Brown Bag Lectures

At brown bag lectures, speakers present on their works in progress. Talks are typically held in the Philosophy Department seminar room, Rome Hall 569. Lectures last one hour, although the room is usually open for those who wish to continue the discussion afterward.


Upcoming and Past Brown Bags

Brown Bag Lectures: Mark Ralkowski

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

Mark Ralkowski, The George Washington University
“The Consolations of Humor”

Brown Bag Lectures: Joe Gurrola

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 12:00pm

Joe Gurrola, The George Washington University
“Can Reading Narrative Fiction Improve Our Empathetic Responses to Outgroup Members?”

Brown Bag Lectures: Daniel Tutt

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

Daniel Tutt, The George Washington University
"Gift Exchange, Periodization and Considerations for Libidinal Economy: On Karatani and Lyotard"

Brown Bag Lectures: Avery Archer

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Avery Archer, The George Washington University

Brown Bag Lectures: Jeff Brand

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

Jeff Brand, The George Washington University
"Character and Repeat-Offender Sentencing"

Brown Bag Lectures: David DeGrazia

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

David DeGrazia, The George Washington University

Brown Bag Lectures: Dr. Summer Renault-Steele

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 12:00pm

Dr. Summer Renault-Steele

"New Media, Old Theory, and Critical Self-Encounter on the Internet"

Brown Bag Lectures: Elliot Swain

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

Elliot Swain

"Neoliberal Rationality as Instrumental Reason: Rereading Wendy Brown through Adorno and Horkheimer"

Brown Bag Lectures: Dr. Laura Papish

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

Dr. Laura Papish, The George Washington University

"Kant and Williams, and Guilt and Shame"

Brown Bag Lectures: Dr. Avery Archer

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

Dr. Avery Archer, The George Washington University

"Do or Do Not, There is No Withholding: An argument Against the Existence of Practical Withholding"

Brown Bag Lectures: Dr. Michael Sigrist

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 2:30pm

Dr. Michael Sigrist, The George Washington University

"Cool versus Anxious Deliberators: Comparing Models of Deliberation in Watson, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger"

Brown Bag Lectures: Dr. David DeGrazia

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 2:30pm

Dr. David DeGrazia, The George Washington University

"The Principles of Animal Research Ethics"

Brown Bag Lectures: Dr. Frederick Kellogg

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00pm

Dr. Frederick Kellogg, The George Washington University

"The Snake and the Roundabout: Ethical Particularism and the Patterns of Normative Induction"

Brown Bag Lectures: Dr. Gail Weiss

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:00pm

Dr. Gail Weiss, The George Washington University

“The Shame of Shamelessness”

Brown Bag Lectures: Dr. R. Paul Churchill

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 12:00pm

April 8, 2016

Dr. R. Paul Churchill, The George Washington University

“Are Western Ethical Theories too WEIRD to Be Universal?”