Each semester, the department offers a series of lectures given by a mix of guest speakers from around the world and UNLV professors, presenting current research on a broad range of philosophical issues. These lectures expand on topics covered in philosophy classes. There is also a course (PHIL 482) centered on the Colloquium Series itself.

Colloquium Series Archive

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Fall 2021 Colloquia

  • Sara Protasi, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Puget Sound — In recent times philosophers of emotions have started investigating the role of anger, hatred, fear, and contempt in relation to racism and racial injustice.…

  • Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa, Dept. of Philosophy, University of British Columbia — I argue that the widespread use of “justification” language in contemporary epistemology carries substantial normative presuppositions. “…

  • Samantha Wakil, Department of Philosophy, University of Las Vegas, Nevada — The debate surrounding mathematical platonism has effectively come to a standstill. With indispensability arguments as the stopping point, the…

  • Cécile Fabre, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (Remote at 9 a.m. PDT) — Gossip is pervasive and wide-ranging. It lubricates and wrecks social relationships. Many people openly confess to loving it yet acknowledge…

  • Edouard Machery, Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh — In this talk (based on chapter 4 of Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds) I describe the method of cases—a prominent method in much of…

  • Abigail Aguilar, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Nevada Las Vegas — Much current political discourse relies on the assumptions that nations, nation-states, and nationalism are obviously and inherently bad, and that larger…

  • Erica A. Nieblas, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder — What moral constraints might human rights place on the types of migration policies that states can adopt? This talk answers this question in light of…