Upcoming Talks


Past Talks


Relativistic Symmetry Fundamentalism

  • *Boundaries and Reality: 2020 Annual Philosophy of Physics Conference, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, June 2020 (cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic)

Why Wavefunction Realists Should Be Hilbert-Space Fundamentalists

  • Metaphysics of Physics Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the German Physical Society, Bonn, Germany, April 2020 (cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic)

The Theory of Every Thing: Toward a Symmetry-Based Metaphysics of Matter

  • *Department of Philosophy, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey, February 2020

  • *Department of Philosophy, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, February 2020

The Ontology of Symmetry Groups

  • Society for the Metaphysics of Science 2019, University of Toronto, Canada, November 2019

  • ILMPS Conference, University of Salzburg, Austria, September 2019

Why Is Spin Discrete?

  • *The Structure of Reality and the Reality of Structure, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 2019​​ [Video]

Symmetry Fundamentalism​

  • 2019 Eastern Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, New York City, January 2019

  • *Institute of Philosophy, Free University of Berlin, Germany, December 2018

  • *Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, UK, November 2018

  • Society for the Metaphysics of Science 4th Annual Conference, Milan, Italy, August 2018

  • *Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany, July 2018

  • *Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, July 2018

  • XXI International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, Urbino, Italy, June 2018

The Metaphysics of Invariance

  • 5th International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, Saig, Germany, July 2017

  • Direct Empirical Status and the Ontology of Symmetries in Physics, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, July 2017

Symmetry and the Real Definition of Physical Properties

  • Philosophy of Physics Reading Group, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, UC Irvine, May 2017
  • Philosophy of Physics Research Group, Department of Philosophy, UC San Diego, May 2017

Scientific Explanation, Grounding, and Hyperintensional Ontology

  • Ground in Philosophy of Science, Université de Genève, September 2016

Is the Semantics of Scientific Theories Hyperintensional?

  • The Semantics of Theories, Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, June 2016

On Kant's Derivation of the Regulative Principle of Systematic Unity

  • 2nd HU-Princeton Workshop 'Cognition and Causality', Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, June 2016

  • 12th International Kant Congress 'Nature and Freedom', Universität Wien, September 2015

Theoretical Equivalence as Explanatory Equivalence

  • British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS) Annual Conference, The University of Manchester, July 2015

  • Philosophy of Logic, Maths, and Physics (LMP) Conference, Western University, London, Ontario, June 2015

  • 1st Munich Graduate Workshop in Mathematical Philosophy: Philosophy of Physics, Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, April 2015 

Existential Risk Reduction – A Rawlsian Duty of Justice to Future Generations?   

  • 'Social Equality' Conference, University of Cape Town, August 2014

  • Princeton Graduate Conference in Political Theory, Princeton University, April 2014

  • Warwick Graduate Conference in Political Theory, University of Warwick, February 2014 

Decoherent Histories of Spin Networks

  • Beyond Spacetime Conference, University of Illinois at Chicago, September 2013

  • Foundations of Physics Conference, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, July 2013

  • LOOPS '13 Conference, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario, July 2013