Philosophy Speaker Series
Every year the Philosophy Section presents a series of public lectures by leading philosophers. For more information or to suggest a speaker or topic, contact Speaker Series Coordinator Dr. Laura McMahon. Events are eligible for LBC credit.
Schedule is in development: details and additional talks will be added.
Dave Concepción (Ball State), "Early Steps to Teaching Excellence," Friday, October 4, 3:30-5:00, Halle Auditorium.
Sean Valles (Michigan State), "Advocacy and Practicing Philosophy of Public Health in an Inequitable World," Thursday, November 7, 5:00-6:30, Halle Auditorium.
Laura McMahon (EMU), "Palimpsestic Transformations: Religion, Multiculturalism, and Phenomenology as a Critical Practice," Thursday, December 5, 5:00-6:30, Halle Auditorium.
Distinguished speaker Alison Jaggar (University of Colorado, Boulder), Wednesday, February 19, 5-6:30.
John Russon (University of Guelph), March.
- Dan Lowe (University of Michigan), "Changing Hearts and Minds is Hard (But Not Impossible): Abolitionist Lessons." September 17th, 5-6:30pm, Halle 300.
- Michael Doan (EMU), "Public Health Ethics and Precarity." October 24, 5-6:30pm, Halle 300.
- MA Student Speaker of 2018: Eva Chrysochoou (EMU), "Aesthetic Dwelling in the Ambiguous." November 28, 5-6:30pm, Halle 300.
- Distinguished Speaker of 2019: Kristin Andrews (York University), "Animal Rights and the Cluster Concept of Person." January 16, 5-6:30pm, Halle Auditorium.
- Kym Maclaren (Ryerson University), “Embodied Agency: Anorexia as a Case Study,” March 28, 5:00 - 6:30pm, Halle 300.
- John Koolage (EMU), "Selective Realism and the Structure of Independent Measurements," Thursday, October 19th, 5:30-7pm at Halle 300
- Elena Ruíz (MSU), "Decolonizing the Ethics of Knowing," Wednesday, November 15th, 5:30-7pm at Halle Auditorium, co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies
- Peter Higgins (EMU), "Three Hypotheses for Explaining the Alleged Oppression of Men," Thursday, January 25th, 5:30-7pm, in Halle Library, Room 300
- Brian Bruya (EMU), "Fostering Wisdom in the Classroom," Wednesday, February 28th, 5:30-7pm at Halle Library, Room 300
- Distinguished Speaker, Leonard Lawlor (Penn State), "The Poverty of the Remainder: on Reactions to Violence," Thursday, March 8th, 5:30-7pm at Halle Auditorium
- Elvira Basevich (U-M Dearborn), "The Nature of Progressive Political Change: Du Bois and Rawls on Kant's Cosmopolitanism," Thursday, March 22nd, 5:30-7pm at Halle Library, Room 300, co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies
- Joyce Havstad, Oakland University, "Digging, Dirt, Dinosaurs, and Denisova: Episodes in Paleontological Science and Values."
- Katherine Kim, Wayne State University, "In the Name of Human Rights: The Difference Between an Ideology and Ideal of Human Rights."
- Meena Krishnamurthy, University of Michigan, "White Moral Blindness and the Importance of Experiencing Racial Oppression."
- Stephen Ward, University of Michigan, "Ideas in Movement(s): James & Grace Lee Boggs, the 1967 Detroit Rebellion, and Revolutionary Theory."
- Liat Ben-Moshe, University of Toledo, "Epistemologies of Abolition."