Philosophy Events

Philosophy Roundtable Schedule 2019-2020

Philosophy Roundtable is held at 11:00 a.m. in Scovel 105, unless otherwise stated.

Date Presentation
Aug 22 Convocation, 11:05 a.m.
Aug 29 Senior I.S. Proposals. Mandatory Philosophy Majors Meeting, Scovel 105
Sept 5 Garrett Thomson, Compton Professor of Philosophy; “Marx: Values as Critique and the Critique of Values”
Sept 12 Evan Riley, Associate Professor: “On the Understanding of Human Skill”
Sept 19 Tom Tierney, College of Wooster Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department, "Corporeal Self-Entrepreneurship: The Ultimate Seduction of Neoliberalism”
Sept 26 Jonathan Guez, College of Wooster Assistant Professor, Department of Music: “Adorno, Schubert, and the Landscape Metaphor”
Oct 3 Informal Departmental Luncheon, Professor Riley’s Home (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Oct 10 Fall Break - No Roundtable

Oct 15

Maria Millan '12, works for the Mexican government as a human rights advocate in Chiapas, Mexico
Oct 17 Lee McBride, Department of Philosophy, "Agonism or Antagonism? Or, Discernment Behind Asylum Walls”
Oct 24 Senior I.S. presentation: Pedro Oliboni, "On the relative long-term future importance of investments in economic growth and global catastrophic risk reduction”
Oct 31 Lindner Lecture in Ethics: Author Meets Critics
Nov 7 Senior I.S. presentation: Alejandro Arriaga, "Moral Particularism and Phenomenology: Implicated But Inconsistent"
Nov 14 Senior I.S. presentation: Peter Schopen, "The Purpose of Belief: A Functionalist Approach to Christianity and Islam"
Nov 12 Dr. Sid Simpson, Perry Williams Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science, "Frankenstein, The Frankfurt School, and the Domination of Nature"
Nov 21 Senior I.S. presentation: Katie Reese, 'Just' Cyber Warfare? An Exploration into the Ethics of Cyber War
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Break - No Roundtable
Dec 4 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Holiday Luncheon - No Roundtable
Winter Break
Jan 16 Senior I.S. presentation: Malik Hearst, "Problems of Amateurism and Notions of Exploitation in Big-Time College Sports"
Jan 23 Senior I.S. presentation: Grace O’Leary, “Resistance in the American Political Sphere: A Rhetorical Analysis of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Tweets”
Jan 30 Senior I.S. presentation: Brianna Schmidt, "To Thine Own Self Be True": Deconstructing the Ideal of Authenticity
Feb 6 Senior I.S. presentation: Sharah Hutson, "All My NXggas is Casket Pretty: Projects of Sustainability for Black Folks" 
Feb 13 Senior I.S. presentation: Hannah Appleman, “Ethical Madness: Examining Love through a Philosophical Lense”
Feb 20 Senior I.S. presentation: Chris Lehmann
Feb 27 Senior I.S. presentation: Shay Steele
Mar 5 Senior I.S. presentation: Scotty Gordon, Saying "Yes," East and West: A Comparative Analysis of Meaning and Affirmation in Nietzsche & Mahayana Buddhism
Spring Break
Mar 26 CANCELLED
Apr 2 CANCELLED
Apr 9 CANCELLED
Apr 16  
Apr 23 Juniors' Meeting
Apr 30 Mark Wells