Upcoming Colloquia and Conferences

Colloquia and conferences are arranged in alphabetical order by host institution/organization. If you would prefer to view this information organized by date, please see our “Calendar of Philosophy Events.”

Disclaimer: The information listed below was either sent to us by participating programs or compiled from department websites. We have done our best to ensure accuracy and completeness, but for obvious reasons, we can guarantee neither.

Inaugural meeting, International Association for the Philosophy of Death and Dying

posted Sep 5, 2012, 8:02 PM by SoCal Philosophy   [ updated Jan 26, 2014, 8:01 PM by Monique Wonderly ]

Date: November 20-22, 2014

LocationCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Call for Abstracts: Abstracts of 500-750 words should address philosophical questions related to death and dying, including but not limited to:

the metaphysics of death, including personal identity, criteria for declaring death, etc.
the possibility and/or desirability of immortality
death as a harm or benefit
death and life's meaning
reactions to death and dying (e.g., grief, ars moriendi and the 'good death')
philosophical implications of death-related technologies (e.g., life extension, cryonics)
ethical controversies related to death (suicide, organ donation, etc.)
clinical and biomedical issues related to death and dying
Prospective presenters should plan for presentations of approxiamtely 40 minutes.


Amy Olberding, University of Oklahoma

John Martin Fischer, University of California- Riverside

Abstracts from scholars outside philosophy are welcome so long as they engage such philosophical issues. Abstracts are welcome from analytic, Continental, and other historical traditions. Abstracts should be submitted to info@philosophyofdeath.org. Deadine for abstract submission: 31 March 2014.

California State University, San Bernadino Colloquium

posted Sep 2, 2012, 9:14 PM by Patrick Hennessey   [ updated Jan 26, 2014, 7:52 PM by Monique Wonderly ]

Date: January 31, 2:40 PM

Speaker: James Van Cleve (USC)


2014 USC-UCLA Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy

posted Sep 2, 2012, 9:12 PM by Patrick Hennessey   [ updated Jan 25, 2014, 7:19 AM by Monique Wonderly ]

The graduate students of the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles, invite graduate students to submit papers in all areas of philosophy to be presented at the eight annual USC/UCLA graduate student conference. The date of the conference is February 8, 2014; the conference will be held at UCLA. The keynote speaker will be Kieran Setiya.


University of California, Santa Barbara

posted Sep 16, 2011, 7:29 PM by Patrick Hennessey   [ updated Jan 25, 2014, 6:29 AM by Monique Wonderly ]


2014 Regular Department Colloquia Schedule  N/A

Sage Center for the Study of the Mind Lecture Series:

(1) Lecture: 
Probabilistic Models of Sensorimotor Control and Decision Making

Speaker: Daniel Wolpert

Meeting Time and Location: Mar 6, Alumni Hall, Mosher Alumni House, 2nd floor on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

(2) Lecture: Affective Forecasting

Speaker: Daniel Gilbert

Meeting Time and Location: Mar 13, Alumni Hall, Mosher Alumni House, 2nd floor on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

(3) Lecture: What Is a Rule? A Short History, from Monastic Orders to Algorithms

 Lorraine Daston

Meeting Time and Location: Apr 10, Alumni Hall, Mosher Alumni House, 2nd floor on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

University of Southern California

posted Aug 23, 2011, 8:41 PM by Patrick Hennessey   [ updated Jan 25, 2014, 6:33 AM by Monique Wonderly ]

University of Southern California Winter 2014 

SoCal PhilMath + PhilLogic Workshops

Saturday, Jan 25, 2014

Location: USC Mudd Hall, Room 102


11:00-12:30 Hartry Field (New York University) "Naive Truth and Restricted Quantification"
NOTE: this is a discussion session on the paper Naive Truth and Restricted Quantification that is intended to be read in advance

12:30-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:15 Michael Ernst (UC Irvine) "The Prospects of Unlimited Category Theory: Doing What Remains to Be Done"

2:15-2.30 Break

2:30-4:00 Wayne Aitken (Cal State San Marcos) and Jeffrey Barrett (UC Irvine) "A Logic of Intensional Functions"

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-5:45 Paula Quinon (Lund University) "Is the Church-Turing Thesis a Carnapian Explication?"

7:00-9:00 Dinner

More about this workshop series can be found at: http://www.lps.uci.edu/lps_socalphilmath

Claremont Colleges

posted Aug 19, 2011, 12:05 PM by Justin White   [ updated Aug 19, 2011, 12:16 PM ]

1)  Pomona College Colloquium

  Speaker: Stavroula Glezakos, Wake Forest University

  Topic: "The Limits of Meaning Well"

  Meeting Time and Location: Thursday, September 15th, 4:15 PM, 101 Pearsons

American Philosophical Association Pacific Division 2014 Annual Meeting

posted Mar 24, 2011, 11:02 PM by Monique Wonderly   [ updated Jan 25, 2014, 7:23 AM ]

Meeting Time and Location: April 16-20, 2014, Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA

For more information, see the APA Pacific Division Website on the upcoming meeting

Biola University, Talbot School of Theology, Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

posted Mar 22, 2011, 5:38 PM by Patrick Hennessey   [ updated Jan 25, 2014, 6:35 AM by Monique Wonderly ]

2013-2014 Colloquia Schedule N/A

(1) Colloquium




Meeting Time and Location: 

California State University, Long Beach

posted Mar 14, 2011, 7:05 PM by Monique Wonderly   [ updated Jan 25, 2014, 6:38 AM ]

2013-2014 Info N/A

(1) Colloquium

Title: TBD


Topic: TBD

Meeting Time and Location: 


posted Mar 14, 2011, 6:56 PM by Monique Wonderly   [ updated Mar 24, 2011, 9:10 PM by Patrick Hennessey ]

No information available at this time.

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