Colloquium Series

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 centered on the Colloquium Series itself.

Spring 2019 Colloquium

  • Phillip Honenberger, Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada at Las Vegas In the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, a number of theorists proposed a particular pattern of relation between biological and cultural...

  • Jesse Fitts, Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Writers in the propositions literature consider the Benacerraf objection serious, often decisive. The objection figures heavily in dismissing standard...

  • "The Social Epistemology of Maps." Rebecca Kukla, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University A burgeoning branch of philosophy of science attends to the material and social production of scientific knowledge, and...

  • "Outline of an Intensional Theory of Truth." Roy Cook, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota  In this talk I will extend the fixed-point semantics of (Kripke 1975) via the addition of two unary intensional...

  • "On the Generalization Problem for Horwich's Minimal Theories of Truth and 'True'." Klaus Ladstaetter, Department of Philosophy, University of Las Vegas  According to Horwich's minimal theory of truth, the...

  • "The Practical Value of Causal Understanding." Michael Strevens, Department of Philosophy, New York University  We philosophers give explanations for the sheer intellectual satisfaction of it. But many writers have...

  • "E -/-> N" Chris Tillman and Adam Murray, Department of Philosophy, University of Manitoba  This talk is based on work done with Joshua Spencer of UW-Milwaukee. What is the relationship between essence and...