Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Graduate Symposia

Philosophy Department Symposia
Once a semester, the Fordham Philosophical Society invites paper submissions on an announced philosophical topic. From these submissions, the Symposium Committee selects two graduate students to publicly present and defend their work in an academically challenging, yet supportive, environment open to all members of the Philosophy Department and the wider University community. After the students' presentations, two faculty members provide commentary on the papers before a general question and answer session.
In addition to its academic and professional value, the Symposia upholds the best of the Platonic intellectual tradition by providing a valuable opportunity for faculty and students to interact on a social level at a convivial meeting for drinking, conversation, and intellectual entertainment. To this end, the Symposia include a fine Italian dinner complete with wine and other beverages. Every fourth semester, the Fordham Philosophical Society collaborates with another academic department to present a Symposium on a topic of mutual interest.
Upcoming Symposium
Past Symposia
Fall 2011

Spring 2010

Fall 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Fall 2007

Spring 2006 (with the English Department)

Fall 2005

Spring 2005

Fall 2004

Spring 2004 (with the Political Science Department)

Fall 2003

Spring 2003

Fall 2002

Spring 2002

Fall 2001

Spring 2001

Fall 2000

Spring 2000

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