Department Life & Grad Student Groups

The Department of Philosophy has a robust graduate program with a range of extra-curricular engagements available for students. Currently, graduate students frequently participate in the Pluralistic Philosophy Workshop.

The Pluralistic Philosophy Workshop

The Pluralistic Philosophy Workshop is a forum for graduate students to discuss ongoing work and developing interests in a variety of philosophical areas. It provides a setting for high-level discussion in which some background in relevant material can be assumed. Meetings are devoted primarily to the presentation and discussion of graduate student papers or dissertation chapters, and secondarily to critical discussion of a text or texts. The workshop also invites outside speakers on occasion. In addition to its academic function, the workshop serves a social function. It brings together graduate students from all stages of the program who are united by a common interest in advanced philosophical work. The PPW evolved from the European Philosophy Workshop, and preference may be given to proposals that engage with post-Kantian European Philosophy and its intellectual relatives, including phenomenology, critical theory, and comparative work.

For more information, please contact Andy Sullivan at

The DIScourse: A Philosophy & Disability Workshop

The DIScourse is an ongoing, virtual workshop dedicated to current work in philosophy of disability and disabled philosophy, co-organized by S.P. Leeds (GU) and Sara Purinton (UPenn) in partnership with the Society for Philosophy and Disability (SPD). The DIScourse is meant to serve as an opportunity to workshop ideas at any stage of development, so presentations on anything from abstracts and outlines to complete drafts and even (recently) published articles are welcome. Although it is primarily for graduate students and faculty working on disability, the DIScourse is open to anyone interested in issues related to disability.

If you would like to be added to the DIScourse listserv to stay up-to-date on the presentation schedule or if you are interested in presenting your work, please contact S.P. Leeds at