Previous Visitors

Established through funds provided by the Office of the President, the department has established the Rotating Stars Program, under which a 'star' in the discipline visits the department each year to offer an intensive, full-credit seminar.

Previous visitors include:

Jurgen Habermas

J├╝rgen Habermas


Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

Linguistic Theory, Syntax, Semantics, Philosophy of Language, Political Dissidence, Democracy and Sovereignty, Global Political Development.

Angela Davis

Angela Y. Davis

Feminism, African American studies, critical theory, popular music culture and social consciousness, philosophy of punishment (women's jails and prisons)

Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida

Post-structuralism, post-modernism, deconstruction, literary theory


Other visitors who have taught full-credit, intensive seminars in the department of philosophy include Julia KristevaManfred BaumRudolf BernetKlaus HeldClaude LefortDominique JanicaudJacques TaminiauxBernard WaldenfelsBurkhard TuschlingEugene GendlinBruce Wilshire and Jean-Francois Lyotard.  


Upcoming Events

Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award

September 15th, 4 pm

Terry Pinkard
"Hegel's History of Metaphysics"



September 29th, 4 pm

Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside
"Historical Understanding and the 'Blemish of Extraordinary Moral Legacies'"



October 12th, 4 pm

Klaus Vieweg, Jena University
"The Concept of Action in Hegel's Practical Philosophy and Aesthetics"


Dissertation Defense

October 13th, 11 am

Miles Hentrup
"Once Again from the Beginning: On the Relationship of Skepticism and Philosophy in Hegel's System"



October 25th, 5 pm

Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee
"Offensive Beneficence"




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