Past Talks

Spring 2019

  • 4/18  "Gender in a Buddhist Relationship"  Levi Walbert
  • 3/28  A discussion on "Is Language Necessary for a Community?"
  • 2/28  A discussion on "Obligations to the Dead"
  • 2/14  A discussion on "Suing Your Parents for Being Born:  Showing the Love?"
  • 1/31/19  Self-Defense -- When Should You Strike Back?"  discussion
  • Fall & Spring 2018

    Fall 2018

    • 12/7  "Philosophy at the Margins:  Race, Gender, and the Philosophical Canon"  Dr. Shaeeda mensah, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Temple University
    • 11/8  Discussion on "Joseph Carens: The Case for Immigration Amnesty"
    • 10/25  Discussion on "Rights in the State -- Do We Have a Right to Them?"
    • 9/27  Discussion on "Can Good Rulers be Selfish?

    Spring 2018

    • 5/4  "Mind Without Matter"  Dr. Barbara Montero, Philosophy Department, CUNY
    • 4/12  "How Can Besire (Belief-Desire) Be Not Bizarre?"  Dr. Yong Huang, Department of Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • 3/2  "Habituation, Virtue, and Facebook Activism"  Dr. Howard Curzer, Philosophy Department, Texas Tech University
    • 2/15  "The Inevitability of Virtue Ethics"  Dr. Allan Back, Philosophy Department
    • 2/1  "Zen Buddhism:  Dogen in the Pure Land"  Levi Walbert
  • Fall & Spring 2017

    Fall 2017

    • 12/8  "What It Is to Bee a Bee"  Dr. Will Towne, Biology Department
    • 11/16  "  Sex, Violence, and Global Human Rights"  A discussion with Susan Brison, Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College
    • 10/26  Discussion on "What Makes Taxes Fair?"
    • 10/20  "Religious Disagreement:  Structure, Content, and Prospects for Resolution"  Dr. Robert Audi, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
    • 10/12  "Feminism and the Martial Arts"  Dr. Allan Back, Philosophy Department
    • 9/28  "We Can't Agree to Disagree"  Dr. Christopher Vogel, Philosophy Department
    • 9/14  Discussion on plans and projects for upcoming year

    Spring 2017

    • 5/4 "The Moment That You Die and Cease to Exist"  Dr. David Hershenov, Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo
    • 5/4 "Three Mistakes about Personal Identity and Abortion"  Dr. David Hershenov, Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo
    • 3/23  "Seeking a date in another possible world"  Ron Drummond
    • 3/9  "The Advocacy for Pornography via Utilitarianism"  Laura Berkel
    • 3/2  "Agnosticism in the Name of God" Levi Walbert
    • 2/16 "Come, Goat Enthusiasts" An Open Forum
  • Fall & Spring 2016

    Fall 2016

    • 12/9 "Why Can Brains Do It, But Not Rocks?" Professor Mark Bickhard, Henry R. Luce Professor of Cognitive Robotics and the Philosophy of Knowledge, Lehigh University

    • 10/27 "Busting the Ghostbusters"  Open discussion

    • 10/13 "Termination and Death" Dr. Stephan Blatti, University of Memphis

    • 10/6 "Can you Feel Safe in a Safe Space?" Group discussion

    • 9/22 "Gandhi as Martial Artist" Dr. Allan Back, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 9/8 "Does your Brain See Everything You Do" Dr. Michael Barkasi, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    Spring 2016

    • 4/21 Brad Younger "Thoughts on Knowledge, Fallibilism, and Skepticism"
    • 4/7 "An open form philosophical discussion on happiness and freedom with a basis on Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialism"
    •  3/24 "Islam and the Contemporary Challenge of Terrorism" Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, Op-ed columnist, The Toledo Blade, Professor Emeritus, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery/College of Medicine and Life Sciences Professor Emeritus, Humanities/College of Literature, Languages and Social Sciences, The University of Toledo
    • 2/25 "There's No Present Like the Present" Cody Mayak
    • 2/11 "Ontological Relativity and Bioethics" Dr. John Lizza, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 1/28 "Kant and the Ethics of Suicide" and "How Grief Makes Our Lives Go Well" Dr. Michael Cholbi, Philosophy Department, California State Polytechnic University
  • Fall & Spring 2015

    Fall 2015

    • 12/4 "Are We Free To Be Happy?" Professor Deanna Smith, KU Philosophy Department alumna, Philosophy Department, Lehigh Carbon Community College

    • 11/5 "I do believe in Spooks! The Cognitive Science of Religion and the Prima Facie Rationality of Belief in God" Professor Jedwab, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 10/22 "Infinite Regress" (Diving into the Eddy of a Hopeless Process: Russell on Bradley's Regress)" Milo Crimi, KU Philosophy Department grad, Ph.D. candidate, UCLA Philosophy Department

    • 9/3 "Getting a Grip on Gross: Morality and Disgust" Dr. Brian Besong, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 9/17 "The Retcon of the Soul (Retroactive Continuity: How our mind works like a comic book)" Dr. Roman Althsuler, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    Spring 2015

    • 1/30 "Revolution in Philosophy" Dr. Danielle Macbeth, Haverford College

    • 2/12 "The Socrates Dilemma: It's Not a Heap of Trouble" Dr. Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 3/19 "Abandoning Personal Identity" Brendan O'Brien

    • 4/16 "Issues in Induction" Keyana Kern

    • 5/1 "Objects that are not Objects" Graham Priest, CUNY

  • Fall & Spring 2014

    Fall 2014

    • 9/4 "What is Non-Violence?" Dr. Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 9/18 "Absolutely God: Hegel and St. Anselm on Deity" Jay Winkleman

    • 10/2 "Cadillacs, Private Schools, and the latest Designer Genes" Jessica Williams

    • 10/16 "Un[Locke]ing your Quasi-Memory: Memory and Personal Identity" Brendan O'Brien

    • 10/30 "How to Study the History of Philosophy" Joshua Steinberg

    • 11/20 "Muddy Identity" Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    Spring 2014

    • 1/30 "You Don't Know Jack" Jay Winkleman

    • 2/13 "Plato's Couplings how to hook up with Forms" Zachary Groff, KU alumnus

    • 3/13 "Plato's Rebellion Against the Aristocracy" Jay Winkleman

    • 4/3 "Descartes Duped" Keyana Kern

    • 4/9 "Platonism vs. Naturalism" Dr. Lloyd Gerson, Philosophy Department, University of Toronto

    • 4/17 "Building Moral Character - in Western Sports and in the Asian Martial Arts" Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 5/2 "Levels of Explanation in Cognitive Science" Dr. Zachary Abrahams, Philosophy Department, Cornell University

  • Fall & Spring 2013

    Fall 2013

    • 9/6 "The Justice of War" Phoenix Strouse

    • 9/19 "Zeno's Reality" Josh Steinberg

    • 10/3 "Why Facebook is Making You Vicious" Dr. Andrew Corsa

    • 10/17 "If You're So Smart, Why Ain't You Rich?" Dr. Theodore Korzukhin

    • 10/31 "Kant Get Enough of Hume" Jay Winkleman

    • 11/14 "Anselm is Wrong About God" Brendan O'Brian

    • 11/21 "Cultural Diversity, Globalization and the Future of Democracy" Dr. Michele Moody-Adams, Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory, Columbia University

    • 12/4 "The Moral Value of Envy" Dr. Krista Thomason, Philosophy Department, Swarthmore College

    Spring 2013

    • 2/7 "Un-entangle Me" Jeremy Henry

    • 2/18 "Socrates, Guilt, and Salvation" Dr. George Rudebusch, Professor of Philosophy, Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff

    • 3/7 "Snooki Meets the Situation" J. Dum

    • 3/28 "An Ultimate Truth That Works" William Roth

    • 4/11 "The Dao of Physics" Phoenix Strouse

    • 4/23 "New Value Problems in Epistemology" Chienkuo Mi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy Department, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan and Visiting Scholar, Philosophy Department, Rutgers University

    • 4/25 "Refute This" Ian Tomes

    • 5/10 "Anti-Theorist Dancy with the Wrong Math: B<C when A+B>A+C?" Dr. Yong Huang, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

  • Fall & Spring 2012

    Fall 2012

    • 9/20 "Original Sin" Milo Crimi

    • 10/4 "Fifty Shades of Aristotle" J. Dum

    • 10/25 "Ockham, Supposition, and Mental Content" Dr. Calvin Normore, Philosophy Department, UCLA

    • 11/8 "Discussion of Thomas Pogge's Works on World Poverty" Student Philosophy Association, Kutztown University

    • 12/6 "Einstein's Jewish Science" Professor Steven Gimbel, Edwin T. and Cynthia Shearer Johnson Chair for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities, Gettysburg College

    Spring 2012

    • "The Grecian and Judeo-Christian Background in Heidegger's Conception of Dasein: A Possible Meeting-point for Eastern and Western Philosophies" Wensheng Wang, Professor of Philosophy, National Chengchi University, Tapei, Taiwan

    • 3/22 "Identity Crisis" Jeremy Henry

    • 3/1 "Information Ethics - A View from the Trenches" Oskars Rieksts, Computer Science Department, Kutztown University

    • 2/2 "The Ethical Dimension of a Drug Deal" J. Dum

    • 2/16 "To Be or Not to Be the Value of a Bound Variable" Milo Crimi

  • Fall & Spring 2011

    Fall 2011

    • 12/9 "Why We Should Believe in Libertarian Free Will" Howard Robinson, Professor of Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

    • "It's All About Barbara: A Case in Modality" James Pearson, B.A. Philosophy, Kutztown University

    • "Cultural Imperialism? A Case in Muslim India" Colleen Fitzgerald, B.A. Philosophy, Kutztown University, M.A. English, Lehigh University

    • 10/27 Panel Discussion on Deep Ecology

    • 10/6 "Ockham's Ups and Downs" Milo Crimi

    • 9/22 "The Tragedy of Gorgias" Zach Groff

    • 9/8 "Why I Hate Bad Movies" Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    Spring 2011

    • 4/14 "Cosmic Fine-Tuning and God" Dr. Robin Collins, Messiah College

    • 3/24 "How Dewey Ducks the Moral Issues" Zachary Groff

    • 2/24 "How to Walzer Your Way to the Top" Nicholas Clarkin-Wright

    • 2/10 "Assault and Battery Upon Anselm" Milo Crimi

  • Fall & Spring 2010

    Fall 2010

    • 12/10 "Science and Values" Hugh Lacey, Philosophy Department, Swarthmore College

    • 11/18 "A Soul Is a Terrible Thing for a Mind to Think It Has to Waste" Isaac Earley

    • 11/4 "The Reality of Fiction" Deanna Smith, KU alumna and Philosophy MA candidate, Texas Tech University

    • 10/21 "The Tao of Aquinas" Jeremy Henry

    • 10/07 "Zen Zombies...The Truth about Bruce Lee" Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 9/23 "First I Look at the Peirce" Milo Crimi

    • 9/9 "All you need is love" Peter Secor

    Spring 2010

    • 4/8 "Bradley and the Ideality of Thought" Zachary Groff

    • 3/25 "Darwin's 'Voyage of the HMS Beagle' Revisited" John Studenroth, BFC Chaplain

    • 2/19 "Agape and Eros Revisited" Professor Andrew Payne, Philosophy Department, Saint Joseph's University

    • 2/09 "Is Human Nature All That Bad?" Peter Secor

    • 1/28 "Epistemic Failure" Milo Crimi

  • Fall & Spring 2009

    Fall 2009

    • 12/11 "Mistakes of Reason: Aristotle on the Practical Syllogism" Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 11/12 "I Think; Therefore God Is: Anselm's Ontological Argument" Brian Lust

    • 10/29 "Thinking Clearly About Violence" Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 10/8 "The Incarnation and Unity of Consciousness" Joseph Jedwab, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 10/02 "Dialethism and the Limits of Language" Graham Priest, Boyce Gibson Professor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne and Arche Visiting Professor, University of St. Andrews

    • 9/24 "Is Brain Death Death?" Dr. John Lizza, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 9/10 "No Willing Sinners: The Prudential Paradox of Socrates" Vadim Fedorovsky

    Spring 2009

    • 4/24 "Similarities out of Balance: The Dictator, the Blob, and You" Professor Michael Morreau, Philosophy Department, University of Maryland

    • 4/16 "Free speech and Government speech" Charles Cieri, Philosophy graduate, Kutztown University

    • 3/31 "Organ Transplantation, Personal Identity, and Social Justice" Tangjia Wang, Fudan University/Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Southern Illinois University

    • 3/26 "Sludge 101: From the Flush to Your Food Source" Daree Sicher

    • 3/12 "The Logic of God" Andrew Dorman, Philosophy graduate, Kutztown University

    • 2/19 "Adultery: Immoral or Not?" Vadim Fedorovsky

    • 2/5 "The KI to Power in the Martial Arts" Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 1/22 "Is the Veil of Ignorance 'Bearable?" Jonathan Sandman

  • Fall & Spring 2008

    Fall 2008

    • 12/09 "Representation, Cognition, and Language" Dr. Mark H. Bickhard, Henry R. Luce Professor in Cognitive Robotics & The Philosophy of Knowledge, Lehigh University

    • 11/13 "Schizophrenic? Ask Jekyll and Hyde" Jonathan Sandman

    • 10/31 "Revisiting Plato's Generation of Number" Mike Barkasi

    • 10/23 "Potentiality and Persons at the Margins of Life" John Lizza, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 10/08 "Logic and Theology in the Middle Ages" Paul Thom, Philosophy Department, University of Sydney

    • 10/02 "Carrot killing -- and Other Problems of a Vegan Philosophy" Michael Piccillo

    • 9/18 "A Conversation with Michael Parenti: Terrorism and Super-Patriotism" Dr. Michael Parenti

    • 9/4 "A Gambling Problem Even God Can't Solve [Although I Might be Mistaken]" Mike Barkasi

    Spring 2008

    • 4/22 "Sober on Intelligent Design Theory and the Intelligent Designer" Professor John Beaudoin, Philosophy Department, Northern Illinois University

    • 4/14 "Religious Ultimates and the Prejudice of Mutual Exclusivity: A Pluralistic Problematique" Professor Matthew S. Lopresti, Hawaii Pacific University

    • 4/7 "Naturalism and Non-Naturalism in Ethics" Professor Noell Birondo, Philosophy Department, Pomona College

    • 4/2 "A Lockean Theory of the Trinity and Incarnation" Professor Joseph Jedwab, Oriel College, Oxford

    • 3/27 "Alternative Conceptual Schemes" M. Ashraf Adeel, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 3/11 "O Say Can You See" Jonathan Sanders

    • 2/21 "Why Fair Trade is Unfair" John Riley, Political Science Department, Kutztown University

    • 2/7 "Is God Necessary?" Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 1/24 "Just Campaigning or Just Campaigning: Plato and the Elections" Mike Barkasi

  • Fall & Spring 2007

    Fall 2007

    • 11/29 "Mathematical Explanation in Science" Dr. Allan Baker, Philosophy Department, Swarthmore College

    • 11/15 "No More Meatings" James Pearson

    • 11/1 "Tao as Fundamental Reality" Andrew Dorman, KU Alumnus

    • 10/19 "Chic Ironic Bitterness" Dr. R. J. Magill, American Academy of Berlin

    • 10/4 "The Precautionary Principle and Ethical Issues in Toxicology" Dr. Steven G. Gilbert, Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders, Seattle, Washington

    • 9/20 "Taking the Racy out of Racism" Michael Barkasi

    • 9/6 "A Man's Right to Choose" Deanna Smith

    Spring 2007

    • 4/30 "Consciousness and Mental Qualities" Dr. David Rosenthal, Graduate Center, City University of New York

    • 4/18 "Framing and Scheming: What Metaphors Do To - and For - Us" Dr. Elisabeth Camp, Philosophy Department, University of Pennsylvania

    • 4/12 "Zeno is Fein" Greg Fein

    • 3/22 "God in Retirement: Secularism and the Origins of Modernity" Dr. Eric Johnson, History Department, Kutztown University

    • 3/8 "How to Survive a Zombie Uprising" Greg Fein

    • 3/1 "The Ideas of Educating and Learning in Confucian Thought" Dr. Chen Lai, Peking University

    • 2/22 "Theories of Science: Underdetermined or What?" Dr. M Ashraf Adeel, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 2/8 "Islamic Philosophy? Or: The Perils of Multiculturalism" Dr. Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 1/25 "The truth if it 'Suits' You" Michael Barkasi

  • Fall & Spring 2006

    Fall 2006

    • 12/1 "Hispanic Identity and Art" Dr. Jorge Garcia, Philosophy Department, University at Buffalo

    • 11/28 "Innate Moral Consciousness and Virtue: A Neo-Confucian Conception" Dr. Yang Guorong, Professor and Director of Institute of Modern Chinese Thoughts and Culture, East China Normal University

    • 11/16 "Women: Source of Sin?" Colleen Fitzgerald

    • 11/2 "Defining Child Abuse" Jonathan DeRaymond, M.Ed.

    • 10/19 "Anarchy in Education: Breaking the Mold of Conservative Pedagogical Practices" Dr. Mark Holowchak, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 10/17 "Daoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine" Dr. Linghong Kong, Zhejiang University

    • 9/21 "Citizenship in a Time of War" Dr. Michael Gambone, History Department, Kutztown University

    • 9/7 "Using Your Noodle in Religion," Deanna Smith

    Spring 2006

    • 5/1 "Is Everything Interconnected? Bell's Theorem and Quantum Reality" Dr. Tim Maudlin, Philosophy Department, Rutgers University

    • 4/25 "Writing for the Eye" Dr. Danielle Macbeth, Philosophy Department, Haverford College

    • 3/9 "A Not Too Intelligent Design" Dr. William Towne, Biology Department, Kutztown University

    • 2/23 "Modality and Probability" Dr. Tianping He, Assistant Professor, Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology, Shanxi University

    • 2/9 "Ethical Responsibility of Free Speech: Should Danish and other European newspapers have published cartoons denigrating Islam?" A roundtable discussion

    • 1/26 "Invulnerability: Protecting Oneself from the 'Arrows of Fortune'" Dr. Mark Holowchak, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

  • Fall & Spring 2005

    Fall 2005

    • 12/09 "The Biological Foundations of Cognitive Science" Dr. Mark Bickhard, Henry R. Luce Professor in Cognitive Robotics and the Philosophy of Knowledge, Lehigh University

    • 11/17 "Race in Medicine" Glenn Ellis

    • 11/03 "The Nature of Community" Erin Bixler

    • 10/17 "Daoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine" Linghong Kong, Director, Daoism Study Center, Zhejiang University, People's Republic of China

    • 10/06 "The Coherence of the Holy Trinity: Three as One" Matt Reffie

    • 9/22 "Was Immanuel Kant the Grandfather of the Social Construct of Reality?" Prof. Robert Paul Wolff, Director, Afro-American Studies Program, UMass Amherst

    • 9/8 "Islamic Ways of Knowing" Professor Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    Spring 2005

    • 4/21 "Extreme Makeovers: The Limits of Self-Fashioning" Dennis M. Weiss, York College of Pennsylvania

    • 4/7 "Kant on Criminal Justice" Charles Cieri

    • 3/22 "Zen/Chan Buddhism" Dr. HONG Xiuping, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Nanjing University/Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute

    • 3/17 "Religion in Politics Today" Professor Fouad Kalouche, Philosophy Department, Albright College

    • 2/24 "Defining Child Abuse" Jonathan DeRaymond, KU Criminal Justice Grad, School Counselor, Bethlehem School District

    • 2/10 "Why No One Knows You Better than Your Dog" James Hall

    • 1/27 "Loving Death" Professor Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

  • Fall & Spring 2004

    Fall 2004

    • 12/10 "Being Brain-Dead in Japan" Professor William LaFleur, Saunders Professor in Japanese Studies, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania

    • 11/18 "Business Ethics: What a Difference Some Fraud Makes" Jason Mugridge, Ernst & Young, KU Graduate

    • 11/04 "Justice and Healthcare" Christy A. Rentmeester, Anderson Fellow in Ethics and Humanities, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network Graduate Medical Education, Center for Educational Development and Support 

    • 10/07 "Seneca on Suicide and Self-Sufficiency" Dr. Mark Holowchak, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 9/22 "Theologos as Tyranny" Heather Walters

    • 9/8 "Multiculturalism: Commonality and Difference" Dr. Yong Huang, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    Spring 2004

    • 4/28 "Unjust War" Dr. Jeff McMahan, Philosophy Department, Rutgers University

    • 4/8 "Buddhist Meditation" Luangpor Thong, Buddhist Monk

    • 3/30 "A Soldier's Personal Experience of War in Iraq" Sergeant John Loomis

    • 3/18 "The Hegemony of Western Knowledge and the Disintegration of Traditional Chinese Learning" Dr. Zhao-Hui Fang, Tsinghua University, Beijing and Harvard-Yenching Institute

    • 02/26 "Are Brains Needed for Consciousness?" Andrew Earley

    • 02/12 Waking Life: Some Philosophical Questions" Steve Henrick

    • 01/29 "Why Knowledge is Moral and Psychology is Not" Curtis Sharp

  • Fall & Spring 2003

    Fall 2003

    • 12/05 "Dao De Jing as Process Thought" Dr. Frank Hoffman, Philosophy Department, West Chester University

    • 11/20 "Can Fanaticism be Understood" Jason Chubb

    • 10/30 "Should Life Support be Withdrawn from Terry Schiavo?" Dr. John Lizza, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 10/16 "Spaceballs" Curtis Sharp and Viral Amin

    • 10/06 "Meet the Philosopher" Dr. Louis Pojman, Professor of Philosophy, United States Military Academy

    • 09/18 "Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and Steroids: Coming Clean about Cleaning Up Baseball" Dr. Mark Holowchak, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 09/04 "Victims and Martyrs: Revisiting 9/11" Marco Drogo

    • 05/09 "On Quantification" Dr. Zoltan Szabo, Cornell University

    Spring 2003

    • 03/27 "9/11 Conspiracy Theories: Part One, Pentagate" Dr. Phillip Ferreira, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • 02/27 "Unlocking the Mystery of Life: The Theory of Intelligent Design" John Studenroth, Ph.D., Bible Fellowship Church

    • 02/13 "I Think; Therefore Siam: Reflections on Thailand" Curtis Sharp

    • 01/30 "Iraq and Non-Violence" Andrew Dorman and Dr. James Hall, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

  • Fall 2002

    Fall 2002

    • 12/06 "The Uses and Abuses of Godel's Incompleteness Theorems" Dr. John Dawson, Penn State York

    • 10/17 "Is Accounting a Criminal Profession?" Jason Mugridge, KU Graduate

    • 10/03 "Embrace Diversity?" Marco Drogo

    • 09/19 "Death of a Dichotomy: Come to the Public Execution of the Two-World Assumption" Andrew Dorman

    • 09/05 "The Contributions of Islamic Philosophy" Dr. Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department Kutztown University

    • 05/17 "Truth, Value, and Education: Revising Dewey's Appeal for Shared Meaning" Dr. Jessica Wahman, Dickinson College

Other Topics and Speakers:

  • Other Topics and Speakers
    • "Recurring Themes in African American Political Thought" - Bernard Boxill, Prof. of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • "Criminal Justice Plotting, Planning and Planting by the Power Elite" - Cora Mae Mann, Prof. Emerita of Criminal Justice, Indiana University and Florida State University

    • "Feminist Ethics: Justice and Care" - Virginia Held, Distinguished Prof. of Philosophy, City University of New York

    • "Is Christianity the Only True Religion?" - Yong Huang, Asst. Prof. of Philosophy, Kutztown University

    • "Non-Violence in the Martial Arts" - Allan Bäck, Prof. of Philosophy, Kutztown University

    • "The Mandala and the Cosmos" - Heidi Ulrich, Student, Kutztown University

    • "The Emergence of the Outsider" - Amanda Winkler, Student, Kutztown University

    • "The Philosophical Basis of Feminism" - Matt Szundy, Student, Kutztown University

    • "What are Bumble Bees For?" - William Towne, Prof. of Biology, Kutztown University

    • "Some Philosophical Implications of Recent Advances in Neuropsychology" - G. Dennis Rains, Prof. of Psychology, Kutztown University

    • "Nature, Myself and Society" - Cory Allan Orndorff, Student, Kutztown University

    • "How to Interpret the Bible Correctly" - Phillip Krey, Asso. Prof. of Church History, Philadelphia Lutheran Theological Seminary

    • "William James and the Intellectuals" - Phillip Ferreira, Asst. Prof. of Philosophy, Kutztown University

    • "Aristotle, The Big Bang, and Creationism" - Gregory Scott, Prof. of Philosophy, New York University

    • "Environmental Ethics in India" - Jayapaul Azariah, Prof. of Zoology, Madras University, Chennai, India

    • "No Thyself - Self-Esteem and Zen Buddhism" - Allan Bäck, Prof. of Philosophy, Kutztown University

    • "Missing Existentialism" - Dr. Timothy Galluci, Prof. of Art Education and Craft, Kutztown University

    • "Christian Idealogy in Myst and Riven" - Lisa Ferrell, Philosophy Student, Kutztown University

    • "Taoist Freedom" - Dr. Yong Huang, Prof. of Philosophy, Kutztown University

    • "The Predicament: Cultural Relativism and Universal Values" - Dr. Allen Fanger, Prof. of Anthropology and Sociology, Kutztown University

    • "Pythagorean Number Mysticism" - Father Theodore Heckman

    • "A Science of Racism?" - Joseph Smith, Student, Kutztown University

    • "How Reason Determines Conduct: Moral Feelings in Kant" - Charles Stone, University of Cincinnati

    • "Heaven: Here and Now A Chinese Perspective" - Prof. Guorong Yang, Chair, Philosophy Department, East China Normal University

    • "Headbirths: Reconceiving Russell's Theory of Definite Descriptions" - Stephen Hoffert, Philosophy Department, University of Cincinnati

    • "Abortion, Death, and Potentiality" - Dr. John Lizza, Chairperson, Philosophy Department, Kutztown University

    • "Paradigm Shift: From System to Symbol in Social Construction of the Self" - Dr. Diane Johnson, Prof. of Sociology, Kutztown University

    • "Darwin Among the Machines" - Dr. Philip T. Grier, Philosophy Department, Dickinson College