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Young Philosophers Lecture Series

The Young Philosophers Lecture Series showcases outstanding work by recent PhDs in philosophy.

On September 14th, the DePauw University philosophy department and the Prindle Institute will welcome 4 young philosophers (persons who have recently received their Ph.D. in philosophy) to give campus talks. Each young philosopher we invite will workshop a research paper with other philosophers. Participants in the workshop will be the other selected philosophers and outside philosophy referees from other institutions. Participants may also include members of DePauw philosophy faculty and DePauw philosophy majors.

Young philosophers will also give an introductory-style presentation geared toward an audience with absolutely no background in philosophy. These talks will all take place in the auditorium at Peeler starting at 4:30pm on September 14th.

4:30-4:55 p.m. - "How can I convince you that you should care about other people?" by Dr. Kenneth Boyd

5 - 5:25 p.m. - "How We Know Things" by Dr. Matthew Duncan

5:30 - 5:55 p.m. - "Birth, Death and the Inbetween" by Dr. Diana Heney

6 - 6:25 p.m. - "The Ethics of Low-Probability Risk" by Dr. Christian Tarsney

If you aren't able to make it to the talks, we will post videos of each lecture on our YouTube channel.

What is a young philosopher?

Your age is irrelevant to whether or not you are a young philosopher. By “young philosopher” we mean someone who has received their Ph.D. in philosophy within the last 6 years. We will also consider submissions from exceptional graduate students who reasonably expect to defend by the Spring or Summer at the end of the academic year.