Welcome to the Department of Philosophy, at Brown University.
Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are held at 3.30pm, with a reception to follow in the department lounge in Corliss-Brackett. Please note that the location may vary.
- 17 March 2014: Martha Nussbaum (University of Chicago), "Injustice and the Dubious Value of Anger", Public Lecture
In Salomon 001, 79 Waterman Street.
Lecture is from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
- 21 March 2014: Julia Driver (Washington University in St. Louis), "Hume on Appraisability and Moral Agency"
In Building for Environmental Research and Teaching 015, 85 Waterman Street
Reception to follow in Corliss-Brackett lounge, 45 Prospect Street
The Eighth Annual Shapiro Graduate Philosophy Conference will be held 15 and 16 November 2013. The keynote speaker will be Prof Sharon Street, of New York University. The full schedule is available as a PDF.
Alexandra King has received an Honorable Mention for the Reginald D. Archambault Award for Teaching Excellence for her summer courses "The Meaning of Life" and "Ethics: Theory & Practice".
The Philosophy Department has moved! We are now located in Corliss-Brackett House, which is at the corner of Angell Street and Prospect Street. The house, which is on the US National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1875 by the inventor George Henry Corliss. It was previously the Admissions Office.
Come find us in our new home!
Congratulations to Nomy Arpaly, whose book In Praise of Desire, co-written with Timothy Schroeder, published by Oxford University Press.
Congratulations to Eoin Ryan, who successfully defended his dissertation Unifying the Pluralism of Introspection, on Monday, August 12, and to Dana Howard, who successfully defended her dissertation On Behalf of Another, on 29 August.
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the formation of the center for Ethical Inquiry. Its mission is to foster philosophical inquiry into the "good life" in a manner broadly inspired by the form this inquiry assumed in ancient Greek philosophy (paradigmatically in Stoic philosophy).
Inquiries regarding graduate admissions should be directed to the Graduate School and not to the Director of Graduate Studies. The Director of Graduate Studies is responsible only for the Graduate Program, and plays no special role in the admissions processs.
Chair: Bernard Reginster
Director of Graduate Studies: Christopher Hill
Director of Undergraduate Students: Justin Broackes
Mailing address: Box 1918, Brown University, Providence RI 02912
For deliveries: 45 Prospect St, Providence RI 02912