Lectures & Presentations

Invited Lectures

“Speculative Philosophy and Lures for Feeling”
Scores N°8: Lures of Speculation
Tanzquartier Wein, Vienna, March 29, 2014

“Social Theory as Social Change”
MonkeyWrench Books,
Austin, TX, August 27, 2011

“Virtue and the Metaphysics of Politics in Rand, Aristotle, and Plato”
RU 4 Free Minds and Free Markets, Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL, November 16, 2010

Public Lectures:

“Life as a Problem: Blackness as Divided Experience in Dubois”
Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover
Hannover, Germany, June 23, 2015

“Perception and the Aesthetics of Life”
Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover
Hannover, Germany, February 17, 2015

Conference Presentations

Dialog with Adam Nocek
“Seizing an Alternative: Towards an Ecological Civilization” (International Whitehead Conference), Pomona College
Claremont, CA, June 2015

“The Aesthetics of Critical Experience”
Philosophy and the Social Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic, May 20, 2015

“God and Civilization in the Social Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead”
“Gott und Nature. Perspektiven nach Whitehead” Katholische Akademie in Berlin e.V.
Berlin, Germany February 14, 2014

“Mead, Whitehead, and the Sociality of Nature”
Mead at 150 Conference, University of Chicago
Chicago,IL April 18, 2013

“What’s Really Real?: Authenticity and Identity in Hip Hop Culture”
Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference,
Boston, MA April 14, 2012

“Tryin’ Real Hard to be the Shepherd: Pulp Fiction and the Sociality of Action”
Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference,
San Antonio, TX April 20, 2011

“Embracing Eros: The Importance of Erotic Love to Plato’s Philosophic Inquiry”
Northern Illinois Graduate Conference, Northern Illinois University,
Dekalb, IL, January 2005

Commentary on Jillian Cannode’s “There is Only a First Sexism”
Northern Illinois Graduate Conference, Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL January 2005

Workshops

“Aesthetic Experience as Social Criticism”
Forschungskolloquium
Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover, July 16, 2015.

 “What is Aesthetic Experience?”
Forschungskolloquium
Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover, January 15, 2015.

“Speculative Philosophy and Social Theory”
Modern France Workshop
Univ. of Chicago Center in Paris, May 21, 2014.

“Aesthetic Experience, Speculative Thought, and Speculative Life”
Speculation and Speculative Research Workshop
Goldsmiths, University of London, May 3, 2014

“Whitehead, Borges, and the Fictional Nature of Concepts”
Literature and Philosophy Workshop, University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, March 8, 2012


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