1999
  • 5 Lectures at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt Am Main:
    1. "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism" January 18, 1999
    2. "Action, Norms, and Practical Reasoning" January 19, 1999
    3. "Some Pragmatist Themes in Hegel's Idealism" January 20, 1999
    4. "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?" January 21, 1999
    5. "A Social Route from Reasoning to Representing" January 22, 1999
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", Friedrich-Schiller Universitaet, Jena, Germany, January 14, 1999
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", Potsdam University, Philosophy Colloquium, Potsdam, Germany, January 13, 1999

1998

  • "The Centrality of Sellars' Two-Ply Account of Observation to the Arguments of Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind", American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, December 28, 1998
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", University of Toronto Philosophy Department Colloquium, December 3, 1998
  • "Pragmatic Themes in Hegel's Idealism: Negotiation and Administration in Hegel's Account of the Structure and Content of Conceptual Norms", Conference on "Hegel and His Legacy", Northwestern University, November 14, 1998
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", S.U.N.Y./Albany Philosophy Department Colloquium, October 23, 1998
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", University of Ohio Philosophy Colloquium, September 25, 1998
  • "Objectivity and the Normative Fine Structure of Rationality", World Philosophy Conference, Boston, August 10-16, 1998
  • "Analytic and Continental Philosophy", World Philosophy Conference, Boston, August 10-16, 1998
  • Three lectures on Social Practice at the NEH Summer Institute "Philosophy of the Social Sciences", Washington University, St. Louis; July 6-10, 1998
  • "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?", Logica ’98, Prague, Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic; June 23-26, 1998
  • "Some Pragmatist Themes in Hegel’s Idealism", Académie du Midi Conference: "Pragmatism and Idealism", Alet les Bains, France, June 1-5, 1998.
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", Heidelberg University, Germany, May 28, 1998
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", Frei Universität, Berlin, Germany, May 21, 1998
  • Seminar on Making It Explicit, with Albrecht Wellmer, Frei Universität, Berlin, Germany, May 20, 1998
  • "Some Pragmatist Themes in Hegel's Idealism", Humboldts Universität, Berlin, Germany, May 14, 1998
  • Seminar on Making It Explicit for Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer, Eight presentations. University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, May 11-29, 1998
  • "Non-inferential Knowledge, Perceptual Experience, and Secondary Qualities: Placing McDowell's Empiricism", Conference on John McDowell’s Mind and World, Janus Pannonius University, Pecs, Hungary, May 4-5, 1998
  • "Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise", "What is Philosophy?" Conference, Yale University, April 17-18, 1998
  • "Objectivity and the Normative Fine Structure of Rationality", Vanderbilt University, March 20, 1998
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", Washington University, St. Louis, February 26, 1998
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", University of Chicago, Jan/Feb 1998

1997

  • "Action, Norms, and Practical Reasoning" and workshop with Jürgen Habermas, Michael Williams, and Thomas McCarthy, Theory Conference, University of Virginia, November 15, 1997
  • "Reason and Commitment", Townsend Lectures, University of California at Berkeley, October 27-31, 1997:
    1. "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism"
    2. "Action, Norms, and Practical Reasoning"
    3. "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?"
    4. "A Social Route from Reasoning to Representing"
    5. "Objectivity and the Normative Fine Structure of Rationality"
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", Donor’s Lecture, Stanford University, October 24, 1997.
  • Comments on Hans-Julius Schneider’s "Metaphors and Theoretical Terms: Problems in Referring to the Mental", Pittsburgh/Konstanz Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science "Science at the End of the Century: The Limits of Science" October 3-7 1997.
  • Three lectures (plus two workshops) on Making It Explicit: NEH Summer Institute "Backgrounds Practices", University of California / Santa Cruz, June 23-27 1997.
  • "Objectivity and the Normative Fine Structure of Rationality", American Philosophical Association Central Divison Meeting, April 23-25 1997. Commentator: Crispin Wright.
  • "Action, Norms, and Practical Reasoning", Syracuse University, February 28, 1997.
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism" and "A Social Route from Reasoning to Representing", Distinguished Visitor Lectures, University of California/Riverside, January 22-24, 1997
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", University of South Florida/Tampa, January 17, 1997.

1996

  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", Truman T. Metzel Lecture, Northwestern University, November 8, 1996.
  • "Action, Norms, and Practical Reasoning", Indiana University Philosophy Colloquium on Mind and Action, October 18-20, 1996.
  • "Insights and Blindspots of Reliabilism", SUNY/Buffalo Epistemology Conference, Sept. 27–29, 1996
  • "Vocabularies of Pragmatism: Synthesizing Naturalism and Historicism", Catedra Ferrater Mora de Pensament Contemporani, Conference on the work of Richard Rorty, Universitat de Girona, Spain, June 25–28, 1996
  • Symposium on Making It Explicit: "From Truth to Semantics: A Path through Making It Explicit," and,Responses to Tomberlin, Macbeth, Lance, Sociedad Filosofica IberoAmericana, Mexico City, June 16–20, 1996
  • Seven workshop sessions on Making It Explicit, and 3 public lectures:
    1. "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism" June 3, 1996
    2. "Action, Norms, and Practical Reasoning", June 7, 1996
    3. "A Social Route from Reasoning to Representing", June 10, 1996
    Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, Summer Seminar on Making It Explicit and McDowell’s Mind and World, June 3–14, 1996
  • "Significance of Complex Numbers for Frege’s Philosophy of Mathematics", Center for the Philosophy of Science Conference, University of Pisa, Castiglioncella Italy, May 20–24, 1996
  • "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?", Oxford Philosophical Society, Oxford, UK, May 16, 1996
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", Cambridge University Moral Sciences Club, Cambridge, UK, May 14, 1996
  • "Significance of Complex Numbers for Frege’s Philosophy of Mathematics", Aristotelian Society, London, UK, May 13, 1996
  • Symposium on Making It Explicit, Wesleyan University Philosophy Colloquium, March 28–9, 1996
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", Philosophy Department Colloquium, Yale University, January 26, 1996

1995

  • "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?", Philosophy Colloquium, Harvard University, October 19, 1995
  • "Perception and Rational Constraint", Eighth Annual Meeting of SOFIA (Sociedad Filosofica IberoAmericano), Cancun, Mexico, June 21, 1995
  • "Action, Norms, and Practical Reasoning", Conference on the Philosophy, Logic, and Simulation of Social Action, University of Helsinki, Finland June 1, 1995
  • Rektor’s Professor (with medal), University of Helsinki, Finland, Eight Lectures on Making It Explicit, May 22–June 2, 1995
  • "Comments on Wolfgang Prinz", Joint Konstanz–Pittsburgh Colloquium on the Sciences of the Mind, University of Konstanz, Germany, May 17, 1995
  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", Philosophy Colloquium, New York University, April 14, 1995
  • "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?", Philosophy Colloquium, Columbia University, April 13, 1995
  • "Reply to Rorty." "Reply to Rosenberg.", Author Meets Critics: Making It Explicit by Robert Brandom, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, March 31, 1995
  • "Identifying Anaphoric Phenomena", Discourse: Linguistic, Computational, and Philosophical Perspectives Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh, March 24–26, 1995
  • "The Significance of Complex Numbers for Frege’s Philosophy of Mathematics", Center for the Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, February 3, 1995

1994

  • "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism", Haverford College, November 3, 1994
  • Taft Lecture: "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?", University of Cincinnati Philosophy Department Colloquium on Semantics, September, 1994
  • Hempel Lectures :"Inference and Representation", Princeton University, 1994:
    1. "Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism" May 10, 1994
    2. "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?" May 12, 1994
    3. "A Social Route from Reasoning to Representing" May 13, 1994

1993

  • "Knowledge and the Social Articulation of Reasons" Philosophy Colloquium, UNC/Chapel Hill, October 12, 1993
  • "Incorrigibility: from Descartes to Sellars", Culture Studies Department, University of Pittsburgh, April 1993
  • "Reasoning and Representing", Philosophy Department Colloquium, Ohio State University, March 30, 1993
  • "Action, Norms, and Practical Reasoning", Philosophy Faculty Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, March 5, 1993
  • "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?", Philosophy Colloquium, Georgetown University, February 12, 1993

1992

  • "An Expressive Approach to Logic", Eastern Division, American Philosophical Association, December 1992
  • "Making Up Our Minds", Central Division Meetings, American Philosophical Association, April 1992
  • "The Social Route From Reasoning to Representing", Philosophy Department, Syracuse University, March 20, 1992
  • "The Social Route From Reasoning to Representing", Philosophy of Science Center and History of Science Department, Johns Hopkins University, February 26, 1992
  • "Two Concepts of Concepts", Philosophy Department, Johns Hopkins University, February 25, 1992

1991

  • "The Social Route From Reasoning to Representing", Philosophy Faculty Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh, October 1991
  • "Inference and Expression", Indiana University of Pennsylvania, April 9, 1991
  • "Interpreting and Grasping Concepts", Joint Colloquium on the Philosophy of Interpretation: "Understanding Philosophical Texts: Deconstruction, Hermeneutics, Analysis, and Other Approaches", Duquesne University, February 22, 1991

1990

  • "Two Concepts of Concepts", Philosophy of Science Center, University of Pittsburgh, November 28, 1990
  • "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?", 24th Annual Philosophy Colloquium, UNC/Chapel Hill, October, 1990
  • Three lectures as Nelson Visiting Philosopher, University of Michigan, Fall 1990:
    1. "Inference and Expression."
    2. "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?"
    3. "Communication and Representation: Anaphora and De Re Ascriptions"
  • Three lecture series: "Davidson and Heidegger on Thought and Action", NEH Summer Institute on Heidegger and Davidson, July–August 1990
  • "Inferentialism and Expression", Language and Thought: 26th Colloquium, Philosophy Department, University of Cincinnnati, March 2–4, 1990
  • "What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any?", Philosophy of Science Center, University of Pittsburgh, November 1990

1989

  • "Inferentialism and Expression", Philosophy Colloquium, Syracuse University April, 1989

1987

  • "Inference, Expression, and Induction", Sellars Conference, Philosophy of Science Center, University of Pittsburgh, October 1987

1986

  • "Barely Committed", American Philosophical Association, Western Division, May 1986
  • "Truth Talk", Philosophy of Science Center, University of Pittsburgh, March 1986

1985

  • "Varieties of Understanding", Philosophy of Science Center Lecture Series, February 1985, University of Pittsburgh

1983

  • "Language as Social Practice", Philosophy Colloquium, University of West Virginia, April 1983

1982

  • "Conceivability Revisited", American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, December 1982
  • "Reference Explained Away", Philosophy Colloquium, University of California/Berkeley, October, 1982
  • "Reference Explained Away", Philosophy Colloquium, Ohio State University, May 1982
  • "Anaphoric Reference and Indirect Description", Philosophy Colloquium, University of Wisconsin/Madison, March 1982
  • "Anaphoric Reference and Indirect Description", Philosophy Faculty Lecture Series, Rutgers University, February, 1982

1980

  • "Asserting", Invited Paper, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, December 1980
  • "Social Practice in Sein und Zeit", Philosophy Department, Princeton University, October, 1980
  • "Heidegger’s Categories" [Five–lecture series], NEH Summer Institute on Continental Philosophy, June–July 1980, University of California/Berkeley
  • "A Microcomputer Based Model of Anesthetic Uptake and Distribution", Eleventh Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation, May 1980 [with Barbara W. Brandom, M.D.]

1977

  • "Reference and Inference in Metaphor", International Philosophy Conference, New York City, May 1977

1976

  • "Practice and Object", University of Pittsburgh, January 1976