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Department Events

The Department sponsors many events throughout the academic year.

The Philosophy Colloquium schedule provides a list of lectures delivered by experts in the field. Each is followed by a reception with light snacks and drinks.

The Social and Political Thought Workshop Series (SPT) is a series of lunchtime talks. After the speaker leads a discussion or delivers a paper, a commentator addresses points in the worth discussing, and the floor opens to a Q&A.

The Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy focus on a theme each year. Some of Vanderbilt's most articulate professors deliver accessible talks that are free and open to the public.

The Vanderbilt Chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) hosts events that discuss the challenges facing minorities in academic philosophy, work on areas of philosophical study that address the experiences marginalized groups, and engage with philosophical texts written by minority authors or from minority perspectives.