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Indiana Philosophical Association

Fall 2017 Meeting, 10-11 November
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana 

Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth Harman
Princeton University


Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought, Philosophy
Title: “Hegel on Life as a Logical Category”
Date:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017; 3:30 - 5:00pm
Location: BRNG 1238

Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought, Philosophy
Title:  “The Philosophical Hitchcock: Vertigo and the Anxieties of Unknowingness”
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017; 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location:  BRNG 2280

Pennsylvania State University
Title: "At the Intersections: Racism, Sexism, Abolition, and Suffrage in the US"
Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2017; 4:30 - 6:30
Location: BRNG 1222

Hampshire College
Title: "Sound, Time, and Duration"
Date: Friday October 13, 2017; 3:30 - 5:00pm
Location: BRNG 1230

Princeton University
Title: TBA
Date: November 10, 2017; 3:30 - 5:00pm
Location: WALC 2007

Trinity Western University
Oklahoma Christian University
Title: “Resisting the Pessimistic Induction: Selective Scientific Realism and Truth-Transfer in Theories of Molecular Structure”
Date: December 1, 2017; 3:30 - 5:00pm
Location: BRNG 1230

Departmental News


Sapientia 2016 Department annual newsletter

Chielozona Eze, Philosophy graduate 2003, appointed a Fellow at Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies, South Africa.


The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that, thanks to the generosity of the Office of the Provost and the CLA Dean's Office, it will be offering a Graduate Student Fellowship in Philosophy for Diversity and Inclusion.  The Fellowship will be awarded to a fourth or fifth year graduate student who has a demonstrated interest in improving diversity and inclusion. The Fellow's duties will include creating and maintaining a departmental web page that lists resources, organizing workshops for philosophy graduate students on the inclusive classroom, and helping put together a series of talks by distinguished philosophers on the full range of issues relating to diversity and inclusion.  The purpose of this colloquium series is to facilitate dialogue on and understanding of these very important issues.

Sapientia 2015  Department annual newsletter


A conference "Germany: Intersections of History and Philosophy" organized by Chris Yeomans was held at Purdue on October 24-25, 2014.

Alberto Urquidez has been awarded a Phillips Exeter Academy Dissertation Year Fellowship, which allows him to spend 2014-15 finishing his dissertation in residence at the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.  His dissertation title is "Wittgenstein and Racism as a Family Resemblance Concept."

A conference on "Logic, Mathematics, and Philosophy," organized by Daniel Smith, was held at Purdue on September 19-20, 2014.

A conference on “Faith and Reason: Themes from Swinburne,” organized by Michael Bergmann and Jeffrey Brower, was held at Purdue on Sept 25-27, 2014.

Leonard Harris is the 2014 recipient of The Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award from The Caribbean Philosophical Association


Natalia Washington and Dan Kelly presented their paper 'Who's Responsible for This? Implicit Bias and the Knowledge Condition' at the Implicit Bias and Philosophy workshop at the University of Sheffield in Great Britain on April 20, 2012 and at a meeting of the Filosofiska Föreningen at Lund University in Sweden on February 13, 2013.

Michael Bergmann and Patrick Kain received a 3-year grant (2010-2013) from the John Templeton Foundation for a $500,000 project entitled "Knowing in Religion and Morality".


The 1st issue of Sapientia, the Department's annual newsletter, is now available.


The Philosophy and Literature newsletter is now available.

The Philosophy Department hosted the 2010 Midwest Epistemology Workshop (MEW). Keynote Speaker: Jason Stanley. For information on MEW, see this link.

Patricia Curd received a National Humanities Center fellowship for 2009-10.

Due to a generous gift from Tom Scholl, a 1970 graduate of the Philosophy Department and a 2009 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumnus, we will have a yearly guest speaker paid for by the Thomas H. Scholl Endowment Fund for Visiting Philosophers.

William McBride was elected President of the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie (FISP).


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