Past Events

"Poe, Collingwood and the Art/Craft Distinction"

Nov. 9, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
216 Skinner Hall

Please join us in welcoming Associate Professor Anna Christina Ribeiro from Texas Tech University as she challenges the art-craft distinction argued for by Collingwood (in "The Principles of Art") and predominant today, on the basis of approaches to poetry such as Poe’s, approaches evinced also throughout the history of poetry.

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Philosophy Department Tea

Oct. 25, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Skinner 217

Join us for a delicious sushi lunch and learn more about the Philosophy Major and curriculum

A Human Being is Not a Thing: Aristotle's Politics, Slavery, and the Complex Legacies of Classics

Oct. 17, 2017 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dwight Hall 101

Emily Greenwood, Professor of Clasics and Chair of the Department of Classics, and Professor of African American Studies at Yale University presents: A Human Being is Not a Thing:  Aristotle's Politics, Slavery, and the Complex Legacies of Classics.

This event, sponsored by the MHC Department of Classics and Italian and the Philosophy Department, is free and open to the public.

 

Humanistic Cosmopolitanism

Sep. 11, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
216 Skinner Hall

Please join us for the Gail Caldwell Stine Lecture featuring Professor Philip J. Ivanhoe from the City University of Hong Kong. Reception following the lecture. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

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Weapons of Math Destruction

Apr. 8, 2017 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wiese-Merriwether room in Willits-Hallowell Center and Hooker Auditorium in Clapp Hall

Join us for a morning with Cathy O'Neil exploring how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy.

  • Conversation and coffee: "Data and Democracy"
    9:30-10:15 a.m. in the Wiese-Merriwether room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center 
  • Cathy O'Neil talk: "Weapons of Math Destruction: How big data increases inequality and threatens democracy"
    10:30-11:30 a.m. in Hooker Auditorium, Clapp Hall
  • Panel discussion
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Hooker Auditorium 

Organized by the Data Science Initiative. For more information, please contact datascience@mtholyoke.edu

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Philosophy Lunch and Tea

Mar. 8, 2017 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Skinner 217

Join faculty, majors and the philosophy society for a sushi lunch and learn more about a major in Philosophy and the curriculum

Living with Climate Change: The Road from Paris

Nov. 9, 2016 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Nov. 9, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
4:15pm Student Panel Discussion, Kendade 305; 7:30pm Public Event, Gamble Auditorium

There is no doubt that climate change is occurring. The challenge now is to slow it down, limit its reach, and live with it in a way that maintains our deepest values as we adjust to what it is to be human on a changing planet. Please join us in welcoming the Chair of the Environmental Studies Department at NYU and author Dale Jamieson, who will discuss how we will accomplish this. Free and open to the public.  

Jamieson will provide an overview and analysis of where we are with climate change and how we got here, as well as a map of what we should aspire to both as a global community and as individuals in the endeavor to live meaningful lives.

 

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"Accommodation to Injustice"

Oct. 27, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
305 Kendade Hall

Join us for the Roger W. Holmes Lecture, featuring Berislav Marušić from Brandeis University who explores the question, "how can accommodation to injustice be appropriate if the injustice remains unchanged". Reception following lecture.

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

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Authors Creating Fictional Characters, Either Intentionally or Inadvertently

Apr. 20, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
216 Skinner Hall

Gail Caldwell Stine Lecture The Philosophy Department presents Zsófia Zvolenszky '97, SASPRO-Marie Curie, Bratislava ELTE, Budapest to speak on this topic. Reception following the lecture.

Symposium on Philosophy for Children

Apr. 16, 2016 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr. 16, 2016 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Symposium in Gamble Auditorium, 106B Art Museum - Reception in Willits Hallowell Living Room

A symposium in honor of Thomas Wartenberg on the occasion of his retirement from teaching.
Reception to follow. Sponsored by The Lynk.

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What could 'incline without necessitating' the will? (or: how is passion possible?)

Apr. 13, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
216 Skinner Hall

Gail Caldwell Stine Lecture
Featuring Tamar Schapiro from MIT and Stanford University. Reception following Lecture.
Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy. 

The Harm of Testimonial Injustice

Mar. 30, 2016 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
216 Skinner Hall

Gail Caldwell Stine Lecture
Featuring Lindsay Crawford '05 from Connecticut College. Reception following Lecture
Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

The Return of Medium Specificity and Evaluating Motion Pictures

Mar. 9, 2016 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall

Gail Caldwell Stine Lecture
A talk in honor of Tom Wartenberg's retirement, featuring Nöel Carrolll, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Cuny Graduate Center. Reception at 6:30, Lecture at 7:00pm.
Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy. 

Philosophy Lunch

Mar. 7, 2016 12:15 pm – 5:10 pm
Skinner 217

For Majors, Minors, Prospectives and anyone interested in studying Philosophy. Join faculty, majors and the philosophy society for lunch and answers to all of your questions about the major and courses.