2019-20 Philosophy Speaker Series

The annual Philosophy Speaker Series brings scholars from across the country to present new work being done in philosophy and to discuss topics of crucial interest to Christian thinkers. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Fall 2019 Speakers

Photo of Scott DavisonPuzzles of Petitionary Prayer

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7:30 p.m., Blanchard Hall Room 339

Dr. Scott Davison, Professor of Philosophy, Morehead State University

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Photo of L.A. PaulTransformative Religious Experience and Empathy for Future Selves
2019-20 McManis Lecture

Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:30 pm, Blanchard Hall Room 339

Dr. L.A. Paul, Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Yale University

Photo of David Vessey

Philosophizing by Listening to the Past

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7:30 p.m., Blanchard Hall Room 339

Dr. David Vessey, Professor of Philosophy, Grand Valley State University




Spring 2020 Speakers

Photo of Joel SheesleyDoing Nature: The Art of Real Places
2019-20 Aesthetics Lecture

Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:30 p.m., Blanchard Hall Room 339

Dr. Joel Sheesley ('72), Professor of Art Emeritus, Wheaton College


Photo of Hud HudsonAn Optimistic Pessimism
2019-20 McManis Lecture

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
7:30 p.m., Blanchard Hall Room 339

Dr. Hud Hudson, Professor of Philosophy, Western Washington University



Photo of Eleanor Helms

Law, Variation, and the Stamp of Thought: The Importance of Reason in Kierkegaard
Annual Kierkegaard Lecture

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 POSTPONED
7:30 p.m., Blanchard Hall Room 339

Dr. Eleanor Helms ('02), Associate Professor of Philosophy, California Polytechnic State University