All sessions are free and open to the public.
Held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Philosophy Seminar Room and Student Lounge, Bishop Hall 242
"The Quarter on Thoreau’s Gravestone"
James Grunebaum, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Commentator: Jessica Simpson ‘16 (Philosophy and French Majors)
Mon., October 20, 2014
John Draeger, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Wed., 29 October 29, 2014
"Philosophical Navigation, Cartography, and Pathfinding: Three ways of doing Applied Philosophy"
Justin Donhauser, M.A., Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
Wed., November 5, 2014
“Transformations of Populism in Western Europe:The Ideology of Producers and Parasites from the French Revolution to Fascism"
John Abromeit, Associate Professor of History
Commentator: Collin Zastempowski ’16 (philosophy major and French minor)
Mon., 17 November 2014
“Millennials and the Meaning of Life and Work in Downton Abbey”
Kimberly Blessing, Professor of Philosophy
Wed., December 3, 2014
Friday, February 14, 3:00-5:00, Rockwell Hall 302
WIP (Women in Philosophy) present screening of MISSrepresentation (2011)
Discussion Leader: Sarah Caputi, '14 (Buffalo State)
Year of the Teacher Public Lecture
Tuesday, February 25, 4:30-6:00, E. H. Butler Library 210
“Love and Wisdom: Socrates, Nietzsche, Thoreau, and the Importance of Philosophy in Daily Life”
Jeff O’Connell (Florida State University
Wednesday, March 12, 3:00-5:00, Bishop Hall 242
WIP present: "A New/Old Solution: Reconceiving Descartes' Account of Time"
Rebecca Lloyd Wahler (Kenyon College)
Tuesday, March 18, 12:15-1:30, Bacon Hall 115
WIP presents: "What HBO's 'Girls' Has To Say About Meaning in Life for Millennials"
Samantha Wezowicz, '14 and Kimberly Blessing (Buffalo State)
Year of the Teacher Distinguished Guest Lecture
Thursday, April 10, 12:15-1:30, Classroom Building C122
“The Practice of History: Careful Research and Creative Results”
William Cook, Emeritus, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of History
Co-sponsor Buffalo State History Department
Tuesday, April 22, 3:00-5:00, Bishop Hall 242
WIP presents” “Gender in Philosophy”
Samantha Wezowicz, 2013-2014 Outstanding Philosophy Major
Commentator: Elsa Brydalski, '16 (Philosophy Major)
Friday, May 2, 2:00-4:00, Seminar Room, Bishop 242
Philosophy Honors Thesis: "Julien Offray de La Mettrie: L’Homme et L'Homme Machine”
Troy Caruana, Philosophy and French Majors, 2013-20 George T. Hole Scholar,
2013-14 Deans Award for Excellence in Philosophy
Thesis Director: Kimberly Blessing, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy
For more info, Kimberly Blessing, chair of philosophy.
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