Past Events

  • 2015 Mar 05

    Lunch in the Library

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    To all of our concentrators, graduate students, department visitors, and faculty.

    Please join us for lunch and good conversation from 12-1:30.

  • 2015 Mar 01

    Late Renaissance-Early Modern Philosophy Workshop

    2:00pm to 6:00pm


    Robbins Library, Emerson 211, Harvard University


    2:00 – 3:15: Thomas Leinkauf (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Leibniz Forschungsstelle, Münster) “The concept of ‘vinculum’ and the problem of ‘contact’ and activity between two kinds of being: material and immaterial, finite and infinite, natural and metaphysical in Early Modern Philosphy”

    Session Chair: Leah Wittington (Harvard)

    3:30  5:00: Christian Barth (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) "Leibniz on Judgment and Responsibility"


    Read more about Late Renaissance-Early Modern Philosophy Workshop
  • 2015 Feb 28

    Philosophy Alumni Event: Eric Kaplan

    4:00pm to 6:00pm


    Emerson 210

    Eric Kaplan, Harvard alumnus and current producer and writer for The Big Bang Theory, will share how his love of philosophy influenced his career path.  There will be an hour-long Q&A session with Mr. Kaplan following his presentation.

  • 2015 Feb 26

    Department Colloquium

    4:00pm to 6:00pm


    Emerson 305

    Stephen Darwall  (Yale) "Commanding Reasons and 'Commands of Reason': Kant on Moral Obligation"

    Reception in Robbins Library following the lecture

    Sponsored by the M&P Workshop

  • 2015 Feb 23

    Harvard Logic Seminar

    4:30pm to 5:30pm


    Logic Center, Room 420, 2 Arrow Street

    Will Boney (University of Illinois at Chicago) "Tameness in Abstract Elementary Classes"

    Tameness is a locality property of Galois types in AECs. Since its isolation by Grossberg and VanDieren 10 years ago, it has been used to prove new results (upward categoricity transfer, stability transfer) and replace set theoretic hypotheses (existence of independence notions). In this talk, we will outline the basic definitions, summarize some key results, and discuss some open questions related to tameness.

  • 2015 Feb 10

    Philosophy and Literature Reading Group

    6:00pm to 8:00pm


    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    The first Spring term meeting of the Philosophy and LIterature Reading Group will be held on Tuesday, February 10, from 6:00-8:00 PM in Robbins Library, Emerson Hall 211.

    We will be discussing chapter 4 ("Work" pp. 136-167) of Hannah Arendt's The Human Condition. Whether this is your first time or you have been a regular attendee, we look forward to seeing you!

  • 2015 Feb 05

    Emerson Hall Poetry Night

    7:30pm to 10:00pm


    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    You are cordially invited to the post-winter-break session of the Emerson Hall Poetry Night, on Thursday, February 5 at 7:30 PM. As always, it will be in our beloved Robbins Library, on the second floor of Emerson Hall.

    As before: come to read or just to listen; come with a significant other or a friend, etc.; come to drink wine and eat too much cheese after dinner without the usual social stigma. Also, please forward this to anyone who might be interested, regardless of which department they're affiliated with. See you all there!

  • 2015 Feb 04

    Lunch in the Library

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    Robbins Library, Emerson 211

    We want to welcome back our undergraduate concentrators, graduate students, department visitors, and faculty with lunch in Robbins Library on Wednesday, February 4 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM.

    Come and enjoy delicious food and informal conversation with members of the philosophy department! We look forward to seeing you!

  • 2015 Jan 30

    History of Philosophy Work-in-Progress Group: Colin Chamberlain (Temple)

    2:00pm to 4:00pm


    Tanner Room, Emerson 3rd Floor

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy Colin Chamberlain (Temple University) will give a talk for the History of Philosophy Work-in-Progress Group on Friday, January 30 at 2PM in the Tanner Room.

    Chamberlain is a recent graduate of the Department of Philosophy whose work focuses on the body problem in Descartes and Malebranche, as well as in contemporary philosophy.

  • 2014 Dec 04

    Special Lecture by Hugh Woodin

    2:00pm to 4:00pm


    Science Center Hall C

    W. Hugh Woodin (Harvard) "Must the Continuum Hypothesis Have an Answer?"

    This public lecture is an extra session of the History of Science seminar-course "It's Only a Hypothesis"

    Please note the change in room: the lecture will be held in Science Center Hall C