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August 2017

Speaker Series: Michael Della Rocca (Yale)

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Michael Della Rocca teaches at the Department of Philosophy at Yale University. His primary interests are in early modern (17th and 18th century) philosophy, especially the rationalist philosophers Spinoza. Michael also has a significant (non-philosophical) interest in the Mets.

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Beginning of the Year Party

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the start of a new academic year! There will be food and drink, and all are welcome - please bring your spouse/partner/children! The Horace Williams House is located at 610 East Rosemary Street, just a short walk from Caldwell Hall.

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September 2017

PPE Talk: Tyler Cowen

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tyler Cowen is an economist at George Mason University. His most recent book, The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream was published January 2017. He writes a column for Bloomberg View and contributes daily to The MarginalRevolution blog.

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November 2017

Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - November 5 @ 12:00 pm

The 51st annual Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy will be held from Friday November 3, 2017 (6:00 pm) through Sunday, November 5, 2017 (noon).   Claire Miller Lecture:  Linda Zagzebski (Oklahoma) Russell Jones (Harvard): “The Real Challenge of Plato’s Republic”                 Commentator: Rachana Kamtekar (Arizona) Kenny Easwaran (Texas A&M): “The City as a Collective Agent”                 Commentator: Ryan Muldoon (Buffalo) Niko Kolodny (U. Cal. Berkeley): “Political Corruption”                 Commentator: Sophia Moreau (Toronto) Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers): “Manipulative Meaning: Insinuations, Slurs, and…

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Speaker Series: John MacFarlane (Berkeley)

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In addition to Berkeley's Department of Philosophy, John MacFarlane is a member of the Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science and a co-organizer of the Meaning Sciences Club and the Townsend Center Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science. Most of his work is in the philosophy of logic and language. Other research interests include metaphysics and epistemology, the philosophy of mathematics, philosophical logic, the history of logic, Frege, Kant, ancient philosophy (particularly Aristotle), and fiddlosophy.…

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PPE Talk: Sarah Conly

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Title: TBA Professor Conly is the author of of Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism (Cambridge University Press 2013) and One Child: Do We Have a Right to More? (Oxford University Press, 2016), and a broad range of articles on related topics. She is currently at work on liberty: when and why it matters (and when and why it does not).  

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February 2018

Speaker Series: Dmitri Gallow (Pittsburgh)

February 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dmitri Gallow (PhD, University of Michigan, 2014) is an assistant professor of philosophy.  His primary research interests lie in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology.  He spends most of his time thinking about causation, chance, subjunctive conditionals, and the rational norms governing partial, or degreed, belief states.

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Speaker Series: Kate Manne (Cornell)

February 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kate Manne is an assistant professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, where she's been teaching since 2013. Before that, she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. Kate Manne did her graduate work at MIT from 2006 to 2011, with the generous support of a General Sir John Monash scholarship. She was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne (her hometown), where she studied philosophy, logic, and computer science.

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March 2018

Speaker Series: Kristie Dotson (Michigan State)

March 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kristie Dotson received her M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Memphis. She also received a MA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Literature and a BA in African American Studies and English Literature from Coe College. Professor Dotson researches in epistemology, feminist philosophy (particularly Black feminism and feminist epistemology), and critical philosophy of race.

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April 2018

Balter Distinguished Lecture: Agnes Callard (Chicago)

April 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Agnes Gellen Callard is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy. She received her B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1997 and her PhD from Berkeley in 2008. Her primary areas of specialization are Ancient Philosophy and Ethics.

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