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 Philosophy Lecture Series 



Each semester the SRU Philosophy Department, through generous support from the Student Government Association and the Board of Cooperative Actives, sponsors lectures on philosophical topics. These lectures are open to students, faculty, and the SRU community.

Anti Monuments, Commemoration, and the Building of Absences
Eric Boynton, Allegheny College

Wednesday April 23, 3:30 PM Spotts World Culture Auditorium

Past Lectures
Feb 27, 2014 "Values, Feelings, and Objectivity in a Pluralistic World." Ed Hackett. Senior Lecturer, University of Akron 

Oct 10, 2013 Interdependence and Dependent Origination. Geshe Lharampa Jampa Phelgya, Gaden Shartse Buddhist Monastic College, India. 

April 30, 2013: Dudes, Divas, Queens, and Studs; Gender and Sexuality as Aesthetic Expression. Crispin Sartwell, Professor of Philosophy, Dickinson College.

April 29, 2013: Rhythm and Revolution; Reggae, Hip-Hop and Black Nationalism. Crispin Sartwell, Professor of Philosophy, Dickinson College.

April 18, 2013: To Think Like the Artist Paints: Schelling on the
Philosophical Imagination.
Chris Yates, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Grove City College.

Feb 28, 2013: Birth, Death, and Ethical Life. Dennis Schmidt, Professor of Philosophy, German, and Comparative Literature. Penn State University.

October 4, 2012: Choice or Virtuosity: Buddhist Reflections on the Meaning of Freedom. Peter Hershock, Director of the Asian Studies Development Program, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i.

May 1, 2012: Know Thy No-Self; Epistemology and Experience in the Buddhist Introspective Practice of Naikan. Clark Chilson, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh.

April 19, 2012: Climate Ethics. Nancy Tuana. Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University.

October 24, 2011: Why History Matters for Philosophy. Dan Selcer, Associate Professor of Philosophy,  Duquesne University. 

April 26, 2011:  RiverCubes, ConArtists & CommonWealth. Bob Johnson, Eco Artist, PhD.  

April 7, 2011:  What is Wilderness? Michael Harrington, Associate Professor of Philosphy, Duquesne University.November 8, 2010:  Humanizing Animals: The Disney Syndrome. Richard Findler, Professor of Philosophy, Slippery Rock University.

October 26, 2010:  More Foolish, More Mad: On David Hume and His Legacy. Bernard Freydberg, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Slippery Rock University.

March 18, 2010: Episodic Memory and Personhood: Leaving Locke Behind. Dr. Carl Craver, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology Program at Washington University--St. Louis

February 23, 2010:  Philosophy, Education, and the Loss of Wonder. Thomas Jackson, Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Hawi'i Philosophy in the Schools Project, The University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

October 27, 2009: Plato's 'Meno': Who is Qualified to Teach Philosophy? Lydia Patton, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Virginia Tech University.

February 26, 2009: A Nietzschean Solution to Ethical Relativism. David Goldberg, Professor of Philosophy, Westminster College.

October 9, 2008: In Search of Sound. The Philosphy of Art and the Jazz Image. Heather Pinson, Assistant Professor, Robert Morris University.

March 20, 2008: Deliberative Democracy and the Issue of Marriage in America. Robert Cavalier, Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University.

September 25, 2007: Josiah Royce's 'Race Questions and Prejudices': American Philosophy and the Reality of Race. Shannon Sullivan, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University.

March 22, 2007: War Through the Lens of Philosophy. Michael Rudar, PhD Candidate, Duquesne University.

October 26, 2006: Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Why You Should Choose an Emotional Life. Jenn McWeeny. Assistant Professor, John Carroll University.

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