Previous Colloquia

FALL 2016

KYLA EBELS-DUGGAN
Northwestern University
Title: "Inarticulacy and Reasonable Commitments"
Date: September 23, 2016; 3:30–5pm
Location: BRNG 1245

SCHOLL LECTURES
ELEONORE STUMP
Robert J. Henle Chair in Philosophy
St. Louis University
Title: " What is good about humility?"
Date: October 13, 2016, 4:30–6:30pm
Location:  MJIS 1001

ELEONORE STUMP
Robert J. Henle Chair in Philosophy
St. Louis University
Title: "The Openness of God: Eternity and Free Will"
Date: October 14, 2016; 3:30–5pm
Location: BRNG 1245

ERIK WIELENBERG
DePauw University
Title: "Plantingian Theism and the Free Will Defense"
Date: November 11, 2016; 3:30–5pm
Location: BRNG 1245

SPRING 2017

ANDREW MOON
University of Notre Dame
Title: “Inconsistent Evidentialist Theses”
Date: January 27, 2016; 3:30–5pm
Location: BRNG 1254

DISTINGUISHED WOMAN FACULTY VISITOR
KAREN BENNETT, Cornell University
Title: "Part and Whole Revisited”
Date: March 24, 2016; 3:30–5pm
Location: BRNG 1254

KEVIN VALLIER
Bowling Green State University
Title: “Second-Personal Political Authority”
Date: April 21, 2016; 3:30–5pm
Location: BRNG 1254

SPRING 2016

CHRISTOPHER SHIELDS
University of Notre Dame
Title: "A Series of Goods"
Date: February 4, 2016; 4:30-6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1230

FALL 2015

LENNY CLAPP
Northern Illinois University
Title:  "The Semantics and Pragmatics of Faultless Disagreement" 
Date: September 24, 2015; 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1238

SCHOLL LECTURE October 8 - 9, 2015
KYLE STANFORD
University of California Irvine
Title: “The Difference Between Ice Cream and Nazis:  Evolution, Cooperation, 
             and the Function of Human Moral Psychology”
Date: October 8, 2015; 4:30-6:30pm
Location: GRISM 103

KYLE STANFORD
University of California Irvine
Title: “Uniformitarianism, The Maddy/Wilson Principle, and a Middle Path Forward in the Scientific Realism Debate”
Date: October 9, 2015; 4:30-6:30pm
Location:  BRNG 1245

PETER CARRUTHERS
University of Maryland
Title: "The Conscious Mind as Marionette"
Date: November 19, 2015; 4:30 -6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1238

HELGA VARDEN
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Title:  "A Kantian Theory of Sexuality"
Date: December 3, 2015; 4:30-6:30pm
Location: BRNG B242

SPRING 2015

CARLA FEHR
University of Waterloo
Title: "Ignorance, Excellence, and Diversity: Improving the Representation 
         of Women and Minorities in STEM"
Date: February 26, 2015; 4:30 - 6:30p
Location: LWSN 1142

MATHIAS FRISCH
University of Maryland
Title: "Causal Reasoning in Physics"
Date March 5, 2015; 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG B222


LUVELL ANDERSON
University of Memphis
Title: "Calling, Addressing, and Appropriation"
Date: April 9, 2015
Location: BRNG 1260


FALL 2014

CHRISTOPHER PINCOCK
The Ohio State University
Title: "Inference to the Best Explanation: A Modest Proposal"
Date: September 11, 2014, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: REC 226


NATALIA WASHINGTON/DAN KELLY
Purdue University
Title: "Responsibility from the Outside In: Shaping the Moral Ecology Around Implicit Bias"
Date: September 23, 2014, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1242


ANDREAS DE BLOCK
University of Leuven
Title: "Homophobia and Essentialism: A Philosophical Evaluation of Recent Psychological Research on
           Homonegativity"
Date: October 6, 2014, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1245


SCHOLL LECTURES
SUSAN WOLF, Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy
University of North Carolina
Title: "The Importance of Love"
Date: October 9, 2014, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: MJIS 1001

SUSAN WOLF, Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy
University of North Carolina
Title: "Character and Responsibility"
Date: October 10, 2014,  4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG B268

CARRIE ICHIKAWA JENKINS
Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Professorial Fellow of the Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Title: "What is Romantic Love? An Incomplete Map of the Metaphysics"
Date: November 20, 2014, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: CL50 125

FALL 2013

SARAH BUSS University of Michigan
Title: "Personal Ideals, Rational Agency, and Moral Requirements"
October 17, 4:30 - 6:30pm BRNG 1260

ANDREW GREGORY University College London
Title: Thomas Kuhn on Ancient Science 
November 7, 2013, 4:30-6:30pm 
Location: BRNG 1230

SPRING 2014

JOHN HARE Yale University
Title: "Three Arguments for the Dependence of Morality upon Religion"
January 31, 2014, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1245

THOMAS POGGE Yale University
Title: "Responsibility for Injustice"
February 27, 2013, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1230

L.A. PAUL University of North Carolina
Title: "Transformative Experience"
March 6, 2013, 4:30 -6:30pm 
Location: BRNG 1230

Scholl Lecture
JOHN COOPER Princeton University
Title: "Philosophy as a Way of Life: Socrates"
April 10, 2013, 4:30-6:30pm
Location: BRNG 2290

JOHN COOPER Princeton University
Title: "Aristotelian Responsibility" 
April 11, 2013, 4:30-6:30pm
Location: BRNG B261

PAUL REDDING University of Sydney
Title: "A Kantian Account of Modality without the Concept-Intuition Distinction? 
  Problems Facing Brandom's 'Modal Kant-Sellars Thesis'
April 24, 2013, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1230

SPRING 2013

GEORGE HARVEY
Indiana University Southeast
Title: "Virtue and Pre-Political Life in Plato's Laws III-IV"
January 17, 2013, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1245

ALEX ROSENBERG
Duke University
Title: "From Rational Choice to Reflexivity" Learning from Sen, 
Keynes, Hayek, Soros, and most of all, drom Darwin"
January 31, 2013, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1245

RUSSELL JONES
Harvard University
Title: "Akrasia, Stability, and Epistemic Value in Plato?"
February 14, 2013, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1245

RACHEL ZUCKERT
Northwestern University
Title: "Kant's Hidden Antinomy of Practical Reason"
February 28, 2013, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG 1245

STEPHEN STICH
Rutgers University
Title: "The Persistence of Moral Disagreement"
April 11, 2013, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: ME1130

STEPHEN STICH
Rutgers University
Title: "Experimental Philosophy and the Bankruptcy
of the Great Tradition"
April 12, 2013, 4:30 - 6:30pm
BRNG 1245

FALL 2012

ROY SORENSEN
Washington University 
Title: "Lying with Arguments"
August 30, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm
BRNG 1245

STEWART COHEN
University of Arizona
Title: "Self-undermining Inference Rules"
August 31, 2012, 5:00 - 7:00pm
BRNG B222

JASON HILL
DePaul University
Title: "Towards A Cosmopolitan and Political Conception of Friendship"
September 13, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm
BRNG 1245

TERENCE CUNEO
University of Vermont
Title: "Noncausal Moral Explanations"
October 4, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: BRNG B222

WILLIAM STEPHENS
Creighton University
Title: "Bugbear and Open Door Policy: Epictetus
on Why Stoics Don't Fear Death"
October 11, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm
BRNG 1245

CANDACE VOGLER
University of Chicago
"Anscombe's Complaint"
November 1, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm
REC 123

RUTH CHANG
Rutgers University
Title: 'Grounding Practical Normativity: Going Hybrid'
December 4, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm
BRNG 1230

SPRING 2012

NIKOLAJ NOTTELMANN
University of Southern Denmark
Title:  "Disagreement, Belief Revision, and Inference to the Best Explanation"
February 9, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm
BRNG 1230

ELLIOT SOBER
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: "Instrumentalism: Old-School and New-Fangled"
February 24, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm
BRNG 1245

JOHN MARTIN FISCHER
University of California at Riverside
"Responsibility and Autonomy: The Problem of Mission Creep"
March 20, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm
BRNG 1245

TOM FLINT
University of Notre Dame
Title: "Freedom, Foreknowledge, and Keeping Dialectically Kosher"
April 5, 4:30 - 6:30pm
BRNG 1230

ROBERT KANE
University of Texas at Austin
Title: "Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom"
April 10, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30pm
BRNG 1245

FALL 2011

ELIZABETH FOREMAN
Saint Louis University
Title:  "What's Wrong With Speciesism?"
September 8, 2011, 4:30 - 6:30pm
LWSN B151

SHELLY KAGAN
Yale University
Title:  "Deontological Desert"
October 21, 2011, 2:00 - 4:00pm
MTHW 304

PHIL DOWE
University of Queensland
Title: "Time Travel and Free Will"
November 10, 2011, 4:30 - 6:30pm
UNIV 103

RUSS SHAFER-LANDAU
University of Wisconsin
Title: "Genealogical Critiques of Moral Realism"
November 17, 2011, 4:30 - 6:30pm
BRNG B222

K. RAMAKRISHNA RAO
Andhra University
Title:  "The Mahatma: The Man and His Message"
Novermber 29, 2011, 4:30- 6:30pm
UNIV 101

SPRING 2011

SUSAN BROWER-TOLAND 
Saint Louis University 
Title: "Medieval Theories of Consciousness: Ockham and Chatton on Higher-Order Perception" 
January 27, 2011, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
UNIV 114

NICK HUGGETT 
University of Illinois at Chicago 
"Why Do We Only Remember the Past" 
March 3, 2010, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 1268

STEVE WYKSTRA 
Calvin College 
"(Why) is(n't) Inductive Evidence Insensitive?" 
April 7, 2011, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 1268

ANDREW CHIGNELL 
Cornell University 
"Kant on Moral Miracles"
April 14, 2011, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 2275

RICHARD GALVIN 
Texas Christian University 
"The Practical Contradition Interpretation Reconsidered"
April 21, 2011, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 1268

FALL 2010

ANDREW KOPPELMAN 
Northwestern University 
"Religious Neutrality in American Law" 
September 23, 2010, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
UNIV 019

CHRISTOPHER KELP 
University of Leuven 
"Not Without Justification" 
October 7, 2010, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
REC 114

PHIL DOWE 
University of Queensland 
"Levels, Causation and Overdetermination 
November 4, 2010, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
UNIV 117 

SPRING 2010 

CHIEN-KUO (MICHAEL) MI 
Soochow University 
"Saving Quine's Truth in His Semantic Ascent" 
February 23, 2010, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
UNIV 303

DENNIS DES CHENE 
Washington University 
"Versions of Substance in the Seventeenth Century" 
March 4, 2010, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG B222

MARK MURPHY 
Georgetown University 
"Moral Law" 
March 25, 2010, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG B222 

JOHN DORIS 
Washington University 
"A Natural History of the Self" 
April 15, 2010, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG B222

CAROLINA SARTORIO 
University of Arizona 
"Forking Paths: Rethinking Dual Control" 
April 22, 2010, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG B222 

FALL 2009

MARILYN FISCHER 
University of Dayton 
"Interpreting a Murder with Addams and Mead" 
September 17, 2009, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 1268

ELEONORE STUMP 
St. Louis University 
"Modes of Knowing: Autism, Fiction, and Second-person Perspectives" 
November 12, 2009, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 1254 

TOM BEAUCHAMP 
"From Morality to Common Morality" 
Georgetown University 
October 29, 2009, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 1268 

SPRING 2009

TIMOTHY O'CONNOR 
Indiana University 
"Human Freedom and the Emerging Sciences of Brain and Behavior" 
February 12, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 2275

PETER RAILTON 
University of Michigan 
"Rationality in Belief and Desire" 
March 5, 2008, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 1268

VICTOR CASTON 
University of Michigan 
"The Veil of Perception" 
March 26, 2008, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 1268

FALL 2008

JOHN GRECO 
St. Louis University 
"Epistemic Normativity" 
September 11, 2008, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG B222 

JONATHAN LEAR 
University of Chicago 
"Irony and Ethics" 
September 25, 2008, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG B222 

IRWIN TESSMAN 
Purdue University (Biology Emeritus) 
"Evolution of Moral Behavior by Natural Selection" 
October 2, 2008, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG B222

ALLEN WOOD 
Indiana University 
"Kant and the Right to Lie" 
October 17, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 2290

CHARLES TALIAFERRO 
St. Olaf College 
"The Virtues of Philosophy of Mind: Revisiting the So-called Naturalistic Fallacy" 
November 13, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG B222

SPRING 2008

STEWART COHEN 
Arizona State University 
"Knowledge Ascriptions and Semantic Blindness" 
February 14, 2008, 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 1222

JOHN HEIL 
Washington University 
'Relations" 
February 28, 2008; 4:30 - 6:30pm 
BRNG 1222 

BRANDON LOOK 
University of Kentucky 
"The Possibility of Nothingness: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives" 
April 3, 2008, 4:30 pm - 6:30pm 
BRNG 1222 

FALL 2007 

JOHN MARTIN FISCHER 
"Molinism"

TIBERIU POPA 
"Aristotle's mind-dependence theory of time" 

ROBERT SINNERBRINK 
"Misrecognition as moral injury: Remarks on Honneth and Bernstein" 

WENDY PARKER 
"Ensembles, Robustness and Adequacy: Predicting Future Climate with Collections of Incompatible Models" 

PHIL DOWE 
"Localism and Possible Causation" 

ION COPOERU 
"Does morality matter in your professional life? Moral actions and ethical reflections in a post-totalitarian society" 

SPRING 2007 

JENNIFER LACKEY
Northern Illinois University 
"Trust and Testimony"

SAMUEL FLEISCHACKER 
Universiy of Illinois at Chicago 
"What Exactly is a 'Right' to Welfare?" 

FALL 2006 

DAVID BRADSHAW 
University of Kentucky 
"The Concept of Divine Energies" 

PETER VAN INWAGEN 
University of Notre Dame 
"The End is Nigh: An Adventure in Rational Eschatology" 

ANDREW CUTROFELLO
Loyola University 
"Kant's Resistance to Sturm and Drang Enthusiasm for Hamlet" 

SPRING 2006 

PETER KEMP
Danish Pedagogical University, Coopenhagen 
"The Cosmopolitan Foundations of International Law" 

BRIAN LEFTOW
University of Oxford (Oriel College) 
"God, Vagueness and Logical Truth" 

JEAN-LUC 
University of Chicago Divinity School 
"Saturation and Counter-Experience" 

RICHARD SWINBURNE
University of Oxford (Oriel College) 
"God and Morality" 

FALL 2005 

SCOTT MACDONALD
Cornell University 
"Prudence: Aquinas on the Foundations of Virtue" 

HUD HUDSON
Western Washington University 
"Extended Simples" 

BARBARA HERMAN
University of California at Los Angeles 
"Reasoning to Obligation" 

SPRING 2005 

RICHARD SHUSTERMAN
Temple University 
"In Search of Aesthetic Experience" 

MICHAEL MURRAY
Franklin and Marshall College 
"Theism and Animal Suffering" 

FALL 2004 

JACQUELINE MARINA
Purdue University 
"The Refutation of Idealism" 

ROBERT BRANDOM
University of Pittsburgh 
"The Structure of Desire and Recognition: Self-Consciousness and Self-Constitution" 

JURGAN HABERMAS
J-W Goethe University) 
"The Kantian Project of Cosmopolitan Law"

STEPHEN DARWELL
University of Michigan 
"Second-Personal Reasons and the Dignity of Persons"

SPRING 2004

ALVIN PLANTINGA

University of Notre Dame 
"Against Materialism" 

STEPHEN NEALE
Rutgers University 
"Linguistic Pragmatism" 

GISELA STRIKER
Harvard University 
"Plato and the Ontology of Aristotle's Categories"

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