Second Annual Elizabeth Anscombe Lecture in Ethics


Co-sponsored by the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania:

What If There Were No Tomorrow?
Finding Aristotle's Ethics and the Good Life in Bill Murray's Groundhog Day

Wednesday, March 4th
12 noon
Amado Room, Irvine Auditorium 110
3401 Spruce Street

Light reception to follow

RSVP

Speaker: Peter Wicks
Catherine of Siena Fellow in Ethics
Villanova University
Peter Wicks was born in London and educated at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2010. His doctoral dissertation interrogated the role of language in the formation of moral judgment. He is currently working on a book on Princeton Philosopher Peter Singer and the appeal of utilitarian ethics.

The GPPC Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


Sponsored by the GPPC, Drexel University College of Arts & Sciences and Department of English & Philosophy:

The GPPC Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Saturday, April 11, 2015
8:30am to 5:30pm
Paul Peck Alumni Center
3201 Market Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Undergraduates are invited to submit philosophical essays on any topic, of approximately 2,000-2,500 words (8-10 pages, double-spaced), suitable for a twenty minute presentation to be followed by commentary and discussion. Papers must be prepared for blind review. Reviewers will include Philosophy faculty and undergraduate Philosophy majors.

Papers accepted for presentation and comments will be published in freshphilosophy, the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium’s new undergraduate philosophy journal, http://www.freshphilosophy.com/journal

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 15, 2015. Please send submissions in .doc or .rtf format by email attachment to Dr. Peter Amato at peterama@drexel.edu. Notification of accepted papers will be sent by Monday, March 16, 2015.

Commentators wanted! Commentators will have ten minutes to present remarks following each paper. If you are interested in being a commentator let us know, whether or not you submit a paper.

For further information write to peterama@drexel.edu or see http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~pa34/gppcupc2015.pdf

Critical Theory Workshop 2015


GPPC member institution, Villanova University, co-sponsors:

The Critical Theory Workshop /
Atelier de Théorie Critique

Theme 2015: Revolutions Past, Present, Future

1-31 July 2015
Sorbonne
1 rue Victor Cousin
Paris, France


The Critical Theory Workshop or Atelier de Théorie Critique is a research program that takes place every July in Paris. The primary objective of the Workshop is to provide an international forum for interdisciplinary and comparative research in critical theory, broadly construed. Students are exposed to the work of contemporary thinkers and engage with current debates in the Francophone world.

The Workshop, which takes place at the Sorbonne in central Paris, is comprised of three components: i) a research forum on a specific topic in which “recherches en cours” are presented and discussed ii) a series of public rencontres, or debates and discussions with prominent or emerging intellectuals iii) working groups in which each participant workshops a specific research project in consultation with other participants. The last two components — unlike the research forum — are not organized around a specific yearly theme.

For more information and how to apply see: http://criticaltheoryworkshop.com/.

Contact: Gabriel Rockhill (Villanova University) gabriel.rockhill@villanova.edu

Sponsored by Villanova University (Department of Philosophy), Université Paris Descartes — Sorbonne and Institut Mines-Télécom (Laboratoire mixte de recherche “Sens et compréhension du monde contemporain”), and Collège International de Philosophie

Sanford Budick Speaking at Swarthmore


Swarthmore College Departments of Philosophy and English Literature, with the Program in Interpretation Theory, present:

Kant and the Miltonic Mind

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4:30pm
Parpazian 324
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Speaker: Sanford Budick
Professor Emeritus
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
At key moments Paradise Lost represents a freely constructed condition of mind in which a subjective whole of experience is regained via gender reciprocity and the sublime. In its turn, such wholeness of experience makes possible acts of choosing for the good of being as a whole. And in Kant's capacity as theorist of experience he repeatedly focused on the dozen verses of Paradise Lost that are crowned by "Male and Femal Light" (VIII.140-152).

Epistemology Discussion Group


Work in Progress in Epistemology Discussion Group

will meet to discuss:

James Genone
(Rutgers University - Camden)
"Empiricism and Perceptual Justification"

6pm - Thursday, October 30 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): pbauman1@swarthmore.edu.

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): fhoffman@wcupa.edu.

University of Delaware Philosophy Colloquium


University of Delaware Philosophy Department
Colloquium - Fall 2014


Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)
"Defeasibility and Knowledge"
Friday, October 17th
3:30pm
Gore 114

More info: http://www.udel.edu/Philosophy/content/events/colloquia.htm

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 jrlenahan@gmail.com.

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: http://www.haverford.edu/visiting/gettinghere.php

Contact: btaylor@haverford.edu

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: www.udel.edu/002292

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, msolomon@temple.edu

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): pbauman1@swarthmore.edu.