COBRA Force Graduate Teaching Group
Cobra Force is a loose affiliation of graduate students who presently are or will soon be teaching their own classes. Participants visit other classes and receive visits in theirs, both of which occasions provide an opportunity for critical observation and collaborative exploration of any number of issues related to teaching as it happens in the classroom. All participants gather together near the end of each semester to collectively reflect on visiting experiences and discuss issues related to teaching that are broader ranging than what happens in the classroom, including syllabus and class design, assessment, and use of technology. Participation is voluntary, but designed to be a minimal imposition while yielding useful results.
Gender & Philosophy Group
In order to make use of the extraordinary strength this department has in feminist philosophy as well as philosophy of gender and related areas, we've started the Graduate Student Gender and Philosophy Group. The purpose of this group is to get graduate students interested and invested in philosophical work in these areas, as well as providing a forum for graduate students to talk about the philosophical issues in these areas with each other and with the faculty.
To accomplish these goals, we've scheduled several two-hour blocks for
individual faculty members to come and discuss with us. The format of these meetings is a short (15-20 minute) presentation by the faculty member on an issue or issues of their choosing, then a group discussion about those issues.
Graduate Student Writers' Workshop
20th Century European Workshop
This workshop is a forum for graduate students in the Philosophy Department who are working on and interested in the texts, thinkers and topics associated with 20th Century European Philosophy (understood broadly). It provides a setting for intense, high-level discussion in which the participants’ background, and interest, in the relevant material can be assumed. Meetings are devoted primarily to presentation and discussion of graduate student papers or dissertation chapters, and secondarily to critical discussion of a text or texts from the 20th Century European tradition. The workshop also invites outside speakers on occasion. In addition to its academic function, the workshop serves a social function. It brings together graduate students from all stages of the program -- and outside the program -- who are united by a common philosophical interest.
Eastern Philosophy Reading Group
This reading group meets bimonthly to read and discuss important classical texts in Eastern thought, and how these texts continue to influence contemporary Eastern philosophy. Our objective is to supplement our understanding of Western philosophy by developing a healthy appreciation for and working knowledge of Eastern philosophy. We will start by examining key selections from a few different Chinese religious traditions, including Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism by reading, as our main text, Philip J. Ivanhoe and Bryan W. Van Norden’s Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy. After this, we will evaluate current contributions from scholars of Eastern thought on contemporary philosophical questions. This group also will provide a great forum for invited guest speakers and for graduate students to present their own work in progress. For more information or if you would like to participate in any way, please contact Gordon Shannon or Colin Hickey.
- Professor Henry Richardson elected to lead HDCA
- Professor Nancy Sherman participates in Religion & Ethics Newsweekly's Discussion
- Professor Henninger's translation of Amerini's "Aquinas" Released
- Professor Nancy Sherman Receives 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship
- Georgetown Graduate Matthew Rellihan Receives Tenure at Seattle University
- Mar 21, All day: Graduate Admissions Open House
- Mar 28, 3pm-5pm: Lecture Series: Mary Domski
- Apr 25, All day: Symposium: Toward a Constructive Ethical Pragmatism