• Genevieve Migely

    Professor of Philosophy

Academic History

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University
  • B.A., Philosophy, Northwestern University

Areas of Expertise & Competence

  • Modern Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Ethical Theory & Applied Ethics
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law

Conferences & Presentations

  • Workshop on Berkeley, University of Western Ontario:  September 2010. Presentation: Expanding the Notion of ‘Activity’ in Berkeley’s Philosophy of Mind.

  • International Berkeley Society, Newport, RI:  June 2008. International Berkeley Society:  Moral Motivation in Berkeley’s Theory of Intentionality.

  • American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division:  December 2006. International Berkeley Society:  A Coherent Interpretation of Berkeley’s Actively Passive Mind.

  • American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division: March 2006. Colloquium Paper:  The Berkeley Triangle and the Occasionalism that Lurks Beneath.

  • American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division:  December 2005. Colloquium Paper:  Berkeley’s Mental Architecture: A Coherent Account of Intentionality.

  • Claremont Philosophy Colloquium: October 2005. Presentation: Berkeley’s Mental Architecture.

  • UC Irvine Cartesian Circle:  August 2004.Presentation: The Problem of Simplicity in Berkeley.

  • Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities: January 2004. Paper:  Contemporary Dualism:  Is the Ghost Still in the Machine?

  • American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division: December 2003. Colloquium Paper:  Anger in Plato's Laws:  The Ambivalent Master.

  • Claremont Philosophy Colloquium: December 2003. Presentation:  Plato's Laws.

  • Claremont Early Modern Studies Graduate Symposium: March 1999. Presentation: Looking in the Cartesian Mirror:  Redefining 17th Century Feminine Identity.

  • National Committee To Prevent Child Abuse Annual Conference: March 1996. Presentation: Early Findings in the William - Penn Child Abuse Prevention - Child Care Initiative.


  • “Berkeley’s Cartesian Account of Volitional Causation” in Manusya Journal of Humanities, Spring 2009.

  • “Berkeley’s Actively Passive Mind” in Reexamining Berkeley’s Philosophy, ed. Stephen Daniel, University of Toronto Press, 2007.

  • “Contemporary Dualism:  Is the Ghost Still in the Machine?” The Proceedings for the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 2004.

  • Book Review of Talia Mae Bettcher’s Berkeley’s Philosophy of Spirit in Berkeley Studies, No. 19, 2009.

  • Book Review of Francois Poullain de la Barre’s Three Cartesian Feminist Treatises translated by Vivien Bosley, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Number 7, October - November 2003.