Titus-Hepp Lecture Series

Upcoming Events

Here are just a few notable speakers from past years:
  • Paul C. Taylor “Uneasy Sanctuaries: Unthinking Race Thinking”
  • Mariana Ortega “Bodies of Sorrow: Resistant Mourning, Becoming-with, and Coalitional Politics”
  • Bonnie Honig “How To Do Things With Inclination: Antigones, with Cavarero”
  • Otavio Bueno “Contingent Abstract Objects”
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

2020 - 2021

Denison University's Department of Philosophy and the Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcome Susan Wolf.

Denison University's Department of Philosophy and the Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcome Susan Wolf.

Join an informal conversation with Susan Wolf, a distinguished professor of philosophy, about love in friendship and her writing process

2019 - 2020

Talbot Samson Hall

Denison University’s Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Johanna Meehan.

Samson Hall

Titus-Hepp Lecture Series: Rocio Zambrana presents "Historical Reckoning: Colonial Debts in Contemporary Puerto Rico."

Talbot Hall

Titus-Hepp Lecture Series: James Dunson presents "Hate Speech: Nazis, Trolls, and the Perils of Democracy"

Jennifer Lackey

Titus-Hepp Lecture Series: Jennifer Lackey presents "False Confessions and Testimonial Injustice."

2018 - 2019

Titus-Hepp Lecture Series: Andrew Janiak presents "How Women Were Written Out of the History of Philosophy: The Fascinating Case of Émilie Du Châtelet."

Talbot

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Jonathan Jacobs, presenting, "Agency, Punishment, and the Liberal State."

Burke Recital Hall

The TUTTI festival, Titus-Hepp Lecture Series and Vail Series present Composition and Improvisation.

photograph of Samson Talbot Hall of Biological Science

Titus-Hepp Lecture Series: Michael Della Rocca presenting "Tamers, Deniers, and Me"

Adriel Trott

Titus-Hepp Lecture Series: Adriel Trott presenting "The Matter of Sexual Difference in Aristotle's Biology"

Margret Grebowicz

Titus-Hepp Lecture Series: Margret Grebowicz presenting "Are We Interesting"

Paul Taylor

Titus-Hepp Lecture Series: Paul Taylor

Sam Cowling

The Titus-Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Sam Cowling presenting "Fictional Realism in the Funny Pages"

2017 - 2018

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

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

Wesley Cray

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

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

Otavio Bueno

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

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Ohio State University professor Lisa Shabel discusses mathematical cognition.

2016 - 2017

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

Thorton Lockwood

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

Eilee Nutting

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

Barbara Fultner

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

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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.”

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

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

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

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

2013 - 2014

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

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

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

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

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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?”

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