Leonard Lecture Series - Archived Events


Archived Events 2015

April 30, 2015: Colin Koopman, Professor of Philosophy, University of Oregon

"The Politics of Information for Informational Persons"

4:00 p.m., Edmund J. Cain Hall, Room 108H

Archived Events 2014

November 10, 2014: Wenceslao J. Gonzalez, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

"Rethinking the Limits of Science: From the Difficulties Regarding the Frontiers to the Concern on the Confines"

4:00 p.m., Edmund J. Cain Hall, Room 108H


April 3, 2014: Michael Weisberg, Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

In conjunction with Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Program

"Ecological Models of Cognitive Labor"

4:00 p.m. Davidson Science and Math Center, Room 104

Sunday, April 6, 2014: "Hannah Arendt," a film by renowned German filmnaker, Margarethe von Trotta

A university and community partnership between the Department of Philosophy and Temple Sinai

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Joe Crowley Student Union Theater


Archived Events 2012

September 27, 2012: Michael Lynch, Professor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut

"The Varieties of Truth"

4:00 p.m., Edmund J. Cain Hall, Room 108H

October 9, 2012: Jenefer Robinson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati

"Aesthetic Disgust"

4:00 p.m., Edmund J. Cain Hall, Room 108H

October 18, 2012: Stephen Gardiner, Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington

"Geoengineering and Moral Schizophrenia: What's the Question?"

4:00 p.m., Davidson Science Building, Room 103

July 6-7, 2012: Levinas Research Seminar (LRS) -- Two Guy L. Leonard Memorial Lectures were presented:

July 6, 2012: Professor Kas Saghafi

University of Memphis,LRS Invited Lecture

"Levinas and Derrida on the Other"

Archived Events 2011

April 29, 2011: New Directions in Environmental Philosophy and Eco-Criticism -- Flyer
J. Baird Callicott, Regents Professor and University Research Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, University of North Texas
Priscilla Solis Ybarra, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of North Texas

Roundtable: Callicott and Ybarra -- "New Directions in Environmental Philosophy and Eco-Criticism"

Lecture: Ybarra -- "Erasure by U.S. Legislation: Ruiz de Burton's Nineteenth Century Novels and the Lost Archive of Mexican American Environmental Knowledge"

Lecture: Callicott -- "The Temporal and Spatial Scales of Global Climate Change and the Limits of Individualistic and Rationalistic Ethics"

(co-sponsored by UNR's Department of English's Literature and Environment Program and Public Occasions Committee, the Gender, Race, and Identity program, the Department of Philosophy, and the Guy L. Leonard Memorial Endowment)

April 1, 2011: Robert Talisse

Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, Vanderbilt University

Topic: "Religion in Politics"

March 21-22, 2011: Leonard Conference in Philosophy

Topic: "Darwinian" and Post-Darwinian Models of Creativity and Innovation: Prospects and Problems

March 1, 2011: Mari Ruti

Associate Professor of Critical Theory, University of Toronto at Mississauga

"Self, Ethics, Other"

Archived Events 2010
Troy Jollimore --California State University Chico -- "The Virtues of Epistemic Partiality"
Eleanor Kaufman -- University of California Los Angeles --"The Souls of Plants and the Mineralogy of Being"
Michael Cholbi -- California State Polytechnic University at Pomona --"A Direct Kantian Duty to Animals"

Archived Events 2009
Hilary Kornblith -- University of Massachusetts --"The Myth of Epistemic Agency"
2009 Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference -- featuring Avrum Stroll, Emeritus at University of California San Diego as keynote and Leonard speaker -- A New Defense of Same-Sex Marriage"
Michael Huemer -- University of Colorado Boulder --"The Puzzle of Metacoherence"
2009: Nevada Film Premier -- "Examined Life: Philosophy Is in the Streets"
Astra Taylor, producer, Zeitgeist Films, --UNR Review of this film

Archived Events 2008