Philosophy Events

Philosophy Roundtable Schedule 2018-2019

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

Date Presentation
Aug 23 Convocation, 11:05 a.m.
Aug 30 Senior I.S. Proposals. Mandatory Philosophy Majors Meeting, Scovel 105
Sept 6 Devin Curry, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, “Unwitting Aspiration”
Sept 13 The Lindner Author-Meets-Critics
Sept 20 Ron Hustwit, Frank Halliday Ferris Professor of Philosophy, “Newman on the Place of Philosophy in the Curriculum”
Sept 27 Lee A. McBride III, Associate Professor of Philosophy, "Empathy or Insurrection: Wielding Positive and Negative Affect"
Oct 4 Desiree Weber, Assistant Professor of Political Science, “Political Judgment and the Contestability of Concepts”
Oct 11 Fall Break - No Roundtable
Oct 18 Senior I.S. Presentation: Coral Ciupak, “Taking Care: an Evaluation of Our Ethical Relationships with 'Distant Others'"
Oct 25 Senior I.S. Presentation: Sam Severence, “Is Belief in God A Justifiable Position?”
Nov 1 Professor Dan Simon (USC Law & Psychology) presents “Holistic Models of Decision Making”
Nov 8 Senior I.S. Presentations: Wyatt Linde, “Sitting Bull, The Philosopher: On the Importance of Community and Selflessness” & Olivia Hall, “America's Best Idea: Valuing Public Lands Through Leopold's Land Ethic”
Nov 15 Senior I.S. Presentation: Giuliano Stefanutti, "What We Are: A Study of Human Nature" and Lizzy Hemann, “Redesigning Humans Through Genetic Enhancement: The Ethics of Choosing Children”
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Break - No Roundtable
Nov 29 Senior I.S. Presentation: Emma Arvedon, "Putting 'True' Back Together: The Value of a Realist Theory of Truth" & Mayra Lopez, "Moral Obligations: Toward A Just System of Immigration."
Dec 6 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Holiday Luncheon - No Roundtable
Winter Break
Jan 17 Senior I.S. Presentation: Daniel Sweat, "Dumb Brutes or Fellow Creatures: Re-Characterizing Nonhuman Animals" and Teagan Robinson, “Beyond Bratwurst: Animal Ethics in Germany and the United States”
Jan 24 Senior I.S. Presentation: David Hale, "Ethics in Computing"
Jan 31 Senior I.S. Presentation: Mylo Parker-Emerson, "Inviting Others In: How Oppression on the Basis of Identity Creates a Dialectical Dissonance Between the I and the Me"
Feb 7 Senior I.S. Presentation: Robert Dinkins, "A Phenomenological Study of the American Criminal Courts"
Feb 14 Senior I.S. Presentation: Diana Kwon, "Love Is: Revisiting Love in the Modern Era" 
Feb 21 Senior I.S. Presentations: Yifeng Xu, "Applying Gadamer: An Evaluation of Interpretations of the Confucian Analects by Different Schools Under the Light of Gadamerian Hermeneutics" and John Martin, "A Few Clumsy Lines: Ramifications of Philosophical Shifts in Neo-Confucian Philosophy to Ming Governance"
Feb 28 Senior I.S. Presentations: Dylan Reynolds, "Fiction as Empathic Practice"
Mar 7 Senior I.S. Presentations: Margy Adams, "Insurrecting Purity: Resistance as Creativity in Somatic Ambiguity" and Boyu Wu, "Modal Notions"
Spring Break
Mar 28 Welcome to the Major!
Apr 4 Cancelled
Apr 11 Dr. Ronald Hustwit, Frank Halliday Ferris Professor of Philosophy, The College of Wooster, "Existential Guilt and PTSD."
Apr 18 Cancelled
Apr 25 Juniors' Meeting
May 4