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Departmental Events

Philosophy Department Colloquia 2013- 2014

Fall 2013 / Spring 2014 Colloquium Schedule

 

Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia will take place on the following Wednesdays at  7:30 p.m. in Thomas Hall Room 224 on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. For more information please call: 610-526-5332; or e-mail phealy@brynmawr.edu

Prof. Victor Caston, Lecture, 10.24 & 25, 2013

Date Speaker & Title

BRYN MAWR COLLEGE - HAVERFORD COLLEGE
Annual Joint Speaker Event

NOTE: Two events, one on each campus

Thursday, October 24
4:30 PM
Stokes 102
Haverford College

 

 

 

Friday, October 25
10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Gateway Conference Room
Bryn Mawr College

 

Victor Caston, Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Michigan

"Aristotle on Illusions, Hallucinations, and Dreams:  Was he a Direct Realist"


 

Philosophy Seminar and Discussion
Victor Caston, Professor

 

 

 

Date Speaker & Title

Thursday, November 14
4:30 pm
Thomas Hall 224
Bryn Mawr College

John Gibson, Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of Louisville

"Interpretation, Meaning, and Relativism"

Wednesday, February 26
7:30 pm
Thomas Hall 224
Bryn Mawr College

Lisa Tessman, Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
Binghamton University

"Intuitions and Reflective Equilibrium in Feminist Ethics"

April 28, 2014

Fiona Macpherson
School of Humanities
Professor of Philosophy
University of Glasgow

 

     



Past Philosophy Department Colloquia
2011-2012
 
Wednesday, September 21
 
Joel Yurdin

Department of Philosophy, Haverford College

"Putting Perception in its Place in the Theaetetus"


Wednesday, November 2

Kok-Chor Tan

Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

"The Idea of Toleration"


Wednesday, November 30

Peg O'Connor

Departments of Philosophy and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

Gustavus Adolphus College

"On the Rocks is a Form of Life:

Wittgenstein and Addiction"


Wednesday, January 25
 
Michael Gillespie
Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Duke University
"The Theological-Political Origins of Religious Toleration"

 


Thursday, February 23, & Friday February 24

Mary Wiseman

Professor Emerita, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

 


Wednesday, April 4

Mary Wiseman

Professor Emerita, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

 


2010-2011

Wednesday, September 22

Peter Baumann
Department of Philosophy, Swarthmore College
"Persons, Dignity and Respect”


BRYN MAWR COLLEGE - HAVERFORD COLLEGE
Annual Joint Speaker Event

NOTE: Two events, one on each campus

Thursday, October 28@ Haverford College

Sally Haslanger
Department of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
"Social Construction and Social Critique: Debunking Myths "

Friday, October 29@ Bryn Mawr College

*Philosophy Seminar/Discussion led by Sally Haslanger

"Ideology, Generics and Common Ground"

*(this session is limited to Philosophy faculty, majors and minors at both Bryn Mawr and Haverford)


Thursday, November 18

Andrew Brook
Department of Philosophy, Carleton University and Visiting Professor at Bryn Mawr College

"The Ethics Enshrined in U.S. Environmental Legislation"


Wednesday, February 9

Diane Perpich
Department of Philosophy & Religion Clemson University

"Feminism and Multiculturalism Revisited: French Feminism and the Ni Putes Ni Soumises Movement"


Wednesday, March 16

Sarah Clark Miller
Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis

"Feminist Conceptions of Global Responsibility”


Wednesday, April 6

Alice Crary
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research, New York

"Dogs and Concepts"

 

2009-2010

Monday, September 21, 2009– Thomas Hall 224 -- Joint Event w/Physics Dept.
Dorothy Vernon Room, Haffner -- Dinner @ 5:00 p.m. - Presentation @ 6:00 p.m.
"The Many-Weirdnesses Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics''

Guy Blaylock -Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Thursday, October 1, 2009– Thomas Hall 224

"Complexity and Simplicity in Aristotle and Early Chinese Philosophy"

David Wong, Department of Philosophy, Duke University

 

Thursday, December 3, 2009 -- Thomas Hall 224

"Transcendental Conscience"

William Blattner, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University

Wednesday,  February 3. 2010– Thomas Hall 224

"Nature's Handmaid, Art"

Catherine Elgin, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 – Thomas Hall 224

"Reconciling Gender Equality with Cultural Group Rights"
Monique Deveaux– Associate Professor of Political Science ,  Williams College


2008-2009

The Philosophy Department Presents its First Annual Cauman Lecture

Professor Alexander Nehamas -- Professor of Philosophy and Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University

"Because It Was He, Because It Was I: The Good of Friendship"

Lecture: Thursday, October 2, 2008 -- Thomas Hall 224
Discussion: Friday, October 3, 2008 – 10:00 a.m. – Rhoads Meeting Room

BRYN MAWR COLLEGE - HAVERFORD COLLEGE
Annual Joint Speaker Event
NOTE: two events, one on each campus

Michael Nylan, Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

Lecture: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 4:30 p.m.
Haverford College – Chase 104

"Zhuangzi: Beliefs in Talking and Seeing"

and

Professor Henry Rosemont Jr., Visiting Scholar of Religious Studies

Brown University
Lecture: Friday, February 13, 2009 – 10:30 a.m.

"On 'Knowing' (zhi) Praxis-Guiding Discourse in the Confucian Analects"

Bryn Mawr College Campus Center 200
Discussion/Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 – Thomas Hall 224
"Four Perspectives on Abortion Ethics"
Don Marquis – Department of Philosophy,  University of Kansas

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 –  Thomas Hall 224
"Intimate Assistance: Re-Thinking Abortion in Law and Morality"
Margaret Little – Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University


2007-2008

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Ultimacy and Sweet Jane "

Michael McKenna - Department of Philosophy, Florida State University

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2008, Thomas Hall 224
"Biological Development, Epigenesis and Second Nature"
Richard M. Burian -- Department of Philosophy, Virginia Tech

BRYN MAWR COLLEGE - HAVERFORD COLLEGE
Annual Joint Speaker Event

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

"Should Virtue Be Taught"

Gopal Sreenivasan - Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Toronto

Friday, February 29, 2008   -- Discussion at Haverford College

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, Thomas Hall 224

“An Eye for Facts and a Sense of Values': Social Work as Moral Philosophy?”
Sarah Banks, Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences
Durham University, United Kingdom
-- co-sponsored with Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research


2006-2007

Wednesday, September 13 -- Thomas Hall 224
Richmond Campbell -- Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University
"What is Moral Judgment?"

Wednesday, October 4 -- Thomas Hall 224

BRYN MAWR COLLEGE - HAVERFORD COLLEGE
Annual Joint Speaker Event
NOTE: two events, one on each campus

Speaker: David Kolb, Department of Philosophy & Religion, Bates College
"Interpretation, Fiction and Reality"

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 4:30 Haverford College Gest Center 101
"Darwin Rocks Hegel: Does Nature have a History?"
Friday, November 3, 2006 – 10:30 a.m. Bryn Mawr College
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Philosophy Seminar/Discussion Campus Center Room 200

Thursday, November 16, 2006 –- 4:15 p.m: Thomas Hall 224
"Religion Without Religion"
John Caputo, Department of Philosophy, Syracuse University

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 – Thomas Hall 224
"From Music to Sound: Being and Time in the Sonic Arts"
Christoph Cox, Department of Philosophy, Hampshire College

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 – Thomas Hall 224
"Standpoint Matters: What's Feminist about Gender Archaeology?"
Alison Wylie, Department of Philosophy, Barnard College

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 – Thomas Hall 224
"Interpretation, Fiction and Reality"
John Gibson, University of Louisville


Spring 2006

BRYN MAWR COLLEGE - HAVERFORD COLLEGE
Annual Joint Speaker Event
NOTE: two events, one on each campus

Speaker: John Perry: Department of Philosophy, Stanford University

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 4:30 Bryn Mawr College
"Who (and what) am I? "
Thursday, February 3, 2006 Haverford College Gest Center
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Philosophy Seminar/Discussion

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 –- Thomas Hall 224
"Speaking Race to Ethics "
Jerry Miller , Department of Philosophy, Haverford College

Wednesday, April 5, 2006– Thomas Hall 224
"Personal Reasons "
Ruth Chang, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 – Thomas Hall 224
"Good Fiction's Good Lession "
Marcia Eaton, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota