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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Andreas Lectures

Ned Block, Silver Professor of Philosophy, Psychology and Neural Science, New York University, "Does Consciousness Overflow Cognition?" Monday, February 17, 2014, 7PM, Ostrander Auditorium, and his second talk, "Seeing-As in the Light of Vision Science" Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 9AM, Ostrander Auditorium

Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago, "Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities" Monday, September 23, 2013, 7PM, Ostrander Auditorium , and her second talk "The Capabilities Approach to Human Development: A Discussion" Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 10AM, Ostrander Auditorium

Jaegwon Kim, William Herbert Perry Faunce Professor, Department of Philosophy, Brown University, "Philosophical Reflections on Consciousness and Science" Friday, November 4, 2011, 4PM, Morris Hall 102, and his second talk, "How to Become a Physicalist -- If You Are Already a Naturalist" Saturday, November 5, 2011, 1:30PM, CSU Ostrander Auditorium.  

Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, "Ethics in a World of Strangers" 7:30PM Wednesday, September 1, 2010, CSU Ballroom, and "The Life of Honor" 9AM Thursday, September 2, 2010, CSU Ostrander Auditorium.

Clark Wolf, Iowa State University, “Intergenerational Justice, Human Needs, and Climate Policy,” Thursday, October 29, 2009, 7PM, 121 Trafton Science Center C, and “Authenticity and History in Legal Interpretation and Music Performance,” Friday, October 30, 2009, 11AM, Morris Hall 102 

Alex Rosenberg, The R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy and the Chair of Philosophy Department, Duke University, "Is Darwinism the only game in town?", Thursday, September 17, 2009, 7:00pm, 121 Trafton Science Center C, and "Must Naturalism be Nihilistic?", Friday, September 18, 2009, 11:00am, Morris Hall 102.

Anita Silvers, Professor of Philosophy, San Francisco State University, "Discarding Disability Identity: Life for Wounded Warriors and Everyone Else in a New Era for Civil Rights" Thursday, April 23, 2009, 7pm, and "Twenty-Five years after Baby Doe: Ethical Decision-Making About Start of Life" Friday, April 24, 2009, 9:30am.

Linda Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy, Women's Studies & Political Science, Syracuse University, "Race, Gender, and Rationality: When is Identity Relevant?" October 2, 2008, and "Latinos Beyond the Binary" October 3, 2008.

Daniel Dennett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, "Religion as a Natural Phenomenon" Friday, April 4, 2008, 9:00am, CSU 253-4-5, and "Evolution and Evitability, Free Will and Responsibility" Thursday, April 3, 2008, 7:30pm, CSU Ballroom

Business Ethics Lectures

George Brenkert, Professor of Business Ethics, McDonough School of Business – Georgetown University, "Is Ethics a Softball Player in the Hardball World of Business" Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7PM, Wieking Hall Auditorium

Daniel M. Hausman, Herbert A. Simon Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "The Sovereignty of the Nudged" Monday, April 4, 2011, 7:30PM, Ostrander Auditorium.

Alfred Marcus, Department of Strategic Management and Organization, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, "Business Ethics as Risk Management" Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7pm, Ostrander Auditorium. 

Thomas Donaldson, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, April 15th, 7:00pm, CSU Ballroom

Jeremy Iggers , Director of the Twin Cities Media Alliance, former writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and author of Good News, Bad News: Journalism Ethics and the Public Interest, "The Increasing Irrelevance of Journalism Ethics," Thursday, April 17th, at 7:30pm in Wiecking Auditorium.

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and laureate professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, in March, 2006.  


Sarah Jansen, Carleton College, "Plato on Laughter", Thursday, November 20, 2014, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 306.

Julie Wulfemeyer, MSU Mankato, "Reference Shifting, Mistranslation, and the Social Transmission of Thought and Language", Thursday, November 13, 2014, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 306.

Joshua Brown, Gustavus Adolphus College, "Natural Objects", Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 306.

David Svolba, Fitchburg State University, "Is There a Rawlsian Argument for Animal Rights?", Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 306.

John Humphrey, MSU Mankato, "On Saving Socrates from the 'Socratic Fallacy'", Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 306.

Mikael Pettersson, Post-doctoral Researcher at Stockholm University and Visiting Scholar at New York University, "Negative Images: On Photography, Causation, and Absences" Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5PM, Morris Hall 102

Brandon Cooke, MSU Mankato, "Ethics and Fictive Imagining" Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5PM, Morris 102

Joshua Preiss, MSU Mankato, "Global Labor Justice and the Limits of Economic Analysis" Thursday, March 27, 2014, 5PM, Morris Hall 102

Eric Schliesser, Professor of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium, "Isaac Newton's Polemics with Baruch Spinoza" Thursday, February 27, 2014, 5PM, Morris Hall 102

Charles MillsJohn Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy, Northwestern University, "Racial Justice: Liberalizing Illiberal Liberalism" Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 3PM, Wiecking Hall Auditotirum

Christopher Stevens, MSU Mankato, "Well-Being and the Common Good" Thursday, November 14, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 316

Richard Liebendorfer, MSU Mankato, "Mistakes, Fodor, and Normativity" Thursday, October 31, 2013, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 316

Alex Voorhoeve, Reader of Philosophy, Logic, and the Scientific Method, London School of Economics / Princeton University, “Why Death is not bad when you are Supremely Self-Satisfied” Thursday, April 11, 2013, 4:30PM, Morris Hall 103

Sun Kyeong Yu, MSU Mankato, "Paradigm Shifts in Molecular Biology" Thursday, February 28, 2013, 4:30PM, Morris Hall 103 

Craig Matarrese, MSU Mankato, "Tuning into Music" Thursday, November 15, 2012, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 214

Christopher Stevens, MSU Mankato, "Aesthetic Experience" Thursday, November 1, 2012, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 214

Joshua Broady Preiss, MSU Mankato, "Philosophy, Public Policy, and the Election" Thursday, October 25, 2012, 5PM, Morris Hall 103

John Humphrey, MSU Mankato, "The Socratic Fallacy Revisited" Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 214

Eric MacGilvray, Ohio State University, "The Invention of Market Freedom" Thursday, October 4, 2012, 5PM, Morris Hall 103

Douglas Huff, Gustavus Adolphus College, "The Crucible and Aristotelian Moral Authority: A Case Study in Virtue Ethics" Thursday, September 20, 2012, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 214

Nathan Bauer, University of Chicago, "Confronting Skepticism with Kant" Thursday, November 17, 2011, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 213.

Michael Monahan, Marquette University, "Scarcity, Rights, and Privilege: Does Anti-Racist Discourse Over-Use the Concept of White Privilege?" Thursday, November 10, 2011, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 213.

Roy Cook, University of Minnesota, "Why Comics are not Films" Thursday, October 21, 2011, 4PM, Armstrong Hall 213.

Dick Lienbendorfer, MSU Mankato, "Content and Normativity" Thursday, October 13, 2011, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 213.

Chad Flanders, Saint Louis University School of Law, "Punishment and Political Philosophy: The Case of John Rawls" Thursday, April 14, 2011, 4:00PM, Armstrong Hall 315.

Peg O'Connor, Department of Philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College, "The Cartesian Mind in the Abused Body: Embodiment and Limitations" Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 4:00PM, Armstrong Hall 213

Brandon Cooke, MSU Mankato, "On the Ethical Distinction between Arts and Pornography" Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 4PM, Armstrong Hall 222

Joshua Broady Preiss, MSU Mankato, "American Inequality and the Idea of Personal Responsibility" Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 4PM, Armstrong Hall 233.

Roy Cook, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, "What is a truth value, and how many are there?" Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 4:30pm, Armstrong Hall 319.

Devora Shapiro, "Experiential Knowledge: Knowledge of "What It's Like"" Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 4:30pm, Armstrong Hall 319.

Stephen DonahoNormandale Community College, "Empty General Terms" Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 4pm, AH 319.

John Humphrey, MSU, Mankato, "Reflections of Plato's Euthyphro" Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 4:30pm, AH 319.

Sun Kyeong Yu, MSU Mankato, A Recipient of the Summer 2009 Teaching Scholar Fellowship, "When Science Meets Philosophy" Thursday, November 12, 2009, 12noon, CSU 201. 

Jaime Hoffman, MSU Mankato, "Contrastive 'We-Intentions,' the Public/Private Distinction, and the Possibility of a Greater Moral Community?", Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 319. 

Brandon Cooke, MSU Mankato, "The Data of Aesthetics," Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 4:30PM, Armstrong Hall 319. 

Alan Love, University of Minnesota,"Temporal Dimensions in Reductionism in Biology" 3PM, Thursday, March 19, 2009.

Jeff Johnson, College of St. Catherine, "Seeing Things" Feb. 18, 2009.

Henry West, Professor of Philosophy at Macalester College, "John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism" Thursday, November 13, 2008.

"Politics, Pluralism, and Religion" Conference  April 13-14, 2007