Past Events

  • 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. People read others' work and sometimes original poetry or translations; some people come just to listen; we have had readings in Old English (!), Latin, Spanish, French, Polish, and Dutch; sometimes...

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  • 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

    Fri - Sat, 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. Our panel discussions will feature papers on a variety of topics, including standards of proof, voting rights,...

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  • 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.