Each semester, the Philosophy Department sponsors a series of lectures by philosophers from colleges and universities around the country. Check back here for more updates as the semester continues.
2015-16 Philosophy Colloquium Series
Monday, April 11, 2016- Fourth Floor, Old Main
“Samuel Clarke's Morean Space and Time Absolutism”
Emily Thomas, Professor of Philosophy at University of Groningen
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library
"The Tension Between the Nature and the Norm of Voluntary Exchange"
Thomas Christiano, Professor of Philosophy at University of Arizona
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 11:30 Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library "Descartes on Somatic Health (and Psychosomatic Well-Being)" Peter Distelzweig, Professor of Philosophy at University of St. Thomas
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 3:30 Olin Rice, DeWitt Wallace Library "On the Alleged Imcommensurability of Netwtonian and Reletevistic Mass"
Samuel Fletcher, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Minnesota
Monday, November 23, 2015 - Olin-Rice
"Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine"
Michel Janssen, Professor - University of Minnesota
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library
WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY
"Why All Schools are Public"
Harry Brighouse, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:30 Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library
"Truth and Falsehood in Descrte's Physics"
Mary Domski, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of New Mexico
2014-15 Philosophy Colloquium Series
Thursday, November 20, 2014 World Philosophy Day - 11:30 Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library
Emily McRae, Professor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:30 Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library
Joseph Neisser, Professor of Philosophy, Grinnell College
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:30 Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library
Roy Cook, Professor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota
2013-14 Philosophy Colloquium Series
Thursday, April 24, 2014
David Wong, Professor of Philosophy Duke University
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Cheshire Calhoun, Arizona, Professor of Philosophy Arizona State University
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Eric Schliesser, Philosophy Department at University of Ghent, Belgium
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Robert Audi, Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame 2013-14 Henry West Speaker.
2012-13 Philosophy Colloquium Series
Thursday, March 14, 2013
2013 Henry West Speaker -David Kaplan, Professor of Philosophy UCLA
Thursday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2012
Scott Pratt, Professor of Philosophy University of Oregon
2011-12 Philosophy Colloquium Series
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Justin Jeffrey, Professor of Philosophy University of St. Thomas will give a talk titled "Normative Transference." Justin Jeffrey earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 with a concentration in metaethics. His research interests are primarily in metaethics and epistemology and the intersection of the two.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Daniel Garber, Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University will present a talk titled
"Divine Laws,Divine Decrees, and the Order of Nature" Car 06 4:40. He will explore the relation between God and the laws of nature in a number of key figures of the 17th century.
2010-11 Philosophy Colloquium Series
The Annual Henry West Philosophy Colloquium
Tuesday, March 29 2011
Dale Jamieson, a professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at New York University, will present a talk titled "The Invention of Practical Ethics" in 06a in Carnegie Hall at 4:45 pm. He will examine the history and beginning of practical ethics.
Thursday, September 16 2010
Dr. Tristram McPherson from the University of Minnesota Duluth presented a talk titled "Moral Attitudes for Expressivists: Solving the Specification Problem," in Carnegie 06 at 4:40 pm.
2009-10 Philosophy Colloquium Series
Tuesday, April 27 2010
The Annual Engel-Morgan-Jardetzky. John B. Davis Lecture Hall, 8:00pm.
This year's speaker will be Michael Meaney. He is a professor at McGill University specializing in biological psychiatry, neurology and neurosurgery who is primarily known for his research on stress, maternal care and gene expression.
Thursday, April 8 2010
Lecture by Prof. Adam Briggle. Old Main 4th Floor, 4:30pm.
Dr. Briggle is a professor at University of North Texas. His research interests include ethics of science and technology, enviromental studies, bioethics, and ethics and culture of new media.
Thursday, March 25 2010
Lecture by Prof. Harry Brighouse
Dr. Brighous is a professor of philosophy at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include theoretical foundations of liberalism, the aims of education, reforms in education, the theory of justice, and more.
Thursday, March 4 2010
Prof. Emily Esch will present a talk titled "Making Sense of Our Selves" in Carnegie 06A at 4:30.
Dr. Esch is a professor at College of Saint Benedict and St. John's University. Her teaching and research interests include philosophy of mind, epistemolgy, experimental philosophy, and philosophy of science.
Thursday, November 5 2009
Henry West presented a talk titled "Value Realism and Moral Constructivism" in Carniegie 06 at 4:30.
Thursday, October 1 2009
Katherine Brading presented a talk titled “Epistemic Structural Realism and Poincaré's Philosophy of Science” at 11:30 AM in Carnegie 06.
2008-09 Philosophy Colloquium Series
The Annual Henry West Philosophy Colloquium
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Howard Zinn, historian, playwright, and social activist, will present a lecture entitled "The Holy Wars" at 5:00 PM in the Hill Ballroom (Kagin Commons). He will examine the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War II in trying to answer the question "Is there such a thing as a just war?"
Thursday, February 12, 2009
University of Minnesota Professor Valerie Tiberius will present a talk entitled "Wisdom and Work" at 4:40 PM in Old Main 111.
Minnesota Philosophical Society 2008 Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Keynote Presentation: "Philosophers, Readers, Writers" by Eugene Garver, Regents Professor of Philosophy, of St. John's University.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Buffalo State College Professor Julian C. Cole will present a lecture entitled "Mathematics: Plentiful Province or Dependent Dominion?" 4:30 PM, Old Main 111. All are welcome.
2007-08 Philosophy Colloquium Series
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Rutgers University Professor Stephen Stich will give a presentation entitled "Experimental Philosophy & the Persistence of Moral Disagreement." 4:30 PM, Canegie 06. All are welcome.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Duke University Professor Allen Buchanan will present a lecture entitled "Human Nature & Enhancement." 4:30 PM, Carnegie 06. All are welcome.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Trinity College Professor James Hughes will present the 2007-08 Jardetzky lecture entitled "Manimals, Cyborgs, and Gattaca: the Biopolitics of Human Enhancement Technologies." 8:00 PM, John B. Davis Lecture Hall. All are welcome.
Henry West Retirement Celebration: 50 Years of Teaching
Monday, February 11, 2008
Boston University Professor of Philosophy and Law David Lyons will give a lecture entitled "Race and the Rule of Law" at 4:30 PM, John B. Davis Lecture Hall. All are welcome.
Monday, February 18, 2008
College of William & Mary Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus Alan Fuchs will give a lecture entitled "Mill's One Very Simple Pirinciple of Liberty" at 4:30 PM in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall. All are welcome.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Macalester's own Professor of Philosophy, Karen Warren, will give a presentation titled "Why does Traditional Philosophy need Feminism?" at 4:30 PM in the John B. Davis lecture Hall. All are welcome.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Daniel Dennett, Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, will give the 2007-08 Jardetzky lecture entitled "Darwin, Reason, and Creativity." 8:00 PM, John B. Davis Lecture Hall. All are welcome.