My Talks

Over the last decade, I've developed and delivered well over 100 talks of various types -- ranging from dinner speeches and discussions aimed at a general audience to highly structured workshops, from invited academic lectures to conference presentations.

A number of the talks I've given have been subsequently published, and can be found in my Publications page, rather than on this page.

If you're interested in inviting me to come speak at your event or gathering, feel free to contact me at greg@reasonio.com.   Depending on the type of event, the organization, and travel involved, I charge on a sliding scale (and even provide some talks gratis).


2014
"Oplerno, Education, and Capitalist Models," Online Workshop Session at the Oplerno Woodblock Conference (watch video of session)

"Trials, Castles, Insects, and Other Horrors:  Franz Kafka," invited lecture in the Glimpses into Existence series, Kingston Library (watch video of talk)

"Saint Augustine On Evil," Guest Appearance on Theology Matters with the Pellews (listen to podcast of talk)

"Everything is Possible . . . Including God:  Lev Shestov," invited lecture in the Glimpses into Existence series, Kingston Library (watch video of talk)

"Before they Called It Mindfulness:  Philosophy, Practical Wisdom, and Paying Attention," invited lecture (organization name withheld by request)

 "Saint Augustine on Truth and Lying," Guest Appearance on Theology Matters with the Pellews (listen to podcast of talk)

"Poetry and Solitude: Ranier Maria Rilke," invited lecture in the Glimpses into Existence series, Kingston Library (watch video of talk)

"Anselm's Views on Marriage, Sexual Desire, and Conjugal Love" at the 5th Saint Anselm Conference, Saint Anselm College (watch video of talk)

"Ages of Nihilism and Renewal in Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy," invited lecture to the Pell Honors Students, Salve Regina College (watch video of talk)

"Overcoming Nihilism After the Death of God: Friedrich Nietzsche," invited lecture in the Glimpses into Existence series, Kingston Library (watch video of talk)

"Justice as a Degree of Ontological Dignity: An Anselmian Examination," at the 8th Felician Ethics conference (watch video of talk)

"Underground Men, Inquisitors, and Saints: Fyodor Dostoyevsky," invited lecture in the Glimpses into Existence series, Kingston Library (watch video of talk)

Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet and Boulud's Letters to a Young Chef," guest lecture provided at the Culinary Institute of America (watch video of talk)

"Lessons of Socrates and Abraham: Soren Kierkegaard," invited lecture in the Glimpses into Existence series, Kingston Library (watch video of talk)
 
"What Is Existentialism?" invited lecture in the Glimpses into Existence series, Kingston Library (watch video of talk)

 2013
"The Seven Deadly Sins:  Are There Really Seven?  Are They Really Deadly?,"  Catholic Studies Speaker Series (sponsored by the Marcellin Board), Marist College (watch video of talk)

"David Hume's Skepticism and Arguments about God," Guest Appearance on Theology Matters with the Pellews (listen to podcast of talk)

"Aristotle on Anger, Justice, and Injustice" at the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy conference (listen to podcast of talk and obtain handouts)

"Symposia, Then and Now: Or Why Did We Quit Drinking?" Invited Lecture at the Feasting and Foraging Day Event, Culinary Institute of America (watch video of talk)

"Thomas Aquinas on Natural Law," Guest Appearance on Theology Matters with the Pellews (listen to podcast)

"An Overlooked Medieval Occasion: Anselm on Justice, Virtues and Vices, and Moral Inquiry" at the International Society for MacIntyrian Enquiry conference (watch video of talk)

"Saint Anselm and Arguments About God," Guest Appearance on Theology Matters with the Pellews (listen to podcast)

“Flipping the Classroom: Using Lecture Capture to Enhance Instruction,” Brown Bag Lunch faculty workshop at the Culinary Institute of America

"What is Aristotelian Prohairesis?" at the 7th Felician Ethics Conference (watch video of talk)

"An Anselmian Grounding of Morality," at the "Must Morality Be Grounded On God" conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville (watch video of talk)

"It's Not Just Consequences:  Jeremy Bentham's Philosophy of Action," Philosophy Department Speaker Series, Marist College (watch video of talk)

"Synasthesia and Taste from some Philosophical Perspectives," guest lecture provided at the Culinary Institute of America (watch video of talk)

2012
"Hedonism," Philosophy Eats Series dinner discussion, Global Palate Restaurant, West Park, NY

"Aristotle, Akrasia, and Anger," Socratic Discussion Series (sponsored by the Felician Ethics Institute), Felician College (watch video of talk, with links to five handouts)

"Broad Themes of the 1930s Christian Philosophy Debates," Catholic Studies Speaker Series (sponsored by the Marcellin Board), Marist College

"Aristotle Meets Escoffier: Presentations, Production, Practice," invited lecture and discussion at the Culinary Institute of America (watch video of talk)

“What Kind of Moral Theory Does St. Anselm Hold?” at the 6th Felician Ethics Conference (watch video of talk)

"Who Was Saint Anselm?" invited dinner address and discussion at the 40th anniversary of St. Anselm's Parish, NJ

"Aristotle's Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Anger," Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Speaker Series, Marist College (watch video of talk)


2011
"Motive, Moral Discourse, and Conflict in the Song of Ice and Fire," Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association conference (watch video of talk)

“Using Ethics Pedagogy as a Model for Interdepartmental Development and Assessment,” Workshop session at the Professional and Organizational Development conference, Atlanta

“Teaching (With) the Virtues and Supplemental Instruction,” workshop session at the CUNY Supplemental Instruction conference, CUNY-Lehman (watch video of talk)

“Prison Education, MacIntyrian Virtue Ethics, and Moral Reformation,” at the 5th International Society for MacIntryian Enquiry conference

"Making Evidence Based Decisions," discussion explaining and defending FSU's 10-Year Quality Enhancement Plan to SACS Accreditation Evaluators, onsite visit (representative video available here)

"Opening Doors to the 1930s Christian Philosophy Debates," invited talk given during National Library Week at Charles Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University (watch video of talk)

"The Seven Deadly Sins -- or Eight?" invited lecture at the Cumberland County Library, Fayetteville, NC (watch video of first part of talk).

"Plato, Persons, and the Highest Good," invited lecture and discussion at Christopher Newport University (watch video of talk).

“Best Practices in Dealing with Challenges in Teaching Ethics Content,” FSU Ethics in Business Education Project workshop.

"How to Incorporate CLA Performance Tasks into Assessment and Course Design," Faculty Development Seminar, Fayetteville State University, NC

"The Ethics of Anger," invited lecture at the Cumberland County Library, Fayetteville, NC

2010
“Effective Grading with the Newer CLA Rubric,” Saturday Academy workshop session, FSU Office of Faculty Development

“Using Platonic Dialogues to introduce Students to Active Learning, Writing, and Critical Thinking,” workshop provided at HBCU Faculty Development Symposium, Dillard University, LA 

"The 1930s Christian Philosophy Debates," invited lecture at Campbell University, NC

"The CLA at Fayetteville State University: 2005-2010 and beyond" in a CLA Spotlight Series webinar.

“Five Ethical Theories: Bare Bones for Business Educators,” FSU Ethics in Business Education Project workshop (watch video of talk)

“Adapting Service Learning to a Critical Thinking Class: Food Awareness and Insecurity,” Service Learning Conference, Culinary Institute of America (watch video of talk)

“Teaching Philosophy to Inmates: Moral Development and Teaching Ethics in Prisons,” workshop session, American Association of Philosophy Teacher (watch video of talk)

"Reacting to the Past as a Teaching Strategy," invited workshop, Faculty Development Seminar, Fayetteville State University, NC

"CLA-Like Performance Tasks and Educative Assessment," Faculty Development Seminar, Fayetteville State University, NC

“Human and Divine Wisdom in St. Anselm of Canterbury,” at the Cardinal Virtues: Wisdom conference, Viterbo University, WI

"Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail: Context, Audience, Argument," invited Black History Month lecture and discussion, Fayetteville State University, NC

"Four Major World Religions: The Basics of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam," invited lecture at 71st High School, Fayetteville, NC

2009
"Bringing an Aristotelian Perspective to the issue of Flaming," invited Department of Communications co-presentation with Todd Frobish, Fayetteville State University, NC

“By The Content of their Character: Christian Love and Virtue Ethics in Martin Luther King’s Writings,” at the Philosophy Born of Struggle conference, Fayetteville State University

Fides Quaerens Rectitudinis Intellectum: Christian Faith and Practical Rationality in Anselm,” at the 4th International St. Anselm Conference, St. Anselm College

"Preparing to Grade CLA Performance Tasks for Program Assessment," workshop provided for faculty of the Department of Government and History, Fayetteville State University, NC

"Selected US Supreme Court Cases Dealing with Religion," Invited lecture at Terry Sanford High School, Fayetteville, NC

“Medieval Arguments About The Existence of God: A Workshop in Teaching the Humanities,” faculty workshop provided to FSU HUMN 211/212 Instructors.


2008
“An Anselmian Problematic: Justice as a Degree of Ontological Dignity,” at the North Carolina Religious Studies Association meeting

"Propaganda and Rhetoric: What Can we learn from Aristotle’s On Rhetoric?," Intelligence Studies minor invited lecture, Fayetteville State University, NC

 "St. Anselm’s Significance for the History of Ideas," faculty discussion at Fayetteville State University, NC

“Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Theories in Relation to MacIntyre’s Virtue Ethics,” at the 2nd Annual MacIntyrian Philosophy Conference, St. Meinrad’s Seminary

"Studying Platonic Dialogues," invited weekly workshop in Summer Continuing Education Council series, provided to inmates at Indiana State Prison

“Virtue Epistemology and Moral Conditions of Knowledge: Contributions from Phenomenology,” at the International Max Scheler Society Spring meeting


2007
"The 1930s French Christian Philosophy Debates: Relevance, Present Condition, Brief History and Main Positions" at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Philosophy Department

“The Breadth of Reason, Christian Philosophy, and Catholic Tradition,” at the Dialogue of Cultures conference, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture

“Von Hildebrand and Christian Philosophy: A Comparative Approach” at the Philosophical Legacy of Dietrich von Hildebrand International conference, Franciscan University Steubenville

"Aristotle's Virtues and Vices: How They Apply to You," invited 4-day workshop in Summer Continuing Education Council series, provided to inmates at Indiana State Prison

"The States of Nature in Hobbes’ Leviathan,” at the Midwest Political Science Association conference

2006
“Revenge, Retribution, Punishment and the Aristotelean Dynamic of Anger” at the 3rd Annual Faculty and Student conference, Indiana University Northwest

“Between the Pascendi and Fides et Ratio: Blondelian Tradition as Critique of and Alterative to Modernism” at the Modernity: Yearning For The Infinite conference, Notre Dame CEC

"What Were the 1930s Christian Philosophy Debates?" invited 4-day workshop in Summer Continuing Education Council series, provided to inmates at Indiana State Prison

“Virtue, Passions, and the Rule of Law in Aristotelean Politics,” at the Association for Political Theory conference

“What Precisely Is Anselm’s Single Argument in the Proslogion?” at the Indiana Philosophical Association Spring conference

2005
“Where Rhetoric, Politics and Dialectic Meet: Aristotle’s Methodological Discussions in Rhetoric Book I,” at the Northeast Political Science Association conference

“Christian Philosophy and Renewal of Catholic Intellectual Life”, at the Joy in Truth conference, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture 

“Alasdair MacIntyre and the Christian Philosophy Debate”, at the Erasmus Institute Summer Faculty Seminar 

“Thomas Hobbes as a Virtue Ethicist: Critique of Boonin-Vail’s Interpretation of Hobbes’ Moral Theory,” at the Indiana Philosophical Association Spring conference

“Political Faction and the Passions in Aristotle: Rhetoric Book II’s Significance for Politics Book V,” at the Midwest Political Science Association conference