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Philosophy Forum

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The Ohio University Philosophy Forum, established in 1984, 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.

Recent Events

 

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

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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Posted on 03/01/2020

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

Philosophy Forum | The Way We Were: How Memory Makes Us Who (and What) We Are, March 8

Marya Schechtman, portraitThe 24th annual Ohio University Philosophy Forum presents a public lecture by Marya Schechtman on “The Way We Were: How Memory Makes Us Who (and What) We Are” on Thursday, March 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Scripps 111. Watch live or later on A&S TV. The Ohio University Philosophy Forum, […]

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Posted on 03/01/2018

Philosophy Forum | John Burgess, March 23

Dr. John P. BurgessThe 23rd Annual Ohio University Philosophy Forum Public Lecture features Dr. John P. Burgess on March 23 at 4:00 pm in Scripps 111. Watch the event live or later when convenient at https://livestream.com/ohiocas and click on the Philosophy event. Burgess is John N. Woodhull Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. This […]

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Posted on 03/01/2017

Philosophy Forum | Acting and Thinking Together, March 25

Michael BratmanThe 21st annual Ohio University Philosophy Forum presents Michael Bratman on “Acting and Thinking Together” on Wednesday, March 25, at 4 p.m. in Bentley Hall. Bratman is the Durfee Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. His interests focus on philosophy of action and moral philosophy, including issues about […]

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Posted on 03/25/2015