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55th Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - September 30 @ 7:00 pm


Friday, September 29th

Manning Hall, room 209


3:00 – 5:00 PM 

Talk: “The Value of Creativity: A Kantian Perspective”

Samantha Matherne (Harvard University)

Comments by Janum Sethi (University of Michigan), followed by Q&A

Session chaired by Mercedes Corredor (Virginia Tech)


5:30 – 7:30 PM

Talk: “Putting Offense in its Place”

Macalester Bell (Bryn Mawr College)

Comments by Krista K. Thomason (Swarthmore College), followed by Q&A

Session chaired by Gopal Sreenivasan (Duke University)


8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Dinner Reception at The Story



Saturday, September 30th

Murphey Hall, room 116


10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Talk: “Mind-Dependence and the Metaphysics of Inherence”

Umrao Sethi (Brandeis University)

Comments by John Morrison (Barnard College), followed by Q&A

Session chaired by Felipe De Brigard (Duke University)


Lunch Break

2:30 – 4:30 PM


Talk: “Backtracking and Down-Tracking”

Elizabeth Miller (Brown University)

Comments by Insa Lawler (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), followed by Q&A

Session chaired by Elanor Taylor (Johns Hopkins University)


Tea Break


5:30 – 7:00 PM

Claire Miller Lecture: “Challenging what we know (how sceptics deceive us!)”

Jody Azzouni (Tufts University)

Session chaired by Michael Pendlebury (North Carolina State University)

Followed by Q&A


7:30 PM – 9:30PM

Dinner Reception at Ackland Art Museum


Registration is required and there are a limited number of spaces. Please register ASAP to secure your spot. You can register here –

updated 9.7.23


September 29 @ 3:00 pm
September 30 @ 7:00 pm
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