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We are very active in hosting colloquia, speakers and conferences. We invite you to join us. Lectures and events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact

Also see the Events Calendar.

Upcoming Events

Past Conferences:

UB Philosophy Debate Series, March 5 and April 16, 2015

Debate: On the Existence of the Soul, featuring Philosophy Department doctoral students.
Thursday, March 5
6:00 - 8:00pm
UB North Campus, Natural Science Complex Lecture Hall Room 225  

Debate: On Problems of Evil, featuring Philosophy Department doctoral students.
Thursday, April 16
6:00 - 8:00pm
UB North Campus, Natural Science Complex Lecture Hall Room 225

Contact: Professor David B. Hershenov,
The events are free and open to the public.

Paul Kurtz Lectures, April 15, 2015

Lecture featuring Phillip Kitcher, Columbia University
Wednesday, April 15
Lecture: 4:00pm
Refreshments: 3:30pm
UB North Campus Center for Tomorrow

Capen Lectures, October 19, 20, 21, 2015: "Facing Ferguson"

Lectures featuring Paul C. Taylor, Philosophy, Penn State

Time: 4:00 to 6:00pm - all lectures, free and open to the public

Location: Seminar Room, sixth floor of Clemens Hall (or as announced)

October 19, Monday
Lecture 1 - Facing the Fire: On Mr. James Baldwin and Others

October 20, Tuesday
Lecture 2 - Facing Foolishness: On Philosophy and the Academy

October 21, Wednesday
Lecture 3 - Facing the Future: What Will Happen To All That Beauty?

Contact: Jorge J. E. Gracia,
Samuel P. Capen Chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor
Dpts of Philosophy and of Comparative Literature
University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY 14260

About the speaker: Paul C. Taylor teaches philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, where he also directs the Program on Philosophy After Apartheid at the Rock Ethics Institute. Professor Taylor received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University. He writes on aesthetics, race theory, Africana philosophy, pragmatism, and social philosophy, and is the author of the book Race: A Philosophical Introduction (Polity, 2004). He has recently co-edited a special issue of The Journal of Social Philosophy (with Ronald Sundstrom) on critical philosophy of race, and is currently at work on a book called Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics (under contract, Blackwell).

Paul C. Taylor

Past Conferences

Buffalo Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference 2014 Sept 19 & 20

Keynote Speakers: Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto) and John Turri (University of Waterloo)

Organizers: Jake Monaghan, Neil Otte, and James Beebe (Experimental Epistemology Research Group, University at Buffalo).

The event is sponsored by the Peter Hare Memorial Fund and the Dept. of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Contact:

Experimental Epistemology Research Group (EERG)

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PANTC* Conference 2014: Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine, August 1 & 2


Poster design by Catherine Nolan.

PANTC* Plato's Academy North Tonawanda Campus

See the UB REPORTER for a news story on the PANTC conference.

Hear the radio segment on WBFO 88.7.