Philosophy and Humanities Department Announces Fall 2008 Colloquia

The Philosophy and Humanities Department presents its semiannual colloquia, encouraging critical thinking and discussion in the discipline. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 1
“The Politics and Promise of Diversity in Philosophy”
Colette Davenport, philosophy major
2:00–4:00 p.m.
Ketchum Hall 313

Thursday, October 9
“Acting with Cartesian Resolve”
Kimberly A. Blessing, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, with commentator Colette Davenport, philosophy major
3:00–5:00 p.m.
Rockwell Hall, Metcalf Room

Wednesday, October 15
“Use of Student Feedback on Reflection Papers to Assess Critical Thinking”
Marianne Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of religious studies
2:00–4:00 p.m.
E. H. Butler Library 208

Thursday, October 30
“Oedipus at the Trial of Socrates”
George T. Hole, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy, with commentator Eric Umphreyville, philosophy major
3:00–5:00 p.m.
E. H. Butler Library 210

Wednesday, November 5
“Who Wrote the Bible?”
Allen Podet, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, with commentators Yusuf Pratt, economics major; Matthew Abrantes, graduate student in history; Mark Abell, history education major; and Brenden Switzer, social studies education major
2:00–4:00 p.m.
E. H. Butler Library 208

Wednesday, November 12
“Respect Thy Neighbor”
John Draeger, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy, with commentator Joniel Howard, philosophy major
2:00–4:00 p.m.
E. H. Butler Library 208

Thursday, November 20
“Untainted Dependency: An Answer to the Epistemological Challenges”
Julian Cole, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy
3:00–5:00 p.m.
Rockwell Hall, Metcalf Room