Papers Presented

  • “Encounters with Soviet Philosophers”. Keele University Russian Studies Departmental Seminar, Fall 1980.
  • “Filosofiya kak predmet obucheniya” (“Philosophy as a Subject of Tuition”). Moscow State University, December 1982.
  • “Lichnost’, dvysmyslennost’, i ancembl’ obshchestvennykh otnoshenii” (“Personhood, Ambiguity, and the Ensemble of Social Relations”). Institute of General and Educational Psychology, Moscow, February 1983.
  • “O prirode psikhicheskikh yavlenii” (“On the Nature of Mental Phenomena”). Institute of General and Educational Psychology, Moscow, June 1983.
  • “Thought, Speech, and the Genesis of Meaning”. Wolfson Philosophical Society, February 1985.
  • “Neuzheli li chevolek – “ancembl’ obshchestvennykh otnoshenii”?” (“How could man be ‘the ensemble of social relations’?”). Institute of Philosophy (Sector of Epistemology), April 1986.
  • “Activity in Soviet Philosophy”. Philosophical Problems of Psychology Seminar, University College, London, November 1986. 
  • “Activity, Consciousness and Communication”.  Dept. of Communication Colloquium, University of California, San Diego, February 1988.
  • “‘In the Beginning was the Deed’: Ilyenkov on Activity and the Ideal”. International Conference on Work and Communication, University of California, San Diego, July 1988.
  • (with Carol Padden) “Alexandr Meshcheryakov and the Education of the Blind-Deaf”.  8th International Human Science Association Conference.  Aarhus, Denmark, August 1989. 
  • “Activity, Consciousness and Communication”.  Dept. of Communication Colloquium, Linkorping University, Sweden, August 1989.
  • “Alexandr Meshcheryakov and the Education of the Blind-Deaf”. Dept. of Communication Colloquium, Linkorping University, Sweden, August 1989.
  • “Consciousness and Activity in Soviet Philosophy”.  Queen’s University Philosophy Department, February 1990.
  • “Consciousness and Activity in Soviet Philosophy”.  University of Guelph Philosophy Colloquium, February 1990.
  • (with Christine Sypnowich) “Ob obshchestvenno-kulturnoi prirode cheloveka” (On the Socio-Cultural Nature of the Subject).  Institute of Philosophy, Moscow, May 1991.
  • “Wittgenstein and Social Being”.  University of Toronto Philosophy Department, Analytic Group, April 1993.
  • “Wittgenstein and Social Being”.  Queen’s University Philosophy Colloquium, April 1994.
  • “Ilyenkov, Communication, and the Problem of the Ideal”.  Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego, Graduate Seminar.  April 1994.
  • “Wittgenstein, Community, and Culture”.  Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego, Departmental Colloquium.  April 1994.
  • “An Epistemology for Cultural Psychology”.  University of California, San Diego, Cognitive Science Seminar.  April 1994.
  • “On the Social Constitution of Mind: Bruner, Ilyenkov and the Defence of Cultural Psychology”.  University of Reading, Philosophy Society. November 1994.
  • “‘Epistemology Naturalized’ Revisited”.  St John’s College Philosophy Group.  November 1995.
  • “On the Social Constitution of Mind: Bruner, Ilyenkov and the Defence of Cultural Psychology”.  Sheffield Hallam University, Language and Linguistics Group.  February 1995.
  • “On the Social Constitution of Mind: Bruner, Ilyenkov and the Defence of Cultural Psychology”.  Loughborough University Social Sciences Colloquium.  March 1995.
  • “Laughter and Moral Ambiguity”.  Keele University, Department of Philosophy Staff Seminar, March 1996.
  • “Humour and Moral Philosophy”.  Cerberus Society, Balliol College, Oxford, June 1995.
  • “The Philosophy of Activity”.  3rd International Congress on Activity Theory, Moscow, June 1995.
  • “Activity, Culture, and the Life of the Mind”.  Centre for Applied Cognitive Science Seminar, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, February, 1996.
  • “Ethical Particularism in Context”.  Workshop on Ethical Particularism, University of Reading, June 1996.
  • “Memory, Identity and Cultural Psychology”.  Queen’s University Philosophy Colloquium, February 1997.
  • “Memory, Identity, and Cultural Psychology”.  University of Bari, Small Group Meeting on Collective Memory, Polignano, Italy, 1997.
  • “Wittgenstein and ‘I’”.  University of Reading, Philosophy Society, May 1998.
  • “Wittgenstein and ‘I’”. Queen’s University Philosophy Colloquium, September 1998.
  • “The Living and the Dead in Ilyenkov’s Philosophy”.  International Conference on the Philosophy of E.V. Ilyenkov.  Helsinki University, September 1999. (Opening Address).
  • “Ilyenkov on Aesthetics: Realism, Imagination, and the End of Art”.  Queen’s University Philosophy Colloquium March, 2000.
  • “Freedom, Reflection, and the Sources of Normativity”.  Faculty Research Seminar. University of Hertfordshire, December 2001.
  • “The Social Construction of Social Constructionism”.  Philosophy Society.  University of Hertfordshire, December 2001.
  • “The Marxists and the Exorcist: The Story of an Unlikely Meeting of Philosophical Minds”.  Visiting Fellows’ Colloquium, All Souls College, Oxford, January 2002.
  • “Social Constructionism, Meaning and Mind”.  Institute of Education, University of London, February 2002.
  • “McDowell on Bildung”.  Philosophy Group, All Souls College, Oxford, February 2002.
  • “Freedom, Reflection, and the Sources of Normativity”.  Philosophy Department Colloquium. University of Sussex, March 2002.
  • “Subject, Object, Knowledge: The Quiet Brilliance of Vladislav Lektorsky”.   Activity Theory Seminar Group.  School of Education, University of Birmingham, March 2002.
  • “Social Constructionism”. Dealing with Diversity. Conference of the International Society for Cultural-Historical Research and Activity Theory.  Amsterdam, May 2002.
  • “Reflections on Activity Theory”.  Institute of Education, University of London, October 2003.
  • “The Marxists and the Exorcist: The Story of an Unlikely Meeting of Philosophical Minds”.  Institute of Education, University of London, October 2003.
  • “Reflections on Activity Theory”.  Centre for Learning Research Colloquium, Griffith University, Brisbane, December 2003.
  • “Ilyenkov on Education”.  Enriching Learning Cultures.  11th Annual International Conference on Post-Compulsory Education and Training.  Gold Coast, December, 2003.
  • “The Quiet Brilliance of Vladislav Lektorsky”.  Centre for Learning Research Colloquium, Griffith University, Brisbane, December 2003.
  • “Social Constructionism”.  Centre for Learning Research Colloquium, Griffith University, Brisbane, December 2003.
  • “Reflections on Activity Theory”. School of Education, University of Birmingham, February 2004.
  • “Pragmatism and Ethical Particularism”. American Philosophical Society, Western Division, March 2004 (Panel on John Dewey).
  • “Wiggins on Human Nature”. Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Conference, Winnipeg, June 2004. 
  • “Particularism and Moral Education”. Institute of Education, University of London, February 2005.
  • “Can Philosophy Tell Us How History Made the Mind?” Conference in Honour of David Johnson, York University, Toronto, March 2005.
  • “Can Philosophy Tell Us How History Made the Mind?” School of Education Colloquium, Bath University, May 2005.
  • “Particularism and Moral Education”. 2005 Bled Conference on Particularism, Slovenia, June 2005.
  • “On the Concept of Mediation”. First ISCAR Conference, Seville, Spain, September 2005.
  • “On the Evolution of Activity Theory”. First ISCAR Conference, Seville, Spain, September 2005.
  • “Pragmatism and Ethical Particularism”. Queen’s University Philosophy Colloquium, October 2005.
  • “The Anatomy of Regret”.  Institute of Education, London, UK, December 2005.
  • “Vygotsky on Mediation”. Queen’s University Faculty of Education Colloquium, January 2006.
  • “The New Intuitionism”.   University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Seminar in Philosophy, April 2006.
  • “What Can Philosophy tell us about How History Made the Mind?”  Annual one-day Conference on Knowledge, Mind and Understanding.  Institute of Education, London University, May 2006. (This lecture was repeated annually at this conference in person or via electronic media until 2011.)
  • “The Aspirations of Philosophy”.  Charlton Professorship Inaugural Lecture, Queen’s University, October, 2006.
  • “The New Intuitionism”.  University of Alberta, Graduate Philosophy Seminar, November 2006.
  • “The Anatomy of Regret”.  University of Alberta, Philosophy Colloquium, November 2006.
  • “Activity Theory – a Critique”.  Bath University, Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research Seminar, December 2006.
  • “Self and Other in One’s Own Person”. One-day Conference on Self and Other.  Queen’s, March 2007.
  • “What Can Philosophy Tell Us about How History Made the Mind?” Gregynog Philosophy of Education Conference, University of Wales, May 2007.
  • “Exploring the Space of Reasons I”. York University Philosophy Colloquium, November 2007. 
  • “Exploring the Space of Reasons II: Mood, Music and Creativity”. Institute of Education, London University, December 2007.
  • “Life in the Space of Reasons: Mood, Music, Education, and the Philosophy of John McDowell”. Keynote Lecture, Annual Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, Oxford, March 2008. 
  • “The Riddle of the Self Revisited”. International Society for Cultural and Activity Research 2008 Conference, San Diego, Keynote Panel Presentation, September, 2008.
  • “Vygotsky in the Space of Reasons”. International Society for Cultural and Activity Research 2008 Conference, San Diego, September, 2008 (webcast).
  • “Moral Particularism: Ethical not Metaphysical”. Toward the Centre of Pragmatism Conference.  Universität Zürich Arbeits- & Forschungsstelle für Ethik.  October 2008
  • “Moral Particularism: Ethical not Metaphysical”. Self and Other: Social Reason Conference.  Queen’s, December 2008.
  • “What Can Philosophy Tell Us about How History Made the Mind?” Conference on Thought and Culture, Sudbury University, March 2009.
  • “McDowell, Education, and the Space of Reasons”. Contribution to a Symposium on the significance of McDowell’s thought for philosophy of education, with Paul Standish and Jan Derry, Philosophy of Education Society Annual Conference, Montreal, March, 2009.
  • “Self-Knowledge, Language and Literature”. London English Group, King’s College London, May 2009.
  • “Minds, Brains and Education” (with Andrew Davis). New Philosophies of Learning Book Launch, Durham University School of Education Research Seminar Series, May 2009.
  • “Activity and the Search for True Materialism”. Conference on The Activity Approach in Soviet Philosophy, Helsinki, September 2010. 
  • “Education and Conversation”. Annual Conference, Knowledge, Mind and Understanding: Aspects of Contemporary Educational Practice in Critical Perspective, Institute of Education, London University, May 2012.
  • “Deyatel’nost’ i rozhdenie lichnosti” (“Activity and the formation of personhood”).  Conference on Philosophy in Late 20th Century Russia.  Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.  September 2012.
  • “Learning from Others”. Department of Applied Linguistics Colloquium Series, Penn State University, October 2012.
  • “Ilyenkov’s Hegel”. Conference on Hegel in Russia, Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, NYU, April 2013.
  • “Activity and the Formation of Reason”. Annual Conference, Knowledge, Mind and Understanding: Aspects of Contemporary Educational Practice in Critical Perspective, Institute of Education, London University, May 2013. (Repeated May 2014 and 2015.)
  • “Education, Conversation, and New Learning Technologies”. Institute of Education Philosophy Centre Seminar, London University, May 2013.
  • “Thinking About Materiality”. Panel contribution, Power, Publics, New Media, UC San Diego Communication Department 30th Anniversary Celebration, June 2013.
  • “Training and Transformation”. 36th Annual Wittgenstein Conference, Kirchberg, Austria, August 2013.
  • “On Jan Derry’s Vygotsky, Philosophy and Education”, Book Launch, Institute of Education, London University, March 2014.
  • “On Price’s ‘Clarity is Not Enough’”, New Critical Conversations Seminar, Durham University, March 2014.
  • “Training, Transformation, and Education”.  Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture, London, March 2014.
  • “Self, Community, and the Second Person (I, We, You)”, Meaning and Mindedness Seminar Series, Tavistock Clinic, London, May, 2014.
  • “The Spirit of Pragmatism in the Quads of Oxford”.  British Academy Dawes Hicks Symposium on Pragmatism in Britain in the long 20th Century, October 2014.
  • “Responsiveness to Reasons”, Philosophy Symposium, Institute of Education, London, October 2014.
  • “On the Meeting of Minds”, Trent University Philosophy Colloquium, March 2014.
  • “Education, Conversation and New Learning Technologies”, PESGB 50th Anniversary Conference, New College, Oxford, March 2015.
  • “On the Meeting of Minds”, University of Leipzig, Prof. Sebastian Rödl’s Seminar, April 2015.
  • “Practice, Sensibility and Moral Education”, Moral Sciences Club, Cambridge, November 2015.
  • “On the Philosophical Significance of Literature”, Workshop on Philosophy, Literature and Education, Warwick University, February 2016.
  • “Acquiring a Second Nature”, Templeton Institute Seminar on Becoming Human, Notre Dame, March 2016.
  • “Practice, Sensibility and Moral Education”, PESGB Annual Conference, New College Oxford, April 2016.
  • “On the Meeting of Minds”, Workshop on the Second Person, Centre for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagen, June 2016.
  • “Punks versus Zombies: Evald Ilyenkov and the Battle for Soviet Philosophy”, Colloquium, Max Plank Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, October 2016.
  • “Punks versus Zombies: Evald Ilyenkov and the Battle for Soviet Philosophy”, Queen’s University Saturday Club, November 2016.