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 27, 2018

Finite Valuers and the Problem of Vulnerability to Unmitigated Loss

Sharon Street, New York University

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rethinking the Good

Larry Temkin, Rutgers University

****Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Room, Schaffer Library (LIB 204) , 4:30 p.m.*****

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Value Beyond Truth-Value

Miriam McCormick, University of Richmond

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tranquility as an Emotion: Towards a Moral Phenomenology of Repose

Arindam Chakrabarti, Stony Brook University

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Privileged Ontology: An Aristotelian Approach

Christopher Shields, University of Notre Dame

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Are Dirty Hands Possible?

Stephen De Wijze, University of Manchester


Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Flexible Mind: Tibetan Buddhist Moral Psychology and the Virtue of Open-Mindedness

Emily McRae, University of New Mexico


#metoo and the Failure to Warn Others

Elizabeth Harman, Princeton University


Pascal Boyer, Washington University in St. Louis


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


poster with speaker series schedule of events