Full Name
Titus-Hepp Lecture Series

Upcoming Events

Here are just a few notable speakers 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

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)

Ohio State University professor Lisa Shabel discusses mathematical cognition.

2016 - 2017

‘Wonder and the Conditions of Democratic Life’ (88007)

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)

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)

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

‘Toward a Feminist Social Ontology’ (87787)

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

‘Bodies of Sorrow: Resistant Mourning’ (87371)

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

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

2015 - 2016

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

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

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

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

2014 - 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)

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

'Explaining the Tides' (38128)

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

'Disconcerting Experience' (38060)

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

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

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

2013 - 2014

'Origins of Mind' (39017)

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

'Reason and Propositional Attitudes' (39013)

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

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

Aesthetics for conservation (38754)

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)

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

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

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

'Naturalism, Realism, and Natural Realism' (38472)

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