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Philosophy Colloquium Series 2013-14

October 24

“Pedagogy With/In the Disaster: Thinking with Heidegger and Blanchot”       

Nico Jenkins, Lecturer of Philosophy & Ethics, Husson University, and

Preceptor, Honors College, UMaine

4:00 p.m.              Levinson Room, The Maples

November 14

“Precarious Life: Butler and Foucault on Biopolitics”

  Jana Sawicki, Professor of Philosophy, Williams College

4:00 p.m.             Bangor Room, Memorial Union

January 23

“An Alternative Paradigm for Ethics”

J. Gray Cox, Professor of Philosophy, The College of the Atlantic

4:00 p.m.              Levinson Room, The Maples

February 13

“Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophical Interpretation of Value”

Doug Allen, Professor of Philosophy, The University of Maine

4:00 p.m.              Levinson Room, The Maples


April 3    

“Do the Social Sciences Bear on Either the Truth or Falsity of Religious Belief?

William James and Sigmund Freud”

Robert Segal, Professor of Religious Studies, The University of Aberdeen

4:00 p.m.              Bangor Room, Memorial Union


April 10

“Taming Leviathan: Toward a Global Alliance for Peace” 

Fred Dallmayr, Professor of Philosophy and Political Science,

The University of Notre Dame

4:00 p.m.              Bangor Room, Memorial Union

The 2013-2014 Philosophy Colloquium Series is partially funded through a grant from Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series. All programs are free and open to the UMaine community and the public. For more information, contact Professor Doug Allen, Department of Philosophy, UMaine, Orono, Maine 04469; phone: 581-3860; email:

Other Department News

Professor Kirsten Jacobson was on sabbatical on a sailing voyage in 2012-13. Here is a story from the Bangor Daily News.

Professor Michael Howard was selected as the Outstanding Faculty Member in the area of Teaching and Advising for 2012.

Philosophy Professors in UMaine Today on the 2008 Elections: Two Philosophy faculty, along with faculty from other departments, wrote short articles for UMaine Today on the 2008 elections, and were interviewed. Click on the links below to read the articles or see the videos:

More articles:


Contact Information

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Orono, ME 04469-5776
Phone: 207-581-3866 | Fax: 207-581-2928E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469