Philosophy Club Talk Monday, October 24, 7 pm. Paul Medeiros will speak on idealism and environmentalism in the philosophy of George Berkeley and will share observations from his time this summer as resident scholar at
Whitehall, Berkeley's home from 1729 to 1731 in Middletown, Rhode Island. Paul Medeiros received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Duke University. He has held teaching positions at Providence College, University of
North Carolina, Appalachian State University, and Oregon State University. He specializes in idealism and environmentalism and has given talks most recently to the Thoreau Society and to the
Events & News
January 8, 2015
Chris Howard '08 wrote recently with an update on his progress toward the Ph.D. at University of Arizona. He's visited or presented work at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Sheffield, UC-Boulder, and the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association. [Click for more]
December 10, 2014
Prentice Professor of Philosophy, Nancy Kendrick, and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-Lehman College and Wheaton alumna, Jessica Gordon-Roth '04, have co-written an essay on the importance of including female philosophers in courses in the history of philosophy. [Click for more]
November 20, 2014
What Kant says about sex and marriage is often pilloried. But on November 19, Professor Christopher Arroyo of Providence College argued in his paper, "Can Kant Teach Us Anything in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate?" that Kant offers insights and arguments that could be deployed in defenses of same-sex marriage.
November 20, 2014
A recent article in the Atlantic argues that Air Force Cadets need to balance their concentration in STEM fields with the study of the humanities and social sciences. "Solti and others at the Academy see a background in the humanities as a way to understand complex, interdisciplinary relationships between seemingly disparate entities."
November 7, 2014
Professors Jennifer Wilson Mulnix (UMass-Dartmouth) and Michael J. Mulnix (Salem State) gave the first lecture in the Philosophy Department Colloquium series on Wednesday, November 5. "Justice and National Happiness" explored the promise and challenges of conceptualizing political justice when conceiving the aim as gross national happiness.