For 2018-19, we have several events already planned, and encourage you to check our website www.philosophy.ucla.edu as events are added. On the schedule for 2018-19 are:
- The inaugural UCLA Department of Philosophy Distinguished Lecture featuring Professor Rae Langton of Cambridge University. Scheduled for the week of January 28, 2019, several talks and seminars will take place.
- On February 22, 2019, Anita Allen, Vice Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, will give the Herb Morris Lecture in Law and Philosophy.
The department is initiating a series of research cycles, and over the next two years will focus especially on the History of Philosophy. We are the North American home of the Archiv der Philosophie (with John Carriero as editor) and soon will also be the home of the History of Philosophy Quarterly (which Brian Copenhaver will edit). In 2018-19 our special focus will be on the history of theorizing about reasoning culminating in May 2019 with the inaugural “American Symposium on the History of Logic.” In 2019-20 our focus will be the conception of the human being that has been offered in the history of philosophy, and the extent to which we can now recognize ourselves in them. In each year the department will sponsor a series of talks and workshops on the theme by visiting speakers.
We are pleased to hold several conferences and a colloquia series each year, all of which enable distinguished philosophers to speak at UCLA.
Our recurring colloquia featuring interesting talks by a variety of philosophers from around the country. The colloquia are held on Fridays, and there is a speaker featured nearly every month. Please check our website at philosophy.ucla.edu/events for the full schedule. Conferences and talks held in 2017-18 have included:
- The Moody Workshop in Medieval Logic on the topic of “Ockham and his Milieu.”
- The Early Modern Philosophy Conference, featuring Stephen Zylstra, Karen Detlefsen, Karolina Hubner, Ed McCann, Peter Myrdal, Janelle DeWitt, and Stephen Engstrom.
- The USC-UCLA Graduate Philosophy Conference
- The Minorities and Philosophy Workshop
- Celebration of Brian Copenhaver and Calvin Normore: Brian P. Copenhaver (UCLA), “In Praise of Medieval Philosophy,” and Calvin Normore (UCLA), “The Enchantment of the Renaissance.” We are hosting a celebration of the work of Brian Copenhaver, Steven F. and Christine L. Udvar-Hazy Professor, upon his retirement, and of Professor Calvin Normore, who is assuming the newly renamed chair in Professor Copenhaver’s name. The chair was generously endowed by Steven and Christine Udvar-Hazy.
- The UCLA Undergraduate Philosophy Conference featuring keynote speaker George Wilson.
- Lucy O’Brien of University College London visited in May 2018 and gave a series of seminars, meetings, and talks.
- Our colloquia featured interesting talks by philosophers our own Mark Greenberg, Michelle Ann Kosch, Richard Moran, Brandon Terry, Michael Glanzberg, and Lucy O’Brien.