Past Events

  • 2016 Dec 12

    Emerson Hall Poetry Night


    Robbins Library of Philosophy, Emerson Hall 211

    Join your fellow philosopher-poets in Robbins Library for an evening of familiar and original readings.

    Refreshments will be served and guests are welcome. 


  • 2016 Nov 03

    Harvard Logic Colloquium: Theodore Slaman


    Logic Center, Room 420, 2 Arrow Street
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Theodore A. Slaman (University of California Berkeley): Recursion Theory and Diophantine Approximation

    Recursion Theory deals with the definability of sets, especially sets of natural numbers or equivalently
    real numbers. Diophantine Approximation deals with the approximation of real numbers by rational
    numbers, which can be viewed as a number theoretic form of definability. We will discuss connections
    between these areas.

  • 2016 Oct 21

    Conference on Normative Ethics and Welfare Economics


    Harvard Business School, Room 340 Chao Center
    Sat - Sun, Oct 21 to Oct 22, 8:15am - 5:00pm

    The conference will bring together economists and philosophers to discuss normative issues at the boundary of the two disciplines. Presentations and discussions will be of broad interest to scholars in the social sciences and the humanities. We invite faculty members and graduate students with research interests in this area, as well as undergraduates and other interested scholars, to join us. For more information visit

  • 2016 Oct 20

    Harvard Logic Colloquium: Joel Hamkins


    Logic Center, Room 420, 2 Arrow Street
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Joel Hamkins (City University of New York): Recent Advances in Set-theoretic Geology

  • 2016 Sep 21

    Emerson Hall Poetry Night


    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    For those who are unfamiliar with the series, we in the Philosophy Department host an informal open-mic night: people sign up for slots during which they can read their own poetry or any other poetry that they really enjoy (or, really, anything creative). The basic idea is to get together to affirm our collective humanity through worship of the expressive possibilities of the English language.