Top Speakers Scheduled for UTEP Philosophy Series
Philosophy experts from top U.S. research universities will be part of a series of mentoring sessions and colloquium talks during the fall 2018 semester at The University of Texas at El Paso.
Organizers invite UTEP philosophy majors and minors, and philosophy graduate students, to attend the mentoring sessions, which aim to help juniors and seniors who may want to apply for graduate school to study philosophy.
The colloquium talks are open to all members of the UTEP community.
“We have a great line up of speakers whose work will be of interest to students and faculty working in a wide range of areas in philosophy,” said Caroline Arruda, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy at UTEP.
The series is funded by an American Philosophical Association (APA) grant awarded to Arruda and Alex Guerrero, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The grant is titled “Beyond Borders: Bringing Latinx Undergraduates into Philosophy.” Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative to Latino/Latina.
The initials speakers were Linda Martín Alcoff, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Hunter College, via Skype, and Jennifer Morton, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy at the City College of New York. Both teach at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Along with her mentoring session, Morton gave a colloquium talk entitled “The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility” on Sept. 24, 2018.
Here is the remaining series schedule.
Friday, October 5: Agustín Rayo, Ph.D, Professor of Philosophy, MIT
- Mentoring session: "How to Start a Career in Philosophy,” 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Quinn Hall, Room 203
- Colloquium talk: "On the Open-Endedness of Logical Space,” 3-5 p.m., Quinn Hall, Room 212
Friday, October 19: Carolina Sartorio, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona
- Mentoring session: TBD, 9-11 a.m., Quinn Hall, Room 203
- Colloquium talk: “How Are We Morally Responsible for Our Actions?” 2-4 p.m., Quinn Hall, Room 212
Thursday, November 15: Alex Guerrero, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University
- Mentoring session: “Graduate School in Philosophy: What, Why, How, Where," 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Education Building, Room 112
- Colloquium talk: "Should We Choose Our Politicians by Lottery Rather than Election?" 3-5 p.m., Liberal Arts Building, Room 211