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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

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;
    "Essentialism and the Nonidentity Problem" 


    Spring 2015

  • 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.

  • 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


2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

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