Philosophy on Film 2019

Werner Herzog Documentaries: Exploring Selfhood

Sponsored by the GPPC and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Three consecutive Thursdays, March 21 - April 4
7pm - 10pm
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Fee: $30.00 per person (for the whole series)
Register on the BMFI website:

Thursday, March 21:
Land of Silence and Darkness, (1971)

Thursday, March 28:
The White Diamond,(2004)

Thursday, April 4:
Encounters at the End of the World,(2007)

Richard Eldridge, Ph. D. (Swarthmore College)

Marc Moreau:

Legacies of the Pittsburgh School

December 1, 2018

Saint Joseph's University

McShain Hall, 5th Floor Small Maguire Seminar Room

Saturday, December 1
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10:10 - 12:10 Chauncey Maher (Dickinson College) and Zed Adams (The New School) 12:10 - 12:40 Lunch 12:45 - 2:45 Danielle Macbeth (Haverford College) 3:00 - 5:00 Carl Sachs (Marymount University)
For more information contact Audre Brokes:

Women Philosophers in the Long Nineteenth Century

Conference and Text Colloquium
September 14-15, 2018

Temple University

Center City Campus, Room 306

Friday, September 14
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

10:00 - 11:00 Dalia Nasser, University of Sydney: "The human vocation and the question of the earth: Karoline von G├╝nderrode's reading of Fichte" 11:15 - 12:15 Anne Pollok, University of South Carolina: "Dreaming up persons and worlds. Bettina von Arnim and the lure of the imagination" 1:00 - 2:00 Lydia Moland, Colby College: "Lydia Maria Child on Conscience and Consistency" 2:15 - 3:15 Samantha Matherne, Harvard University: "The Aesthetic Theory of Edith Landmann-Kalisher" 3:30 - 4:30 Lydia Patton, Virginia Tech: "'OH! how - German is this German revolution!' Rosa Luxembourg on Revolution, Self-Determination, and Nationhood" Saturday, September 15
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A text colloquium featuring translations of women philosophers in the long nineteenth century.
Please register for colloquium by emailing Meryl Lumba:
Texts will be distributed in advance to registered participants.
For more information contact Kristin Gjesdal:

GPPC Public Issues Forum 2018

Communicating Science
October 5, 2018
5:30-7:00 p.m.

University of Delaware
Gore Hall 104
Speakers: Maiken Scott, Health and Science Desk, WHYY Tristan Smith, Swarthmore College Miriam Solomon, Temple University Rachel Valetta, Franklin Institute Deena Weisberg, Villanova University For more information contact Noel Swanson:

A reception will follow the scheduled talks.

2019-20 Program

The GPPC is pleased to announce its 2019-20 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.

Sustainability and Spirituality - October 3, 2019
Kant and German Idealism - October 4-5, 2019
PeRFECt5 - November 15-16, 2019
MARCH 2020
Undergraduate Philosophy Conference - March 27-28, 2020
Women in Early Modern European Philosophy - March 27-29, 2020
Philosophy on Film Series 2020 - March 19 and 26, April 2, 2020
Public Issues Forum: The Ethics of Big Data - Spring 2020
Please also note our ongoing Philosophy Discussion Groups:

Philosophy Discussion Groups
Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group - West Chester University
History & Philosophy of Science Reading Group - Consortium for the History of Science
Philosophy of Religi­on Reading Group - Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia Philosophy of Psychiatry Working Group - Location TBD
Work in Progress in Epistemology - Swarthmore College

More information on these groups can be found at Discussion Groups and in periodic updates on the home page.


Knowing What's Right
November 2-3, 2018

University of Pennsylvania
Cohen Hall
Speakers: Sarah McGrath, Princeton University (Keynote Address) Rima Basu, Claremont McKenna John Bengson, University of Wisconsin Michael Milona, Auburn University For more information contact Errol Lord:
See website for details on times: PeRFECt4

Discussion Groups 2019-20

The GPPC sponsors the following discussion groups:

Asian and Comparative Philosophy Discussion Group
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20
West Chester University
Anderson 306
Book Details:
Vrinda Dalmiya, Caring to Know: Comparative Care Ethics, Feminist Epistemology, and the Mahabharata
Jea Sophia Oh,

Critical Philosophies of Race Discussion Group
Ronke Oke,

History and 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
Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
431 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Noel Swanson, University of Delaware, or Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania,

For more information visit History and Philosophy of Science.

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

9/11/19, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11

Book Details:
Fall 2019:
Robert Dobie, Thinking Through Revelation: Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Philosophy in the Middle Ages
(Catholic University Press, 2019).

John-Christopher Keller,

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: TBD
Location: TBD

Ginger Hoffman, St. Joseph's University,

Work in Progress in Epistemology
Meets about once a month to discuss works in progress in epistemology by group members.

Dates: TBD
Location: Swarthmore College, room TBD

Peter Baumann, Swarthmore College,