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Dissertation Defense: Zachary Barnett

April 13th, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Corliss-Brackett Room 106

Please join us on Aprl 13th at 3:30pm for the Dissertation Defense of PhD Candidate Zachary Barnett entitled The Opinions of Others and the Role of Rational Belief.  The defense will be held in seminar room 106 in Corliss-Brackett, located at 45 Prospect St and a small reception will follow.

Visiting Student Days

April 4th, 2018 9:00 am - April 5th, 2018 9:00 pm
Various Locations on Campus

Please join the Philosophy Department for its Prospective Visiting Students days on Wednesday April 4th and Thursday April 5th. 

Colloquium: Elizabeth Harman

March 23rd, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Petteruti Lounge

Please join the Philosophy Department for a colloquium lecture, "There is No Moral Ought and No Prudential Ought," presented by Elizabeth Harman, Princeton University, on March 23rd, 2018.  A reception will follow immediately after in the Philosophy Department lounge located at 45 Prospect Street.

Martha Nussbaum Public Lecture: "Celebrity and Sexual Violence"

March 20th, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Salomon Center Room 001

Please join the Philosophy Department for "Celebrity and Sexual Violence" presented by Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago.

"For many years, even while legal treatment of sexual violence improved in U.S. society as a whole, celebrities, particular in entertainment and sports, escaped accountability.  This lecture traces the reform of criminal law in the areas of rape and sexual violence from the 1960's to the present, looks at how things stand now, and then turns to our current moment, when celebrities are finally being held accountable.  I suggest that the culture of big-money college sports is likely to prove recalcitrant to reform for some time to come because of the way in which greed frequently corrupts the entirety of an institution's culture."

Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. She has taught at Harvard and Oxford Universities, and from 1984 to 1995 at Brown.

History of Philosophy Roundtable - Cook

March 8th, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corliss-Brackett Room 006B

Join us for A History of Philosophy Roundtable with Hal Cook, Brown University, on Thursday, March 8th at 7PM.

Colloquium: Anja Jauernig

February 23rd, 2018 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Petteruti Lounge

Please join the Philosophy Department for a colloquium lecture, "How to be Both an Idealist and a Realist Kantian Style," presented by Anja Jauernig, New York University, on Feburary 23rd, 2017.  A reception will follow immediately after in the Philosophy Department lounge located at 45 Prospect Street.

Colloquium: Elizabeth Miller

February 20th, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pembroke Hall Room 305

Please join the Philosophy Department for a colloquium lecture, "Two Notions of Holism," presented by Elizabeth Miller, Yale University, on Feburary 20th, 2017.  A reception will follow immediately after in Pembroke Hall, Room 305.

Colloquium: Patricia Marechal

February 19th, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Pembroke Hall Room 305

Please join the Philosophy Department for a colloquium lecture, Is Making Speeches a Craft? Persuasion and Confidence in Aristotle’s Rhetoric, presented by Patricia Marechal, Harvard University, on Feburary 19th, 2017.  A reception will follow immediately after in Pembroke Hall Room 305.

History of Philosophy Roundtable - Lau

February 1st, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corliss-Brackett Room 006B

Join us for A History of Philosophy Roundtable titled "Noumena as Abstracta" with Chong-Fuk Lau, Harvard University, on Thursday, February 1st at 7PM.

Steven Yamamoto Dissertation Defense

December 6th, 2017 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Corliss Brackett Seminar Room

Steven Yamamoto will defend his dissertation on Wednesday December 6, 2017 from 2-4:30pm in the Philosophy Department.  His dissertation is titled Perceptual Content and Perceptual Justification.  Professor Christopher Hill is Steven's committee chair.  Other members are Professor Adam Pautz, Professor William Warren, Jr.

The Twelfth Annual Mark L. Shapiro Graduate Philosophy Conference

November 17th, 2017 1:00 pm - November 18th, 2017 6:30 pm
Pembroke Hall, Room 305

Brown Philosophy graduate students will host the 12th Annual Mark L. Shapiro Graduate Philosophy Conference November 17th from 1PM to 6:30PM and November 18th from 9AM to 6:30PM in Pembroke Hall, Room 305. Students from the U.S. and abroad will convene to discuss a variety of topics.  The keynote speakers will include Imogen Dickie, University of Toronto and a member of our faculty, Adam Pautz.

Colloquium: Laura Schroeter

October 27th, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Smith-Buonanno Room 106

Please join the Philosophy Department for the colloquium lecture, “The Epistemic Role of Concepts,” presented by Laura Schroeter, University of Melbourne, Australia, on October 27th, 2017.  A reception will follow immediately after in the Philosophy Department lounge located at 45 Prospect Street.

History of Philosophy Roundtable - Rasmussen

October 19th, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corliss Brackett Seminar Room

Join us for A History of Philosophy Roundtable with Dennis Rasmussen, Tufts University, on Thursday, October 19th at 7PM.

 

Colloquium: Candace Vogler

September 29th, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street

Please join the Philosophy Department for a colloquium lecture presented by Candace Vogler, the  University of Chicago, on September 29th, 2017.  A reception will follow immediately after in the Philosophy Department lounge located at 45 Prospect Street.

History of Philosophy Rountable - Stan

September 21st, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corliss Brackett Seminar Room

Join us for A History of Philosophy Roundtable with Marius Stan, Boston College, on Thursday, September 21st at 7PM.

 

SIPP@Brown Conference 2017

July 28th, 2017 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Corliss Bracket, Seminar Room 106

Please join us for the SIPP@Brown conference on July 28th featuring:

  • "Oppressive Things" presented by Shen-yi Liao, University of Puget Sound
  • "Inference, Explanation and the Improbably in Experimental Economics" presented by Kareem Khalifa, Middlebury College
  • "Can Education Undermine Representation" presented by Jennifer Morton, CCNY

Dissertation Defense: Han Li

July 3rd, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Corliss Bracket, Seminar Room 106

Please join us on July 3rd at 1pm for the Dissertation Defense of PhD Candidate Han Li entitled The Demands of Epistemic Rationality: Permissivism and Supererogation.  The defense will be held in seminar room 106 in Corliss-Brackett, located at 45 Prospect St and a small reception will follow.