Lecture Series

The Department is delighted to host a variety of lectures and master classes each year, drawing prominent and creative philosophical thinkers to the Georgetown community.  Unless otherwise noted, the series will be held in New North 204.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Main Office at philosophy@georgetown.edu with any questions regarding the Lecture Series.

2016–2017 Departmental Lecture Series

ELIZABETH BARNES
Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Virginia
Title TBD
Friday, September 23, 2016
3:15 - 5:15 pm

ALEX VOORHOEVE
Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method 
London School of Economics
KIE and NIH Visiting Researcher
"Why Death Is Not Bad If You’re Supremely Self-Satisfied: A Defense of One of Epicurus’ Arguments."
Friday, October 14, 2016
3:15 - 5:15 pm

CLINTON TOLLEY
Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of California San Diego
Title TBD
Friday, November 4, 2016
3:15 - 5:15 pm

BEATRICE LONGEUNESSE
Silver Professor, Professor of Philosophy
NYU
Title TBD
Friday, February 3, 2017
3:15 - 5:15 pm

KRISTIE DOTSON
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Michigan State University
Title TBD
Friday, April 7, 2017
3:15 - 5:15 pm

Previous Years

2015–2016 Departmental Lecture Series

DANIELLE MACBETH
T. Wistar Brown Professor of Philosophy
Haverford College
"Logical Form, Mathematical Practice, and Frege's Begriffsschrift” 

BRANDON HOGAN
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Howard University
"Hegelian Constitutivism”

ALISON PETERMAN
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of Rochester
"Two Questions about Embodiment"

DAVID CHARLES
Professor of Philosophy
Yale University

VANESSA WILLS
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
George Washington University
"False Consciousness"

2014-2015 Departmental Lectures Series

Cheshire Calhoun
Professor of Philosophy
Arizona State University
"Geographies of Meaningful Living"

Dean Moyar
Associate Professor of Philosophy
The Johns Hopkins University
"The Inferential Object: Hegel's Deduction and Reduction of Consciousness"

Eric Campbell
Visiting Assistant Professor
McDonough School of Business and Department of Philosophy, Georgetown
"How To Be a Naturalistic Relativist About Normativity"

Rachana Kamtekar
Associate Professor of Philosophy
University of Arizona 
"
Plato On Doing What You Want"

Amie Thomasson
Professor of Philosophy
University of Miami
"Norms and Necessity"
Friday, March 20, 2015, 3:15pm
New North 204

2013-2014 Departmental Lectures Series

TOMMIE SHELBY
Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy
Harvard University
Title “Punishment, Condemnation, and Social Injustice”

ROBERT PIPPIN
Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College
The University of Chicago
Title “The Significance of Self-Consciousness in Idealist Theories of Logic”

DAN KELLY
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Purdue University
Title "Responsibility from the Outside In: Shaping the Moral Ecology around Implicit Bias"

SALLY HASLANGER
Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title “Social Meaning and Moral Philosophy”

MARY DOMSKI
Associate Professor of Philosophy
The University of New Mexico
Title “Newton's Experimental Philosophy: Deducing Truth from the Phenomena”

 

2012-2013 Departmental Lectures Series

Friday, Apr. 19, 2013

TOM MULHERIN
Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
'Where Nature Will Speak to Them in Sacred Sounds': Music and Transcendence in E.T.A. Hoffman

Friday, Mar. 22, 2013

DANIEL WEISKOPF
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Associated Faculty, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University
"The Human Stain: Concepts, Anthropic Kinds, and Realism"

In addition to his lecture, Dan taught a Master Class: "The Reality of Cognitive Models."

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

AGNES CALLARD
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in Philosophy, University of Chicago
"The Importance of Being Ashamed"

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

KAREN STOHR
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University
"Self-Deprecation"
Faculty Work-in-Progress Colloquium

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

CHARLOTTE WITT
Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, University of New Hampshire
"The Argument for Gender Essentialism"