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
"The Art of Philosophy: The Curious Case of Descartes's Fabulous World"
Steven Nadler, October 26, 2016

Professor Steven Nadler will give a talk entitled "The Art of Philosophy: The Curious Case of Descartes's Fabulous World"on October 26th, 2016 at 7PM in Grainger Hall, Rm 1100. Here is a brief overview of his talk:

The condemnation of Galileo by the Catholic Church in 1633 really scared Descartes. He decided not to publish his first book, The World, since it also defends a Copernican view of the cosmos. When, after Descartes’s death, a friend prepared the work for publication, he realized that something was missing: pictures!  But where was he to find them? And why were they needed? This lecture—a combination of philosophy, history of science and art history—will tell the story of the strange and frustrating search for illustrations for what can rightly be called “the book that made philosophy modern”.