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 for 2015-16 will be announced approximately September 1.
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
2014 - 2015
- Aug 29 - Eudemian Ethics Workshop at Stimson Hall
- Sep 26 - Philosophy Discussion Club at Stimson Hall
- Oct 23 - Ethics & Public Life lecture on economic inequality at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Oct 31 - Conference in Honor of Allen W. Wood at Olin Library and Physical Sciences Building
- Nov 14 - Philosophy Discussion Club at Stimson Hall
- Jan 30 - Philosophy Discussion Club at Stimson Hall
- Feb 06 - "What is the Right to Privacy?" at Physical Sciences Building
- Feb 12 - "Can We Feed the World?" at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Feb 20 - Conference: Affect and Politics at A. D. White House
- Feb 25 - The Krieger Lecture in American Political Culture at Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
- Mar 06 - Philosophy Graduate Invited Speaker Series at Stimson Hall
- Mar 13 - Philosophy Undergraduate Invited Speaker at Stimson Hall
- Mar 27 - Philosophy Discussion Club CANCELLED today at Stimson Hall
- Apr 10 - Philosophy Discussion Club at Stimson Hall
- Apr 15 - Life Raft Debate POSTPONED TILL NEXT WEEK
- Apr 17 - CANCELLED: Philosophy Graduate Invited Speaker Series at Stimson Hall
- Apr 21 - "The Agro-industrialist's Dilemma: The Corn Belt, California, and the Crises of U.S. Agriculture" at Malott Hall
- Apr 22 - Life Raft Debate Changed to Thurs., April 23, 5 pm at Ives Hall
- Apr 23 - Life Raft Debate Thurs., April 23, 5 pm at Ives Hall
- Apr 24 - Philosophy Discussion Club at Stimson Hall
- May 28 - Summer Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy at Hans Bethe House
PHILOSOPHY CALENDAR LISTINGS
2013 - 2014
- Sep 20 - Ethics & Epistemology in the History of Philosophy at The Brian C. Nevin Center
- Oct 18 - Discussion Club: Hille Paakkunainen, Syracuse at Stimson Hall
- Nov 01 - Discussion Club: Jessica Moss, NYU at Stimson Hall
- Nov 22 - Discussion Club: Jim Pryor, NYU at Stimson Hall
- Jan 31 - Discussion Club: Cian Dorr, Oxford/NYU at Stimson Hall
- Mar 04 - Ancient Philosophy Lecture at Rockefeller Hall
- Mar 06 - Department Workshop at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Mar 07 - Discussion Club: Janice Dowell, Syracuse at Stimson Hall
- Mar 13 - Department Workshop at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Mar 20 - Department Workshop at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Mar 27 - Department Workshop at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Apr 10 - Department Workshop at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Apr 15 - The Life Raft Debate at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Apr 17 - Department Workshop at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Apr 24 - Ancient Philosophy Lecture at Clark Hall
- Apr 24 - Department Workshop at Goldwin Smith Hall
- Apr 25 - Kretzmann Lecture: Shelly Kagan, Yale at McGraw Hall
- May 01 - Department Workshop at Goldwin Smith Hall
- May 02 - Discussion Club: Jennifer Nagel, U. of Toronto at Stimson Hall
- May 28 - Hellenistic Philosophy Lecture at Goldwin Smith Hall
News & Announcements
- Professor Andrew Chignell was recently honored with the Frederick Burkhardt Award for Recently Tenured Scholars, from the ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies). He will spend a research year at Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 2015-16.
- Conference Celebrated Ancient Philosophers, Fine and Irwin
Ancient philosophy is thriving at Cornell, with a new visiting professor ... and a conference was held to honor distinguished faculty members Gail Fine and Professor Emeritus Terence Irwin, now professor of ancient philosophy at Oxford University.
Philosophy Students Serve up the Ethics of Eating:
Students from the Ethics of Eating course (Philosophy 2411) turned local food into a feast March 7 for New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman.
Recent PhD Alums Published by Philosophers' Imprint:
Brent G. Kyle '11 "How Are Thick Terms Evaluative?"
Sydney Penner '11 "Suárez on the Reduction of Categorical Relations"
Daniel Young '13 named Rhodes Scholar Established in 1903 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the world's oldest international graduate scholarship program. About 85 scholars are selected annually based on academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor.
Philosophy major Daniel Young '13 One of 20 students in the country to receive the Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship
Alumnus Jeffrey Gettleman '94 wins the Pulitzer Prize The New York Times Press Release "We in philosophy are thrilled with the news of Jeffrey Gettleman's Pulitzer Prize and proud to have been part of his formative experience at Cornell," said Scott MacDonald, the Stanford H. Taylor '50 Chair of the Sage School of Philosophy. "On a recent visit to campus he spoke eloquently to students about the value of the analytical thinking and writing skills he honed as a philosophy major. It's always rewarding to see our former students making extraordinary contributions to the world beyond Cornell."