The Philosophy Department’s Speaker Series is sponsored by the Ichabod S. Spencer Foundation. Every fall and winter term, the series brings major figures in the field to campus to discuss new work. All events are open to the public, and philosophy students can take a course, New Directions in Philosophy, that focuses on the work discussed in the Speaker Series.
Unless otherwise noted, all events are held in the Everest Lounge, starting at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
A New Perspective on the Relationship Between Metacognition and Social Cognition
Tadeusz Zawidzki, George Washington University
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Being Responsible and Being Held Responsible
Michael Smith, Princeton University
Thursday, October 17, 2019
On the Ethics of Believing
David Hunter, Ryerson University
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Rule of Law and Legal Interpretation
Samuel Rickless, University of California, San Diego
Thursday, January 23, 2020
What Can Philosophy Do?
Amie Thomasson, Dartmouth
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Should We Get Rid of Blame?
Jeffrey Blustein, City University of New York
Thursday, February 20, 2020
The Troubles and Temptations of Righteous Incivility
Amy Olberding, Oklahoma University
Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Evaluations of Civic Justice in Plato’s Republic
Emily Fletcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison