Christopher Porzenheim presented a paper at a Ralph Waldo Emerson Society panel at an ALA conference on "Emerson and Resistance" on 5.22.2020 (it was informally moved to be held then over Zoom because of Covid) arguing Ralph Waldo Emerson was a virtue ethicist.
Maximiliana Rifkin has been asked to give a talk at the annual positive psychology conference in NYC in spring 2021. Her talk will be on how to make better use of our emotions as guides in action (it specifically critiques an account of how to do so in self-control).
Gus Turyn had several papers accepted to conferences, including: ‘Masks, Finks, and Gender Internalism’ was accepted for presentation at the 2021 Central meeting of the APA and to the 2020 UT Austin AGENT conference, and ‘The Need for Epistemic First-Person Authority’ was accepted for presentation at the 2021 Pacific meeting of the APA and to a 2020 MANCEPT workshop called ‘What is gender and what do we want it to be?’
Connor Kianpour recently published a piece for Libertarianism.org entitled “Do Libertarians Care About Animals?” which can be accessed at https://www.libertarianism.org/articles/do-libertarians-care-about-animals. He also got a manuscript entitled “Red in Tooth and Claw No More: Animal Rights and the Permissibility to Redesign Nature,” coauthored with Eze Paez, accepted at the journal Environmental Values. He also contributed a chapter to an introductory textbook on the philosophy of humor which will be in print at the beginning of the spring semester. The name of the textbook is It’s Funny ‘Cause It’s True. The name of his chapter is “It’s Still Funny Though: A Defense of Moderate Comic Immoralism.” He has also been accepted to two academic conferences that he will be attending in the spring: The International Society for Environmental Ethics Panel at the Eastern American Philosophical Association meeting in January 2021, and The Lighthearted Philosophers’ Society 14th Annual Conference in April 2021.