Videos of Talks

Below, scrolling down, are videos of a few of the talks I've given over the last several years -- some of them at conferences, others of them invited talks, still others guest lectures in colleagues' classes. I'll be adding more videos as they become available.  Here are several other pages where you can access my other videos:

Course Videos: 
Over the last two years, I have been recording my class lecture and discussion sessions, and organizing them into sequences.  Currently available are Critical Thinking, Ethics, and Introduction to Philosophy (as well as two Philosophy of Religion sessions).

Dr. Sadler Chalk And Talk:  
Shorter (15-20 minute) talks in which I address some issue or answer some question put to me by my blog readers, members of my YouTube audience, or other VYousers.

Bonus Videos: 
Links to a few other non-academic videos in which I was involved in one way or another.  Some of my readers might get a kick out of these

Motive, Moral Discourse, and Conflict in the Song of Ice and Fire:

A presentation I gave at the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association conference, examining some of George R.R. Martin's sprawling and as-yet unfinished epic series, using categories from Aristotle's moral philosophy (drawn from the two Ethics, Politics, Rhetoric, and Poetics).

What Kind of Moral Theory Does St. Anselm Hold?

A presentation, with Q&A, provided at the 6th Felician Ethics conference, asking with of the various moral theories commonly treated in Ethics classes and literature, actually fits St. Anselm best.

 Reason Fulfilled By Revelation and the Story of My Research into the the 1930s Christian Philosophy Debates 

My book tour for Reason Fulfilled by Revelation: The 1930s Christian Philosophy Debates in France starts with a talk at the Charles Chesnutt Library for National Library Week, in which I not only discuss the debates and my book, but also tell the story of how my research progressively drew me further and further into the debates.  I emphasize how absolutely important access to the stacks of major research libraries is for carrying out this sort of research and scholarship in the history of ideas.

Plato, Persons, and the Highest Good

This is a lecture I gave as a guest in Eric Silverman's Plato class at Christopher Newport University.  Excellent questions and discussion with his students, who I walk through the ascent through desire to the highest good in the Symposium, then ask whether there is room for anything personal in the encounter with and enjoyment of the highest good.  It seems not. . .  at first.  But the Platonic texts actually suggest otherwise.

Aristotle's Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Anger 

A talk I gave as part of the Marist Philosophy and Religious Studies Speaker Series, outlining some of the research and reflections going into the book I'm currently writing on Aristotle and Anger.  At one time, I thought that his discussions examined anger from three main interconnected perspectives.  Now -- for the time being -- I think there's actually six distinct dimensions to Aristotle's discussions of Anger, which span over more than ten of his works.

Teaching (with the) Virtues and Supplemental Instruction

A workshop session provided at the CUNY Supplemental Instruction conference, during which I introduced the notion of virtues, examined the points and purposes of Supplemental Instruction, and outlined which virtues and vices might be most important to attend to in order to implement that educational practice well.

Teaching Philosophy to Inmates: Moral Development and Teaching Ethics in Prisons

Workshop session at the 2010 American Association of Philosophy Teachers conference.  Discusses lessons about teaching ethics and fostering moral development derived from my experience of teaching 6 years at Indiana State Prison (and one semester at Sampson County Correctional Facility) and from some of the literature about teaching philosophy in prisons.  I address challenges to and opportunities for teaching ethics and fostering moral development among inmates

Ethics In Business Education Project (EBEP) Workshops
Two workshops (numbers 1 and 3 in the sequence) which I provided to faculty from the School of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University, as part of EBEP, a collaboration between philosophers (content experts in Ethics) and Business faculty, to assist the latter develop greater competence and confidence in teaching Ethics content and assessing student learning in Ethics.  Unfortunately the flipcam  I was using to record them captured only about 2/3-3/4 of the workshops.

The 1930s Christian Philosophy Debates
A lecture I gave at Campbell University to a group of Theology students, discussing some of the basic issues, figures, and controversies of the 1930s Christian Philosophy debates, which involved among others the philosophers Maurice Blondel, Etienne Gilson, Jacques Maritain, Fernand Van Steenberghen, Antonin Sertillanges, Leon Brunschvic, and Emile Brehier

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Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
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Part 6

Service Learning, Food Issues, and Critical Thinking Courses
4 video-portion talk on adapting Service Learning, focusing on Food Issues, and meeting the challenges of teaching Critical Thinking at FSU.  Delivered at the Danny Kaye Theater, Conrad Hilton Library, the Culinary Institute of America, October 28, 2010, as part of their Service Learning Conference. Includes Q & A afterward with other participants

The CLA at FSU
An impromptu presentation I put together on the spot to fill in for a missing colleague at the HBCU Faculty Development Symposium.  I discuss a number of interconnected ways in which we have incorporated Collegiate Learning Assessment Performance Tasks into assessment and teaching at FSU