Philosophy

Philosophy Events at the Claremont Colleges

Spring 2014

January 31, 2014
Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School, University of Chicago. Topic: "Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities"
4:15 at Rose Hills Theatre at Pomona

February 4, 2014
Annalisa Coliva, Professor at Modena and Reggio Emilia and Associate Director of COGITO in Bologna
Title: "Anti-anti-relativism: Philosophy and anthropology in a Wittgensteinian perspective"
4:15 at Hampton Dining Room at Scripps

February 6, 2014
Annalisa Coliva, Professor at Modena and Reggio Emilia and Associate Director of COGITO in Bologna
Title: "How to Commit Moore's Paradox"
4:15 at Humanities 204 at Scripps

Friday, February 7, 2014
Dale Dorsey
1:00 p.m., Kravis 102

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Paul Woodruff, Darrell K. Royal Professor in Ethics and American Society
University of Texas, Austin
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
CMC

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Rahul Kumar
4:15 p.m., Roberts North 15

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Angie Smith
4:15 p.m., Kravis 164

Monday, February 24, 2014
Adrienne Martin
4:15 p.m., Kravis 102

February 26, 2014
Christine Korsgaard, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University
Professor Korsgaard, will be giving the 2014 Merlan Lecture.
TBA at Scripps

Monday, April 21, 2014
Talk by Jennifer Nagel
4:15 p.m., Kravis LC 62

April 24, 2014
Helga Varden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: TBA
4:15 at Pomona

Friday, April 25, 2014
Celebration in Honor of Steve Davis
11:30 a.m., CMC Athenaeum
See Flyer

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Talk by Paul Redding
4:15 p.m., Kravis LC 62

May 2, 2014
Celebration of Professor Steve Erickson, E. Wilson Lyon Professor of the Humanities & Professor of Philosophy
50 Years at Pomona College
3:00-6:30, Location: TBA

Fall 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Philosophy Colloquium
Kendall Walton, Charles L. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Philosophy,
Emeritus, University of Michigan
“Empathy, Imagination and Phenomenal Concepts.”
4:15 Roberts North, CMC

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 6:46
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of Humanities, Harvard University
“Lucretius and the Toleration of Intolerable Ideas”
CMC

First Philosophy Movie Night
Matrix
Wed. Oct. 23, 8-10:30 p.m.
LC 62
Pizza and snacks will be provided
all are welcome; bring a friend!

Monday November 11th, 2013
Professor Tyler Burge , UCLA
“Perception: Origins of Mind”
6:45 Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Claremont McKenna College

Tuesday November 12th, 2013
Philosophy Colloquium
Professor Tyler Burge, UCLA
“Reason and Propositional Attitudes”
4:15 pm Kravis Center Freeburg Forum LC 62
Claremont McKenna College

Spring 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Philosophy Colloquium
Neil Sinhababu, National University of Singapore
4:15, Location TBD

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Philosophy Colloquium
Marc Lange, UNC – Chapel Hill
4:15, Location TBD

Monday, April 8, 2013
Philosophy Colloquium
Janet Levin, USC
4:15, Location TBD

Spring 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012
Philosophy Colloquium
Nick Bostrom, Oxford University
"Motivation Systems and Superintelligent Agents"
4:15 pm Kravis LC 62, Freeburg Forum

Friday, February 24, 2012
Philosophy Colloquium
Voula Tsounas, UCSB
3:00 pm, Kravis 102

Fall 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Pomona College Colloquium
Stavroula Glezakos, Wake Forest University
"The Limits of Meaning Well"
4:15 pm Pearsons Hall Room 101

Monday, September 19, 2011
Philosophy of Religion and Theology Colloquium
Stephen T. Davis, Claremont McKenna College
"Horrendous Evils and Christ"
7:30 pm The School of Religion Library CGU

Monday, October 24, 2011
Ancient Philosophy Week
Suzanne Obdrzalek,Claremont McKenna College
"Contemplation and Self-Mastery in Plato's Phaedrus"
4:15 pm Pearsons Hall 101, Pomona College

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Ancient Philosophy Week
Richard McKirahan, Pomona College
"Wisdom and Self-Restraint in Plato's Protagoras"
4:15 pm Pearsons Hall 101, Pomona College

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Ancient Philosophy Week
Malcolm Schofield, Cambridge
"Infancy and Childhood in Ancient Greek Philosophy"
4:15 pm Pearsons Hall 101, Pomona College

Friday, October 28, 2011
Ancient Philosophy Week
Tony Long, UC Berkeley
"What's the Good of Greek Philosophical Happiness (eudaimonia)?"
4:15 pm Pearsons Hall 101, Pomona College

October 27-28, 2011
Pomona College Colloquia
Tony Long, University of California Berkeley (10/27)
Malcolm Schofield, Cambridge University (10/28)
time and place TBA

Friday, December 9, 2011
Claremont McKenna College Colloquium
Sharon Street, NYU
time and place TBA
Fall 2010

Fall 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 6pm
Rose Hills Theater, Pomona College
Movie: Fight Club
With a brief introductory lecture on personal identity by
Professor Amy Kind, Chair of the CMC Philosophy Department
Presented by The Philosophy Club of the Claremont Colleges
Refreshments will be served

Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 4:15pm
Pearsons 202
Henry Krips, Cultural Studies Chair, Claremont Graduate University
"How to be a classical realist and still do Quantum Mechanics"
Pomona College

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 6:45pm
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Susan Wolf, Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina
CMC

Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm
Roberts North Room 15
Susan Wolf, Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina
Philosophy Colloquium
CMC

Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Smith Campus Center - Room 201 (Hart Room)
Women in Philosophy
Meet and Mingle with Women that teach and study in Philosophy
Come for dinner and learn more about the 5C Philosophy Program
Pomona College

Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm
204 Humanities
Saul Smilansky, Professor of Philosophy, Universit of Haifa
"A Hostage Situation"
Scripps College

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 6:45 pm
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Alex Rajczi, Claremont McKenna College
"American Values, American Health Care."
CMC

Friday, December 10, 2010 at (TBA)
Founders Room
Rae Langton,MIT, Philosophy Department
"Beyond Belief: Pragmatics in Hate Speech and Pornography"
CMC

Spring 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010 at 3:30
Pearson Hall room 101
Paul Hurley, Claremont McKenna College
"Rights, Value and The Nature of Desire"
Pomona College

Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 3:30
Pearsons 101
Jonathan Kvanvig, Baylor University
"Curiosity and a Response-Dependent Account of the Value of Understanding"
Pomona College

Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 4:15
Burkle Building Room 16
Dr. John Cottingham, Depatment of Philosophy, University of Reading
"The De-secularization of Descartes"
Claremont Graduate University

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010, at 4:15
Balch Auditorium
Daniel Dennett, University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University,
"Difficulties with Darwin's Dangerous Idea: What Fodor and Nagel Don't Understand"
Scripps College

Fall 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm
Garrison Theater
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
Social Identity as a Source of Individuality
Scripps College

Friday, October 23, 2009 at 4:00pm
Burns Lecture Hall
Dr. Alva Noë, University of California Berkeley
Neurophilosophy, Perception & Consciousness
Keck Science Center

Saturday November 7, 2009
Southern California Philosophy Conference
http://mugwump.pitzer.edu/~ccp/SoCalPhilConference

December 4th and 5th, 2009
2009 Bradshaw Conference on Early Modern Philosophy
All Sessions at Honnold Library, Irvine Room 3rd Floor
http://www.cgu.edu/pages/6587.asp