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Our inaugural History of Philosophy Colloquium will take place April 7-8, 2022, on the theme, “Philosophy throughout Its History.” Speakers will consider how philosophers at different historical times and places understood the project in which they were engaged. How did they conceptualize “philosophy”? What did they think distinguishes philosophical endeavors from other intellectual activities such as science or theology? What did they imagine the individual and social benefits of philosophy to be, and how did they critique the philosophical project itself? This colloquium will explore the self-understanding of a key humanities discipline throughout the ages.

We invite all who are interested in attending to join us either at Notre Dame or over Zoom! The in-person location for this year's colloquium is the McKenna Conference Center, rooms 205-207; the entire conference will also be streamed live.

Our program runs from 9am-5:45pm on both days (Thursday-Friday, April 7-8). See below for our lineup of speakers; a detailed schedule can be found here and will be updated with further information closer to the event.

Whichever way you'll be joining us, we ask that you register at the link below so we can send you updates, as well as Zoom information when the time comes!

Register here

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André Laks (Universidad Panamericana / Université Paris-Sorbonne)

Michael Chase (Centre Jean Pépin / CNRS)

Rachana Kamtekar (Cornell University)

John Marenbon (University of Cambridge)

Therese Cory (University of Notre Dame)

Christopher Celenza (Johns Hopkins University)

Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Paul Franks (Yale University)

Jonathan Lear (University of Chicago)