Philosophy on Film Series: Estrangements

The GPPC, in conjunction with the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, presents:

2012 Philosophy on Film Series: Estrangements
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Dates, Films, and Speakers:
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7pm - 10pm.
Michael Tolkin’s The Rapture (1991)
Presenter: John Carvalho, Chair, Philosophy Department, Villanova University

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7pm - 10pm.
Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Presenter: Richard Kamber, Department of Philosophy, Religion & Classical Studies, College of New Jersey

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7pm - 10pm.
George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Presenter: S. Joel Garver, Philosophy Department, La Salle University

Fee: $30.00 per person (for the whole series).

Registration opens March 1, 2012 on Bryn Mawr Film Institute’s website:

For further information contact Marc Moreau, Chair, Philosophy Department,
La Salle University,

Aristotle and the Philosophy of Action

The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium presents:

Aristotle and the Philosophy of Action
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Haub Center, 5th Floor
McShain Hall
Saint Joseph’s University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131


“Aristotle on Action and Teleology”
Ursula Coope (Oxford University)
Commentator: Fred Adams (University of Delaware)

“Teleology and Free Will”
Scott Sehon (Bowdoin College)
Commentator: Matthew Walker (Rutgers University)

For more information, contact Andrew Payne:

Sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium and the Saint Joseph’s University Philosophy Department

"The Will to Nothingness" at Haverford

The Haverford College Department of Philosophy presents:

“The Will to Nothingness”
Bernard Reginster
Professor of Philosophy, Brown University
Friday, 23 March 2012
2:00pm - Gest 101

Bernard Reginster’s book on Nietzsche, The Affirmation of Life, was published in 2006 by Harvard University Press.

It draws on Nietzsche’s unpublished writings to offer a systematic interpretation of the problem of nihilism with its attendant moral disorientation and despair. Reading Nietzsche against Schopenhauer, Reginster examines the way Nietzsche understands the will to power and the thought of the eternal return of the same to lead to an overcoming of nihilism and to an affirmation of life.

The talk “The Will to Nothingness” will focus on the genealogy of morality and especially on Nietzsche’s concept of ressentiment.

Mini-Conference on Intentional Agency, Freewill & Neuroscience

University of Delaware Departments of Linguistics & Cognitive Science and Philosophy announce:

Mini-Conference on Intentional Agency, Freewill & Neuroscience

Saturday, 17 March 2012
9:00am - 2:30pm
Room 005 Kirkbride
University of Delaware - Main Campus
Newark, Delaware

Co-sponsored by the American Philosophical Association and UD Class of 1955 Ethics Endowment.

Free and open to the public.

9:00am - 10:30am
Michael Bratman (Stanford University) - "Intention and Rationality"

10:30am - 12:00noon
Alfred Mele (Florida State University) - "Free Will and Neuroscience"

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University) - "A Contrastivist Account of Freedom"

For more information contact: Fred Adams ( or Fred Schueler (

Truth & Argument in Traditional Chinese Philosophy

The GPPC presents:

“Truth and Argument in Traditional Chinese Philosophy”
Bryan W. Van Norden
Vassar College
Professor, Philosophy Department and
Professor, Chinese and Japanese Department

Wednesday, 7 March 2012
West Chester University
Philips Autograph Librar

Sponsored by the Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group of the GPPC and the West Chester University Philosophy Department.

Directions to WCU: