Philosophy Department

Speaker Series

Philosophy Department Speaker Series

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


Leo Zaibert, Philosophy Department Chair
(518) 388-7185

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