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
June 19, 2015
Students enrolled in the Senior Seminar in Spring 2015 heard Miranda Fricker defend her ideas at a conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, on April 27th. Students had already read her work, Epistemic Injustice: Power & the Ethics of Knowing, along with José Medina's Epistemology of Resistance, and were working on their final papers for the course.
March 30, 2015
Jessica Gordon-Roth, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at CUNY Lehman and Wheaton alumna '03, has started a campaign to "change the way we think about women and work." The tumblr page she and her friend, a pediatric anesthesiologist, started be found by clicking the headline.
March 19, 2015
The Philosophy Department hosted the final colloquium of the semester on Thursday, Mar. 26, 5-6:30, Knapton 214. Carry Osborne, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois (and Wheaton alumnus, '11) gave a talk entitled "The Epistemology of Debunking Arguments."
March 19, 2015
Professor Kendrick's essay, “The ‘Empty Amusement’ of Willing: Berkeley on Agent Causation,” has won the Colin and Ailsa Turbayne International Berkeley Essay Prize. The prize is awarded every two years by the philosophy department at the University of Rochester, where Professor Colin Turbayne, a Berkeley scholar and well-loved teacher, spent most of his career. A copy of Professor Kendrick's essay will be sent to the Library Study Center at Whitehall, Berkeley's 18th century home near Newport, Rhode Island. The award comes with a $2,000 prize.
March 12, 2015
Several Wheaton philosophers pondered this question recently at Brown University, where Daniel Haybron gave a talk with that question as its title on Friday, March 6th. Professors Celada and Partridge, as well as retired Professor Roz Ladd, also attended his talk on Saturday, March 7th, entitled "Measures of Well-Being for Policy: What Do We Want?"