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.

Spring 2022 Colloquia

  • Tamara Fakhoury, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities — What reasons stand in favor of (or against) violent resistance to oppression? I distinguish two kinds of normative reasons that bear…

  • William Ramsey, Dept. of Philosophy, University Nevada Las Vegas — For the past 40 years, philosophers have assumed that the key to understanding mental representation in cognitive systems is to develop a successful…

  • Alastair Norcross, Department of Philosophy, University Colorado, Boulder — Pretty much all ethical theorizing makes use of intuitions. Intuitive judgments about real or hypothetical cases, and about rules or principles play…

  • Raff Donelson, Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University — Commentators have sharply criticized mass incarceration in the United States, but virtually all commentary has focused on contingent features of mass…

  • Serene Khader, Dept. of Philosophy, Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center — Prof. Khader will discuss her book Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).