Titus-Hepp Lecture Series

Upcoming Events

Here are just a few notable lecturers from past years: 
  • Roger Cherry Author of "The Odd Couple Does Athens: Ancient Greek Philosophy and the Origins of Rhetoric."
  • Steven Vogel Denison professor & author of “Thinking Like a Mall”
  • Joel Richeimer Author of “Rethinking Movie Magic: A Pragmatist Approach”
About the Series 

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The Harold H. Titus-Maylon H. Hepp Lectureship is a Philosophy Department series that honors Harold H. Titus-Maylon H. Hepp, Lecturers in Philosophy.

The Titus-Hepp series is an endowed lectureship that honors these two past Denison professors who jointly contributed over 63 years of prominent academic service to the philosophy department.

Series Archives

2017 - 2018

‘Object-Oriented Philosophy’ (103341)
April 13, 2018

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Southern California Institute of Architecture professor Graham Harman discussing object-oriented philosophy.

‘The She-Hulk and the City’ (103210)
March 9, 2018

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes University of Minnesota professor Roy T. Cook presenting "The She-Hulk and the City."

‘Transparent and Opaque Performance Personas’ (102844)
February 9, 2018

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series presents a talk titled "Transparent and Opaque Performance Personas."

‘The King’s Three Bodies: Moby-Dick, with Hobbes’ (102128)
November 30, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Bonnie Honig, professor at Brown University, presents a lecture, "The King’s Three Bodies: Moby-Dick, with Hobbes."

‘How to do things with Inclination: Antigones, with Cavarero’ (102132)
November 29, 2017

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Bonnie Honig of Brown University presenting “How to do things with Inclination: Antigones, with Cavarero.”

Titus-Hepp Lecture: ‘Contingent Abstract Objects’ (102005)
November 1, 2017

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Otavio Bueno, professor of philosophy at the University of Miami, presenting "Contingent Abstract Objects."

Titus-Hepp Lecture: ‘Kant on Mathematical Cognition’ (101564)
September 25, 2017

Ohio State University professor Lisa Shabel discusses mathematical cognition.

2016 - 2017

‘Wonder and the Conditions of Democratic Life’ (88007)
March 24, 2017

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, associate professor of philosophy at Case Western Reserve University, presents "Wonder and the Conditions of Democratic Life."

‘What did the Spartans teach Aristotle about Liberal Education?’ (87930)
March 3, 2017

Thornton Lockwood, associate professor of philosophy at Quinnipiac University, presents "What did the Spartans teach Aristotle about Liberal Education?"

‘Field’s Challenge and Mathematical Practice’ (87786)
February 17, 2017

Eileen Nutting, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas, presents "Field's Challenge and Mathematical Practice."

‘Toward a Feminist Social Ontology’ (87787)
February 3, 2017

Barbara Fultner, professor of philosophy, presents "Collective Intentionality, Identity, and Solidarity: Toward a Feminist Social Ontology."

‘Bodies of Sorrow: Resistant Mourning’ (87371)
December 2, 2016

Mariana Ortega, professor of philosophy, John Carroll University, presents "Bodies of Sorrow: Resistant Mourning, Becoming-with and Coalitional Politics."

‘Normative Accounts of Fundamentality’ (87153)
November 4, 2016

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Kristopher McDaniel, professor at Syracuse University, presenting "Normative Accounts of Fundamentality."

2015 - 2016

Ecological ethics in Chinese philosophy (64905)
April 22, 2016

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Yang Xiao presenting "Beyond Nature and Culture: Ecological Ethics in Chinese Philosophy."

‘Learning to Laugh with Zhuangzi’ (64907)
March 25, 2016

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Cheryl Cottine presenting "Learning to Laugh with Zhuangzi."

‘Wherefore Fundamentality?’ (64793)
February 29, 2016

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Kelly Trogdon presenting "Wherefore Fundamentality?"

'Ecological Ethics in Chinese Philosophy' (48384)
November 6, 2015

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Yang Xiao presenting a lecture, "Beyond Nature and Culture: Ecological Ethics in Chinese Philosophy.”

2014 - 2015

April 17, 2015

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Charles Mills of Northwestern University presenting “Racial Equality.”

"Pluralist Essentialism: How Davidson, Aristotle and Kripke Are All Partly Right" (40442)
March 27, 2015

The Department of Philosophy welcomes Sam Wheeler presenting, "Pluralist Essentialism: How Davidson, Aristotle and Kripke Are All Partly Right."

'Explaining the Tides' (38128)
December 5, 2014

The Department of Philosophy welcomes Christopher Pincock presenting "Newton, Laplace and Salmon on Explaining the Tides".

'Disconcerting Experience' (38060)
November 3, 2014

The Department of Philosophy welcomes David Wood presenting "Disconcerting Experience."

'Promises: Hume, Scanlon, and Voluntary Self-Obligation' (38019)
October 13, 2014

The Titus Hepp Series welcomes Rachel Cohon presenting "Promises: Hume, Scanlon, and Voluntary Self-Obligation."

2013 - 2014

'Origins of Mind' (39017)
April 28, 2014

The Department of Philosophy welcomes Tyler Burge presenting "Perception: Origins of Mind."

'Reason and Propositional Attitudes' (39013)
April 28, 2014

The Department of Philosophy welcomes Tyler Burge presenting “Reason and Propositional Attitudes.”

'Imagining under Constraints' (38859)
March 27, 2014

The Department of Philosophy welcomes Amy Kind presenting "Imagining Under Constraints."

Aesthetics for conservation (38754)
March 6, 2014

The Department of Philosophy welcomes Allen Carlson presenting "What is a Sound Natural Aesthetics for Conservation Policy and Land Management?"

'The Future of Whiteness' (38680)
February 14, 2014

The Department of Philosophy welcomes Linda Martin Alcoff presenting "The Future of Whiteness."

February 3, 2014

The Department of Philosophy welcomes Ben Caplan presenting "Brutal Propositions."

November 8, 2013

The Spectrum Series welcomes Ronald Sandler presenting "A Defense of the Moral Status of Artifacts?”

'Naturalism, Realism, and Natural Realism' (38472)
September 30, 2013

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes John Haldane, University of St. Andrews, presenting "Naturalism, Realism, and Natural Realism'