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Colloquium Series

The Philosophy Department’s Colloquia Series takes place most Fridays of each academic quarter from 4-6pm in H&SS 7077 in John Muir College; a reception for the colloquium speaker follows the talk in H&SS 7076.

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To review past departmental colloquium please see our colloquium archive.

Schedule 2019-20


Fall 2019

October 4
Evan Thompson (University of British Columbia) 
"What’s in a Concept? Conceptualizing the Nonconceptual in Buddhist Philosophy and Cognitive Science" - abstract
Note! This colloquium starts at 4:30pm and ends at 6:30pm.

October 25
John MacFarlane (UC Berkeley)
"Seeing Through the Clouds" - abstract

November 8
Rima Basu (Claremont McKenna College) 
"Indecent Philosophy: Mapping The Moral Terrain of Philosophical Inquiry" - abstract

November 15
Susan R. Wolf (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
"Criticizing Blame" - abstract 

November 22 
Sam Elgin (UC San Diego)
"Physicalism and the Identity of Identity Theories" - abstract 


Winter 2019

January 31
Lisa Shabel (Ohio State University) 

February 21 
Pamela Hieronymi (UC Los Angeles) 

March 6
Julia Staffel (University of Colorado, Boulder)


Spring 2019

May 8
Julia Annas (University of Arizona)

May 29
Sharon Street (New York University)