Departmental Speakers Series and Related Talks
Spring Semester 2013
February 22nd: Ulrika Björk (U of Uppsala)
February 23rd: 7th Annual Duquesne Graduate Conference in Philosophy
Place: 104 College Hall
Topic: Philosophy and Nature
Keynote: Adrian Johnston (University of New Mexico) Paper: Reflections of a Rotten Nature: Hegel, Lacan, and Material Negativity
For more information contact Matt Lovett at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 15th : NEH Symposium (The Body and the Non-Rational in Ancient Greek Thought)
a. Rachel Singpurwalla (U of Maryland, College Park)
b. Emily Austin (Wake Forest)
c. Christina Ionescu (Catholic U of America)
April 12th: Jonathan Lear (U Chicago)
Fall Semester 2012
Sept.7th : Patrick Lee Miller (Duquesne University)
Oct. 12th: Jay Lampert (U of Guelph and visiting SSPC scholar)
Oct. 22nd: Graham Harman (American U of Cairo)
Nov. 2nd: Marco Sgarbi (U of Verona) -- CANCELLED: Speaker was unable to attend due to complications caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Nov. 9th: Karen Stohr (Georgetown)
Nov. 28th: C.D.C. Reeve (UNC Chapel Hill)
Dec. 7th: Emily S. Lee (California State University at Fullerton)
Video recordings of our speakers for this fall can be found here.
Spring Semester 2012
DOROTHEA OLKOWSKI (University of Colorado), "Postmodern Philosophy and the Scientific Turn", March 30.
MARKUS GABRIEL, (Bonn / New School), "The Meaning of Existence and the Contingency of Sense", in the Silverman Center, March 9.
PAOLO PALMIERI, (University of Pittsburgh), "Ethics and Learning: A Deweyan Approach", February.
Fall Semester 2011
WEI XIAO PING, (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), "The Collision of Derrida's Deconstructionism and Chinese Marxism", in the Silverman Center, Friday, December 2.
SILVIA STOLLER (Vienna) November 17. Co-sponsored with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.
LISA FOLKMARSON KÄLL (Uppsala),"Reclaimed Voice? Echo's Own Echo", October 14. Co-sponsored with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.
BRUCE FINK (Duquesne University / Psychology Department), "Lacan on Love", September 23.
Spring Semester 2011
To be added soon.
Fall Semester 2010
ALISDAIR MACINTYRE (Notre Dame). December 4. Co-sponsored with Health Care Ethics.
Spring Semester 2010
WILFRED MCCLAY (Univ. Tennessee- Chattanooga). Pascal Lecture. February 22.
RODERICK STRANGE (Beda College - Rome). Lecture on Cardinal Newman. April 16.
Fall Semester 2009
ANDREW CUTROFELLO (Loyola Chicago), "Kant and Shakespeare," August 28.
LIU ZHE (Notre Dame/University of Beijing), "Merleau-Ponty's Conception of Transcendental Phenomenology"
KELLY ARENSON (Memphis). Title TBA, October 9.
GREGORY BAUM (McGill). Title TBA, October 23, Power Center Ballroom, 5PM.
ANDY WALLACE (Sonoma), "Compassion, Service, and Happiness: A Contemporary Aristotelian-Buddhist Perspective"
ISABELLE THOMAS- FOGIEL (Ottowa), "Fichte and the Contemporary Transcendental Arguments of Debate,"
GINA ZAVOTA (Kent State) "Merleau-Ponty's Alchemical Vision," November 13.
TOM ROCKMORE (Duquesne/ University of Beijing) .McAnulty Professorship Lecture. "Philosophy After 9/11," December 4.
Spring Semester 2009
JEAN LUC MARION (Chicago), RICHARD KEARNEY (Boston College), EDITH WYSCHOGROD (Rice), JAY LAMPERT (Guelph). The Theological Turn in Phenomenology. Simon Silverman Annual Symposium. April 28-29.
JAMES MARTEL (Cal-San Francisco) "Hobbes and the 'Error of Separated Essences': Rhetoric, Authority and Sovereignty in Leviathan " February 26.
HELEN FIELDING (Western Ontario), Women's and Gender Studies talk, March 19.
DAVID SCHWEIKART (Loyola-Chicago). Critical Race Theory Series, "A New Democracy?" conference, CIQR
KATHLEEN HIGGINS (Texas-Austin) "Nietzsche's Untimely Art of Philosophy" March 28. In conjunction with Graduate Student Symposium on Nietzsche
ELIZABETH GROSZ (Rutgers) Darwin Day at Duquesne. April 1.
Fall Semester 2008
NICHOLAS RESCHER (University of Pittsburgh), "Pluralism." October 31.
Spring Semester 2008
JOHN CAPUTO (Syracuse). Simon Silverman Symposium. March 17.
JOHN CROSBY (Franciscan University of Steubenville), "The Critique of Altruism in Max Scheler and Dietrich von Hildebrand." February 1.
THOMAS HOLDEN (University of California Santa Barbara), "Hume's Negative Natural Theology."
ERIC SEAN NELSON (University of Massachusetts at Lowell), "Nature and History in Adorno and Levinas."
Fall Semester 2007
C.D.C. REEVE (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill). "Glaucon's Thrasymacheanism?" September 14.
JIN XIPING (Beijing University/ Stony Brook), "Heidegger and Lao Tze." September 28.
KELLY OLIVER (Vanderbilt University), "Sexual Difference, Animal Difference: Derrida and Difference 'Worthy of its Name'." Co-sponsored by CIQR. October 26.
MICHAEL WITMORE (Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University).
Spring Semester 2007
CHARLES MILLS (University of Illinois at Chicago). January 26.
JESSICA MOSS (University of Pittsburgh). February 22.
LEN LAWLOR (University of Memphis). March 2.
CRISTINA LAFONT (Northwestern), DAVID RASMUSSEN (Boston College), JOEL WHITEBOOK (Columbia), LAMBERT ZUIDERVAART (Toronto), Silverman Symposium, March 16-17.
GREGG LAMBERT (Syracuse), March 24.
DANIEL HELLER-ROAZEN (Princeton). "The Inner Touch: Archaeology of a Sensation." February 24.
MORNY JOY, (Calgary), DAVID PELLAUER (De Paul), PETER KEMP (Danish University of Education), LENORE LANGSDORF (Carbondale). Simon Silverman Symposium, March 17.
ED CASEY (Stony Brook). . "Phenomenology of Space and Place." March 23.
Fall Semester 2006
TONY SMITH (Iowa State University). "A Systematic Dialectic of Globalization." September 22.
CHRISTOPHER BRAIDER (Univ.Colorado/ Brown) "The Baroque Art of the Mind: Beholding in Dutch Genre Painting." October 20
PENELOPE DEUTSCHER (Northwestern University). December 6.
FRANCESCO SAVERIO TRINCIA (University of Rome). September 12
IRIS MARION YOUNG Iris Marion Young (University of Chicago). Sponsored by Center for Interpretative and Qualitative Research (CIQR). "Structural Injustice and the Politics of Difference." November 3.
TOM FLYNN (Emory University). "Philosophy as a Way of Life: Foucault and Hadot."
ANGELICA NUZZO. (CUNY) "Hegel's Dialectic as Logic of Transformation." March 31.
JOHN PROTEVI (LSU) April 7.