News & Events

Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series 2019-20
Fall Semester


Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. – UMaine, The Maples, Weisz Room
Lauren Ashwell, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bates College
“Projection as a Failure of Self-knowledge”









Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. – UMaine, Buchanan Alumni House, McIntyre Room
Doug Allen, Professor of Philosophy, University of Maine
“Gandhi-Informed Philosophy: Nonviolence, Truth, Morality, Sustainability, and Research Challenges for Faculty and Students”












Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series 2018-2019
Fall Semester

Thursday, November 8, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. – UMaine, Donald P. Corbett Hall, room 107
Robby Finley, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University
“Aristotle on Infinity: Senses of Potentiality Underlying the View”








Thursday, October 18, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. – UMaine, Little Hall, room 140
Professor David Butorac, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto
“Gender fluidity in Classical Athens?: Human receptivity, divine creation and cosmic patterns of gender in Plato’s Symposium”









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Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series 2017-2018
Spring Semester

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – The Maples, Weisz Room
Don Beith, Lecturer, Philosophy, University of Maine
“Biomimicry to Biosophia: Ecological and Ethical Implications of the Convergence of Life and Technology ”









Friday, March 30, 2018 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – The Maples, Weisz Room
Chris Cohoon, Senior Faculty Fellow in the Humanities, University of King’s College (Dalhousie University)
“The Ecological Levinas: From Face to Food”








Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – 4:30 pm -6:00 pm – The Maples, Weisz Room
Dr. Susan Bredlau, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Emory University
“Demanding Experience: Dewey and Beauvoir on Habit, Institution and Freedom”








Friday, March 23, 2018 – 12:00 pm-1:30 pm – The Maples, Weisz Room
Russell Duvernoy, Instructor, Philosophy, Seattle University
“Becoming Ecological: Towards a Process Metaphysical Subjectivity”








Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – 4:30 pm -6:00 pm – The Maples, Weisz Room
Bryan Bannon, Associate Professor & Director of Environmental Studies, Merrimack College
“Friendship of Reflective Environmental Practice”








Fall Semester
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Joseph Forte, Ph.D. Northeast Catholic College
“The Three Turns of the Allegory of the Cave”


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Other Department News

Professor Kirsten Jacobson received the  2015 Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award at the University of Maine, and was the Outstanding Faculty Member in the area of Teaching and Advising for 2015.

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:

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