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Midwest Philosophy Colloquium

Every year the UMM Philosophy Discipline hosts the Midwest Philosophy Colloquium, where distinguished speakers come to campus and give talks on topics of general interest.

Previous colloquium speakers have included Donald Davidson, Saul Kripke, Fred Dretske, J.L. Mackie, Gilbert Harman, David Gauthier, Keith Donnellan, Kurt Baier, Alvin Goldman, David Kaplan, Paul Benacerraf, Keith Lehrer, Jonathan Bennett, John Searle, Robert Solomon, Phillipa Foot, Eleanor Stump, Fred Feldman, Nancy Cartwright, Gary Watson, Michael Bratman, Stephen Stich, and many others.



Kyle Powys Whyte (Michigan State)

March 30, 2017
Imholte 109, 7 PM
"Indigenous Peoples, Climate Justice and Decolonial Philosophy"

Dale Jamieson (NYU)

April 12, 2017
Imholte 109 7 PM
"Loving Nature"

Chris Cuomo (Georgia)

April 20, 2017
Imholte 109, 7 PM
"Against the Anthropocene as a Geological Epoch: A Scientific, Ethical and Political Argument"

Jay Odenbaugh (Lewis and Clark)

April 24 , 2017
Imholte 109, 7 PM
"On the Contrary: How to Think about Climate Skepticism"

Lori Gruen (Wesleyan)

May 2, 2017
Imholte 109, 7 PM
"Empathy in Mind"

These public lectures are free and open to the public and are supported by the UMM Dean's Office, the UMM Philosophy Discipline, and the Sustainability Leaders of the Future.