February 8, 2019, Friday (This event is cancelled)
Professor Chrysostomos Stamoulis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Freedom and Creation: On Stravinksy’s Poetics
3:30 p.m. | Smith 501
March 22, 2019, Friday
Professor Jorge L.A. Garcia
Virtue Ethics versus Consequentialism
3:30 p.m. | Smith 501
April 12, 2019, Friday
Professor Steven W. Horst
Through Many Glasses Dimly: Understanding the World through Many Mental Models
3:30 p.m. | Smith 501
Friday SEPT 28
University of Rhode Island/Pennsylvania State University
Freud and James in Worcester, 1909: The Unconscious and (One of) Its Discontents
3:30 p.m. - Rehm Library
Thursday NOV 8
University of Bristol
How to Argue about Aristotle about Practical Reason
7:30 p.m. - Dinand Library Levis Browsing Room
Seminar Topic: Aristotle and the Humean Theory of Motivation
4:00 p.m. - Smith Hall 201
Sponsored by Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (B.A.C.A.P.)
Thursday NOV 15
Thomas White ’69Mount Holyoke College /Loyola Marymount University
Dolphins, Flourishing, and the Challenges of Interspecies Ethics
4:30 p.m. - Rehm Library
Co-Sponsored by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture
Friday NOV 30
College of the Holy Cross
Teaching Ethics3:30 p.m. - Rehm Library
2/16/18 @ 3:30 pm (EVENT CANCELLED)
Prof. Paul Guyer
Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosophy
"Mendelssohn, Kant, and the Aims of Art"
3/23/18 @ 3:30 pm
Prof. Heidi Maibom
University of Cincinnati
"Empathy and Morality in Psychopaths"
4/20/18 @ 3:30 pm (Co-sponsored by The McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture, and Religious Studies)
Jackson Professor of Religion
"Tradition and Inquiry in Tibetan Buddhism: An Examination of Tibetan Debate Practices"
Sept. 13; 4 p.m., Rehm Library
“Finding the Self: Charles Taylor's Theory of Subjectivity”
Professor Janez Percic, S.J., International Jesuit Visiting Scholar, College of the Holy Cross
Cosponsored by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture
Sept. 29, 3:30 p.m., Smith Hall 501
“Accommodation to Injustice”
Professor Berislav Marusic, Brandeis University
Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m., Smith Hall 501
“Kant on Taking Something to Heart”
Professor Wiebke Deimling, Clark University
Dec. 1, 3:30 p.m., Rehm Library
“A Radical Solution to the Race Problem”
Professor Quayshawn Spencer, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Sponsored by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture
Feb. 23, 4 p.m., Rehm Library
"Buddhist Ethics: Cultivating Moral Perception"
Doris Silbert Professor of Philosophy, Logic & Buddhist Studies
Jay Garfield, Smith College
March 24, 3:30 p.m., Smith Hall 501
"Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor"
Professor Gina Schouten, Harvard University
April 7, 3:30 p.m., Hogan 519
"Being Pluralist about Other Minds"
Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence
Shaun Gallagher, University of Memphis
Sept. 16, 4 p.m., 501 Smith
“Nietzsche on Religion, Fanaticism, and the Necessity of Higher Values”
Professor Paul Katsafanas, Boston University
Sept. 30, 4 p.m., 501 Smith
“The Marriage Question: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives”
Professor John Manoussakis, College of the Holy Cross
Oct. 27, 4 p.m., 501 Smith
“Normative Change: A Non-standard Constructivist Account”
Professor Carla Bagnoli, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia
Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Levis Browsing Room, Dinand Library
“The Metaphysics of the Syllogism”
Professor Edward C. Halper, University of Georgia
Commentator: Professor Owen Goldin, Marquette University
Seminar Topic: “Aristotle’s Non-Formal Logic: Posterior Analytics Book II”
Seminar Location: Smith Hall 201, 4 p.m.
Feb. 11, 4 p.m., Smith 501
Professor Ann Cahill '91, Elon University
"Unjust Sex, Rape, and the Heteronormative Sexual Continuum"
March 3, 4 p.m., Smith 501
Professor Charles Bambach, University of Texas of Dallas
"Dionysus as a Hidden Presence in Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra"
April 7, 4 p.m., Smith 501
Professor Timothy Jussaume '06, St. Leo University
"Why 'Nothing' Matters: Heidegger and the Finitude of Being"
April 15, 3:30 p.m., Rehm Library
Professor Edward Slingerland, The University of British Columbia
"Transcending the Humanities-Sciences Border: New Approaches to the Study of Religion and Ethics"
April 21, 4 p.m., Smith 501
Professor Robert Dobie '88, LaSalle University
"Back to the Middle Ages: Medieval Philosophy and the Post-Modern Condition"
Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m., Smith Labs 155
Professor William Wimsatt, University of Chicago
"Beyond the Meme: The Role of Development, Social Structure and Technology in Cultural Evolution"
Oct. 22, 4 p.m., Smith Hall 501
Professor Molly Flynn, Assumption College
"On the Folly of Apologizing for Socrates in the Academy without Irony"
Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Rehm Library
Dr. Anna Marmodoro, Oxford University
"Composition and Constitution in Ancient Metaphysics"
Commentator: Rose M. Cherubin, George Mason University
(Seminar topic: "Aristotle's Hylomorphism", 4pm, Smith 201)
Nov. 19, 4 p.m., Rehm Library
Professor Jeff Bloechl, Boston College
"Heidegger and Thoreau"
For additional information and for questions, please contact Professor Joseph Lawrence
Office: 506 Smith Hall