Spring 2014

The Philosophy Society was bestowed the honor of "Club Rookie of the Year" award by the Academic Club Association (ACA) for academic year 2013–14.

The recipients of the Philosophy Department's honors, awards and scholarships for this year were announced and distributed on May 8. You can view the list of this year's recipients on the Departmental Honors, Awards, and Scholarships page.

The Sprague and Taylor Annual Lecture, "Philosophizing About Sex: A Sampler," took place on May 8. The guest speaker for this event was Professor Ronald de Sousa (University of Toronto). [Flier]

The Late-Antique, Medieval, Early Modern Faculty Group (LAMEM) Inaugural Colloquium was held on May 1. This event was chaired by Andrew Arlig (Professor, Brooklyn College). [Flier]

Ben Wasserman (Brooklyn College alumnus and philosophy major) held a conversation before the Philosophy Society on May 1 regarding "The Ben Wasserman Story: Philosophy to Comedy and Back!!!" [Flier]

The Open House for Advising for the fall 2014 semester took place on April 29, during which students could meet faculty and departmental advisers to find out information regarding the department's fall 2014 course offerings. [Flier]

The Cyber Privacy: Ethics, Policy, and Technology spring symposium, co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and Honors Academy, was held on April 24. Anna Gotlib and Samir Chopra, two Brooklyn College philosophy professors, were part of the panel for this discussion. [Flier]

The Sheila and Wilbur Liebson Ethics Colloquium, "Happiness and Morality — Is There a Connection?" took place on March 27. Speakers included Brooklyn College philosophy professors Christine Vitrano and Saam Trivedi. Themes from Vitrano's book, The Nature and Value of Happiness (Westview Press, 2013) were discussed. [Flier]

Kafui Attoh (Murphy Institute, CUNY) spoke before the Philosophy Society on March 13 about "Rights in Transit: The Struggle for Transportation Justice in California's East Bay." [Flier]

Colin Heydt (Princeton University / University of South Florida) spoke before the Philosophy Society on Feb. 25 about "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Natural Rights in the Eighteenth Century." [Flier]