Philosophy Speaker Series to continue

Publication Date

By: Maura Driscoll '15

The Philosophy Department kicks off its speaker series this term on Thursday, Jan. 24 with Owen Flanagan, the James B. Duke Professor of Neurobiology at Duke University. He will discuss “The Meaning of Life in a Material World.”

The event will take place in Everest Lounge, Hale House, at 4:30 p.m.

Other dates and speakers in the series (same time and place, unless otherwise noted) are:

  • Thursday, Feb. 7: George Sher of Rice University, “Wrongdoing and Relationships: The Problem of the Stranger”
  • Thursday Feb. 21: Elisabeth Camp of University of Pennsylvania, “Why Metaphors Make Good Insults”
  • Thursday March 7: Stephen Leighton of Queens University, “Aristotle on Fear and Tragedy”

In addition, the department will sponsor lunch talks, philosophical cafes, puzzle contests and a team to compete in the Ethics Bowl. Questions? Contact Chairman Leo Zaibert at