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All programs are free and open to all, unless otherwise noted


Monday, April 7, 2014

  • Miranda Fricker, University of Sheffield
  • "Fault and No-fault Responsibility for Implicit Prejudice: A Space for Epistemic Agent Regret?" (abstract)
  • 3pm in 103 Thornton Hall
  • Department of Philosophy's Sapientia Lecture Series, funded by The Mark J. Byrne 1985 Fund in Philosophy


Wednesday, April 16, 2014



gramlich 2014

  • 40th Annual Francis W. Gramlich Memorial Lecture in Philosophy
  • Philip Kitcher, Columbia University
  • 3:30pm
  • Location: Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall
  • Title: "Climate Change - The Hard Problem"Abstract: The easy problem of climate change is that of determining the reality of anthropogenic global warming. That problem has been made hard by deficiencies in our democracy. After a brief exploration of these claims, I'll turn to the hard problem, that of ascertaining the extent of the threat to future human well-being and formulating a policy for addressing it. I'll argue that we are forced to proceed in a context in which much of what we would like to know is beyond our epistemic reach, and that successful policies for responding to climate change require an extension of democracy in a global framework. Given the existing problems with what we think of as democracy today, any such extension looks unlikely.

  • Philip Kitcher, the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, is the author of twelve books, including Science in a Democratic Society (Prometheus Books, 2011), Preludes to Pragmatism (Oxford Univ. Pr., 2012), and, most recently, Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach (Columbia Univ. Pr., 2013). His interests lie in pragmatism (especially Dewey), science and social issues, naturalistic issues, and philosophy in literature. He is the first recipient of the American Philosophical Association's Prometheus Prize, which is awarded for "lifetime contribution to expanding the frontiers of research in philosophy and science."


Monday, April 28, 2014

  • Alex Gourevitch, Brown (Political Science)
  • "Liberalism and the Right to Strike"
  • 5pm in Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center
  • Sponsored by the Dartmouth Political Economy Project

Friday, May 9, 2014

  • Tom Hill, University of Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Title: TBA
  • 3pm in 103 Thornton Hall
  • Department of Philosophy's Sapientia Lecture Series, funded by The Mark J. Byrne 1985 Fund in Philosophy

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday - Tuesday, May 26 - 27, 2014

  • Historical A Priori in Husserl and Foucault Workshop
  • Monday: 9-5:30; Tuesday, 9-1
  • Location: Faculty Lounge, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College
  • Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Parents Chair, and the Dean of the Faculty.
  • For more information contact Professor Amy Allen

Wednesday - Saturday, May 28 - 31, 2014

  • 45th Annual Meeting of the Husserl Circle
  • 041 Haldeman Hall
  • Sponsored by the Philosophy Department and Leslie Center for the Humanities
  • For more information see website or contact Professor Smaranda Aldea




Last Updated: 4/15/14