Conferences

Philosophy Symposium

The Symposium is an annual conference, which has been held every Spring since 1971. Recent Symposium topics include: Disagreement, the Philosophy of Race, Consciousness, the Philosophy of Science Fiction, Torture, Intellectual Activism, the Philosophy of Emotion, Epistemology, and the Philosophy of Film. Students, faculty, and alumni all participate. Select Philosophy Majors comment on the papers of invited speakers; and alumni present at one session. We are grateful to the hundreds of speakers who have participated over the last four decades!

Slide show of past Symposia flyers (1971-present) (Coming soon!)

Complete list of past Symposia (1971-present)

Matthew Calarco is faculty organizer for this year’s symposium. The 2012 topic is "Thinking through Animals."

Publications

Papers from the 2009 Symposium on Consciousness have been published

FullPhil Conferences

Held in Summer, budget allowing. The goal of the Fullerton Philosophy Summer Conference (FullPhil) is to move research in a particular area forward. 

We have hosted two FullPhil conferences: Empathy (2006); and Virtue and Vice (2008).

For complete details of the Empathy Conference, click Papers from the FullPhil Empathy ConferenceOpens in new window have been published 

For complete details of the Virtue/Vice Conference, click Papers from the FullPhil Virtue/Vice ConferenceOpens in new window have been published