“What is Humpty Dumptyism in Contemporary Art?”, American Society for Aesthetics annual meeting, Tampa, FL, October 2011.

“Poetic Pessimism, Mortal Fools, and the Transition to Philosophy,” Ancient Philosophy Society, annual meeting, Sundance, Utah, April 2011.

“Artistic Authority in the Age of the Readymade”, American Society for Aesthetics,annual meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2010.

“Sol LeWitt’s Platonism, or, the Problem of Art at the End of Metaphysics”, Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition, annual meeting, San Francisco CA, October 2010.

“The Artistic Absolute:  Artistic Authority After the End of Art”, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), annual meeting, George Mason University, Alexandria VA, October 2009.

“Taking Humor Seriously in the Platonic Dialogues,” response to Edward Halper, Ancient Philosophy Society, annual meeting, Loyola College, Timonium, MD, April 2009.

“Stripping the Tyrant of his Tragic Gear:  Tragic Poetry in Books XIII and IX of the Republic,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (SAGP), Fordham University, New York, October 2006.

“The Overlooked Work of Art in the Origin of the Work of Art,” North AmericanHeidegger Conference, 40th annual meeting, Boston, MA, May 2006.

“Heidegger’s Heroism,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, annual meeting, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, October 2004.

“Freedom and the Double Bind,” Collegium Phaenomenologicum, annual meeting, Città di Castello, Italy, July 2004.

“Pamela’s Epistolary Body,” Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Central division, annual meeting, University of Oklahoma, OK, March 1997.