Monthly Archives: February 2015

More Upcoming Colloquia

On Friday, February 27, Dr. Erica Tucker (Marquette) will be presenting on “The Role of the ‘Multitude’ in Spinoza’s Political Philosophy,” at 1:30 p.m. in Mundelein 608. In preparation, the Metaethics Reading Group is reading some of Dr. Tucker’s work on normativity and discussing it prior to the presentation. For more details, please contact David Atenasio at

Then, on Wednesday, March 4, the Phenomenology Research Group is sponsoring a double feature:

Cuneo 111, 2:30 – 5:00
“Intentionality and Constitution in Merleau-Ponty’s Late Work”
Dimitris Apostolopoulos (Notre Dame)

“Racism at the Level of Passive Synthesis”
Dr. Harry Nethery (Florida Southern College)

Undergraduate Workshop Presentations

Two of Loyola’s undergraduates are presenting their philosophical work this week. Come engage their research on Thursday, February 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Crown Center 142.

Keagan Potts, “Shaping Our World: Knowing How Best to Act”

Steve Yandell, “The Problem at Hand: Deciding Cases of Simultaneous and Exclusionary Peril”

Refreshments will be provided, and the presentations will be followed by a Philosophy Club Information Session.

This Week: Brady Lecture Series

“Human Freedom and Nature – A Kantian Engagement”
Please join us for a series of three lectures by 
Brady Distinguished Visiting Professor, Helga Varden
Monday, February 23  
The Terrorist Attacks In Norway, July 22, 2011 
Thursday, February 26  
 Kant on Legal Responsibility for Animals
Monday, March 2  
A Kantian Theory of Sexual Love
All lectures 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. 
John Evans Alumni Center
1800 Sheridan Road
Professor Helga Varden received her education in Norway, England, and Canada. Since obtaining her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto in 2006, she has been at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she holds appointments in the Departments of Philosophy and Gender and Women’s Studies. In addition, she has been a guest lecturer at the University of Oslo, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the European Academy of Legal Theory (Belgium) as well as a visiting fellow at the University of St. Andrews. She has received several prizes for her teaching and her research as well as fellowships supporting her research in, primarily, legal-political philosophy. 

Faculty Profile: Joy Gordon

This spring Dr. Joy Gordon joined Loyola as the Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J. Professor of Social Ethics. Her faculty page is here. AGSP asked Dr. Gordon a few questions to get to know our newest faculty member.

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AGSP:    Welcome to Loyola Chicago! We’re certainly glad to have you here, and we’re equally grateful for your participation in our series of faculty profiles. So what brought you to Loyola University Chicago?

JG:         I had heard wonderful things about the LUC Philosophy Department for many years. Two of my colleagues at Fairfield received their Ph.D. here and had nothing but glowing things to say about the faculty and students in the department.  I taught at Fairfield University for nearly twenty years, and while I really enjoyed it a lot, it’s very exciting for me to be in a department with a graduate program, and strong support for research. (more…)

History of (Western) Philosophy Graphic

Forwarded from Roslyn Wilson, enjoy:

History of Philosophy