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:
Linguistic Theory, Syntax, Semantics, Philosophy of Language, Political Dissidence, Democracy and Sovereignty, Global Political Development.
Post-structuralism, post-modernism, deconstruction, literary theory
Other visitors who have taught full-credit, intensive seminars in the department of philosophy include Julia Kristeva, Manfred Baum, Rudolf Bernet, Klaus Held, Claude Lefort, Dominique Janicaud, Jacques Taminiaux, Bernard Waldenfels, Burkhard Tuschling, Eugene Gendlin, Bruce Wilshire and Jean-Francois Lyotard.
Thinking the Plural: Richard Bernstein’s Contribution to American Philosophy
Fré Ilgen: Arts and Bodies
Translating Jean-Luc Nancy: Invitations and Intrusions
Don Ihde Distinguished Alumni Award
Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins, Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border
Spaces of Control: Confronting Austerity and Repression
Eleventh Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference
"Envelopes of Flesh"
"The Avowal of the Truth: Torture and Confession in the Witch-Hunt"
“Affective Labor and Feminist Politics”
“Heidegger's Mask: Silence, Politics and 'World Jewry' in the Black Notebooks"
“The Big Picture: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions”
"Violence and Hyperbole: From the Death Penalty Seminar to the 'Cogito' Essay"