Department Events

Past Events

2016 Sep 20

Philosophy & Literature Reading Group

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Robbins Library, Emerson 211

The first meeting of the Philosophy and Literature Reading Group will take place on Tuesday, September 20th from 6:00-8:00 in Robbins Library.

We will be discussing pages 15 to 45 of Theodor Adorno's Minima Moralia.

2016 Apr 30

Celebration of the Philosophy and Teaching of T.M. Scanlon

12:30pm to 7:00pm


Austin Hall North

Please join us for a celebration of the philosophy and teaching of Professor T. M. Scanlon on the occasion of his retirement from teaching.

With presentations by some of Tim's former students on their work.

Free and open to the public.

2016 Apr 22

Philosophy & Film Series: La Jetée



Tanner Room, Emerson 310

Please join us for a showing of Chris Marker's La Jetée (the inspiration for 12 Monkees) with philosophical reflection and discussion led by Professor Richard Moran.

2016 Apr 15

Law & Philosophy Colloquium

Sat - Sun, Apr 15 to Apr 16, 8:30am - 12:40pm


Lewis 214

Please join us for the Second Annual Harvard Graduate Law & Philosophy Colloquium, this Friday and Saturday in Lewis 214! The aim of this colloquium is to allow graduate students from all disciplines to present their work on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and philosophy, and to critically engage with both faculty and other graduate students in these areas. This year, we are excited to feature Professor Kamm as our keynote speaker, at noon on Friday.

2016 Apr 08

Conversation on Themes in the Work of Stanley Cavell

5:00pm to 7:00pm


Robbins Library, Emerson 211

Sandra Laugier (Philosophy, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) will present from her paper ‘Voices as forms of life and Life Form’

Richard Moran (Philosophy, Harvard University) will present from his paper ‘Stanley Cavell on Recognition, Betrayal, and the Photographic Field of Expression’

Alice Crary (Philosophy, The New School for Social Research), will respond, followed by general discussion.   

2016 Apr 02

3er Taller de Filosofía en Español

(All day)


Tanner Room, Emerson 310

3er Taller de Filosofía en Español / 3rd Workshop of Philosophy in Spanish

10:30  Raúl Ibarra (UNAM) "Las Virtudes para la Razón Pública"/"The VIrtues for Public Reason"

11:40  Aliosha Barranco (U. of North Carolina) "Esencialismo y Modalidad De Re"/"Essentialism and De Re Modality"

12:40  LUNCH

1:40  Verónica Gómez (Rutgers) "Experiencia Perceptiva y Normatividad Epistémica"/"Perceptual Experience and Epistemic Normativity"

2016 Mar 25

Philosophy & Film Series: The Mirror



Tanner Room, Emerson 310

Please join us for a showing of Andrei Tarkovsky's The Mirror and for a conversation with Professor Jimmy Doyle and other members of the department about the film's philosophical themes.

2016 Mar 11

Philosophy Workshop: Varieties of Self-Knowledge

Sat - Sun, Mar 11 to Mar 12, 9:00am - 6:00pm


Thompson Room, Barker Humanities Center

For information about the workshop please visit our website.

Dorit Bar-On (University of Connecticut)
Alex Byrne (MIT)
Lucy O’Brien (University College, London)
Sarah Paul (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Christopher Peacocke (Columbia University)
Sebastian Rödl (Universität Leipzig)
Kieran Setiya (MIT)

2016 Feb 16

DWF Presentation: How to Write a Philosophy Paper

4:00pm to 5:30pm


Emerson 101

Please join Department Writing Fellow Michael Rabenberg for a presentation on "How to Write a Philosophy Paper." This presentation is highly recommended for students taking their first course in philosophy.