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
October 18, 2013
Prentice Professor of Philosophy Nancy Kendrick presented two papers in October in Helsinki, Finland: “Activity and Passivity in Mary Astell’s Theory of Friendship” at the conference on Women, Truth, and Action, and “Rules for the Dissolution of a Friendship: Aristotle and Wollstonecraft on Marriage and Virtue Friendship” at the University of Helsinki’s History of Philosophy […]
October 18, 2013
Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellow, Alex King, shared her work on the aesthetic category of subtlety at the most recent Faculty Lunch Talk at Wheaton on Thursday, October 17th. "We praise art for all kinds of things--for being beautiful, striking, insightful, and not least of all, we praise it for being subtle. But what is subtlety?" [click for more]
September 23, 2013
The Department is proud to present "Locke on Persons," a talk on personal identity by Prof. Jessica Gordon-Roth '03, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York, at 5 pm on Tuesday, October 1st, in Meneely 301. Join us afterward for dinner in the Faculty Dining Hall. [Click for how to RSVP for the dinner]
September 5, 2013
Prof. Kendrick spent two weeks as the resident scholar at Whitehall Museum House, George Berkeley's Rhode Island residence 1729-1732. She wrapped up her visit by giving a talk on The Ladies Library, a collection of works on women's education that Berkeley compiled and published in 1714.
May 3, 2013
Two Philosophy majors learned that they won departmental prizes at Honors Convocation on Thursday, May 2nd. Jared Cohen (far left) won the Holcombe Austin Prize and Morgan Kennedy (middle) won the Tanya Richards Sicard Prize. Professor Mathis won the chance to pose with them in this picture.