Department of Philosophy

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 752
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3390
fax: (248) 370-3157

Departmental News and Events

2021-2022 EVENTS
General events

Philosophy Camp interest meeting
Date: October 21st
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: The outdoor tables near the Bell Tower
We will have snacks!

FALL 2021 Colloquium Series

Mark Satta (Wayne), "Democracy's Unpluckable Feathers"
Wednesday October 27th, 1pm-2:30pm on Zoom. Zoom link here. Flyer with talk description (pdf via Dropbox) here.

Vida Yao (Rice), title TBA
Wednesday, November 10th, 1pm-2:30pm on Zoom. Details TBA.

2019-2020 EVENTS

2020 Burke Lecture

The 2020 Burke Lecture was by Dr. Nany Tuana. Her talk was called "Racial Climates." See here for more info.

Winter 2020 Colloquium Series

Jada Strabbing (Wayne), "Blame and Blameworthy Presentation: A Functional Account of Blame"

Wednesday January 15th, 12pm-1:30pm in 242 Elliott Hall (EH)

Matthew Ferkany (MSU), "A defense of consistency reasoning in social good ambassadorship: Or how to talk to angry uncle without giving up your principles"
Wednesday February 12th, 12pm-1:30pm in 242 Elliott Hall (EH)

Imran Aijaz (UM Dearborn) will present on "Some Puzzles of Islamic Faith"
Friday, March 13th, 3pm-4:30pm in 124 Mathematics and Science Center (MSC) (Postponed due to COVID-19)

Laura McMahon (Eastern Michigan), "Essential Insecurity: Humanism, Violence, and Political Action in Merleau-Ponty and Fanon."
Thursday April 2nd, 3pm-4:30pm in 185 Mathematics and Science Center (MSC) (Postponed due to COVID-19)

FALL 2019 Colloquium Series
Rosemary Twomey (Queens), "Final Causes in Aristotle's Psychology"
Friday October 11th, 5pm-6:30pm in 185 Mathematics and Science Center (MSC)

Lindsay Brainard (Calvin), "How to Explain How Possibly"
Thursday November 7th, 3pm-4:30pm in 225 Hannah Hall (HH)

Kevin Lande (York), "Parts of Perception"
Thursday, December 5th, 3pm-4:30pm in 273 South Foundation Hall (SFH)


A strong Regional Showing Propels OU Ethics Bowl Team to Nationals! See story here.

For past years, view the Philosophy Department's news archive