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Friday, November 11th, 2022

Jason Stanley Gives 2022 Sellars Lecture

The Philosophy Department recently welcomed Professor Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University to campus to give the 2022 Roy Wood Sellars Lecture. In fact, Professor Stanley was our Sellars Lecturer for 2020, scheduled for March 19th, 2020 — that is, a few days after much of the country shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His lecture, “Free Speech and its Discontents” drew on research he has been pursuing in a book in progress (co-authored with David Beaver) entitled The Politics of Language and philosophically engaged issues that have very much been part of recent public […]

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Sunday, October 10th, 2021

Fall 2021 Department Events

The Philosophy Department (together with the Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society) hopes you’ll join us at some upcoming events. If you would like to join our mailing list to stay in the loop on events and department news, please click here to add yourself. Philosophical Film Screening: October Food for Thought Lunch: Monsters! Thursday, October 14th @ 12:10PM (after International Coming Out Day photo)Benches on the Quad above Freas Hall (rain location: Willard-Smith Library) What is a monster? What do we find “monstrous” and why? Philosophical Film Screening: November Thursday, November 4th @ 7PM Campus Theatre (free […]

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Professor Burgos to Present “Neither Race nor Ethnicity: Latinidad as a Social Affordance”

Professor Adam Burgos will be co-presenting the Gonzaga University Philosophy Department Colloquium with his collaborator there, Dr. Alejandro Arango on Thursday March 25th at 7:30PM (eastern time) via Zoom. All are welcome. Abstract: The debate about the definition of Latinidad as a social identity has fluctuated between accounts that put it closer to ethnicity (mainly represented by the work of Jorge J. E. Gracia) or closer to race (mainly represented by the work of Linda Alcoff). We present and defend the claim that the multiplicity of features and experiences of Latinos in the United States is best accounted for by steering away […]

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Student SnapTalk “Mini-Conference”

Thursday, October 29th at 4:30PM (online) What are your fellow students up to? What are they writing on, thinking about in their courses, research projects, and beyond? We hope you’ll join us for an online mini-conference. We have four students giving short (<10 minute) talks on their recent work. A Zoom link will be emailed out to students and posted on the Bucknell Message Center; if you would like to attend and don’t have the link, please look there (or email If you have the link and would like to share it with friends and family, please feel free. […]

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