“Philosophy Matters” Talk Series
Established in 2013, the Philosophy Matters talk series offers four presentations each academic year on topics of general interest united under a philosophical theme. These lecture-discussion events are open to all members of PNW and the Northwest Indiana community, and are designed to be accessible to a wide range of audiences.
Philosophy Matters talks are given by PNW philosophy faculty or guest speakers who are professors of philosophy. They are crafted to provoke philosophical reflection on, and promote on-going conversation about, all aspects of everyday life. Recent presentations have addressed topics such as: the nature of comedy, the aesthetics of horror, the ethics of torture, intelligent design theory, rust belt ruins, theories of distributive justice, and issues in contemporary politics (including immigration policies and “fake news”).
Philosophy Colloquia are formal presentations of current research by PNW philosophy faculty or guest speakers who are professors of philosophy. Lectures are open to all members of PNW and the Northwest Indiana community.
Philosophy Colloquia are designed to promote intellectually rigorous discussion between philosophy students, philosophy faculty, and all others who have a background, or serious interest, in philosophy as an academic discipline.
Philosophy Parties are gatherings hosted at the homes of professors in the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS). They are opportunities for students of philosophy and CHESS faculty to interact socially and explore topics of broad intellectual interest in a “salon style” setting. These events begin with open conversation over food and beverage followed by an informal presentation and group discussion led by a member of the CHESS faculty.
Lecture-discussion events offered by History faculty featuring thought-provoking and often timely topics throughout the semester. Open to the public and all PNW students, the events are designed to be accessible to all audiences.