Philosophy Department Colloquia

The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room at Gateway Transit Building, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 p.m. Please see the Department Calendar for scheduled speakers and more details.

Fall 2018

  • 09/20  Sanders Lecture, Prof. John Hawthorne (USC) on "Fine-tuning Arguments for the Existence of God"
  • 10/11  Break It Down Lecture, Jill North, "The Direction of Time"
  • 10/15  Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Prof. Robert Stalnaker (MIT) "A Quinean Foundation for Modal Logic: Propositions", Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall
  • 10/17 Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Prof. Robert Stalnaker (MIT) "A Quinean Foundation for Modal Logic: Predicates & Predication", Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall
  • 10/19  Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Prof. Robert Stalnaker (MIT) "A Quinean Foundation for Modal Logic: Properties & Relation", Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall
  • 10/25  Prof. John Broome (Oxford), "Reason"
  • 10/26  Kivy Memorial Conference, Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall
  • 10/26  Perceptual Capacities and Psychophysics Workshop, Dept. Seminar RM
  • 10/27  Perceptual Capacities and Psychophysics Workshop, Dept. Seminar RM
  • 11/15  Break It Down Lecture, Martha Bolton, "A Look at Mary Shepherd's Philosophy"
  • 11/29 Prof. Quayshawn Spencer (U Penn) "A Radical Solution to the Race Problem"  3:00 p.m.

Spring 2018

  • 02/08   Break It Down Lecture, Brian McLaughlin, “Some Philosophical Issues in Vision Science
  • 02/16   Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference
  • 02/17   Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference
  • 02/26   Goldman Retirement Conference, Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall
  • 02/27   Goldman Retirement Conference, Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall
  • 02/27   Chancellor's Professorship Lecture, Prof. Alvin Goldman, Zimmerli Art Museum, 4:00-7:00 pm
  • 03/01   Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY), 4:30-6:30 pm
  • 03/08   Prof. Karen Bennett (Cornell University)
  • 03/22   RU Climate Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT) 3:00-5:00 pm
  • 04/02   Prospectives Visit
  • 04/03   Prospectives Visit
  • 04/06   CEU-Rutgers Philosophy Conference
  • 04/07   CEU-Rutgers Philosophy Conference
  • 04/08   CEU-Rutgers Philosophy Conference
  • 04/06   Workshop on Clausal Complements
  • 04/12   Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma)
  • 04/13   Rutgers Chinese Philosophy Conference 9:30 am-6:30 pm, Brower Commons A & B
  • 04/14   Cognitive Science Workshop
  • 04/17   Class of 1970’s Lecture, Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU), Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30 pm
  • 04/19   Marleen Rozemond (University of Toronto)
  • 04/19   Latinx Philosophy Conference, Red Lion, CASC 8:30 am-6:00 pm
  • 04/20   Latinx Philosophy Conference, Red Lion, CASC 8:30 am-6:00 pm
  • 04/21   Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (taking place at Columbia University)
  • 04/22   Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (taking place at Columbia University)
  • 04/23   Derrida Philosophy Panel Lecture, AB 2125, 4:00-7:00 pm
  • 04/26   Break It Down Lecture, Martha Bolton, “A Look at Mary Sheperd’s Philosophy”
  • 04/27   Rutgers-Bochum Workshop
  • 04/28   Rutgers-Bochum Workshop
  • 05/17   QFT Workshop
  • 05/18   QFT Workshop
  • 05/21   Metaphysical Mayhem
  • 05/22   Metaphysical Mayhem
  • 05/23   Metaphysical Mayhem
  • 05/24   Metaphysical Mayhem 
  • 05/25   Metaphysical Mayhem
  • 05/31   Legal Philosophy Conference, CASC 411 ABC 8:30 am-6:00 pm
  • 06/01   Legal Philosophy Conference, CASC 411 ABC 8:30 am-6:00 pm
  • 06/07   Pantheism Workshop
  • 06/08   Pantheism Workshop
  • 07/08 - 07/15/18 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy

Fall 2017

  • 10/19   Break It Down For Me Lecture Series: Alex Guerrero
  • 10/30   Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Sir Richard Sorabji, Alexander Library Teleconf. Lecture Hall, 3:00-8:00 pm
  • 11/02   Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Sir Richard Sorabji, Alexander Library Teleconf. Lecture Hall, 3:00-8:00 pm
  • 11/03   Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Sir Richard Sorabji, 3:00-5:00 pm
  • 11/06   Dr. Daniel DeHaan (https://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/directory/dehaan) "Souls and Contemporary Neuroscience: the Possibility of Reconciliation," 7:30pm
  • 11/09   Break It Down For Me Lecture Series: Jeff King
  • 11/16   Prof. Jenann Ismael (University of Arizona), 3:00-5:00 pm
  • 11/30   Dr. Eleonore Stump (https://sites.google.com/site/stumpep/) - "Aquinas on the Atonement", 7:30 pm
  • 12/15   Parfit Memorial Conference, Theological Seminary, Hageman Hall, 9:30 am-5:00 pm
  • 12/16   Parfit Memorial Conference, Theological Seminary, Hageman Hall, 9:30 am-5:00 pm

Spring 2017

  • 01/19   Break It Down For Me Lecture Series Presents Prof. Liz Camp- "Pragmatics" 
  • 01/26   Prof. Jennifer Nagel, Univ of Toronto, "Extracting belief from knowledge" 
  • 02/16   Prof. Susan Wolf, UNC-Mesthene Lecture
  • 02/23   Rutgers Climate Committee presents Prof. Sarah Tobias (Rutgers-NB)
  • 03/09   Sanders Lecture presents Prof. Nicholas Wolterstorff
  • 03/30   Class of 1970's Lecture Series Presents Prof. Sharon Street (NYU) Location Archibald S. Alexander Library
  • 04/27   Break It Down For Me Lecture Series Presents Prof. Holly Smith, "Assigning Deontic Values to Fulfilling and Violating Duties”

Fall 2016

  • 09/15   Seth Yalcin (UC, Berkeley)
  • 09/23   Value Theory Reading Group 1:00-3:30 pm, Prof. Matthew Adler (Duke)
  • 09/29   Break It down For Me: Ernest Sosa, “Insight & Understanding”
  • 11/10   250th Rutgers Anniversary Celebration- Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, 10:00-5:00 pm
  • 11/17   Break It Down For Me: Zee Perry, “Measuring Up Our Metaphysics of Quantity”
  • 11/30   Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Kit Fine, New Academic Building, room 4225, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • 12/02   Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Kit Fine, Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • 12/05   Inaugural Rutgers Lecture: Kit Fine, Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-6:30 pm

Spring 2016

  • 01/28   Break It Down for Me Lecture-Alvin Goldman “Social Epistemology”
  • 02/11   Rachel McKinnon (College of Charleston)-Climate Lecture
  • 02/18   Ned Hall (Harvard)
  • 02/25   Break It Down for Me Lecture-Howard McGary “Philosophy of Race”
  • 03/10   Eleanore Stump (SLU)-Sanders Lecture
  • 03/19   Rutgers-Princeton-Penn Social Epistemology Conference
  • 03/20   Rutgers-Princeton-Penn Social Epistemology Conference
  • 03/24   Susanna Siegel (Harvard)-Mesthene Lecture
  • 04/14   Michelle Moody-Adams (Columbia)
  • 04/21   Prof. T.M. Scanlon (Harvard) Class of 1970’s Lecture – 5:00-8:00 pm in Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall on College Avenue

Fall 2015

  • 09/18   Fitelson Workshop 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • 09/19   Fitelson Workshop 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • 09/20   Fitelson Workshop 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • 10/02   Lepore's Semantics Workshop All day
  • 10/03   Lepore's Semantics Workshop All day
  • 10/08   Imogen Dickie (U of Toronto)
  • 10/22   Patrick Byrne Lecture
  • 10/29   Break It Down for Me Lecture- Martin Lin
  • 10/30   Aristotle Workshop All day
  • 10/31   Aristotle Workshop All day
  • 11/01   Aristotle Workshop All day
  • 11/12   Victor Tadros (U of Warwick)
  • 12/10   Scott Soames (USC)
  • 12/17   Philosophy & Emily Dickinson Workshop (Liz Camp & CCA) 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • 12/18   Philosophy & Emily Dickinson Workshop (Liz Camp & CCA) 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Spring 2015

  • 02/12   Ralph Wedgewood, USC
  • 02/19   Sarah Buss, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 03/05   David Chalmers -Mesthene Lecture
  • 03/12   Break It Down For Me-Barry Loewer
  • 03/24   Kristie Dotson, Michigan State University (Climate Event)
  • 03/26   Peter van Inwagen (Sanders Lecture)
  • 04/16   Break It Down For Me-Howard McGary
  • 04/23   Hans Halvorson, Princeton University
  • 04/29   Kit Fine, Class of 1970’s Lecture
  • 05/06   Sanders Graduate Student Workshop on Perceptual Evidence"-Jessica Brown, St. Andrews

Fall 2014

  • 09/18   L.A. Paul (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • 10/09   Memorial Conference for Brian Loar, (Speakers: K. Balog , Rutgers, Newark; D. Chalmers,  NYU/ANU; S. Schiffer, NYU)
  • 10/30   Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor)
  • 11/13   Gustave Arrhenius (University of Stockholm)
  • 11/20   Matthew Stewart – “Philosophy of the Founding Fathers” (co-sponsored by the Department of Religion)

Spring 2014

  • 02/06   Galen Strawson (Texas/Reading)
  • 03/13   Frank Jackson (ANU/Princeton, Mesthene Lecture)
  • 03/27   Shelly Kagan (Yale University, RU Class of 1970 Lecture) -- in Brower Commons A.B.C
  • 04/24   Frances Kamm (Harvard University)

Fall 2013

  • 09/19    Angelika Kratzer (UMass)
  • 10/10    Mike Titelbaum (University of Wisconsin)
  • 10/24    Lara Buchak (UC Berkeley)
  • 10/31    David Wallace (Oxford)
  • 11/14    Robert Adams (Rutgers) - Inaugural Sanders Lecture: Pantheism
  • 12/12    Carolina Sartorio (Arizona)