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Upcoming Events

Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Jonathan Rapping (John Marshall School of Law)
Forging a More Humane Vision of Justice
Sponsored by the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership
Sept 28, Rockwell Pavillion
4:00-6:00 PM

Anita Hill
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Distinguished Lecture 
Believing: The First Step to Change
Sponsored by the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership
October 5, Rockwell Pavillion
6:00-7:00 PM

Cosmologies of Care Conference:
A Conference Exploring Diverse New Perspectives on Care Ethics
Sponsored by the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership
October 7-8

Helen Hattab (UH)
Lecture at University of St. Thomas
Scholastic Methods in Relation to Analysis and Synthesis in Descartes' Philosophy
October 13
Sullivan Hall
1:30 PM

Robert Tierney (UH)
Vengeance and Retribution
Oct 24, Old Science Bldg S115
3:00-5:00 PM

Melissa Murray (NYU)
Richard Gelwich Endowed Lecture
Dobbs and Democracy
Sponsored by the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership
November 1, Rockwell Pavilion
6:00-7:00 PM

LATAM Bridges in the Epistemology of Religion
Capstone Conference
November 10-11, Student Center - Senate Chamber 204
Flyer - Please RSVP using QR code on Flyer

Gunnar Björnsson (University of Stockholm)
Title TBA
Nov 13, Location TBA
4:30-7:30 PM

Rice-UH Philosophy Graduate Conference
Theme:  Mind, Value, and Moral Psychology
Keynote speaker: John Doris (Cornell)
Nov 17-18
Full schedule

Andrew Werner (UH)
Hegel's Externalist Epistemology and Empirical Knowledge
Nov 28, Old Science Building S115
3:00-5:00 PM

Tori McGreer (Princeton)
Why do we punish?  Confronting the myth of folk retributivism
Feb 26, Honors Commons
4:00 PM

Mini-Conference on Modal Logic and Connectionism
Speakers include Chris Menzel (TAMU), Max Freund (University of Costa Rica), Alireza Fatollahi (Bilkent), Raphaël Millière (Maquarie), and Danielle Williams (Washington University, St. Louis)
MD Anderson Library, Digital Research Commons
April 5, 9:30-3:30

Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Daniel Heider (University of South Bohemia)
The Production of Intelligible Likeness in Second Scholasticism: Suárez, McCaghwell, and Mastri/Belluto
August 26, 3:00 PM
AH 202

Michael McKenna (Arizona)
October 21, 3:00-5:00
Location TBA 

UH Philosophy Homecoming Conference
March 25, 2023
UH Student Center, 2nd Floor
Midtown Room 262
Conference for UH Alumni
Keynote speaker: Elanor Taylor (Johns Hopkins)
UH Alumni Speakers: Boomer Trujillo (UT El Paso), Arianna Peruzzi (Michigan), Barrett Emerick (St. Mary's College of Maryland)
Event Poster
Please RSVP here

Previous Events

Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Michael McKenna (Arizona)
Rescheduled for 2022-2023

Joshua DiPaolo (Cal State, Fullerton)
Untangling the Extremism Web: What is Radicalization?
Feb 25, 3:00-5:00
CBB 124

David Enoch (Hebrew University)
There is No Such Thing as Doxastic Wrongdoing
March 7, 3:00-5:00

Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Wade Munroe (Michigan)
Is Mathematical Cognition A Priori?
October 11, 3:00-5:00
AH 106

Gwen Bradford (Rice)
October 18

Samuel Scheffler (NYU)
Procreation, Immigration, and the Future of Humanity
Elizabeth Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library
November 15, 3:30-4:45
Hosted by the Ethics Center

Rafael Ventura (Bilkent)
November 25

T.M. Scanlon (Harvard)
Hosted by the Ethics Center
March 20 **CANCELLED**

Lisa Miracchi (Penn)
March 27 **CANCELLED**

Past speaker archive