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Southeast Corner of Goldwin Smith Hall in Springtime

South Facade of Goldwin Smith Hall in Autumn


Charles R. Lamb Design Sketch for Mosaic in Sage Chapel Honoring Arts and Sciences, 1900


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

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Department Events and Recent News

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 2014-2015

Fall 2014

German Philosophy and the Ethics of Belief:
A Conference in Honor of Allen W. Wood

October 31 - November 2, 2014
In tribute to Professor Wood and his 28 years of teaching at Cornell.

For more information or to register, click here


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

  • September 26:  Nicole Hassoun (Binghamton University); Sage School Discussion Club;
    "Ethical Consumption and Access to Essential Medicines"

  • November 14:  Shamik Dasgupta (Princeton University); Sage School Discussion Club;

    Spring 2015

  • February 6:  Andrei Marmor (University of Southern California)

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

  • April 10:  David Sobel (Syracuse University); Sage School Discussion Club

  • April 17:  Helen Hattab (University of Houston); Graduate Students Invited Speakers Series

  • April 24:  Amie Thomasson (University of Miami); Sage School Discussion Club


2013 - 2014

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