Department News and Event Archive

Archive of News

Karolyn Burns, Philosophy PhD candidate, has been selected to present a paper at this year's SEWSA conference, March 11th - March 14th.  More information. 

International Reading Groups
Philosophy is sponsoring three levels of International Reading Groups in Medieval Arabic and Latin;1/30/2021- 4/3/2021 
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For International Women's Day Philosophy’s Melissa Shew was quoted in “How women have shaped philosophy: nine female philosophers our authors admire.”

Ongoing Conversations about Philosophy for Girls: an Invitation to the Life of Thought, by Melissa Shew.

Jessica Wolfendale wrote about the importance of moral reckoning after the recent report on war crimes committed by Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan. Link to the article

114 Holiday (or any) Recipes Since 1986
Check out 2020’s newest recipe addition to Philosophy Richard Taylor's collection

Our Favorite Things
Philosophy’s Melissa Shew started a video series called Marquette’s Our Favorite Things, and was presented with an Excellence in Executive Education Award at a ceremony on December 5th.

javieraThe Department welcomes Dr. Javiera Perez Gomez, who joined us as Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. Her main research interests are in applied ethics and bio-ethics. Much of her current work focuses on analyzing policies and practices that seem to compound the disadvantages that members of marginalized groups already face.

2020 Undergraduate Philosophy Awards
Jason Hanselman, Francis X. Boden Award 
Jake Stavsky, James Robb Award 
Alanna McCauley Rev. John Naus, S.J. Award More details

Read Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz's open letter to Marquette University regarding racial justice (June 17, 2020).

Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz wrote about the meaning and impact of the ongoing protests against police brutality in Milwaukee

Read Dr. Grant's blog entry, The Lives that Matter in the Prevailing Social Order, for the American Philosophical Association 

Associate Professor Grant Silva, Coordinator of Race, Ethnic and Indigenous Studies (REIS) was interviewed about the 2019-2020 REIS Cluster Hire

Learn more about REIS

Dr. Curtis Carter, Donald J. Schuenke Chair in Philosophy, was quoted on the legacy of Milwaukee's underground comix scene

Archive of Events

Philosophy's Anthony Peressini, Melissa Shew and Daniel Collette were awarded Course Revision Awards from the Center For Transnational Justice. With the awards they redesigned their spring '21 courses to better address issues of systemic racism.

Margaret Urban Walker, Donald J. Schuenke Chair Emerita Philosophy
Apology: Its Role in Social and Political Life; Thur, April 15th 12pm-1:30pm

Philosophy Friday Seminar Series
Check out the new schedule for spring 2021
Fridays, 3-4 pm
For more information: Kimberly Ann Harris 

Adulting 101: Social Change at Marquette - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
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.

Online Workshop In Phenomenology 
Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago and Marquette UniversitySaturday, 10/24/2020 9am-5:30pm   

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

Friday Seminar Series
Virtual seminars every Friday of the semester
3-4 pm
For more details, contact Kimberly Ann Harris

September 11
Dr. Jessica Wolfendale: Technology and Terrorism

September 18
Teaching Check In

September 25
Dr. Javiera Perez Gomez: Microaggressions and Moral Encroachment

October 2
Thomas Kader: On Metaphysics of Rationalism and the Distinction between Ideas and Qualities 

October 9
Dr. Michael Olson: The Aura of Belonging: Aesthetics, Politics, Society

October 16
Dr. Meena Krishnamurthy (Queen’s University): Martin Luther King Jr. on the Political Emotions
More information

October 23
Teaching Check In

October 30
Jorge Montiel: Motivation and Subjective Historicity in Husserl’s Transcendental Phenomenology

November 6
Kiesha Martin: Language and Identity

November 13: Sarah Kizuk: I am of this place: Place attachment as a mechanism of settler colonialism

November 20
Dr. Ronny Miron (Bar-Ilan University): Where does Being begin? On the Intimacy between Existence and Nothingness in the Metaphysical Phenomenology of Hedwig Conrad-Martius