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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.

New Event: Ethical Inquiry presents Peter Boettke

June 20th, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center

Please join us on June 20th for What Money Can Buy: Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Human Flourishing presented by Peter Boettke, George Mason University's BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center University Professor of Economics and Philosophy.  The lecture will be held from 5:30PM to 6:30PM and a reception will follow immediately afterwards in the Martinos Auditorium lobby.

Event Co-Sponsored by the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and the Brown/IE Executive MBA program.

Philosophers on Diversity: Robert Gooding-Williams, Columbia University

April 28th, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106

Please join the Philosophy Department for the First Annual Philosophy on Diversity lecture: Ideology, Social Practices, and Race presented by Robert Gooding-Williams, the M. Moran Weston/Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.

The lecture is open to the public and will be held from 3:30 to 5:30PM on April 28th in Room 106, Smith-Buonanno Hall, at 95 Cushing Street.  A reception will follow immediately after the lecture.

Abstract:

In this paper, I explore the topic of racial subordination in the perspective of recent philosophical debates about the nature of ideology. A key issue around which these debates pivot is whether ideologies are best understood first and foremost as sets of beliefs or, alternatively, as components of social practices. With an eye to some of the issues raised by the "Black Lives Matter" social movement, I argue that racial ideology, specifically, can be usefully conceptualized as a component of social practices. 

You can view the poster here.


 

This Philosophers on Diversity lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, with the support of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, and the Department of Africana Studies. 

History of Philosophy Roundtable - Reed

April 26th, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corliss Bracket, Seminar Room 106

Join us for A History of Philosophy Roundtable on Platonic Personal Immortality with Doug Reed, University of Rhode Island, on Wednesday, April 26th at 7PM.

This event is pre-read, so please emma_kirby@brown.edu for the paper.

Meet and Greet Lunch for Prospective Philosophy Concentrators

April 10th, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 104, the Lounge, Corliss-Brackett House

On April 10th, from 12pm to 2pm, there will be a meet and greet Kabob and Curry lunch for all undergraduates interested in declaring a Concentration in Philosophy!  Current Philosophy Concentrators and Faculty will be in attendance to discuss the concentration and answer any questions.  Any undergraduate with an interest in a Philosophy Concentration is invited to attend.

The lunch will be held in the Philosophy Department's lounge, Room 104, Corliss-Brackett House at 45 Prospect Street.

Myth, Creation and Science: Plato's Timaeus

April 7th, 2017 9:30 am - April 9th, 2017 12:45 pm
Corliss Bracket, Seminar Room 106/Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106

Please join us for the conference Myth, Creation and Science: Plato's Timaeus hosted in collaboration with Providence College on Friday, April 7th in the room 106 of Corliss-Brackett; Saturday, April 8th and Sunday, April 9th in room 106 of Smith-Buonanno Hall.  This conference will feature lectures from:

  • Christopher Rowe, Durham
  • Christine Thomas, Dartmouth
  • Dimitri El Murr, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  •  Barbara Sattler, St. Andrews
  • Colin Guthrie King, Providence College
  • Hendrik Lorenz, Princeton
  • Keith McPartland, Williams College
  • Sarah Broadie, St. Andrews
  • Pierre-Marie Morel, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • David Sedley, Cambridge*

*Professor Sedley will give a keynote presentation at The Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies at Providence College on Friday April 7th from 4:30PM to 6PM.

A program of the conference is available here.

If you are interested in attending, please email Emma Kirby at emma_kirby@brown.edu.

Pleasure, Reward and Value: Philosophy of the Mind Conference

March 17th, 2017 2:00 pm - March 19th, 2017 1:00 pm
Room 130, Buidling for Environmental Research and Technology (BERT)

Please join us for Pleasure, Reward and Value on Friday, March 17th, from 2PM to 6PM; Saturday, March 18th, from 9AM to 6PM and Sunday, March 19th, from 9Am to 1PM.  There will be receptions on Friday and Saturday from 6:00 to 7:30PM in the lobby outside of room 130, BERT.  All attendees are invited.  The conference will feature speakers from Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience and Physics, including:

  • Kent Berridge,
    Psychology, University of Michigan 
  • Fiery Cushman,
    Psychology, Harvard 
  • Richard Holton,
    Philosophy, Cambridge 
  • Sarah McGrath,
    Philosophy, Princeton 
  • Read Montague
    Physics, University College London,  Virginia Tech 
  • Graham Oddie
    Philosophy, University of Colorado 
  • Timothy Schroeder
    Philosophy, Rice University 
  • Wolfram Schultz
    Neuroscience, Cambridge

For a complete schedule of speakers, please see the conference program here.

Colloquium: Lucy Allais

March 10th, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street

Please join the Philosophy Department for the colloquium lecture, Evil and the (Dis)unity of the Subject in Kant, presented by Lucy Allais, University of California San Diego, on March 10th, 2017.  A reception will follow immediately after in the Philosophy Department lounge located at 45 Prospect Street.

History of Philosophy Roundtable - Kaag

March 8th, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Corliss Bracket, Seminar Room 106

A History of Philosophy Roundtable will take place on Wednesday, March 8th at 5:30PM.  The roundtable will feature John Kaag, UMASS Lowell.

Colloquium: Miranda Fricker

February 17th, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Smith-Buonanno Hall, Room 106**

Please join the Philosophy Department for the colloquium lecture "Powers and Corruptions of Forgiveness" presented by Miranda Fricker, CUNY, on February 17th, 2017 in room 106 of Smith-Buonanno Hall**.  A reception will follow immediately after in the Philosophy Department lounge located at 45 Prospect Street.

 

**Location may change.  Please check this site the day of the lecture to confirm.**

Colloquium: Sarah Moss

February 10th, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street

Please join the Philosophy Department for the colloquium lecture "Probabilistic Knowledge" presented by Sarah Moss, University of Michigan, on February 10th from 3:30PM to 5:30PM.  A reception will follow in the Philosophy Department lounge, 45 Prospect Street.

History of Philosophy Roundtable - Gasser-Wingate

February 8th, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corliss Bracket, Seminar Room 106

A History of Philosophy Roundtable will take place on Wednesday, February 8th at 7PM.  The roundtable will feature Marc Gasser-Wingate, Boston University.

Martha Nussbaum Lecture

February 6th, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 130, Building for Environmental Research and Technology (BERT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen to the lecture here.

Please join the Philosophy Department for "Free Speech and Civil Disobedience" presented by Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago.

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.

Winter Solstice Party

December 16th, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corliss Bracket, Seminar Room 106

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Colloquium: Stephen Darwall

December 9th, 2016 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street

Please join the Philosophy Department for the colloquium lecture "What Are Moral Reasons" presented by Stephen Darwall, Yale University on December 9th from 3:30PM to 5:30PM.  A reception will follow in the Philosophy Department lounge, 45 Prospect Street.