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2017-18 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 2017 Speakers

A “Post-Racial America”? White Gazes and Black Bodies

Dr. Yancy
 
 
Thursday, September 14, 2017
7:30 p.m., Barrows Auditorium, Billy Graham Center

Dr. George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy at Emory University

 

 

Eternal Fulfillment? Some Thoughts on the Afterlife

Dr. Hector
 
 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7:30 p.m., Blanchard Hall Room 339

Dr. Kevin Hector, Associate Professor of Theology and the Philosophy of Religions, The University of Chicago Divinity School 

 

 

“Six or Seven Life Lessons That I Have Drawn from Kierkegaard”

Dr. Marino
 
 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:30 p.m., Blanchard Hall Room 339

Dr. Gordon Marino, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College

 

 

Spring 2018 Speakers

Reason and Conscience: The Double Ground of Religious Toleration in Pierre Bayle

 
 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7:30 p.m., Blanchard Hall Room 339

Dr. Kristen Irwin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University

 

 

Aquinas on Omnipresence

 
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:30 p.m., Blanchard Hall Room 339

Dr. Jeffrey Brower, Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University

 

 

Gratitude: An Ancient Virtue for the Modern World

 
 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:30 p.m., Blanchard Hall Room 339

Dr. Jed Atkins, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.