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Check here for news on, and helpful links to, upcoming conferences hosted by the Department of Philosophy at Purdue University.

Upcoming Conferences


Social agency, political power, and legal boundaries in Classical German Philosophy

September 30th-October 1st, 2022

Previous Conferences

Below is a representative list of conferences the Department of Philosophy has hosted here on campus in West Lafayette, IN, over the past decade. These conferences covered various areas within academic philosophy, topics, and themes. They also included a range of guests and speakers, from graduate students to international scholars. Links to the conference program or website are included where available.


Author Meets Critics: A Symposium on Michael Bergmann's Radical Skepticism & Epistemic Intuition
April 23rd, 2022

Celebrating Leonard Harris
April 16th, 2022


Post-Kantian Bioethics Conference
April 16th-17th, 2021


An Ancient Philosopher Retires: A Conference in Celebration of Patricia Curd's Retirement
April 26th-27th, 2019

Hegel and the Unity of Science

February 24th-25th, 2020


Inclusive Philosophies Conference
, Hosted by Graduate Women in Philosophy
March 29-30th, 2019



Dimensions of Normativity: Kant on Morality, Legality and Humanity
February 19th-21st, 2018


Indiana Philosophical Association Fall 2017 Meeting
November 10th-11th, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Harman (Princeton University)

"Deleuze, Politics, Economics" Conference
September 6th, 2017

Inclusive Philosophies Conference
, Hosted by Graduate Women in Philosophy
April 21st-22nd, 2017


Art, Aesthetics, and Philosophy International Conference
September 30th-Oct 1st, 2016

William L. Rowe Memorial Conference
July 26th-27th, 2016


The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze International Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015


Faith and Reason: Themes from Swinburne
September 25th-27th, 2014

Logic, Mathematics, and Philosophy International Conference
September 19th-20th, 2014


Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference
October 25th-26th, 2013


Between Deleuze and Foucault

November 30th-December 1st, 2012

Truth, Thought, and Technology: The 5th Biennial Purdue Philosophy & Literature Conference
October 19th-20th, 2012

Challenges to Religious and Moral Belief: Disagreement and Evolution
September 6th-8th, 2012

The Annual Spring Workshop of the Moral Psychology Research Group
April 2012


Philosophical Dialogue Between Africa and the Americas
April 18th-20th, 2011