Department Events

Philosophy Friday Seminar Series
Every Friday 3-4:30pm
MU Hall 105, open to the public
Check out the spring '22 schedule 

The 2022 meeting of the Metaphysical Society of America was held in person at Marquette on March 24-27.  The conference theme is "Metaphysical Traditions in Dialogue" and will feature the keynote address “Always Becoming: Mexica Metaphysics at the Time of the Conquest” delivered by James Maffie (University of Maryland).  

Philosophy Open House
3/25/22 1-3 pm
Marquette Hall Commons, MH 111
Students learned about majoring in Philosophy, the Fall 2022 PHIL courses, the Philosophy Honor Society, thePhilosophy Club, and more!  

2022 Graduate Philosophy Conference
The Philosophy of Care and Caring
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Agnieszka Jaworska
Univ. of California, Riverside
April 8, 2022, Virtual Conference
Abstracts due by 2/27/2022

2021-2022 Philosophy Lectures and Events

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Philosophy and Organized Labor in Academia

PhD candidate Sarah Kizuk will be a webinar panelist for “Philosophy and Organized Labor in Academia.”  The event was Wed. 3/2 at 12 pm CST highlighting the importance of academic labor organization, the challenges and successes in the panelists’ experience, and ways in which philosophers have useful skills on academic labor.

Showcasing the Humanities: Philosophy and State Violence

Jessica Wolfendale, Chair of Philosophy
Thurs. 2/3, 5 pm
Haggerty Museum of Art
More details on the full spring 22 series

Philosophy Trivia Night

The Philosophy Graduate Student Association hosted Trivia Night on October 29th in the Eisenberg Room, Sensenbrenner Hall. The night was filled with trivia, costumes, dinner and drinks.

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The Philosophy Department hosted Dr. Sally Haslanger, Ford Professor of Philosophy at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a talk on Ideology in Practice: What Does Ideology Do? Oct. 8, 2021: 3 pm - 4:30 pm, AMU 227

The Marquette University Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

 Nathaniel Taylor, PhD candidate
Categories, Essence, and Modi Essendi:
Avicenna at the Heart of Aquinas’s Metaphysics

Oct. 21, 2021, 1 pm (CST)

The Empathetic Autistic: A Phenomenological Look at the Feminine Experience

Scarlett Dana Fritz’s dissertation and public defense will take place October 21st  at 4pm in the Raynor Memorial Library (3rd Floor).  The dissertation committee is Sebastian Luft, John Jones, and Thomas Abrams (external reader, Queen’s University, Canada).

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Back to School Bike Ride & Picnic

Sat., August 28, 2021
Event details

2020 Archives Philosophy Lectures and Events

Arnold Brooks, University of Chicago

The Marquette University Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy hosted The Structure of Change in Aristotle’s Physics 6.4-6
Monday January 2021, 3:30 pm
The Structure of Change in Aristotle’s Physics

Social Ontology and Objective Spirit Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Virtual Friday Seminar Series Fall 2020

Virtual seminars every Friday of the semester
3-4 pm

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Dr. Ericka Tucker, Associate Professor of Philosophy will speak 
Friday, 10/23/20 12-1 pm
In partnership with the Center for Peacemaking and the Black Student Council, this program will engage in a meaningful discussion about activism, organizing, and education and consider ways to engage in social responsibility and change.

Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago and Marquette University
Saturday, 10/24/2020 9am-5:30pm 
To register, refer to the program agenda.

The 5th Latinx Philosophy Conference took place virtually on October 30-31, 2020. The event was organized by Marquette Philosophy’s Javiera Perez Gomez with keynote address by Philosophy’s Stephanie Rivera Berruz from 1-2:15 pm CST.

November 2021 Philosophy Newsletter

October 2021 Philosophy Newsletter

2019 Archives Philosophy Lectures and Events

February 2019

  • Colloquium Series, Kelly Dean Jolley
    Friday, February 8 | 3:00 P.M.
    Marquette Hall, Room 105
  • Conference: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Brandom
    Friday and Saturday, February 22-23
    For more information contact 
  • Aquinas Lecture, Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh) "Heroism and Magnanimity: The Post-Modern Form of Self-Conscious Agency"
    Sunday, February 24 | 3:00 P.M.

March 2019

April 2019

  • Prof. Stephen Ogden, The Catholic University of America, title TBA
    Friday, April 12 | 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
  • International Research Roundtable with Katja Krause, David Twetten, Richard Taylor
    2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. 
    Live in Raynor Library and via Skype for Business
  • Tucker, Ericka. “On Natural Sociability," North American Spinoza Society, Pacific APA, Vancouver, B.C.

May 2019