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Lecture Series

The Philosophy Department sponsors a History and Philosophy of Science Lecture Series and the Spetnagel Ethics Lecture Series. Each lecture series brings one or two speakers to campus every year, and before each lecture, we typically schedule an informal lunch for the graduate students and the speaker.

Recent speakers include Jeremy Butterfield, Clark Glymour, Tim Maudlin, Sandra Mitchell, Stewart Shapiro, Alexander Rosenberg, John Beatty, Alison Wylie, Colin Allen, Craig Callender, David Brink, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Larry Temkin, Tamar Schapiro, and David Shoemaker.

History of Philosophy and Science Lecture Series

During the 1997-98 academic year, the Philosophy Department of Ohio University initiated a lecture series with the intention of bringing to Ohio University each year two outstanding philosophers of science to discuss seminal issues in the history and/or philosophy of an individual science or the history and/or philosophy of science more generally.

Thus far, lecturers have included Adolf Grunbaum, Wesley Salmon, David Hull, Michael Friedman, Deborah Mayo, Stephen Stich, William Wimsatt, Fred Dretske, Richard Burian, John Norton, Paul Griffiths, Elliott Sober, Hartry Field, Brian Skyrms, James Woodward, James Lennox, John Worrall, Daniel Hausman, John Pollock, Paul Humphreys, John L.Bell, Margaret Morrison, Geoffrey Hellman, Christopher Hitchcock. Paolo Mancosu, Peter Achinstein, Jesse Prinz, and most recently, Laura Ruetsche, and Wilfried Sieg.

Philosophy Forum

The Ohio University Philosophy Forum, established in 1994, gives students the opportunity to study recent work of leading philosophers. Every spring term, the graduate students take a seminar on the recent work of the year’s Forum speaker, and later in the term, the students meet the speaker for three days, attending a public lecture and three intensive seminars led by the speaker.

The Forum has brought to campus Robert Nozick, Daniel Dennett, Hilary Putnam, Alasdair MacIntyre, Cora Diamond, Arthur Fine, Simon Blackburn, Susan Haack, Julia Annas, Lynne Rudder Baker, T. M. Scanlon, James Woodward, Michael Williams, Kirk Ludwig, Bas van Fraassen, Ruth Millikan, Noel Carroll, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Philip Kitcher, Michael Bratman, Elliot Sober, John Burgess, Marya Schechtman, John Doris, and Rachana Kamtekar.

Spetnagel Ethics Lecture Series

 

Recent Events

Philosophy Forum | Epistemic Fallibilism, Necessity, and Certainty, March 3

7 months 1 week ago

From Ohio University News The Ohio University Philosophy Forum presents a public lecture by Wayne A. Davis on “Epistemic Fallibilism, Necessity, and Certainty” on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 4 p.m. in Porter 104. Davis’ talk will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. To attend virtually, please […]

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Philosophy Forum | Guilt without Blame for Accidental Injuries, March 11

1 year 6 months ago

Rachana Kamtekar, portraitThe Philosophy Forum presents a public lecture by Rachana Kamtekar discussing “Guilt without Blame for Accidental Injuries” on Thursday, March 11, at 4 p.m. Kamtekar is Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University and a specialist in Ancient Greek Philosophy. In addition to her critically acclaimed book, Plato’s Moral Psychology: Intellectualism, […]

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CANCELED | Philosophy Forum | Guilt without Blame for Accidental Injuries, March 26

2 years 7 months ago

Rachana Kamtekar, portraitNote: This event has been canceled. The 26th annual Ohio University Philosophy Forum welcomes Professor Rachana Kamtekar of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. As part of her visit to Ohio University, Kamtekar will give a public lecture titled “Guilt without Blame for Accidental Injuries” on Thursday, March […]

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