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 2015-16

Fall Quarter 2015

October 23
Katie Elliott (UCLA)
"The Applicability Problem for Chance Explanation" - abstract

November 13
Dorothea Frede (University of Hamburg)
"Equal but Not Equal: Plato and Aristotle on Women as Citizens" - abstract

November 20
Gwen Bradford (Rice University)
"The Badness of Pain" - abstract

Winter Quarter 2016

February 26
James Kreines (Claremont-McKenna College)
"Hegel, Dialectic, and Metaphysical Grounding" - abstract

Spring Quarter 2016

April 8
Ralph Bader (Merton College, Oxford)
"Liberty, Threats, and Ineligibility" - abstract

April 15
Alyssa Ney (UC Davis)
"Are the Questions of Metaphysics More Fundamental Than Those of Science?" - abstract

April 22
Peter Railton (University of Michigan)
"Intuition and Intuitions in Ethics" - abstract

April 29
Manuel Vargas (University of San Francisco) CANCELLED!

May 20
Sally Haslanger (MIT)
"Social Practices and Ideology" - abstract 

May 27
Nellie Wieland (CSU, Long Beach)
"Quotation in the Wild" - abstract

Schedule 2016-17

September 30
Richard Bett (John Hopkins University)

October 14
Sandra Harding (UCLA)

October 28
Philip Pettit (Princeton University and Australian National University) 

November 21
Gail Fine (Cornell University)
Note! This event takes place on a Monday, 2-4pm.

February 10
Robert Gooding Williams (Columbia University)

April 7
Evan Thompson (University of British Columbia)

May 5
Jenann Ismael (University of Arizona)

May 19
Michael Wedin (UC Davis)

May 26
Adrienne Martin (Claremont McKenna College)