Philosophy

Stained glass in Jefferson Academic Center

Events

2014 Spring Lecture Series

"Who is Afraid of Brains in a Vat?" by Peter Marton

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 4:30pm
Lurie Room, Higgins University Center

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, The Higgins School of Humanities and the Philosophy Department's Jefferson Fund.

Peter Marton is a Part-Time Visiting Assistant Professor at Clark University.

"Evolving Deviant Logics" by Charles Donahue

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 7:00pm
Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, The Higgins School of Humanities and the Philosophy Department's Jefferson Fund.

Charles Donahue is a Professor of Philosophy at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

2013 Fall Lecture Series

"North/South Medical Research: Can Bioethics Learn from Philosophy of Science?"
by Patrick Derr

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 5:00pm
Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, The Higgins School of Humanities and the Philosophy Department's Jefferson Fund.

Patrick Derr has been a member of Clark University's Philosophy Department since 1976, and has been published in Philosophy of Science, Medical Ethics, Philosophy of Psychology and other fields.

"Wisdom and Other Crafts in Plato's Euthydemus 288" by Russell Jones

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 6:30pm
Fuller Music Room, Goddard Library

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Higgins School of Humanities and the Philosophy Department's Jefferson Fund.

Russell Jones is an Assistant Professor at Harvard University, where he teaches and does research on Ancient Philosophy.

2013 Spring Lecture Series

"Political Moralists in King Arthur's Court" by W. Derek Bowman

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 4:30pm
Dana Commons, Fishbowl

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Higgins School of Humanities, and the Philosophy Department's Jefferson Fund.

W. Derek Bowman is a Visiting Instructor in Philosophy at Clark University.

"Aristotle on the Biological Use of analogon"  by Devin Henry

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 7:30pm
Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP).

"Formal and Material Natures in Aristotle's Natural Science" by Devin Henry

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 at 4pm
Philosophy/Beck House, Philosophy Seminar Room

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP).

Devin Henry is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario.

2012 Fall Lecture Series

"Disagreement and Skepticism" by Andrew Rotondo

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 4:30pm
Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Higgins School of Humanities.

Andrew Rotondo is an Assistant Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of New England.

2012 Spring Lecture Series

"The Omnivore's Distraction: Locavorism, Capitalism, and the Politics of Killing Animals"
 by John Sanbonmatsu

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 4:30pm
Lasry Center for Bioscience, Room 237

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Higgins School of Humanities.

John Sanbonmatsu is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

"Torture and Enhanced Interrogation: Revisiting the Debate" by Christopher Tollefsen

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 4:30pm
Dana Commons Fishbowl

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, The Higgins School of Humanities, and the Jefferson Fund.

Christopher Tollefsen is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina, and a Visiting Fellow of the James Madison Program at Princeton University.

2011 Fall Lecture Series

"Two Stages of Early Greek Cosmology" by Daniel Graham

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 7:30pm
Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP).

"Ancient Criticisms of Presocratic Cosmology" by Daniel Graham

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 at 4:00pm
Philosophy/Beck House, Philosophy Seminar Room

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP).

Daniel Graham is a Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University.

"Nature's God as God or Nature: Jefferson's Intellectual Kinship with Spinoza"
by Jeffrey Bernstein

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at 4:30pm
Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center

Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Higgins School of Humanities, and the Philosophy Department's Jefferson Fund

Jeffrey Bernstein is a graduate of Clark University '91 and is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross.

2011 Spring Lecture Series

"Many Ways of Knowing" by Davis Baird

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 4:30pm
Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center

Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Higgins School of Humanities.

Davis Baird is the Provost of Clark University.

"Weakness of Will and the Status of Ethical Judgments" by Greg Bassett

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 5:30pm
John and Kay Bassett Admission Center at Clark University

Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Higgins School of Humanities.

Greg Bassett has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Indiana University and is an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Aquinas College.

2010 Fall Lecture Series

"Medical Analogies and Apories in Aristotle's Natural Science" by Monte Johnson

Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7:30pm
Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Clark University and the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP).

"Nature, Luck and Skill in Aristotle's Protrepticus" by Monte Johnson

Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 4:00pm
Beck Philosophy House, Philosophy Seminar Room

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Clark University and the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP).

Monte Johnson is a Philosophy professor at University of California, San Diego

"On the Intrinsic Evil of Death" by Jason Raibley

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.  
Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center, Clark University

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Higgins School of Humanities and the Philosophy Department's Jefferson Fund.

Jason Raibley is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach.

2010 Spring Lecture Series

"The Separation of Moral Powers" by Charles Wesley DeMarco

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
Lurie Conference Room, Clark University

Sponsored by the Philosophy Department, The Higgins School of Humanities and The Jefferson Fund.

Charles Wesley DeMarco is a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Clark University.

2009 Fall Lecture Series

"One or Many:  The Unity of Phantasia" by Julie Ward

Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
Beck Philosophy House, Seminar Room, Clark University

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Clark University and the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP).

Julie Ward is a Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.

"The Homonymy of Phantasia" by Julie Ward

Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
Beck Philosophy House, Seminar Room, Clark University

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Clark University and the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP).

Julie Ward is a Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago.

"Frege and the Search for the Language Behind Ordinary Languages" by Bülent Gözkan

Thursday, October 28, 2009 at 5:30p.m.
Beck Philosophy House, Seminar Room, Clark University

Sponsored by the Clark University Philosophy Department and the Higgins School of Humanities.

Bülent Gözkan is an Associate Professor of Philosophy of Yeditepe University.

2009 Spring Lecture Series

"Happiness, Justice and Poetry in Plato's Republic" by Pierre Destree

Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
Lasry Center for Bioscience, Room 237, Clark University

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Clark University and the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP).

Pierre Destree is a Professor of Philosophy at University of Louvain,  Belgium.

"Allegory of the Cave and the Myth of Er" by Pierre Destree

Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
Beck House/Philosophy Seminar Room, Clark University

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy at Clark University and the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP).

Pierre Destree is a Professor of Philosophy at University of Louvain,  Belgium.