Weekly Philosophy Forum Series Returns to UM for Spring Semester

February 14, 2018

MISSOULA – The University of Montana Department of Philosophy will begin its semesterlong weekly Philosophy Forum in February.

The forum is a program of presentations and discussions that cover a broad range of topics and styles, including papers, papers in progress, book reports, informal reports and panels. Faculty and students from all departments of the university are invited to attend.

Presentations will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays. Locations will vary. The schedule is:

  • Feb. 26: David Clark, adjunct assistant professor of philosophy, “The Parables According to Jesus.” Pope Room, Alexander Blewett III School of Law.
  • March 12: George Scialabba, public intellectual and social critic, “Last Men and Women,” in cooperation with the President’s Lecture Series. Gallagher Business Building Room 123.
  • March 19: Martin Drenthen, associate professor of philosophy and science studies at Radboud University, topic to be announced. Pope Room, Alexander Blewett III School of Law.
  • April 4: Andrea Wulf, bestselling science and nature writer, “Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Generation,” in cooperation with the President’s Lecture Series. Gallagher Business Building Room 123.
  • April 23: Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, Board of Trustees professor of chemistry and director of the Center for the Chemistry of Integrated Systems at Northwestern University and 2016 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, “The Rise and Promise of the Mechanical Bond in Chemistry and Beyond,” in cooperation with the President’s Lecture Series. Gallagher Business Building Room 123.

For more information on the Philosophy Forum, call Britt Wren at 406-243-2949 or email britt.wren@umontana.edu.  

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Contact: Albert Borgmann, professor, 406-243-2792, albert.borgmann@umontana.edu.