All colloquiua will take place Fridays at 3:15pm unless noted otherwise.The Colloquium Series is made possible by the generous support of the McVean and Berry Funds.
February 10th- Jason D'Cruz (SUNY Albany).
March 3rd- James Conant (University of Chicago).
April 14th- Seana Shiffrin (UCLA).
April 21st- Fatema Amijee (University of British Columbia).
September 2 - Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa (University of British Columbia), "Negative Epistemology and Status Quo Bias",
Format: In Person, Furman Hall 209
September 15 - Berry Lecture in Public Philosophy: Nancy Fraser (The New School for Social Research),
“Three Faces of Labor: Uncovering the Hidden Ties Between Gender, Race, and Class”
Format: In Person, Wilson Hall 126
More information here
October 7 - Robert Pasnau (University of Colorado Boulder), "Who Put the Will in Control? A Brief History of the Idea of a Free Will "
Format: In Person, Furman Hall 209
November 11 - Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson (Syracuse University), "This is Who 'We' Are: Constellations of White Supremacist Terrorism in the United States"
Forman: In Person, Furman Hall 209
April 22 – Allison McCarthy (VUMC Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society), "Questioning 'Authority' in Medical Decision-Making"
Format: In Person, Furman 325
Previous Spring 2022 colloquiums:
March 25: Elijah Millgram (University of Utah), "Who was Nietzsche's Psychologist?" with commentary by Robert Engelman (Vanderbilt)
March 18: Lucy Allais (Johns Hopkins), "Autonomy and Freedom in Kant"
March 25 – Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt), "Why We Need Political Enemies"
April 8 – Shatema Threadcraft (Vanderbilt), "On Black Life's Second Shift: Women, "Death Work" and the Making of the Black Counterpublic Sphere"
September 10: Thi Nguyen (University of Utah), "Value Capture"
October 1: Emanuele Costa (Vanderbilt), "Transcendence and Immanence in Anne Conway"*
November 12: Rocío Zambrana (Emory) "Hegelian History Interrupted" with commentary by Andrew Burnside (Vanderbilt)
December 3: Myisha Cherry (UC Riverside), "Rage Renegades" with commentary by Holly Longair (Vanderbilt)
January 29 at 2:55pm: Nicole Hassoun (Binghamton), "Responding to the Tragedies of Our Time: The Human Right to Health and the Virtues of Creative Resolve"
February 5: William Stephens (Creighton), “Stoicism and Food", with commentary by Kelly Cunningham (Vanderbilt) and Lucy Vollbrecht (Vanderbilt)
February 19: Alia Al-Saji (McGill), “Touching the Wounds of Colonial Duration: Fanon and a Critical Phenomenology of Racialized Affect”, with commentary by Andrew Burnside (Vanderbilt)
The Berry Lecture in Public Philosophy
March 18 at 7:00pm: Eddie Glaude, Jr. (Princeton), “James Baldwin and Black Democratic Perfectionism”. More information about the Berry Lectures can be found at the link here.
April 2: Şerife Tekin (University of Texas at San Antonio), “Rethinking Objectivity in Psychiatry: Unmuting Patients in Epistemic Practices”
September 18: Catherine Hundleby (University of Windsor) & Moira Howes (Trent University), "Adversarial Argument, Agency, and Vulnerability", with commentary by Tempest Henning (Vanderbilt)
October 2: Brandon Hogan (Howard University), "What 'Black Lives Matter' Should Mean", with commentary by Eric MacPhail (Vanderbilt)
October 16: J.M. Berstein (New School for Social Research), "The Responsibility Nexus: Vulnerability, Dependence, and Power", with commentary by Robert Engleman (Vanderbilt)
October 23: Shatema Threadcraft (Dartmouth), "U.S. Necropower as a Body Project"
November 6: Leonard Harris (Purdue University), "What, then, is 'Philosophy Born of Struggle'?" with commentary by Emerson Bodde (Vanderbilt)