The Richard R. Baker Philosophy Colloquium

The Richard R. Baker Philosophy Colloquium brings outstanding scholars from across the country to campus to present and discuss their research. The  colloquium focuses either on a set of philosophical issues or on the work of a renowned individual philosopher. Philosophy students are encouraged to attend the colloquium and meet the participants. The Department of Philosophy often schedules a mini-course or upper-level seminar that addresses the colloquium theme so that students can gain some background on the topic before attending the conference.

Past Colloquia

Previous colloquium topics have included "Environmental Philosophy and the Duties of citizenship," "International Human Rights and Global Justice," "Exploring Jane Addams," "Philosophy and Psychopathology," "Ethics and the Professions," "Ecofeminist Perspectives," "Moral Agency and the Fragmented Self," and "Christian Humanism and Secular Humanism." Some colloquia have focused on major figures in the history of philosophy, such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, and Sartre.