2008 - Philosophy

Philosophy:  Past, Present and Future
April 25 - 27, 2008

Welcome Yale Alumni in Philosophy.You are warmly invited to a special weekend in New Haven for alumni of the graduate program in Philosophy

  • see old friends, colleagues and mentors
  • revisit favorite places on campus
  • engage in lively discussions
  • enjoy festive meals and receptions with fellow alumni in Philosophy from all eras

Alumni / faculty panels feature

  • philosophy and its history
  • philosophy and the arts
  • roundtable on graduate studies with current students
  • ethics and public life
  • philosophy and the new century




Friday, April 25


9:00am –5:00pm    

Rose Alumni House
232 York Street (between Chapel and Elm)

5:45 - 7:00pm    

Branford College Common Room
York Street, opposite Rose Alumni House


2:00 –3:30pm    

Highlights from the Philosophy Collections
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

A private showing of very special philosophy holdings at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library hosted by curator Kevin Repp.


4:00 –4:15pm    

Welcoming Remarks
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 102
63 High Street

Jon Butler
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Michael Della Rocca
Chair, Department of Philosophy

4:15 –5:30pm    

Philosophy and Its History

Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 102
63 High Street
Michael Della Rocca
Yale University
Elizabeth Brient '95 PhD
University of Georgia

Vere Chappell '51 BA, '58 PhD
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Emeritus

Desmond Hogan '05 PhD
Princeton University

Alexander Mourelatos '58 BA, '64 PhD
University of Texas at Austin

5:45 –6:45pm    


Branford College Common Room
Enter from York Street, across from Rose Alumni House
(between Elm and Chapel Streets)



Branford College Dining Room


Saturday, April 26

9:00 –10:15am    

Philosophy and the Arts

Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 102
63 High Street
Barbara Sattler
Yale University
Emily Grosholz '78 PhD
Pennsylvania State University

Karsten Harries '58 BA, '62 PhD
Yale University

David Kolb '72 PhD
Bates College, Emeritus

Diana Raffman '75 BA, '86 PhD
University of Toronto

10:15 –10:45am    

Coffee break

10:45am –12:00pm    

Roundtable with Current Graduate Students

Kenneth Winkler
Yale University
Nicholas Asher '76 BA, '82 PhD
University of Texas at Austin

Andrew Chignell '04 PhD
(Religious Studies and Philosophy)
Cornell University

Ruth Barcan Marcus '46 PhD
Yale University, Emerita

William Tait '59 PhD
University of Chicago

12:15 –1:45pm    


Presidents Room, Woolsey Hall (under the rotunda)
Corner of College and Grove Streets

2:00 –3:15pm    

Ethics and Public Life
Shelly Kagan
Yale University
Seyla Benhabib '77 PhD
Yale University

Jorge Garcia '80 PhD
Boston College

Anthony Kronman '72 PhD, '75 JD
Yale University

Walter Sinott-Armstrong '82 PhD
Dartmouth College

Cocktails and Dinner

Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue


Sunday, April 27

9:00 –10:15am    

Philosophy and the New Century

Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 102
63 High Street
Zoltan Szabo
Yale University
Robert Adams
Oxford University
Yale University, Emeritus

Don Garrett '79 PhD
New York University

Lorenzo Simpson '68 BA, '78 PhD
SUNY, Stony Brook

Jonathan Vogel '76 BA, '86 PhD
Amherst College


Farewell Brunch

Hall of Graduate Studies Dining Hall
320 York Street (between Elm and Grove Streets)