Colloquia Series

The department colloquia series consist of approximately six lectures per academic year, given by prominent philosophers from around the country and around the world. In addition, members of our department occasionally present their own work. The series offers students a chance to experience professional philosophy talks, and perhaps more importantly, to participate in the question period following the talk, in which the speaker responds to comments and discusses his/her work with students and members of the faculty. The schedule for each year is posted on this site as it becomes available.  

Inquiries should be directed to:
Prof. Karsten Stueber
Department of Philosophy

Fall 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021

2 pm, Rehm Library
Professor Karsten  Stueber
College of the Holy Cross
Polarizing Disagreements: Philosophical and Psychological Reflections on a Political Conundrum”

Thursday, October 28, 2021

4 pm, Rehm Library
Professor Ryan Patrick Hanley
Boston College
"Adam Smith, Capitalism, and the Good Life.”

November 11, 2021

7:30pm,  Levis Browsing Room (Dinand Library Basement)
Professor William Wians
Merrimack College and Boston College
“Aristotle on Second and First Philosophy”
Commentator: Professor C. Wesley DeMarco, Clark University 
4pm Levis Browsing Room (Dinand Library Basement)
Seminar Topic: “Approaching First Philosophy: Natural Philosophers in Metaphysics A”