FALL 2020

FALL 2019

August 29, 2019
Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park Hall 141 
Samantha Matherne (Harvard) 
"Edith Landmann-Kalischer’s Moderate Objectivism About Aesthetic Value"

September 12, 2019
Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park Hall 141
Keith Hankins (Chapman University)
"Social Choice and the Tradeoff Between Utilizing and Imputing Information"

October 3, 2019
Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park Hall 141
Yasuo Deguchi (Kyoto University)

October 16, 2019 
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Knox Hall 20
Romanell Center Debate:
Should Physician-Assisted Suicide be Legal?

October 18 & 19, 2019, Conference
A Collection of Individuals
Capen Conference and Book Launch

October 24, 2019
Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park Hall 141 
Stephen Grimm (Fordham)

November 1, 2019
Friday, 2:00 p.m., Park 141 
Maurizio Ferraris 
"The Internet: A Political Approach"

November 7, 2019
Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park 141
Donald Baxter (UConn)


February 8, 2019, Lunchtime talk
Friday, 2 -1:30pm, 141 Park Hall
Chris Haufe,  (Case Western)
“The Priority of Promise.”

February 21, 2019, Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall    
Karen Frost-Arnold (Hobart & William Smith)
"Epistemic Justice and the Challenges of Online Moderation"

February 29, 2019
Department Colloquium
Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall
Andrea Borghini, Università degli Studi di Milano
“Outline of a Metaphysics of Dishes and Recipes”

March 8, 2019
Baldy Center Distinguished Speaker Series
Friday, 12:30 – 2:30pm, 509 O’Brien Hall
Christina Bicchieri, SJP Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics, University of Pennsylvania
"Social Similarity and the Erosion of Social Norms.”
Co-sponsored with the Baldy Center and the Center for Global Health Equity

March 14, 2019, Macalster Bell
Department Colloquium
Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall 
“Photographs as Tools of Moral Persuasion”

March 29, 2019, Open House for Potential Grad Students
Friday 3:30pm – 5:30pm, 141 Park Hall
Lewis Powell, UB Philosophy
“Locke, The Abuses of Language, and the Construction of Public Language”  

April 4, 2019, Kwong-loi Shun (Berkeley)
Thursday, 4pm – 6pm
Co-sponsor: UB Confucius Institute

April 5, 2019, Bioethics Workshop
Niagara University, 1:30 – 6:15pm

April 11, 2019, Richard Bett
"Humor as Philosophical Subversion, Especially in the Skeptics”
Department Colloquium
Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall 

April 6, 2019, City of Good Neighbors Philosophy Conference
Saturday, 9am – 5pm, 141 Park Hall
Participants: Devonya Havis (Canisius); Nic Bommarito (UB); Leigh Duffy (Buff State); Brandon Absher (D’Youville); Steve Petersen (Niagara); and Mark Warren (Daemen). 

May 2, 2019, Donald C. Ainslie (Toronto)

“Leibniz and Hume on Rational Animals”
Department Colloquium
Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall

May 9, 2019, Department Review of Graduate Students
Thursday, 4 – 6pm, 141 Park Hall

May 11, Romanell Workshop
International Workshop on Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine
Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00am
141 Park Hall, North Campus

May 13, Application Deadline
Mary C. Whitman Scholarship
Undergraduate Award, up to $2,000.



July 25-27, 2019
Romanell Summer Conference
John Martin Fischer Keynoter
See UBNow article: Philosopher to argue against an afterlife at Romanell Conference

July 31-Aug 2, 2019
10th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology 
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY 



March 5, 2020 Thursday, 4:00 p.m., Park 141 
Hagop Sarkissian (CUNY Grad Center / Baruch College)
Works in X-Phi, moral psychology, and Chinese philosophy. This talk is co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute.