Philosophy Speaker Series starts up

Publication Date

By: Sarah Covelli '17

The Winter/Spring Philosophy Colloquium series kicks off on Monday, Jan. 27 with a talk by Akeel Bilgrami of Columbia University.
Bilgrami’s talk Liberalism and the Moral Psychology of Identity begins at 4:30 pm in the Everest Lounge. In this lecture, Bilgrami will discuss his interests in practical reason and rationality and apply it to issues of politics. It is free and open to the public.

Bilgrami joined the Philosophy Department of Columbia University in 1985, and has since served as the chairman of the department and the director of Humanities as well. Before joining Columbia, Bilgrami attended Bombay University and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar where he received a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He additionally has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Harvard University Press will publish his book of selected essays on the moral psychology of politics entitled Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment in February.
Be sure to attend!

Other dates to note:

February 6
Claire Finkelstein, University of Pennsylvania
Secrecy, Targeted Killings, and Executive Discretion

February 20
Susan Brison, Dartmouth College
Words and Selves

March 6
Jonathan Vogel, Amherst College
Explanation, Truth, and the External World

March 13
Victor Caston, University of Michigan
Aristotle on Hallucination and Dreams

April 24
Katja Vogt, Columbia University
The Subject Matter of Ethics: A Metaphysical Reading of NE 1.3