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Southeast Corner of Goldwin Smith Hall in Springtime

South Facade of Goldwin Smith Hall in Autumn

Raphael's Philosophia Frescoe

Adapted from "Philosophy" by Raphael; Fresco; Vatican, Rome


Goldwin Smith Hall on the Arts Quad, looking southeast, silver gelatin print circa 1909

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May 28-30, 2015Colloquium in

Medieval Philosophy

July 26-28, 2015Epistemology


Aug. 28-30, 2015Eudemian Ethics

(Aristotle) Conference

Sept. 25-27,
Ancient Philosophy

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    Activities and events in the Sage School offer abundant opportunity for philosophical dialogue and interchange beyond the classroom both within the intellectual community of the Sage School and with the wider philosophical community. Events range from informal reading groups and workshops to formal conferences and large public lectures. To learn more about each type of activity, please see the Philosophical Interchange page.

    Events 2015-2016

    Events for 2015-16 will be announced approximately September 1.

    Events 2014-2015

      Spring 2015

    All of the following guest speakers/meetings are on Fridays,
    3:00 - 5:00 pm, 206 Stimson Hall, unless otherwise indicated.

    • January 30:  Elizabeth (Liz) Harman (Princeton University); Sage School Discussion Club;  "Morally Permissible Moral Mistakes"

    • February 6:  Andrei Marmor (University of Southern California); "What is the Right to Privacy?"; 120 Physical Sciences Building.   Reception to follow in the Baker Portico, 5-6:30 pm.

    • February 12:  Joel Salatin (Polyface Farms); "Can We Feed the World?"; Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, 4:30 pm.  Reception to follow in the History of Art Gallery, Goldwin Smith Hall.
      Link to recording of his talk.

    • February 20:  Susanna Siegel (Harvard University); "Feeling and Believing"; Guerlac Room, Andrew Dickson White House, 4:00 pm;  Society for the Humanities Senior Invited Fellow, Conference: Affect and Politics.

    • March 6:  Katia Vavova (Mount Holyoke College); Graduate Students Invited Speakers Series

    • March 13:  Edward (Ned) Hall (Harvard University); Norman Kretzmann Undergraduate Philosophy Lecture

    • March 27:  CANCELLED  Elizabeth Fricker (Oxford University); Sage School Discussion Club

    • April 10:  David Sobel (Syracuse University); "Subjectivism and Reasons to be Moral"; Sage School Discussion Club

    • April 17:  CANCELLED  Helen Hattab (University of Houston); "The Metaphysics of Substantial Forms"; Graduate Students Invited Speakers Series

    • April 24:  Amie Thomasson (University of Miami); "Prospects for a Global Pragmatism"; Sage School Discussion Club

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