News & Events

Event Archives: 2016-2017


Spring 2017

Date Event Event Information
Jan. 27, 2017
Friday
Guest Lecture Speaker: Annabelle Lever (University of Geneva)
Title: "Democracy, Epistemology and the Problem of All-White Juries"
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Feb. 10, 2017
Friday
Guest Lecture Speaker: Alva Noe (University of California, Berkeley)
Title: "The Writerly Attitude"
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Feb. 16, 2017
Thursday
Philosophy Club Meeting Title: "Newcomb's Problem"
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Miner 224
March 3, 2017
Friday
Hugo Adam Bedau Memorial Lecture Speaker: Evan Mandery
Title: "Blind Justice: The Lost Opportunity of McCleskey v. Kemp"
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Crane Room, Paige Hall
March 10, 2017
Friday
Guest Lecture Speaker: Lanier Anderson (Stanford University)
Title: "Nietzschean Autonomy and the Meaning of the 'Sovereign Individual'"
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Miner 224
March 10, 2017
Friday
  Title: "Retirement Concert & Reception for Prof. Ray Jackendoff"
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Granoff Music Center
March 17, 2017
Friday
Philosophy Club Meeting Title: "Are the humanities doomed? What are they for?"
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Miner 225
March 22, 2017
Wednesday
Conference Speakers: Nancy Bauer (Tufts), Avner Baz (Tufts), Alice Crary (New School), Noako Saito (Kyoto University), Paul Standish (UCL Institute of Education), Vincent Colapietro (Penn State), Sandra Laugier (Paris 1st University), Richard Moran (Harvard), Juliet Floyd (Boston University)
Title: "Changing Politics: Conversations with Stanley Cavell"
Time: 9:30am-6:00pm
Location: Center for the Humanities at Tufts, 48 Professors Row
April 5, 2017
Wednesday
Guest Lecture Speaker: Martin Gustafsson, Abo Akademi University
Title: "Performatives and aspect; or, why Austin was right after all"
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Miner 112
April 21, 2017
Friday
Guest Lecture Speaker: Amartya Sen
Title: "Justice in History"
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop St.
April 28, 2017
Friday
Symposium Speakers: Juliet Floyd (Boston University), Jean-Philippe Narboux (Bordeaux), Keren Gorodeisky (Auburn University), and Arata Hamawaki (Auburn)
Title: "The Significance of Aspect Perception"
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT), 48 Professors Row

Fall 2016

Date Event Event Information
Sept. 16, 2016
Friday
Guest Lecture & Department Social Speaker: Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC
Title: "Whole Life in Prison"
Time: 4pm
Location: Miner Hall 225
Details: Reception to follow in Miner Hall
Sept. 22, 2016
Thursday
Philosophy Club Meeting Title: The Ethics of Voting: Should we really all vote?
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Sept. 23, 2016
Friday
Philosophical Fridays Speaker: Eric Beinhocker
Title: "The Origin of Wealth, Chs. 1, 2" (in coordination with the Tufts Project to Study Inequality)
Time: 2-3:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Sept. 23, 2016
Friday
Archive Inauguration Title: Opening of the Hugo Adam Bedau Death Penalty Collection
Time: 4-5pm
Location: Northeastern University, Knowles Ctr. (Law Library), 4th Fl.
Details: Brief Program followed by a Reception
Sept. 29, 2016
Postponed: Date TBA
Philosophy Club Meeting Speaker: Mark Goodman, Tufts Philosophy alumnus
Title: "Philosophy and Business Careers"
Time: 5pm
Location: Miner 224
Sept. 30, 2016
Friday
Guest Lecture, (co-sponsored by the Program in Science, Technology, & Society) Speaker: Kenny Easwaran (Texas A&M)
Title: "Rebutting and Undercutting in Mathematics"
Time: 4pm
Location: Eaton 206
Details: Reception to follow in Miner Hall
Sept. 30, 2016
Friday
Philosophical Fridays Speaker: Jeff McConnell (Tufts)
Title: "Cosmological Luck"
Time: 2-3:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Oct. 7, 2016
Friday
Philosophical Fridays Speaker: Roberto Mordacci (Milan)
Title: "Respect"
Time: 2-3:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Oct. 13, 2016
Thursday
Philosophy Club Meeting Title: Lifeboat Ethics: Should we help those less fortunate than we are?
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Oct. 14, 2016
Friday
Philosophical Fridays Speaker: George Smith (Tufts)
Title: "Galileo's Most Lasting Contribution"
Time: 2-3:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Oct. 14, 2016
Friday
Guest Lecture Speaker: Miriam Schoefield
Title: "Permissivism and the Value of Rationality"
Time: 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Oct. 21, 2016
Friday
Philosophical Fridays Speaker: Mario De Caro (Roma and Tufts)
Title: "Machiavelli, Determinism, and Free Will".
Time: 2-3:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Oct. 28, 2016
Friday
Guest Lecture Speaker: Carla Bagnoli (Modena and Oslo)
Title: "Normative change: a non-standard constructivist account"
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Oct. 29, 2016
Saturday
Debate Competition Title: "Tufts Ethics Bowl"
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Nov. 4, 2016
Friday
Philosophical Fridays Speaker: Victor Yakovenko (U. Maryland, Physics)
Title: "Monetary economics from an econophysics perspective" (in coordination with the Tufts Project to Study Inequality)
Time: 2-3:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Nov. 10, 2016
Thursday
Philosophy Club Meeting Title: "Personal Identity: How much could you change and still be you?"
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Miner 112
Nov. 10, 2016
Thursday
Conference Speakers: Mario De Caro (Roma Tre & Tufts), Ioannis Evrigenis (Tufts), James Hankins (Harvard), Harvey Mansfield (Harvard), Gabriele PedullĂ  (Roma Tre), Vickie Sullivan (Tufts), Michelle Tolman-Clarke (Dartmouth)
Chairs: Christiana Olfert (Tufts), Jeff McConnell (Tufts)
Title: Italian Roots of Modernity: Machiavelli
Time: 9:30am-5pm
Location: Center for the Humanities at Tufts, 48 Professors Row, Medford MA 02155
Nov. 11, 2016
Friday
Conference Speakers: Antonio Clericuzio (Roma Tre), Isabella Lepore (Roma Tre), Marco Romani Mistretta (Harvard), Eileen Reeves (Princeton), Mark J. Schiefsky (Harvard), George Smith (Tufts).
Chairs: Riccardo Strobino (Tufts), Erin Kelly (Tufts)
Title: Italian Roots of Modernity: Galileo
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall
Nov. 15, 2016
Tuesday
Guest Lecture Speaker: Benedetta Giovanola
Title: "Social Justice, Responsibility, and Respect"
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Center for Humanities at Tufts (CHAT)
Nov. 18, 2016
Friday
Philosophical Fridays Speaker: Andrea Borghini (Holy Cross)
Title: "Philosophy of Food"
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Dec. 5, 2016
Monday
Wellness Tutorial Speaker: Jeff Goding
Title: "Reducing Stress and Improving Well-being through Mindfulness"
Time: 12pm
Location: Miner 225
Dec. 8, 2016
Thursday
Philosophy Club Meeting Title: "Truth and Truthiness"
Time: 6pm
Location: Miner 112
Dec. 9, 2016
Friday
Philosophical Fridays Speaker: Karsten Steuber (Holy Cross)
Title:"Empathy"
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Location: Miner 225
Dec. 9, 2016
Friday
Guest Lecture Speaker: Bruce Boghosian
Title: "The Yard-Sale Model: Philosophical issues raised by a new mathematical model of wealth inequality"
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Miner 225
Dec. 12, 2016
Monday
Wellness Tutorial Speaker: Jeff Goding
Title: "Reducing Stress and Improving Well-being through Mindfulness"
Time: 12pm
Location: Miner 225