What’s Happening


Titus-Hepp Lectures
Friday, December 2, 2016
3:30 PM

“Bodies of Sorrow: Resistant Mourning, Becoming-with and Coalitional Politics”

Date: November 18, 2016
Sam Cowling

The American Philosophical Association recently interviewed Assistant Professor Sam Cowling.

Date: November 7, 2016
Titus-Hepp Lectures
Friday, November 4, 2016
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

“Normative Accounts of Fundamentality”

Date: November 3, 2016
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


Date: September 20, 2016
close up of people huging

In a Newark Advocate op-ed, Emeritus Professor Ron Santoni says the Black Lives Matter movement must continue.

Date: August 17, 2016

Randy Hollerith '86 has been named as the Dean for the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

Date: May 27, 2016
Titus-Hepp Lectures
Friday, April 22, 2016
3:30 PM

Yang Xiao, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Kenyon College, will give his lecture “The Song of the Earth: Natural Meaning and Metaphor in Chinese Philosophy”

Date: April 21, 2016
Ron Santoni

Professor Emeritus Ron Santoni educates us on why “Black Lives Matter,” in a Cleveland Plain Dealer oped.

Date: April 4, 2016

Lisa Torio '15 asks “Why Are Some Asians Still Supporting the Cop Who Shot Akai Gurley?” in an oped in The Nation.

Date: March 16, 2016
Cheryl Cottine
Titus-Hepp Lectures
Friday, March 25, 2016
3:30 PM

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series presents Cheryl Cottine of Oberlin College who will give her talk “Learning to Laugh with Zhuangzi” on Friday, March 25.

Date: February 22, 2016
Dr. Kelly Trogdon
Titus-Hepp Lectures
Monday, February 29, 2016
4:30 PM

Dr. Kelly Trogdon, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Tech, will give his talk “Wherefore Fundamentality?”

Date: February 15, 2016
Philosophy Coffees
Friday, February 19, 2016
3:30 PM

Is Populism the Best Expression of Democracy?

Date: February 9, 2016


Rob Moore '12 worked in Nebraska for two years and deepened his appreciation for the state's unicameral political system.

Date: December 4, 2015
Philosophy Coffees
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
3:00 PM

Discuss “What Counts as Faith?” with the Philosophy Department and Hillel on Tuesday, November 10 at 3pm.

Date: October 20, 2015
Titus-Hepp Lectures
Friday, November 6, 2015
3:30 PM

Dr. Yang Xiao of Kenyon College will give his talk “Beyond Nature and Culture: Ecological Ethics in Chinese Philosophy” as part of the Philosophy Department's Titus-Hepp Lecture Series on Friday, November 6 at 3:30pm.

Date: October 20, 2015
Cliff Kipp

Philosophy major Cliff Kipp '99, the regional director for Montana Conservation Corps, also serves as the chairman of the board for a new trail system.

Date: September 14, 2015

The Philosophy Department and Black Studies Program welcome Charles Mills presenting two lectures: “Liberalism and Racial Justice” and “Racial Equality.”

Date: April 13, 2015

Sam Wheeler III, a professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, presents a lecture, “Pluralist Essentialism: How Davidson, Aristotle and Kripke Are All Partly Right.”

Date: March 23, 2015
Philosophy Coffees

A Philosophy Coffee at the Denison Museum discusses “Tragedy, Memory and Memorialization” in the context of the work of artist Kara Walker.

Date: March 23, 2015


Departmental faculty updates for Fall 2014.

Date: December 2, 2014

Crossing Borders: Denison Philosophy department to travel to Kenyon for day of philosophical conversation and fun.

Date: October 28, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
4:00 PM

Why is experience important to philosophy? David Wood, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University presents a lecture titled, “Disconcerting Experience.”

Date: October 20, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
4:30 PM

The Titus-Hepp Series welcomes David Wood presenting “Disconcerting Experience.”

Date: October 17, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
4:30 PM

Denison University’s Titus-Hepp Series welcomes Rachel Cohon presenting, “Promises: Hume, Scanlon, and Voluntary Self-Obligation,” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, in room 210 of the Samson Talbot Hall.

Date: October 2, 2014
Philosophy Coffees

Come and chat philosophically and enjoy refreshments at these Philosophy Coffees on Friday, Oct. 10, and Friday, Nov. 7.

Date: October 2, 2014

Barbara Fultner, professor of philosophy and women’s studies, had two articles published last September

Date: August 21, 2014

Tony Lisska’s recent presentations and publications demonstrate not only the breadth of his own research, but the variety found within fields of philosophy.

Date: August 21, 2014

The Department of Philosophy presents two lectures by Tyler Burge, professor of philosophy at UCLA, and the author of articles in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and more.

Date: March 28, 2014
Titus-Hepp Lectures
Thursday, March 27, 2014
3:30 PM

Amy Kind, professor of philosophy at Claremont McKenna College will present a lecture, “Imagining Under Constraints.”

Date: March 14, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
3:30 PM

Allen Carlson, of the University of Alberta, presents “What is a Sound Natural Aesthetics for Conservation Policy and Land Management?”

Date: February 25, 2014