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The Department of Philosophy

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Philosophy Colloquia

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Spring 2017 Colloquium Series

All of the Friday talks will be from 1:30 to 3:30PM.

Rooms & Topics will be announced closer to date.

Dr. Cassie Herbert, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, “Derogatives” (9/29/17)
Dr. Lane DesAutels Missouri Western State University (10/06/17)
Dr. Bryan Lueck,  SIUE (11/10/2017)

Spring 2017

Richard Fry, SIUE, (2/10/17)
Matt Schunke, SIUE, (3/17/17)
Jonathan Nelson, PhD from SLU (04/07/17)
Jennifer Logue, Education, SIUE (04/28/17)

Fall 2016

Matthew Cashen, SIUE,“Suffering, Happiness, and Excellence in Aristotle’s Ethics.” (9/30/16)
Sue Cataldi, SIUE, “Trust in Cinema through the Lens of Shutter Island.” (10/14/16)
Helen Daly, Colorado College, "On Insults" (11/11/16)
Helen Daly, Colorado College, "Modeling Sex/Gender” (11/12/16)

Spring 2016

Susan Townzen, Claremont Graduate University, "Maya Philosophy of Time" (1/22/16)

Patrick Connolly, Iowa State University, "Early Modern Philosophy" (2/26/16)

Elanor Taylor, Iowa State University, "Metaphysics, Mind, Phil. Sci., Metaphysics of Gender" (2/27/16)

Jason Gardener, WUSTL / SIUE, "Mental Illness and the Concept of Health" (4/8/16)

Saba Fatima, SIUE, "What it means to be an American? : American Ignorance and Reconciliation with the Past" (4/22/16)

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Fall 2015

Dr. Matthew Cashen, SIUE, “External Goods in Aristotle’s *Politics*.” (9/11/2015)

Richard Spencer, Dean of Liberal Arts at SWIC, "Durkheim and Rationality" (10/23/2015)

Dr. Kristen Irwin. Loyola University Chicago "Leibniz on the Grounds for Religious Toleration." (11/6/20150

Spring 2015

Dr. Greg Littman, SIUE, presents "Self-Referential Dilemmas Defy Standard Solutions to Paradoxes of Self-Reference" (2/13/2015)

Dr. Marcus Hedahl, US Naval Academy, presents "Collective Agent / Collective Cat: How the Capacity for Moral Agency is a Feature of Collective Actions rather than Collective Actors” (3/27/2015)

Dr. James Mattingly, Georgetown University, presents “Humean Natural Philosophy” (4/17/2015)

Fall 2014

Dr. Alyson Spurgas, presents "Posttraumatic Stress, Dissociative, and Sexual Desire Disorders in the DSM-5: Separating Sexuality from Relationality" (10/3/2014)

Dr. Chris Pearson presents "Reductionism, Multiple Realizability, and the Problem of Kind Individuation in Developmental Biology" (10/31/14)

Dr. Skip Larkin presents "Holding Safety Paramount" (11/14/14)

Dr. Travis Rieder, Hecht-Levi Fellow at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University, presents: "It's Time to Have 'The Talk': The Case for Combating Climate Disruption through Population Reduction" (12/5/14) 

Spring 2014

Dr. Carl Craver presents "Graphing the Brain’s Dark Energy – Network analysis and Cortical Systems” (4/25/2014)

Fall 2013

Dr. Josh Heter presents “Epistemic Possibility and Practical Reasoning” (9/20/2013)

Dr. William Rehg presents “Does Science Serve the Common Good?” (11/15/2013)

Dr. William Larkin presents "A Decentralized Land Ethic" (11/22/2013)

Spring 2013

Ezio Vailati presents "Information That Might Not Have Been Obtained" (3/29/2013)

Elizabeth Victor (4/5/2013)

Alison Reiheld presents "Holding Fast and Letting Go: The Ethics of Remembering and Letting Go" (4/19/2013)

Fall 2012

Elizabeth Victor presents "Scientific Research & Civil Rights" (9/7/2012)

Ezio Vailati presents "Nazi Narratives in Leni Riefenstahl's 'Olympia'" (10/12/2012)

Dr. Charlie Kurth (Washington University in St. Louis) presents "Better Assurance-Based Account of Promises" (11/30/2012)

For more information, please contact the Philosophy Department.

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