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History and Philosophy of Science Lecture | Why Does Time Seem to Flow if It Doesn’t? Nov. 8

Craig Callender, portraitThe Ohio University Lectures in the History and Philosophy of Science present Dr. Craig Callender on “Why Does Time Seem to Flow if It Doesn’t?” on Friday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111. Callender is Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics, at UC […]

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Posted on 11/01/2019

Ethics Lecture | Learning from Psychopaths, Nov. 22

David Shoemaker, portrait in officeThe Ohio University Spetnagel Ethics Lecture Series presents Dr. David Shoemaker on “Learning from Psychopaths” on Friday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111. Shoemaker is Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University. Abstract: Some people have estimated that up to 4 percent of our fellow humans are psychopaths. They […]

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Posted on 11/01/2019

Notable Alumni | Shawn Graves Explores Moral Perfection, Moral Imperatives (and Fighting in the NHL)

Shawn Graves, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Shawn Graves ’02 M.A. in Philosophy In his scholarly work, Dr. Shawn M. Graves probes philosophical […]

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Posted on 10/24/2019

Notable Alumni | James Stratman Lives Where Law and Language Entwine

James Stratman, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. James Stratman ’73 Philosophy Dr. James Stratman ’73 retired from the University of Colorado Denver as […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

University Colleagues Mourn Dr. Jack Bender, Professor of Philosophy

Jack Bender , portraitDr. John “Jack” Bender, 67, Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Ohio University, died Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Kobacker House in Columbus. “Jack joined Ohio University’s Department of Philosophy in 1985, where he also served as long-time Department Chair. Jack developed the department’s legal internship program, and taught, among […]

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Posted on 09/15/2019

Lectures in Ethics | Learning from Psychopaths, April 5

David Shoemaker, portrait in officeThe Ohio University Lectures in Ethics series presents Dr. David Shoemaker on “Learning from Psychopaths” on Friday, April 5, at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111. Shoemaker is Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University. Abstract: Some people have estimated that up to 4 percent of our fellow humans are psychopaths. They […]

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Posted on 04/01/2019

Philosophy Lecture | No-Platforming and the Paradox of Dogmatism, April 16

Dr. Michael Veber—author of the recent book Tell Me Something I Don’t Know (Broadview Press 2018)—discusses his book in Jeremy Morris’s Theory of Knowledge class on Tuesday, April 16, and is giving a public lecture titled “No-Platforming and the Paradox of Dogmatism” at 5:30 p.m. in Ellis 103. Veber is […]

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Posted on 04/01/2019

Philosophy Forum | Talking to Ourselves, March 21

John Doris, portraitThe 25th annual Ohio University Philosophy Forum presents a public lecture by John Doris on “Talking to Ourselves” on Thursday, March 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Scripps 111. The Ohio University Philosophy Forum, established in 1984, gives students the opportunity to study recent work of famous philosophers, followed by two […]

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Posted on 03/01/2019

Alumni Get Insider Look at Newly Renovated Ellis Hall

By Sierra Heilman Bobcats from near and far gathered together on homecoming weekend in October to reminisce on their time here, and some of them took an insider tour of one of Ohio University’s most beautiful buildings on campus, Ellis Hall, which was put on display for friends of Ellis […]

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Posted on 12/02/2018

History and Philosophy of Science | Suffering: A Neurofunctional Account, Nov. 30

Colin Allen, portraitThe Ohio University Lectures in the History and Philosophy of Science series presents Dr. Colin Allen on “Suffering: A Neurofunctional Account” on Friday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. in Scripps 111. Allen is Distinguished Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Abstract: In this talk […]

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Posted on 11/01/2018