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Department of Philosophy|College of Arts & Sciences

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Department of Philosophy
Department Head:
Susanna Goodin
Office Associate:
Clayleen Rivord
Ross Hall, Room 122
Dept. 3392
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-3204
Fax: 307-766-2096
Email: philosophy@uwyo.edu

Previous Colloquium Series Events

The department of Philosophy at the University of Wyoming provides a series of speakers throughout the semester on a variety of topics. Speakers and dates are available of upcoming events as well as past events.

Spring 2013

Mon., April 8, 2013
Dr. Robin Hill, Coordinator of Instructional Computing and Adjunct Philosophy Professor
"What An Algorithm Is"

2/28/13-3/1/13 Goode Symposium

Sponsored by the Goode Family Excellence Fund in Humanities

Thurs., Feb 28th 

  • 1:30 p.m., Dr. Robert Pasnau of University of Colorado-Boulder, "Divisions of Epistemic Labor: Some Remarks on the History of Fideism and Esotericism"

  • 3:00 p.m., Dr. Brian Catlos of University of Colorado-Boulder, ""According to Right and Reason...” the Conundrum of Religious Diversity and Secular Law in the Medieval Mediterranean.”

  • 7:00 p.m., Movie "Destiny"

Fri., March 1 

  • 10:00 a.m., Dr. Laurie Finke from Kenyon College and Dr. Martin Shichtman from Eastern Michigan Unviersity will present "Singing and Dancing on the Edge of an Inferno: Youssef Chahine's Destiny"

2/11/13
Chelsea Haramia, University of Colorado-Boulder, Ph.D. candidate
"The Axiology of Reacting" 

Fall 2012

10/19/12
Dr. Naomi Reshotko, University of Denver
"Belief, Knowledge and Ignorance"

9/20/12
Tyler Burge, University of California-Los Angeles
"Perception: Origins of Mind"

Fall 2011

11/18/11
Richard Kraut, Northwestern University
"Against Absolute Goodness"

11/4/11
Tyler Hildebrand, Colorado State University, M.A. candidate
"Genuine Empirical Metaphysics"

9/23/11
Susan Wolf, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Good-for-nothings"

9/16/11
Ned Markosian, Western Washington University
"A New Answer to the Special Composition Question"

Spring 2011

4/8/11
Pablo Zavala, UW Graduate Student
"Ideally Necessary Laws of Nature"

3/24/11
Candace Upton, University of Denver
"One-Off Situations and Direct v.s. Indirect Virtue Ethical Theories"

3/4/11
Carlos Mellizo, University of Wyoming
"Philosophy and Literature: On Literary Plots or Why Godot Never Shows Up"

2/25/11
Candice Shelby, University of Colorado-Denver
"A Semanitc Approach to Understanding Addictive Thinking"

1/21/11
Dennis Whitcomb, Washington State University
"Grounding and Omniscience"

1/14/11
Amandine Catala, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Colorado-Boulder
"Beyond Political Legitimacy: Reframing the Normative Question of Secession"

Fall 2010

11/22/10
Stephen Darwalll, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University
"Bipolar Obligations" 

11/12/10
Christian Lee, Graduate Student at the University of Colorado-Boulder
"Intrinsic and Conditional Final Value"

10/8/10
Jan Zwicky, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria in Canada
"Alcibiades' Love"

10/1/10
Juan Arnau of the University of Barcelona
"Philosophy on Stage: Theatricality and Logic in Ancient India,"

9/3/10
Julia Driver, of Washington University in St. Louis
"Defending Objective Consequentialism," 

9/2/10
Roy Sorensen, of Washington University in St. Louis
"Veridical Idealizations,"

Spring 2010

3/26/10
Ian Harmon, UW Graduate Student in Philosophy
"Specificity and Know How Attribution"

3/26/10
Phil Holt, UW Professor of Classics
"The Trial of Socrates, in Context. or, Did Socrates Have it Coming?"

3/12/10
Franz-Peter Griesmaier, UW Professor of Philosophy
"Induction and Modal Commitment"

3/5/10
Andrew Seremetis, UW Graduate Student
"Can Funtionalism Accommodate Extended Cognition?"

2/19/10
Joe Mayes, UW Graduate Student
"Intention and Permissibility: on the Highway to Hell?"

Fall 2009

12/4/09
Thomas Metcalf, PhD Student at University of Colorado-Boulder
"Synthetic Identificationism and the Normativity of Epistemic Justification"
 

11/6/09
Manuel Escamilla, Professor at the University of Granada-Spain
"The City with Almost Perpendicular Streets: Mill & the Liberation of Women"
  
10/9/09
Matt McGrath, Professor at University of Missouri-Columbia
"Knowledge and Reasons"

9/1/09 - Kaiser Ethics lecture
Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy & International Affairs of Yale University
"Health Care Reform for the U.S. and the World's Poor" & "How to Understand Kant's Transcendental Idealism"

Spring 2009

3/27/09
Carlos Mellizo
"Mill on Religion: A New Look"
 
3/5/09
Robert Koons
Click here to view his talk.
 
2/27/09
John Bengson
"Intuition, Causation, and Explanation"
 
2/20/09
David Barnett
"Counterfactual Entailment"

Fall 2008

9/19/08
Nicholas D. Smith
"Plato on the Power of Ignorance"
 
10/3/08
Steve Crowley
"Intuition & Calibration"
 
10/17/08
David Sosa
"Epistemic Luck"
 
11/7/08
Jason Hanna
"Ulysses Contracts and the Significance of Consent"
 
11/14/08
Joe Ulatowski
"Persisting Acts"
 
11/21/08
Jason Wyckoff
"Can Gratitude Serve as a Basis for Political Obligation?"

Spring 2008

May 13 - 17, 2008
Society for Exact Philosophy Conference

Fall 2007

9/29/07
Meta-Ethics Mini-Conference:
Beth Tropman, "Renewing Moral Intuitionism"
Mark van Roojen, "Moral Rationalism and Rational Amoralism"
 
10/12/07
Carlos Mellizo
"Nature and the City or The Utility of Hunting"
 
10/19/07
Bob Hanna
"Consciousness and Essential Embodiment"
 
11/16/07
Audrey King
"Justice, Development, and Just Development: An Institutional Analysis of Development"
 
11/30/07
Christina Van Dyke
"Ethical Vegetarianism: Feminist Obligation or Patriarchal Burden?"

Spring 2007

10/13/07
Andy Egan
"Billboards, Bombs and Shotgun Weddings: A Case for Content Relativism"

Fall 2006

10/8/06, Kaiser Ethics Lecture
Stephen J. Macedo
"US Immigration Policy & Social Justice
 
11/17/06
Tait Szabo
"Sex and Commerce: Feminist Approaches "

Spring 2006

3/26/09-3/29/06
Dave Chalmers
"The Matrix as Metaphysics" and "Probability and Propositions."

Fall 2005

9/16/05-9/17/05
Elliot Sober
"The Design Argument" and "Epiphenomenalism - Do's and Don'ts"
 
10/28/05
Bernie Rollin
"Science, Society, and the Value of Good Philosophy"

Spring 2005

2/11/05
Franz-Peter Griesmaier
"Norms of Rationality and Levels of Epistemic Sophistication"
 
2/18/05
George Sher
"When Good People do BadThings"
 
4/1/05
Carlos Mellizo
"Francisco Sanchez of Tui (1550-1623) & the New Science"
 
4/15/05
Robert Pasnau
"After Medieval Philosophy, What? An Essay on Periodization"
 
4/29/05
Ronald Giere
"Scientific Perspectives"

Fall 2004

10/4/04
John Bengson
"How to See With Your Eyes Shut"
 
10/22/04
Abigail Gosselin
"Causal Considerations a Poverty"
 
11/12/04
Jim Forrester
"Why are the late Platonic Dialogues so Strange"
 
11/19/04
Brendan Jackson
"Areas of Research: Philosophy of Language; Metaphysics; Metaethics"

Spring 2004

2/6/04
Christopher Shields
"Diachronic Unity: The Ship of Theseus and Theseus the Man"
 
2/25/04
George Sher
"Out of Control: On the Relation Between Being In Control of What We Do and Being Responsible For It"
 
4/2/04
Carlos Mellizo
"Hume and Institutional Theory"
 
4/16/04
Philip Cafaro
"Thoreau's Environmental Ethics: 150 Years After Walden"

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