Peter Vranas
November 8th, 2018
Paula Gottlieb
November 16, 2017

Steven Nadler
October 26, 2016
Elliott Sober
October 29, 2015

Sarah Paul
October 22, 2014
Larry Shapiro
March 12, 2014

On Marriage Equality - Russ Shafer-Landau
Russ Shafer-Landau
November 7, 2013

Claudia Card
April 22, 2013

Harry Brighouse
October 17, 2012

Dan Hausman
February 22, 2012

In an effort to promote the Wisconsin Idea, the UW-Madison Philosophy Department sponsors a lecture series entitled "UW Philosophers at Work." Talks in the series are free and are open to everyone interested in attending. If you'd like to read an abstract of a given talk or see a video of the lecture, please click on the relevant poster.

The inaugural lecture was given in February 2012 by Herbert A. Simon and Hilldale Professor Dan Hausman, on the topic of preferential admissions at UW. The second lecture in the series, entitled "Social Justice and Flagship Public Universities," was given by Prof. Harry Brighouse in October 2012. The third lecture in the series was given by Emma Goldman Professor of Philosophy Claudia Card, on the topic of "Genocide and Social Death," in April 2013. On November 7th, 2013, former UW Philosophy Department Chair Professor Russ Shafer-Landau continued the series with a lecture titled "On Marriage Equality." A video of his talk is available here.

Our next talk, entitled "Time Travel: Processes and Paradoxes" will be given by Professor Peter Vranas on November 8th, 2018 at 5:30PM in the Education Building, Rm L196.

"Time travel is an exciting topic. It is explored not only in countless works of fiction, but also in extensive scientific and philosophical literatures. But different people imagine time travel differently, and the first main task of this talk is to sort out the numerous time travel processes that have been proposed. The second main task is to investigate the bewildering array of time travel paradoxes. Do the paradoxes show time travel to be impossible? If not, how are the paradoxes to be resolved? It turns out that not all time travel paradoxes are created equal: some are relatively easy to solve, but others hinge on thorny metaphysical issues."