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  • Whether it's gossiping over a drink, teaching our children, or politicians debating, we use words to communicate with each other and share ideas. It’s what makes us human. But what if we can’t? Could it be possible to broadcast our thoughts directly from our brains without the need for speech? In a recent episode of BBC World Service Radio’s “Discovery” program, Gaia Vince interviewed Philosophy Professor Adina Roskies (who is also the Chair of Dartmouth's Cognitive Neuroscience Program) and...

  • Stephen Darwall (Yale)
    "What Are Moral Reasons"
    Friday, November 4
    103 Thornton Hall
    Author's abstract:  "In The Second-Person Standpoint and subsequent essays, I argue that the deontic moral concepts of obligation, duty, right, wrong, and the like resist analysis in terms of moral reasons for acting. I claim that the “fully deontic” ought of moral obligation, as I will call it, has a conceptual connection to accountability and culpability that being...

  • In Memoriam: Robert Fogelin, Professor of Philosophy and Sherman Fairchild Professor in the Humanities emeritus at Dartmouth College.

    It is with a heavy heart that the department announces to students, colleagues and friends that Bob Fogelin died Monday, October 24, 2016, after struggling with Parkinson’s Disease. A full obituary can be found online, here. Family may be contacted at: Florence Fogelin, 18...

  • Professor Bukoski recently received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Arizona. He will be teaching Ethical Theory (Phil 37) and Friends, Lovers, and Comrades: Ethical Issues of Special Relationships (Phil 9) in the fall, an introduction to moral philosophy (Phil 8) in the winter, and Social and Political Philosophy (Phil 38) in the spring. Check out his website here.

  • Professor Jagannathan, a lecturer with us this year, is finishing up a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Chicago. He is teaching Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy (Phil 11) in the fall, a special topics course on Virtue Ethics (Phil 50) in the winter, and an introductory course on Philosophy and Tragedy in the spring. Check out his website here.

  • Convened by David Plunkett (Philosophy) and Anders Schoubye (University of Edinburgh).

    Registration is required! Register here.


    Friday, August 5  Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center

    10:00 – 11:45.   Kate Ritchie (City College New York): Social position and the reclamation of slurs


  • A workshop sponsored by the Political Economy Project at Dartmouth (PEP), convened David Plunkett (Philosophy) and Julie Rose (Government). Click here to register!


    Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy Workshop

    Co-organized by Julie Rose and David Plunkett


  • Professor Schoubye is a Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and he will be teaching a course on the ethics of food choice. His website is here.

  • Lecture by Nancy Cartwright

    Thursday, May 19, 2016
    41 Haldeman Hall
    Free & open to all
    Reception follows

    Regarded as one of the most influential philosophers in the world, Nancy Cartwright is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Durham (UK) and the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include philosophy and history of science (especially physics and economics), causal inference, causal power, scientific emergence and...

  • Workshop in Philosophy of Science: Idealizations, Fictions, and Values


    Friday (05/20): Rockefeller Center Class of 1930 Room

    9:00-10:30 Round Table Discussion with Workshop Participants

    11:00-12:30 Jordi Cat (Indiana Univ): ‘Scientific Assessment and Recommendation Between Modeling and Policy: Realism, Criticism and Deep Value Holism’

    2:00-3:30 Alan Baker (Swarthmore): ‘Mathematics and Explanatory Entanglement’

    4-5:30 Alisa...