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Tuesday January 29, 2013

2:00pm, Sturm 258

Thomas Nail (University of Denver)

"The Figure of the Migrant"

Job Talk

Friday February 8, 2013

11:00am, Sturm 275

Jeffrey Brown (University of Denver)

"Disability, Discrimination and Social Equality"

Philosophy Department Research Sharing Series

Friday March 8, 2013

1:00pm, Sturm 480

Terry Penner (Professor Emeritus, Philosophy & Classics, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

"Why Socratic & Platonic Reasoning (Dialectic) is not about Logic, Deductive or Inductive"

Visiting Marsico Scholar Lecture Series

Followed by Open Reception and Refreshments: 2:30-4:00pm, Sturm 257

Monday March 11, 2013

4:00pm, Olin 105

Marco J. Nathan (University of Denver)

"Quantitative Causality in Biology: A Philosophical Perspective"

Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

April 4-7, 2013

DU Bioethics Debate Team Places 2nd in National Competition

On April 4-7, 2013, the philosophy department sent four DU philosophy majors to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. to compete in the Bioethics Bowl, a debate competition that is part of the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference.

2013 Debate Team

From left to right, DU's debate team consists of:

  • Joe Davidson (Philosophy, Psychology)
  • Angela Ott (Philosophy, Socio-Legal Studies)
  • Nick Allen (Philosophy, Geography)
  • Joel Lewis (Philosophy, English)

The DU team competed against fifteen other teams, including Columbia University, Georgetown University, Loyola University Chicago, Bowling Green State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University at Albany-SUNY, University of Baltimore, National Hispanic University, and Rutgers.

During the competition, Allen, Davidson, Lewis, and Ott debated their views on nuclear waste storage, global transplant tourism, international surrogacy, informed consent, adoption vs. in vitro fertilization, corporate responsibility, and geoengineering, along with several other compelling, contemporary bioethical issues.

Bioethics debate coach and Professor of Philosophy Candace Upton is very proud and is looking forward to next year's Bioethics Bowl, which will take place at Loyola University Chicago.

July 10-12, 2013

Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions

(An annual gathering of scholars of medieval Islamic, Jewish and Christian Philosophy)

University of Denver (room details TBA)

Please visit the Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions Conference site for schedule and registration details

Co-hosted by the Philosophy Department,
the Center for Judaic Studies,
and the Marquette University Philosophy Department
(with support from DU's Office of Graduate Studies)

Questions? Contact Sarah Pessin at