Colloquia & Conferences

The Department’s colloquium series typically meets on Thursdays in the Seminar Room (524B) of Gateway Transit Building, 106 Somerset Street, 5th Floor at 3:00 pm. Please see the Department Calendar for more details.  

SPRING 2023

  • 04/13   Prof. Elizabeth Miller (Brown), TBD, 3:00-5:00pm 
  • 04/20  Class of 1970's Lecture presents Prof. Tim Maudlin (NYU), TBD, 3:00-5:00pm 
  • 04/29   *RUTGERS DAY* No events to be scheduled on this date 

FALL 2022

  • 09/08  Fall "Welcome Back" Reception, President's Tent, CAC, 5:00 - 7:30 pm 
  • 09/19  Rutgers Annual Lecture Series Present Prof. Timothy Williamson (Oxford) AB-2400 East Wing, CAC, 4:30-6:30pm
  • 09/21  Rutgers Annual Lecture Series Present Prof. Timothy Williamson (Oxford) AB-2400 East Wing, CAC, 4:30-6:30pm
  • 09/23  Rutgers Annual Lecture Series Present Prof. Timothy Williamson (Oxford) AB-2400 East Wing, CAC, 4:30-6:30pm
  • 09/29  Class of 1970's Lecture presents Prof. Susan Neiman (Potsdam) 4:30-6:30pm, Hageman Hall - New Brunswick        Theological Seminary [35 Seminary Place, CAC]
  • 09/30 - 10/02 Evil in Modern Thought at Twenty Workshop, Hageman Hall - New Brunswick Theological Seminary [35 Seminary Place, CAC]
  • 10/13  Sanders Lecture, Prof. Trenton Merricks (University of Virginia) 3:00-5:00pm 
  • 10/13 - 10/15 A Philosophical Conference in Honor of Peter van Inwagen’s 80th Birthday [Note: we will break to attend the Sanders Lecture at the Philosophy Department]
  • 10/20 - 10/21 Bryan Van Norden Mini-Course on Chinese Philosophy
  • 12/08  Department End of Year Reception, Zimmerli Art Museum, 5:30-7:30pm 

SPRING 2022

  • 01/14   Prof. Juan Comesaña, “Revisiting the Argument from Illusion” 2:00-4:00pm [Zoom]
  • 01/20   Prof. Carolina Sartorio, “Causalism" 2:00-4:00pm [Zoom]
  • 02/23 - 02/26 Central APA
  • 02/24   Prof. Seth Lazar (ANU), "Legitimacy, Authority, and the Political Value of Explanations" 4:00-6:00pm [Zoom]
  • 02/25   Prof. Jacob Nebel (USC), "The Sum of Well-Being" 4:00-6:00pm [Zoom]
  • 03/24   Class of 1970's Lecture presents Prof. Susan Neiman (Potsdam) 4:30-6:30pm, Hageman Hall - New Brunswick        Theological Seminary 35 Seminary Place, CAC **To be rescheduled for Fall 2022**
  • 03/25 - 03/26 Cognitive Science of Religion in Philosophy: An Interdisciplinary Workshop
  • 03/31   Prof. Malte Willer (University of Chicago), “Credences for Iffy Updates” 3:00-5:00pm
  • 04/01   Philosophy of Immigration conference (Virtual) 3:00-5:00pm
  • 04/14   Rutgers Climate Lecture, Prof. Jennifer Morton (UPenn), "Who Bears the Burden of Transformation?" 3:00-5:00pm
  • 04/21   Sanders Lecture, Prof. Kris McDaniel (Notre Dame), “Physicalist Degrees Monism & Religious Impulse" 3:00-5:00pm
  • 04/22   Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy, TBA
  • 04/28   Prof. Jessie Munton (Cambridge University), TBA, 3:00-5:00pm
  • 04/29 - 4/30 Rutgers Epistemology Conference (REC), Hyatt Hotel, New Brunswick
  • 05/06   McGary-Fest: A Conference in Honor of Distinguished Professor Howard McGary, Jr., 9:30am-5:30pm
  • 05/11 - 5/12 Free Will: Metaphysics & Physics Workshop, University Inn & Conference Center, 9:00am-5:00pm
  • 05/13   Workshop on Michael Moore's Mechanical Choices, TBA
  • 05/20 - 5/21 Rutgers Religious Epistemology Conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • 06/27 - 6/30 [Summer 2022] Athena In Action 

FALL 2021

  • 09/23   Prof. Miranda Fricker (CUNY), "Why is There No Right to be Forgiven" 3:00-5:00pm
  • 10/08 - 10/10 Cognitive Science of Religion Workshop 
  • 10/18    Rutgers Annual Lecture Series presents Prof. Béatrice Longuenesse (NYU) The Organization of the Mind: Lessons from Kant an Freud-Conflicting Logics of the Mind 4:30-6:30pm
  • 10/20   Annual Rutgers Lecture Series in Philosophy: Prof. Béatrice Longuenesse (NYU) The Organization of the Mind: Lessons from Kant an Freud-Kant on Representations "With" and "Without" Consciousness 4:30-6:30pm
  • 10/22   Annual Rutgers Lecture Series in Philosophy: Prof. Béatrice Longuenesse (NYU) The Organization of the Mind: Lessons from Kant an Freud-Freud's Concept of the Unconscious 4:30-6:30pm
  • 11/11   Prof. David Enoch (Hebrew University), "Contrastive Consent and Third-Party Coercion" 1:30-3:30pm

SPRING 2021 

  • 02/18    Mesthene Lecture-Prof. Shelly Kagan, Yale University
  • 02/22 -  02/27 Central APA
  • 03/11    Rutgers Climate Lecture, Prof. Myisha Cherry (UC Riverside), 3:00-5:00pm 
  • 03/25    Break It Down Lecture-Prof. Andy Egan, TBA, 3:00-5:00pm
  • 04/05 -  4/10 Pacific APA 
  • 04/08    Prof. Vanessa Wills, George Washington University, 3:00-5:00pm

FALL 2020 

  • 09/25   Prof. Tim Pawl, University of St. Thomas (MN) "Simply Incarnate: "The Incarnation of a Simple God" 4:30-6:00pm    
  • 10/14   Feminist Reading Group-Prof. Elizabeth Barnes 4:30pm 
  • 10/15   Prof. Elizabeth Barnes, University of Virginia, "Disability & Health" The 'It's Complicated' Relationship" 3:00-5:00pm
  • 10/29   Break It Down Lecture-Prof. Matt McGrath, ""Suspending Judgment: What is it and how is it Justified?" 3:00-5:00pm
  • 11/12   Prof. Daniel Greco, Yale University, "Modest Modeling" 3:00-5:00pm
  • 11/17   The Rutgers Center for the Philosophy of Religion + The Princeton Project of Religion present Prof. Christina Van Dyke, "Reason and Its Limits in Medieval Contemplative Philosophy" 4:00-6:00pm 
  • 11/19   Prof. Karl Schafer, UC Irvine, "Hume’s Many Anti-Rationalisms" 3:00-5:00pm 
  • 12/2  - 12/4  Darkwater Virtual Conference, http://go.rutgers.edu/darkwater100

SPRING 2020

  • 01/08 - 01/11 Eastern APA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 02/13   Mesthene Lecture-Prof. Jennifer Saul (Sheffield)
  • 02/26   Jay Garfield, 3:00-5:00pm
  • 02/26 - 02/29 Central APA, Chicago, Illinois
  • 02/27   Break It Down Lecture, José Eduardo Porcher, "Delusion"
  • 03/26   Sanders Lecture, Kris McDaniel (Syracuse)
  • 04/08 - 04/11 Pacific APA, San Francisco, California
  • 04/10 - 04/11 Alec Walen & Doug Husak Conference
  • 04/17   5th Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (Zimmerman) 8:00am-5:00pm, Brower Commons Conference Rooms A & B, 145 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • 04/23   Workshop on Laws (Loewer) 1:00-6:00pm
  • 04/24   Workshop on Laws (Loewer) 9:00am-6:00pm
  • 04/25   Rutgers Day; No events to be scheduled on this date 
  • 04/30   Shamik Dasgupta (UC Berkeley) 
  • 05/07   Rutgers Climate Lecture, Prof. Myisha Cherry (UC Riverside) 5:30-7:30pm, Rescheduled 

FALL 2019

  • 10/17  Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Martha Bolton, "A Look at Mary Shepherd's Philosophy" 
  • 10/18  Holly Smith book launch, Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall 8:45am-5:30pm
  • 10/24  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 3:00-5:00pm
  • 10/25  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 9:00 am-5:30pm
  • 10/26  Philosophy of Probability Conference (Loewer) 9:00 am-3:00pm
  • 10/28  Annual Rutgers Lecture Series in Philosophy: Jeff McMahan (Oxford) "Climate Change, War, and the Non-Identity Problem" 4:30-6:30pm, Archibald S. Alexander Library RM 403, 169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ *Reception to follow each lecture*
  • 10/30  Annual Rutgers Lecture Series in Philosophy: Jeff McMahan (Oxford) "Causing Animals to Exist in Order to Eat Them" 4:30-6:30pm, Archibald S. Alexander Library RM 403, 169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 11/01  Annual Rutgers Lecture Series in Philosophy: Jeff McMahan (Oxford) "Abortion, Prenatal Injury, Possible Interests, and the Badness of Death" 4:30-6:30pm, Archibald S. Alexander Library RM 403, 169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 11/21  Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia) 3:00-5:00pm "Realism, Objectivity, and Evaluation"
  • 12/05  End of Year Reception 5:30-8:00pm, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick, NJ 

SPRING 2019

  • 01/31  Department Colloquium-Prof. Brian Epstein (Tufts)
  • 02/28  Climate Lecture, Prof. Teresa Blankmeyer Burke (Gallaudet University)
  • 03/14  Mesthene Lecture-Prof. Lara Buchak (UC Berkeley)
  • 03/28  Break It Down Lecture-Prof. Paul Pietroski, "Human Languages: What are They?"
  • 03/28  Inclusive Pedagogy by Prof. Zoë Johnson-King (NYU), 1:00-3:00pm *Revised Date*
  • 04/11  Class of 1970's Lecture presents Prof. Gideon Rosen (Princeton) Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30pm
  • 04/16  Jilin University-Rutgers Philosophy Forum, Miller Hall RM 116, 3:00-6:30pm 
  • 04/18  Break It Down Lecture-Prof. Larry Temkin, "Population Ethics: Forty Years On"
  • 04/25 - 04/27 Semantics Workshop (Lepore), Rutgers University Inn
  • 04/27  Rutgers Day 10:00am-4:00pm
  • 05/03  Epistemology Conference, Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, Conference Room BC
  • 05/04  Epistemology Conference, Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, Conference Room BC
  • 05/16  Jerry Fodor Memorial Conference, 15 Seminary Place, Rutgers Academic Building room 1180
  • 05/17  Jerry Fodor Memorial Conference, 15 Seminary Place, Rutgers Academic Building room 1180
  • 05/17  Philosophy Dept. Graduation Reception, Graduate Student Lounge, CAC, 12:00-2:00pm 
  • 07/21 - 07/26 [Summer 2019] Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy, Rutgers University Inn

FALL 2018

  • 09/20   Sanders Lecture, Prof. John Hawthorne (USC) on "Fine-tuning Arguments for the Existence of God"
  • 10/11   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Jill North, "The Direction of Time"
  • 10/15   Annual Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Prof. Robert Stalnaker (MIT) "A Quinean Foundation for Modal Logic: Propositions", Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall
  • 10/17  Annual Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Prof. Robert Stalnaker (MIT) "A Quinean Foundation for Modal Logic: Predicates & Predication", Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall
  • 10/19   Annual Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Prof. Robert Stalnaker (MIT) "A Quinean Foundation for Modal Logic: Properties & Relation", Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall
  • 10/25   Prof. John Broome (Oxford), "Reason"
  • 10/26   Kivy Memorial Conference, Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall
  • 10/26   Perceptual Capacities and Psychophysics Workshop, Dept. Seminar RM
  • 10/27   Perceptual Capacities and Psychophysics Workshop, Dept. Seminar RM
  • 11/15   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Martha Bolton, "A Look at Mary Shepherd's Philosophy"
  • 11/29   Prof. Quayshawn Spencer (U Penn) "A Radical Solution to the Race Problem" 3:00-5:00pm

SPRING 2018

  • 02/08   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Brian McLaughlin, “Some Philosophical Issues in Vision Science"
  • 02/16   Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference
  • 02/17   Marilyn McCord Adams Memorial Conference
  • 02/26   Goldman Retirement Conference, Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall
  • 02/27   Goldman Retirement Conference, Alexander Teleconference Lecture Hall
  • 02/27   Chancellor's Professorship Lecture, Prof. Alvin Goldman, Zimmerli Art Museum, 4:00-7:00pm
  • 03/01   Mesthene Lecture, Prof. Miranda Fricker (GC-CUNY), 4:30-6:30pm
  • 03/08   Prof. Karen Bennett (Cornell University)
  • 03/22   Climate Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger (MIT) 3:00-5:00pm
  • 04/02   Prospectives Visit
  • 04/03   Prospectives Visit
  • 04/06 - 04/08 CEU-Rutgers Philosophy Conference
  • 04/06   Workshop on Clausal Complements
  • 04/12   Sanders Lecture, Prof. Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma)
  • 04/13   Rutgers Chinese Philosophy Conference 9:30am-6:30pm, Brower Commons A & B
  • 04/14   Cognitive Science Workshop
  • 04/17   Class of 1970’s Lecture presents Prof. Jeremy Waldron (NYU), Alexander Teleconf. Lecture Hall, 4:30-7:30pm
  • 04/19   Marleen Rozemond (University of Toronto)
  • 04/19   Latinx Philosophy Conference, Red Lion, CASC 8:30am-6:00pm
  • 04/20   Latinx Philosophy Conference, Red Lion, CASC 8:30am-6:00pm
  • 04/21   Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (taking place at Columbia University)
  • 04/22   Rutgers-Columbia Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (taking place at Columbia University)
  • 04/23   Derrida Philosophy Panel Lecture, AB 2125, 4:00-7:00pm
  • 04/26   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Martha Bolton, “A Look at Mary Sheperd’s Philosophy”
  • 04/27   Rutgers-Bochum Workshop
  • 04/28   Rutgers-Bochum Workshop
  • 05/17   QFT Workshop
  • 05/18   QFT Workshop
  • 05/21 - 5/25 Metaphysical Mayhem
  • 05/31   Legal Philosophy Conference, CASC 411 ABC 8:30am-6:00pm
  • 06/01   Legal Philosophy Conference, CASC 411 ABC 8:30am-6:00pm
  • 06/07   Pantheism Workshop
  • 06/08   Pantheism Workshop
  • 07/08 - 07/15/18 [Summer 2018] Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy

FALL 2017

  • 10/19   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Alex Guerrero
  • 10/30   Annual Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Sir Richard Sorabji, Alexander Library Teleconf. Lecture Hall, 3:00-8:00pm
  • 11/02   Annual Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Sir Richard Sorabji, Alexander Library Teleconf. Lecture Hall, 3:00-8:00pm
  • 11/03   Annual Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Sir Richard Sorabji, 3:00-5:00pm
  • 11/06   Dr. Daniel DeHaan "Souls and Contemporary Neuroscience: the Possibility of Reconciliation" 
  • 11/09   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Jeff King
  • 11/16   Prof. Jenann Ismael (University of Arizona), 3:00-5:00pm
  • 11/30   Dr. Eleonore Stump (https://sites.google.com/site/stumpep/) - "Aquinas on the Atonement"
  • 12/15   Parfit Memorial Conference, Theological Seminary, Hageman Hall, 9:30am-5:00pm
  • 12/16   Parfit Memorial Conference, Theological Seminary, Hageman Hall, 9:30am-5:00pm

SPRING 2017

  • 01/19   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Liz Camp- "Pragmatics" 
  • 01/26   Prof. Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto), "Extracting belief from knowledge" 
  • 02/16   Mesthene Lecture presents Prof. Susan Wolf (UNC)
  • 02/23   Climate Lecture, Prof. Sarah Tobias (Rutgers-NB)
  • 03/09   Sanders Lecture presents Prof. Nicholas Wolterstorff
  • 03/30   Class of 1970's Lecture presents Prof. Sharon Street (NYU) Location Archibald S. Alexander Library
  • 04/27   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Holly Smith, "Assigning Deontic Values to Fulfilling and Violating Duties”

FALL 2016

  • 09/15   Seth Yalcin (UC, Berkeley)
  • 09/23   Value Theory Reading Group 1:00-3:30 pm, Prof. Matthew Adler (Duke)
  • 09/29   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Ernest Sosa, “Insight & Understanding”
  • 11/10   250th Rutgers Anniversary Celebration- Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • 11/17   Break It Down Lecture, Zee Perry, “Measuring Up Our Metaphysics of Quantity”
  • 11/30   Inaugural Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Kit Fine, New Academic Building, room 4225, 6:00-8:00pm
  • 12/02   Inaugural Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Kit Fine, Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-6:30pm
  • 12/05   Inaugural Rutgers Lectures in Philosophy: Kit Fine, Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4:30-6:30pm

SPRING 2016

  • 01/28   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Alvin Goldman “Social Epistemology”
  • 02/11   Climate Lecture: Rachel McKinnon (College of Charleston)
  • 02/18   Ned Hall (Harvard)
  • 02/25   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Howard McGary “Philosophy of Race”
  • 03/10   Sanders Lecture presents Prof. Eleanore Stump (SLU)
  • 03/19   Rutgers-Princeton-Penn Social Epistemology Conference
  • 03/20   Rutgers-Princeton-Penn Social Epistemology Conference
  • 03/24   Susanna Siegel (Harvard)-Mesthene Lecture
  • 04/14   Michelle Moody-Adams (Columbia)
  • 04/21   Class of 1970’s Lecture presents Prof. T.M. Scanlon (Harvard) 5:00-8:00pm in Alexander Library Teleconference RM

FALL 2015

  • 09/18   Fitelson Workshop 9:00am-5:00pm
  • 09/19   Fitelson Workshop 9:00am-5:00pm
  • 09/20   Fitelson Workshop 9:00am-5:00pm
  • 10/02   Lepore's Semantics Workshop All day
  • 10/03   Lepore's Semantics Workshop All day
  • 10/08   Imogen Dickie (University of Toronto)
  • 10/22   Patrick Byrne Lecture
  • 10/29   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Martin Lin
  • 10/30   Aristotle Workshop 
  • 10/31   Aristotle Workshop
  • 11/01   Aristotle Workshop 
  • 11/12   Victor Tadros (University of Warwick)
  • 12/10   Scott Soames (USC)
  • 12/17   Philosophy & Emily Dickinson Workshop (Liz Camp & CCA) 10:00am-5:00pm
  • 12/18   Philosophy & Emily Dickinson Workshop (Liz Camp & CCA) 10:00am-5:00pm

SPRING 2015

  • 02/12   Ralph Wedgewood (USC)
  • 02/19   Sarah Buss (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • 03/05   David Chalmers -Mesthene Lecture
  • 03/12   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Barry Loewer
  • 03/24   Kristie Dotson, Michigan State University (Climate Event)
  • 03/26   Sanders Lecture presents, Prof. Peter van Inwagen 
  • 04/16   Break It Down Lecture, Prof. Howard McGary
  • 04/23   Hans Halvorson, Princeton University
  • 04/29   Class of 1970’s Lecture presents Prof. Kit Fine (NYU)
  • 05/06   Sanders Graduate Student Workshop on Perceptual Evidence: Jessica Brown (St. Andrews)