ON-GOING PHILOSOPHY EVENTS
The Jockey Club
The Department organizes a weekly discussion group, the Jockey Club, including faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and interested participants from the St. John’s community. Many participants also come from other disciplines in the university and visiting speakers are invited to participate as well. (click Jockey Club for a list of papers discussed) Interested in attending? Please contact the Department for more information
This year the Winter Colloquium series is being held in conjunction with the theme of the Bradley Memorial Lectures in Speculative Philosophy, 2012-2013. In honour and memory of our colleague and friend, Jim Bradley, the Dept. is holding a series of lectures during the academic year. The inaugural lecture was given by Jim's longtime friend, colleague, and collaborator, Dr. Peter Harris, Tuesday, October 30th, 2012, 5-7pm in the Junior Common Room,Gushue Hall with reception after. Each lecturer will also lead the Jockey club discussion, usually the day after the lecture. Dr. Harris led a lively Jockey Club discussion Friday, Nov.9 on an essay by Collingwood, a philosopher of special interest to Jim Bradley. For complete list of lectures please click here.
Cognitive Science Lecture Series
Memorial University, 2nd Series, Fall 2006Sponsored by the Philosophy Department; Inquiries to: email@example.com
Cognitive science is the study of mind, intelligence, and information. It overlaps the traditional disciplines of anthropology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology (among others).
- Cognitive science originated in the 1950s and 1960s, when researchers in several fields began to develop theories of mind based on complex representations and computational procedures. More than 60 universities in North America and Europe now have cognitive science programs.
- The aim of this series is to foster interdisciplinary discussion along these lines.
The Winter Colloquium Series is normally conducted in the Winter Semester in conjunction with the Graduate Seminar. The seminar is designed to afford graduate students first-hand experience of mature philosophical discussion, presentation of papers and responses to papers of faculty members. The Colloquium generally meets each week and is open to the public as well as to the members of the University (including faculty, staff, and students). A general theme is chosen for each semester series. Recently these have included: Nature, Time, Language, Freedom, Truth, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Previous Winter Colloquia:
The Department also occasionally has Fall Colloquia lectures, with invited speakers.
The Colloquia have occasionally been extended into a new Spring/Summer Colloquium Series
New series started in Winter 2008: the Philosophy Society organizes a student colloquium series:>
The Philosophy Student Colloquium 2012, "Identity"
Third Annual Philosophy Undergraduate Colloquium on "Being" 2010
Every Friday, 1-2, AA1049: Feb 5 Bradley Dart "Cantor and the Mathematics of Infinity" Jan 29 Sarah Khraishi 'technology, art, and pornography