Even though some of the questions are hard to hear on this recording, here is the discussion that followed my talk at the University of Minnesota on 3 February 2011.
The first stop in the C of I book tour: University of Minnesota, 3 February 2011. As a result of the subsequent discussion I modified the end of the talk for future editions; I will post the new slides when I post the next version of the book talk, which will be delivered at SOAS in London next week.
I didn’t want to just do a straight-up book talk on the Conduct of Inquiry book at the ISA-Northeast conference, so we did something a little different: Dan Green gave an overview of the book’s argument, I said a few things about my aims and intentions, and then we had a lot of q&a time. I think the result is a pretty good articulation of some my hopes for the book and for the field of IR.
My discussant comments on a panel on pragmatism and IR from the 2010 ISA-Northeast conference.
Shorter book talk, delivered as part of the University of Florida’s workshop on “Epistemology and Method in International Relations.” Not crazy about the workshop title — none of the participants were! — but it was a wonderful workshop all the same.
The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations, round two: a talk delivered at Lehigh University on 24 February 2010, to an audience mainly consisting of undergraduate students. Basically the same slides as the USC talk, but different audiences produce different emphases and an overall distinctive tone.
Here is the live performance of my not-a-classic-of-philosophical-drama dialogue “Two Philosophers Shoveling Snow,” an earlier version of which was posted over at The Duck a few days ago. The attached file is the slides from which Benjamin Herborth and I read the dialogue during a roundtable on critical realism at the 2010 ISA annual meeting. I took the part of “Roy” the critical realist, and gave Benjamin the part of “Will” the pragmatist — and he started his subsequent presentation by announcing that he was not Will. Obviously I’m not Roy, either.
Here’s a talk on my new book “The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations” — scheduled for release this summer — that I gave at the University of Southern California, 25 January 2010. Watch this space for more book talks over the next few months.
Here is part two of my presentation and the 2009 NSF Workshop on Interpretive Methodologies in Political Science. The workshop — held in Toronto, Canada, conveniently just prior to the APSA annual meeting in that city — was on interpretive political science; my presentation was on philosophy of science, research methodology, and such things. Based on my forthcoming book, of course, but a slightly different mix of the same themes I’ve played with in other performances archived here on the site.