Canceled: Peter Singer at Rosemont College

GPPC member institution, Rosemont College, regrets to announce that:

The Life You Can Save:
An Evening with Peter Singer

scheduled for
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

has been canceled.

Sponsored by Rosemont College's Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility

Work in Progress in Epistemology

Work in Progress in Epistemology Discussion Group

will meet to discuss:

Rodrigo Borges (Rutgers University)
"Inferential Knowledge and the Gettier Conjecture"

Friday, 1 November 2013
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, contract Peter Baumann (Swarthmore College):

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Saturday, February 8, 2014
10am - 4pm
The College of New Jersey
PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628

Keynote Speaker: Joshua Knobe, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science (Yale University) Coordinators:
Richard Kamber:
James S. Taylor:


Undergraduates are invited to submit a philosophical essay on any topic, approximately 2,000-2,500 words (8-10 pages, double-spaced) and suitable for a fifteen minute presentation followed by discussion. Papers must be prepared for blind review.

Reviewers will include undergraduate philosophy majors.

Electronic submissions should be .doc, .pdf, or .rtf files. If you are interested in being a commentator, whether or not you submit a paper, please contact Professor Taylor.

Notification of accepted papers will be sent by January 4, 2014. Accepted papers will be published on the web in the Annual Proceedings of the GPPC Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. Cash prizes will be awarded to top papers.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 29, 2013. Please send submissions by email attachment to Mrs. Joanne Cantor, Deptment Secretary, at or in hard copy to:
Professor Taylor
Department of Philosophy and Religion
The College of New Jersey
PO Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
Further Information will be posted at

For further information contact Professor Kamber at

Charles Mills Lecture at Haverford College

GPPC member institution, Haverford College, announces:

The 2013 Roland Altherr Memorial Symposium

“Decolonizing Western Political Philosophy”

Saturday, November 2, 2013
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Gest 101
Haverford College
Haverford, PA

Speaker: Charles Mills
John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy
(Northwestern University)
Sponsored by the Roland Altherr Memorial Fund

Peter Hacker Lecture at Swarthmore

GPPC member institution, Swarthmore College, Department of Philosophy presents:

Methodology in Linguistic Analysis:
Consciousness as a Case Study

Friday, November 8, 2013
Science Center 105
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Speaker: Peter Hacker, PhD
Emeritus Research Fellow
St. Johns College
Oxford University
Dr. Peter Hacker is one of the most notable authorities on Wittgenstein and a distinguished historian of the analytic tradition. His interests include Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology and Metaphysics, Philosophy of Wittgenstein, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy and Neuroscience.

He has written and lectured extensively on the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind, as well as the relationship between philosophy and neuroscience. His most recent publication, The Intellectual Powers: A Study of Human Nature is a philosophical investigation into the cognitive and cogitative powers of mankind.

GPPC Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium proudly announces the creation of:

A New Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

Submission Deadline:
Friday, 29 November 2013

The editorial board of this online journal will be comprised of students and will be advised by a faculty member from one of the GPPC institutions.

Editorial Board: Students from GPPC schools who are interested in serving on the editorial board should send a brief (i.e., 3-10 pages) philosophical writing sample to M.G. Piety: GPPC faculty members will select the editorial board based on these writing samples and material from the writing samples of the students on the editorial board will be included in the first issue.

General Submissions: Students from any GPPC institution, as well as students from across the country, are invited to submit short philosophical musings on topics of their choice for inclusion in the first issue of the GPPC online undergraduate journal.

We encourage students to submit papers they have completed for philosophy classes, but they are also welcome to submit original material. We are particularly interested in short pieces (i.e., 1-10 pages in length) because the format we envision for the journal lie between a blog and a traditional academic journal.

Deadline: All submissions must be received by 29 November 2013.

Please direct any questions to M.G. Piety.

The Critical Theory Workshop

GPPC member institution, Villanova University, co-sponsors:

The Critical Theory Workshop /
Atelier de Théorie Critique

Theme 2014: The Janus Face of Democracy:
Urgency of an Untimely Question

4 weeks in July 2014
Université Paris Descartes
45 rue des Saints-Pères
Paris, France

The Critical Theory Workshop or Atelier de Théorie Critique is an intensive graduate-level seminar, which takes place every summer 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 is comprised of a research seminar at the Université Paris Descartes as well as a series of public debates and discussions with leading intellectuals (past guests include Jacques Rancière, Nathalie Heinich and Olivier Voirol).

For more information and how to apply see:

Contact: Gabriel Rockhill (Villanova University)

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

Interdisciplinary Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Philosophy

Friday, October 25, 2013
1pm - 5pm
Berman Museum, Room 016
Ursinus College
Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Speakers: Megan Craig (Stony Brook) - commentator: Joshua Ramey (Haverford College)
Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh) - commentator: Carlos Santana (University of Pennsylvania)
For more information contact John Carvalho ( or Roger Florka (

Victor Caston Lecture at Haverford College

GPPC member institution, Haverford College, hosts:

"Aristotle on Illusions, Hallucinations, and Dreams:
Was He a Direct Realist?"

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Stokes 102 (Humanities Center)
Haverford College
Haverford, PA

Speaker: Victor Caston, Professor of Philosophy and Classics (University of Michigan) This event is co-sponsored by the Bryn Mawr and Haverford College Philosophy Departments