Learning Beyond the Classroom
The Philosophy Club
The Philosophy Club is a wholly student-run organization dedicated to the informal discussion of philosophical topics (and the informal consumption of snacks). Meetings are held once a month on Thursdays, 5-6 pm, in MBSC Room 222.
Co-Presidents 2017 - 2018: Amanda Byers and Josh Gebbie
The Platonic Society: On hiatus during Dr. Kim's travels! Returns Spring 2018!
The Platonic Society sponsors faculty-led philosophical discussions; for more information please contact Dr. Halla Kim
The Philosophy department holds a regular lecture series with visiting philosophers.
Previous Philosophy Talks
- 7 March 2016: "A Sentimentalist Theory of Practical Reasons" Michael Slote, University of Miami
- 19 March 2015: "Are There No Fictional Truths? Probability, Seriality, and Fictional Objectivity" Roy Cook, University of Minnesota
- 13 March 2015: "Reductionisms in Hermeneutics" Vittorio Höslem, University of Notre Dame
- 23 February 2015: "A Semiotic Interpretation of Jeong Yagyong's Philosophy of Yijing" In Bang, Kyungpook National University in Korea
- 22 January 2015: "The Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism: When Not to Believe Your Very Best Theories" Troy Cross, Reed College
- 12 September 2014: "Doxasticism: Belief and the Information-responsiveness of Mind" Robert Audi, University of Notre Dame
- 7 April 2014: "Religion Through the Lens of Philosophy" Howard Wettstein, Professor of Philosophy, University of California - Riverside
- 4 June 2013: "Content with Attitude: Expressivism and the Language of Thought" Derek Shiller, Princeton University
- 20 - 22 May 2013: International Conference on the Work of Saul Kripke, Mammel Hall, UNO's Aksarben Campus. Saul Kripke Keynote Address
- 1 February 2013: "What Bowties Teach Us about Biological Explanation and HIV", Nicholaos J. Jones, Assistant Professor of Philosophy University of Alabama in Huntsville
- 31 January 2013: "Hermeneutics and Causation in Huayan Buddhism," Nicholaos J. Jones, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama in Huntsville
- 15 October 2012: "How Many Headaches is Your Life Worth?" Paul Kelleher, Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- 14 September 2012: "Could There Be a Complete Explanation of Everything?" Tim O'Connor, Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University Bloomington
- 14 September 2012: Philosophy Seminar: Tim O'Connor, Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University Bloomington
- 13 March 2012: "Talking to Our Selves: Reflection, Skepticism, and Agency," John Doris, Professor, Philosophy and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis
- 27 February 2012: Critical Reasoning Series, Cathal Woodsm Associate Professor of Philosophy, Virginia Wesleyan College - "IQ vs RQ: What is Rationality? Thoughts on Stanovich's Tri-Process Theory"
- 24 February 2012: Philosophy Colloquium, Cathal Woods, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Virginia Wesleyan College - "Traditional" Citizenship and the "Modern" Polis in Aristotle's Politics
- 27 January 2012: Philosophy Colloquium, Lisa Shabel, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University
- 21 October 2011: Colloquium, Robert Audi, Professor of Philosophy, Notre Dame University - "Prospects for a Naturalistic Intuitionism"
- 21 October 2011: Colloquium, Chaehyun Chong, Professor of Philosophy, Sogang University, South Korea - "The Mojing: On the Conception of Rationality in Ancient China"
- 20 October 2011: Colloquium, Chaehyun Chong, Professor of Philosophy, Sogang University, South Korea - "The Mojing: On the Conception of Rationality in Ancient China"
- 23 September 2011: Colloquium, Jeffrey Brower, Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University - "Aquinas on Human Personhood and Death"
- 23 September 2011: Faculty/Majors Workshop: Jeffrey Brower, Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University - "Aristotelean Eudurantism: A New Solution to the Problem of Temporary Intrinsics"
- 4 March 2011: Ryan Nichols (Cal State Fullerton & University of Notre Dame) "The Origins of the Problem of Evil & The Cognitive Science of Religion"
- 25 January 2011: Saul Kripke (CUNY, Graduate Center) "The First Person"