Nathan Kirkwood

Nathan Kirkwood

Research Title

Quine’s Naturalism and its Relation to his Philosophy of Language

Research Summary

My research is on Quine's naturalism.

Publications

Under Review/In Progress

‘Quinean Humility: The Speculative Nature of Naturalized Epistemology’. In Progress.

‘Untangling Naturalism and Empiricism in Quine’. In Progress.

Grants

  • Analysis Trust Conference Grant
    - £180 for Glasgow Minorities and Philosophy Workshop on Education and Justice

  • Minorities and Philosophy Conference Grant
    - £320 for Glasgow Minorities and Philosophy Workshop on Education and Justice

  • Mind Minor Conference Grant
    - £600 for Glasgow Minorities and Philosophy Workshop on Education and Justice
  • Scottish Philosophical Association Conference Support Grant
    - £688 for Glasgow Minorities and Philosophy Workshop on Education and Justice
  • AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland Studentship
    - Maintenance & Tuition Fees
  • The University of Glasgow PGT Scholarship 2014-15
    - £5,350 to cover tuition fees
  • Caird Prize in Moral Philosophy, 2012-13
    - £120

Conference

Selected Presentations

‘The Speculative Nature of Naturalized Epistemology’. Work in Progress Group for Susanna Siegel. University of Glasgow. 22nd January 2020.

‘The Extent of Quine’s Naturalism’. The Origins and Legacy of Quine’s Naturalism. University of Glasgow. 17th-18th December 2019. Invited Talk.

‘Quine’s Early Methodology: Scientism Versus Naturalism’. Intradepartmental Postgraduate Conference. University of Glasgow. 14th June 2019. Respondent: Prof. Alex Miller.

‘Two Milestones of Empiricism: Untangling Quine’s Holism and Empiricism’. History of Analytic Philosophy Workshop. Tilburg University. 3rd July 2018.

‘Why Study Philosophy?’ University of Glasgow Taster Week. 13 June 2018. Talk given to prospective undergraduate students.

‘Pioneers of Naturalism: Quine’s Debt to Hume’. Glasgow Meets Hamburg. University of Hamburg. 28-29 August 2017. Invited talk.

‘The Boundaries (Or Lack Thereof) Between Philosophy and Science’. Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities Symposium: Divides, Dialogues, and Discoveries. General Audience and Interdisciplinary. 19th June 2017.

‘Why Study Philosophy?’. University of Glasgow Taster Week. 16 June 2017. Talk given to prospective undergraduate students.

‘Introduction to Quine’. Non-specialist talk. Quine and Naturalism. University of Manchester. 6 March 2017.

‘Quine’s Early Methodology: Scientism and Naturalism’. Quine and Naturalism. University of Manchester. 6 March 2017.

Teaching

2019-20

Senior Hons:

  • Quine (Module Lecturer: Naturalism)
  • The Emotions (Virtual Reality Seminar)

Junior Hons:

  • Metaphysics (Seminars)
  • Epistemology (Marker)

Level 1/2:

  • Digital Media and Information Studies (Guest Lecturer 'Teaching and Learning in Virtual Reality')
  • Philosophy 2B (Tutor)
  • Philosophy 1A (Tutor)