Asian & Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group

Asian & Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group

will meet to discuss:

Gay Waston
A Philosophy of Emptiness

(Glasgow, UK: Reaktion Books, 2014)

Every Wednesday, 5pm
West Chester University of
Anderson Hall 322

A limited number of free copies of the book are available to the first people to join this non-credit seminar.

For more information, contact Frank Hoffman (West Chester):

University of Delaware Philosophy Colloquium

University of Delaware Philosophy Department
Colloquium - Fall 2014

Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)
"Defeasibility and Knowledge"
Friday, October 17th
Gore 114

More info:

Fresh Philosophy: GPPC Undergrad Journal

Just a reminder to keep checking back for updates from our undergraduates:

Fresh Philosophy
The GPPC Undergraduate Journal

For all questions and submissions, please contact Trip Lenahan at

Haverford Fall 2014 Philosophy Series

Haverford College
Fall 2014 Philosophy Series

Saturday 8 November: Paul Snowdon
(Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic, University College London)
"Wittgenstein on Rule Following"
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Gest 101
Friday 14 November: Lisa Shabel
(Associate Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University)
"Kant on the Mathematical Principles of Pure Understanding"
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Gest 101
Need help getting to Haverford? We're very accessible by SEPTA, Regional Rail, and driving. Visitor parking is available on campus.

For an exhaustive list of ways to get here see:


When Should Nations Kill?

University of Delaware Philosophy Department presents:

When Should Nations Kill?
A Panel Discussion on the Appropriate Use of Military Force

Wednesday, October 8 - 7:00pm
Roselle Center for the Arts
University of Delaware

Free and open to the public.

Panelists: Kim Kessler Ferzan (University of Virginia Law School)
Ian Fishback (West Point Military Academy)
Helen Frowe (Center for War and Peace - University of Stockholm)
Adil Ahmad Haque (Rutgers Law School)
Frances M. Kamm (Harvard University)
Lionel K. McPherson (Tufts University)
Bradley J. Strawser (US Naval Postgraduate School)

Directions: Please visit:

Temple Philosophy Colloquia

Temple University Philosophy Department
Colloquia - Fall 2014

Colloquium: Michele Moody-Adams (Columbia University)
"Civic Art and the Democratic Imagination"
Friday, October 17 - 3pm
Anderson 212
Colloquium: Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia University)
"Value and Agency"
Friday, October 24 - 3pm
CHAT Lounge - 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall
Distinguished Speakers Series: Steven Crowell (Rice University)
"Responsibility, Autonomy, Affectivity: A Heideggerian Approach"
Thursday, November 13 - 3pm
CHAT Lounge - 10th Floor, Gladfelter Hall

Seminar on "Conscience and Reason"
Friday, November 14
Anderson 722

Contact: Miriam Solomon,

Epistemology Discussion Group

Work in Progress in Epistemology Discussion Group

will meet to discuss:

Kevin Connolly
(Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania)
"Perceptual Learning and Recognition"

6pm - Thursday, October 9 2014
Swarthmore College
Papazian Hall 325

Persons in the Greater Philadelphia area (guests welcome) who are interested in epistemology in a broad sense (including, e.g., Philosophy of Science) meet 2-4 times per semester in an informal setting to discuss the work in progress of some member of the group. The paper under discussion is circulated in advance so that everyone can read it and fully participate.

For more information and to receive a copy of the paper, contact Peter Baumann (Swarthmore College):

Happiness Ancient & Modern

Happiness Ancient and Modern
Reflections on the History of Ethics

Friday, November 7 - 3:00pm (keynote address)
Saturday, November 8 - 10:30am - 5:30pm
University of Pennsylvania
Claudia Cohen Hall 402
Philadelphia, PA

Speakers: Keynote: Terence Irwin (Oxford University)
Hendrik Lorenz (Princeton University)
G. Fay Edwards (Washington University)
David Brink (University of California, San Diego)

Contact: Susan Sauvé Meyer,

GPPC Public Issues Forum: Ethics in Business

The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium and the Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility at Rosemont College announces:

Ethics in Business
A Public Issues Forum on Corporate Responsibility

Saturday, September 27, 2014
1:00pm - 4:30pm
The Rotwitt Theater of the McShain Performing Arts Center
Dorothy McKenna Brown Science Building
Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010

Free and Open to the Public. Refreshments will be served.

This Public Issues Forum will explore the ethical dimensions of the relationship between business and society. Speakers include philosophers and business ethicists whose work has focused on Stakeholder Theory, Organizational Ethics, Moral Imagination, and Ethics and Capitalism.

Speakers: R. Edward Freeman
(University Professor & Senior Fellow
Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, University of Virginia)
"New Models of Business in Society"

Patricia Werhane
(Wicklander Chair in Business Ethics
Director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University)
"Globalization and Its Challenges to CSR and Industrialized Capitalism"

Gary Weaver
(Professor of Management, University of Delaware)
Fostering Ethical Behavior in Business Organizations
Chair: Alan Preti (GPPC Board of Directors and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility, Rosemont College)

For more information please contact Alan Preti at 610-527-0200 ext. 2345 or

Women in the History of Philosophy workshop

Women in the History of Philosophy

A Workshop presented by the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University
in the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium’s conference series

12-13 September 2014
University of Pennsylvania
Cohen Hall 402

Friday, 12 September 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm: KEYNOTE, in conjunction with Penn Philosophy Colloquium Series
Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University)
"Gabrielle Suchon's 'Neutralist':
The Status of Women and the Invention of Autonomy"
Saturday, 13 September 2014
9:30am - 10:45am: PAPER
Marcy P. Lascano (California State University Long Beach)
"Monism and Individuation in Cavendish and Conway"
10:45am - 11:00am: BREAK
11:00am - 12:15pm: PAPER
Daniel Fryer (University of Pennsylvania)
"Margaret Cavendish on Religious Toleration"
12:15pm - 1:15pm: LUNCH
1:15pm - 2:30pm: PAPER
Carlos Santana (University of Pennsylvania)
"'Two opposite things placed near each other, are the better discerned':
Philosophical readings of Cavendish's literary output"
2:30pm - 2:45pm: BREAK
2:45pm - 4:00pm: PAPER
Sandrine Berges (Bilkent University)
"Sophie de Grouchy on the cost of domination in the Letters on Sympathy
and two anonymous articles in Le Républicain"
4:00pm - 4:15pm: BREAK
4:15pm - 4:30pm: PRESENTATION
Helen Hattab (University of Houston)
"Update on Early Modern and Medieval Philosophy
for Women Researchers project"
4:30pm - 5:30pm: ROUNDTABLE discussion on teaching women in the history of philosophy
Karen Detlefsen (University of Pennsylvania)
Nabeel Hamid (University of Pennsylvania)
Julie Klein (Villanova University)
Michaela Manson (Simon Fraser University)

2014-15 Discussion Groups

The GPPC sponsors the following discussion groups:

Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group
Every Wednesday, 5pm - 6:30pm
Anderson Hall 322
West Chester University
700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Book Details:
Gay Watson, A Philosophy of Emptiness
(Glasgow, UK: Reaktion Books, 2014)

Frank Hoffman

Epistemology Discussion Group - Work in Progress
Check main page for meeting times.
Papazian, Room 325
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Peter Bauman, Department of Philosophy, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081, or phone: 610.328.8433.

Email or call for confirmation, more information and directions to the meeting place and information for subsequent discussion meetings.

Philosophy of Religion Discussion Group
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Greaton Room
Barbelin-Lonergan Building, 116
Saint Joseph’s University

9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8

Book Details:
David Bentley Hart, The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss
(New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014)

Joseph Godfrey, Saint Joseph’s University,

Philadelphia Philosophy of Psychiatry Working Group
Meets about once a month to discuss publications in philosophy of psychiatry and works in progress by group members.

Saturdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dates: Oct 18 and Nov 8, future dates TBD
Location: Drexel Library, St. Joseph's University, Room 214

Ginger Hoffman, St. Joseph's University,

Philosophy of Science Discussion Group
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to discuss a colleague’s work in progress or to discuss readings that are of particular interest to participants.

6:15pm - 7:45pm
Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science
431 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Miriam Solomon, Temple University, or Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania,

For more information visit History and Philosophy of Science.

2014-15 Program

The GPPC is pleased to announce its 2014-15 program of events. All GPPC events are open to the public and, except where otherwise noted, free of charge.

Calendar of Events

Click on any of the following events for more information.

Women in the History of Philosophy - September 12-13, 2014

GPPC Public Issues Forum: Ethics in Business - September 27, 2014

Happiness Ancient and Modern - November 7-8, 2014
Community Lecture: Robert Louis Stevenson and Friendship - January 29, 2015
APRIL 2015
Queer Philosophy - April 18, 2015

Philosophy on Film Series 2015 - April 2, 19 & 16, 2015

Please also note our ongoing Philosophy Discussion Groups:

Philosophy Discussion Groups
Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group - West Chester University
Epistemology Group - Work in Progress - Swarthmore College
Philosophy of Religi­on Discussion Group - Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia Philosophy of Psychiatry Working Group - Saint Joseph's University
Philosophy of Science Discussion Group - Phila Area Center for the History of Science

More information on these is available under Discussion Groups and in periodic updates on the home page.