Past Events

  • 2017 May 12

    Harvard History of Philosophy Workshop: Ohad Nachtomy (Bar-Ilan University)

    4:00pm to 6:00pm


    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    Ohad Nachtomy will present work on "On Living Mirrors and Mites: Leibniz’s Encounter with Pascal on Infinity and Living Things circa 1696." We will meet from 4:00 - 6:00 (including reception) in Robbins Library on the second floor of Emerson hall. The paper (see attached) will be read ahead. 

  • 2017 Apr 21

    Book discussion with Professor Susanna Siegel



    Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA

    Please join Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy at Harvard Susanna Siegel at the Harvard Book Store for a discussion of her new book The Rationality of Perception. This is event is being supported by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics as part of their series "Ethics in Your World."

  • 2017 Apr 17

    Harvard History of Philosophy Workshop: Lucy Allais (UC San Diego) "Kant's Racism"

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    Lucy Allais, Henry E. Allison Endowed Chair in the History of Philosophy (UC San Diego) will present a talk entitled "Kant's Racism" to the History of Philosophy Workshop at Harvard University on April 17, 2017 from 4-5:30 in Robbins Library (Emerson 211). A reception in the library will follow.

  • 2017 Apr 11

    David Chalmers (NYU) "The Virtual and the Real"



    Emerson Hall 305

    David Chalmers (NYU): The Virtual and the Real

    The Harvard Review of Philosophy is pleased to welcome Professor David Chalmers of New York University on Tuesday, April 11th. Chalmers, an esteemed philosopher know for his work in the philosophy of mind and in the allied areas of philosophy and cognitive science, is the author of The Conscious Mind: In Search of  a Fundamental Theory, editor of several collections of essays, and the co-director of PhilPapers.



  • 2017 Apr 08

    Harvard/MIT Graduate Philosophy Conference

    (All day)


    Emerson Hall 305

    9.00am - 9.30am: Breakfast

    9.30am - 10.50am: Michelle M. Dyke ‘From Normative Disagreement o Normative Antirealism?’

    Commentator: Doug Kremm

    11.00am - 12.20pm: Jonah Nagashima ‘What Counts as Fundamental?’

    Commentator: David Balcarras

    12.20pm - 1.30pm: Lunch

    1.30pm - 2.50pm: Wes Siscoe ‘Sui Generis Linguistic Norms’

    Commentator: Samia Hesni

    3.00pm - 4.20pm: Max Lewis ‘The Goldilocks Dilemma for Pessimists about...

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  • 2017 Apr 01

    Teleology within Physics?: Optimization Principles from Leibniz to the Modern Day

    (All day)


    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    This workshop aims to investigate the rise and implications of seemingly teleological laws and principles of nature from the 17th century to the modern day.

    It is a familiar story that natural teleology played an important role in Ancient and Medieval philosophy. Things were held to strive towards their natural place in the universe: Fire rises in order to reach the heavens, rocks fall in order to reach the center of the earth. Such explanatory appeals to ends, purposes, final causation and the general order of nature were largely contested with the birth of the mechanical philosophy...

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  • 2017 Mar 31

    Philosophy Alumni Panel

    1:00pm to 2:30pm


    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    As part of Advising Fortnight 2017, the Department of Philosophy welcomes students to a philosophy alumni panel on Friday, March 31st at 1PM in Robbins Library.