Colloquium & Special Lectures
About the Colloquia
The Department of Philosophy's colloquium series takes place every Friday afternoon. It is an eagerly anticipated forum where faculty and students have the opportunity to develop and present work and to engage in lively philosophical exchange. Each colloquium is attended by faculty, graduate students, as well as interested faculty from other departments and universities. Faculty will present in-progress papers, and graduate students are encouraged to present their theses.
The colloquia are held every Friday beginning at 3:30 pm in Room 1130 of the Marion McCain Building (unless otherwise indicated). During the first hour a paper is presented. In the second hour, questions and discussion take place.
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2017 Colloquium Presentations
March 3rd, 2017
Jure Gantar, Fountain School of Performing Arts
"An Ethics of Laughter?"
February 10th, 2017
Todd Calder, Saint Mary's University
"Evil Isn't Necessarily Wrong"
January 27th, 2017
Kyle Johannsen, Saint Mary's University
"Animal Rights and the Problem of r-Strategists"
January 20th, 2017
Anthony Fernandez, Dalhousie University
"A Truly Genetic Phenomenology: On the Possibility of Transcendental Contingency"
January 13th, 2017
Jonathan Surovell, Texas State University
"Stance Empiricism and Epistemic Reason"