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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.

Recent Events

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 11/02/2019

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 Series | The Ethics of Environmental Reporting, April 4

Maria Gallucci, portraitThe Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics speaker series presents Maria Gallucci on “The Ethics of Environmental Reporting” on April 4, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Schoonover 145. Gallucci is a freelance science and environment writer and the 2017-18 Energy Journalism Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. She […]

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Posted on 04/01/2019

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

War and Peace | Case of South African Human Rights Commission, April 10

Mohamed Ameermia, portraitThe War and Peace theme presents Mohamed Ameermia discussing “The Role of the National Civil Society Organizations in Promoting Human Rights: The Case of South African Human Rights Commission” on April 10 at 6 p.m. in Porter 104. Ameermia, commissioner on the South African Human Rights Commission, holds a B.A., […]

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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

Ethics Series | The Ethics of Science Communication, April 18

Amy Nordrum, portraitThe Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics speaker series presents Amy Nordrum on “The Ethics of Science Communication” on April 18, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Schoonover 145. Nordrum is News Manager of IEEE Spectrum, where she assigns and edits news stories and oversees the magazine’s News section. She joined […]

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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

Ethics Series | The Ethics of Digital Storytelling, March 21

Meghan Louttit, portraitThe Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics speaker series presents Meghan Louttit on “The Ethics of Digital Storytelling” on March 21, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Schoonover 145. Louttit is a deputy editor for visual storytelling on the Metro desk of The New York Times. Previously, she was deputy […]

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Posted on 03/01/2019

Inaugural Langston Hughes Lecture | Crossing Borders: The Many Lives of Henry Box Brown, Nov. 27

Martha J. Cutter, portraitDr. Martha J. Cutter delivers the inaugural Langston Hughes Lecture, given in honor of Dr. Amritjit Singh, Ohio University Langston Hughes Professor of English and African American Studies, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Baker Multicultural Center, Room 219. Cutter, Professor of English and Africana Studies at […]

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Posted on 11/01/2018