THE BELGUM LECTURES 2006 - 2007
by Galen Strawson
Lecture I: remorse, contrition, regret, guilt, conscience, responsibility
October 11, 2006, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Lecture II: loyalty, vengefulness, resentment, hatred, friendship, gratitude
October 12, 2006, 3:45–5:45 p.m.
Both lectures will be held in Holland Hall 501.About Galen Strawson
Galen Strawson is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. Prior to that he was Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and held visiting positions at New York University, Rutgers University, and the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University. Strawson received his degrees from Cambridge University and Oxford University and studied at the Sorbonne.His forthcoming books on the self include: Life in Time and Hume on Personal Identity.
Strawson’s primary research interests include metaphysics, philosophy of mind, Kant, the British empiricists, and ethics. He introduced original ideas and arguments in three important books: Mental Reality (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995), The Secret Connexion: Realism, Causation, and David Hume (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989), and Freedom and Belief (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986).
Strawson’s newest book, published very recently (Thorverton, UK: Imprint Academics, 2006), is Consciousness and Its Place in Nature: Why physicalism entails panpsychism.
For information on the book visit: www.imprint.co.uk/books/strawson.html
Strawson has published numerous scholarly articles that have appeared in philosophy journals and collections. He has also published essays and reviews for larger audiences in periodicals such as the Financial Times, the Guardian, the London Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, and the Times Literary Supplement, where he has served as editor for many years. Strawson has appeared in film, and on television and radio.
Belgum Lectures through the Years
2010 - Elliott Sober
"Philosophical Reflections on Darwin"
2009 - Barbara Herman
"Making Morals Matter"
2008 – Julia Annas
"Virtue and Happiness"
2006 - Galen Strawson
2005 - Jonathan Lear
"The Collapse of Civilization"
2004 - Bas C. van Fraassen
"Seeing and Measuring: Connecting Science to Experience"
2003 - Margaret Urban Walker
"Forgiveness and Moral Repair"
2002 - Frederick Stoutland
"How To Believe in Free Will"
2001 - Lydia Goehr
"Listening, Laughing and Learning"
2000 - Stephan Darwall
"Two Dogmas of Empiricism in Ethics"
1999 - James Harris
1998 - Jean Bethke Elshtain
"How Far Have We Fallen?"
1997 - Hillary Putnam
"Mind, Matter, and Making Sense"
1996 - Gary Iseminger
"Aestheticism: Defined and Defended"
1995 - Georges Rey
"Superficialism about Mind and Meaning"
1994 - Helen Longino
"Scientific Knowledge and Feminist Theoretical Virtues"
1993 - Amelie Rorty
"The Many Faces of Morality"
1992 - Arthur Caplan
"Ethics and the Genetic Revolution"
1991 - Nancy Sherman
"Virtue and Ethics"
1990 - Allan Gibbard
1989 - Keith Gunderson
"The Aesthetic Robot"
1988 - Laurence Thomas
"Living Morally: A Psychology of Moral Character"
1987 - Rosemarie Tong
"Feminist Social Psychology"
1986 - Kenneth Sayre
"Myths for Our Technological Future"
1985 - Merold Westphal
"The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism"
1984 - Naomi Scheman
"Authority and Paranoia: The Social Construction of Gender and the Philosophical Self"
1983 - Georg Henrik Von Wright
"Truth, Knowledge, and Freedom"
1982 - Martha Nussbaum
"The Fragility of Goodness"
1981 - Gareth B. Matthews
1980 - Dagfinn Follesdal
"Understanding and Rationality"
1979 - Kathryn Pyne Parsons
"Not Judge, Not Victim, Nor Savior"