conversation-withNight Owls

A Late Night Philosophical Conversation

The Department of Philosophy designs events to inspire philosophical explorations among students. The craziest, and the most UChicago, of these events is our Night Owls series, which features several faculty-led, late-night conversations each year on arcane philosophical topics. Past events have included discussions such as Is Philosophy a Blood Sport?, Do Minds Exist?, Should We Strive to Live Without Anger and Sadness?, The Philosophy of Divorce, Economics vs. Philosophy: The Battle for Your Soul, Why Is There Organized Violence?, The Meaning of Death, Is Love Worth the Pain?, Let's Get Philosophical about Sex, Does Science Leave Room for Philosophy? and The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. More information and registeration here.

Below is a list of speakers who are scheduled to be in conversation with Agnes Callard (Philosophy, UChicago) this spring quarter. All events will be held online on Thursday Nights at 5:00-8:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time).

  • Patrick Jagoda (English, Cinema and Media Studies, UChicago), Life Online: Community or Isolation? (April 9)
  • Steve White (Philosophy, Northwestern), The End of the World? (April 16)
  • Daniel Diermeier (Harris School, UChicago), Why Do Universities Matter? (April 23)
  • Kevin Hector (Divinity School, UChicago), God (April 30)
  • Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (Harris School, UChicago), The Perils of Quantification (May 7)
  • Brian Frye (University of Kentucky Law School), A Defense of Plagiarism (May 14)
  • Abe, Macabee, and Izzy (University of Chicago Laboratory School Students), What Does It Mean to Be a Child? (May 21)
  • Chris Kennedy (Linguistics, UChicago), Is Language a Game? (May 28)
  • Daniel Morgan (Cinema and Media Studies, UChicago), Why Movies Matter (June 4)

More information and registeration here.





More information and registeration here.