Recent Faculty Achievements
- editor (with Michael McPherson), The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2015)
- Winner of the 2017 Frederick Ness Book Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities for the book that contributed most the the understanding and practice of liberal education
- (with Adam Swift) Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships (Princeton University Press, 2014)
- PI for a $3.5 million grant from the Spencer Foundation to found the Center for Ethics and Education (link to our webpage: http://ethicsandeducation.wceruw.org/)
- “Plato on Incorrect and Deceptive Pleasures,” forthcoming in Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie
- “Two Platonic Criticisms of Pleasure,” forthcoming in Pleasure, Oxford Philosophical Concepts, ed. Lisa Shapiro, (OUP)
- “The Divine Method and the Disunity of Pleasure in the Philebus,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 55.2 (2017), 179-208.
- “Aisthēsis, Reason and Appetite in the Timaeus,” Phronesis 61 (2016), 397-434.
- Loeb Classical Library Foundation Research Fellowship, Spring 2015
- “Plato on Pure Pleasure and the Best Life,” Phronesis 59 (2014), 113-142.
- “Feelings in Aristotle’s Rhetoric” in Virtue, Happiness and Knowledge: Themes from the work of Gail Fine and Terence Irwin, ed., D. Brink, S. Meyer, and C. Shields, Oxford: Clarendon Press, forthcoming.
- “Aristotle on Self-Knowledge” in Self-Knowledge in Ancient Philosophy ed. Fiona Leigh, Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
- With Elliott Sober, “Nature does Nothing in Vain”, the Journal of the History of the Philosophy of Science (HOPOS), forthcoming.
- “Aristotle on Sympathy” the inaugural Spellman lecture in honor of Professor Lynne Spellman’s retirement, University of Arkansas, April 2016.
- Entry on Aristotle on Non-Contradiction for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on the web, last revised, 2015. (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-noncontradiction)
- “Aristotle on Inequality of Wealth” for a volume edited by Georgios Anagnastopoulos and Gerasimos Santas.
- Elected Central Divisional Representative for the American Philosophical Association, 2012-15.
- Aristotle on Reason and Feeling (contract with Cambridge University Press, 2012)
- Economic Analysis, Moral Philosophy, and Public Policy, 3rd. edition (co-authored with Michael McPherson and Debra Satz, Cambridge University Press, 2017)
- 2016 Wittgenstein Lectures, University of Bayreuth
- Valuing Health: Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering (Oxford University Press, 2015)
- Preference, Value, Choice, and Welfare (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
- “Past Tense and Past Times in Subjunctive Conditionals”, forthcoming in Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
- “Explaining the Actuality Operator Away”, forthcoming in the Philosophical Quarterly
- “Actuality and Fake Tense in Conditionals”, Semantics and Pragmatics 6.12 (2015), 1-12.
- “Quantifying over Possibilities”, Philosophical Review 122.4 (2013), 577-617.
- “Consciousness and Unity: Groundwork for a Comprehensive Account.” Forthcoming In Oxford Studies In Consciousness, ed., Uriah Kriegel, Oxford: OUP.
- “Space Perception, Visual Dissonance and the Fate of Standard Representationalism.” Nous (2016): (Early View, 1–29 doi: 10.1111/nous.12139
- “Revisiting the Empirical Case Against Perceptual Modularity.” Frontiers in Psychology 6 (2015): 1676. (with Nirshberg, G., Schon, M., Leardi, J., & Barrett, E)
- “The Geometry of Visual Space and the Nature of Visual Experience.” Philosophical Studies 172 (7) (2015): 1813-1832
- Harvard University Mind-Brain-Behavior Fellowship Award, 2013
- Steven Nadler's latest book, Heretics! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy, is a graphic history of philosophy in the seventeenth century (with his son, Ben Nadler, as illustrator). It will be published in June by Princeton University Press.
- Grant recipient, Philosophy and Science of Self-Control project, FSU/the John Templeton Foundation, 2016.
- Vilas Associates award, 2016
- "The Courage of Conviction," Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 2015
- "Doxastic Self-Control," American Philosophical Quarterly, 2015
- Section Editor, Ergo, 2015-present.
- Visiting Scholar, La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia), January 2017.
- The Miracle Myth: Why Belief in the Resurrection and the Supernatural Is Unjustified (Columbia University Press, 2016).
- The Multiple Realization Book, with Thomas Polger (Oxford University Press, 2016).
- The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition (ed., Routledge Press: London, 2014).
- President, Phi Beta Kappa, UW Alpha Chapter 2011-2014
- The American Philosophical Association’s Joseph P. Gittler Award for an outstanding contribution in the field of the philosophy of the social sciences for Embodied Cognition, 2013
- Honored Instructor Award, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2014
- Kellett Mid-Career Award, Spring 2012
- “Coincidence: The Grounding Problem, Object-Specifying Principles, and Some Consequences,” Philosophical Papers (2016) 497-528.
- “Frameworks and Deflation in ‘Empiricism, Semantics and Ontology’ and Recent Metametaphysics,” in Ontology After Carnap (ed. By Stephan Biatti and Sandra Lapointe, 2016) 59-80
- “Does Hylomorphism Provide a Distinctive Solution to the Grounding Problem?” Analysis (2014) 397-404
- University Housing Honored Instructor, 2017
- Ockham's Razors -- A User's Manual was published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press.
- Awarded the Carl G. Hempel Award in 2014 by the Philosophy of Science Assocation for lifetime scholarly achievement in Philosophy of Science.
- Did Darwin write the Origin Backwards? Philosophical Essays on Darwin’s Theory, was published by Prometheus Books in April 2011.
- President of The International Union for History and Philosophy of Science (Division of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science), 2012-2015
- "Rationality's Fixed Point (Or: In Defense of Right Reason)" awarded the Sanders Prize in Epistemology. Published in Oxford Studies in Epistemology Volume 5. Recognized by The Philosopher's Annual as one of "the ten best articles published in philosophy" in 2015.
- Quitting Certainties: A Bayesian Framework Modeling Degrees of Belief published by Oxford University press in 2013. Winner of the Council of Graduate Schools' 2014 Gustave O. Arlt Award for best book in the humanities. Honorable Mention for the 2015 American Philosophical Association Book Prize.
- Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Spring 2016.
- Co-organizer of the 2016 Midwest Epistemology Workshop.
- Keynote speaker, Iowa Philosophical Society.
- "I ought, therefore I can obey", Philosophers' Imprint (forthcoming).
- "Informative aboutness", Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 95 (2017), 354-364.
- "New foundations for imperative logic III: A general definition of argument validity", Synthese, 193 (2016), 1703-1753.
- National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend (2016).