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Reading and Working Groups

 

For more information about these groups, or to be added to an email group, email the respective contacts listed for each group below.

 

Aesthetics Discussion Group

Contact: Kendall Walton

Time/Location: Meets on a TBD basis, contact Kendall Walton for meeting times and locations

If there is an article that you would like to discuss with this group, please email Kendall Walton.

Ancient Philosophy Reading Group

Contacts: Victor Caston and Sara Ahbel-Rappe

Text: Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, beginning with Book 2

Time: 7pm (sharp) - 9pm on 9/14, 10/19, 11/9, and 12/7

Location: Angell Hall 1164 (Seminar Room)

The starting point and focus of our discussions are the ancient texts themselves. Each session, one member of the group translates the text and starts off discussion, with all members interrupting and actively participating as the mood strikes.

Epistemology Reading Group (EPiG)

Contact: Sydney Keough

Time: Biweekly on Mondays from 12-1pm

Location: 1164 Angell Hall (Seminar Room)

EpiG is a group which meets bi-weekly to read contemporary papers in epistemology (broadly construed). The topics read range from issues in traditional epistemology, formal epistemology, the intersection of the two, and even some decision theory. Contact Daniel Drucker for times, locations, reading lists, or anything else related to the group.

Ethics Discussion Group (EDGe)

Contacts: Guus Duindam and Ian Fishback

Foundations of Modern Physics Reading Group (FOMP)

Contact: Josh Hunt

Time: 12-1pm Bi-weekly

Location: Randall Lab 4th Floor Fishbowl (4246)

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/umfomp/home

Rackham-funded interdisciplinary reading group which focuses on the philosophy of physics and related areas of physics and philosophy. Graduate students and faculty from any department are welcome. For more information, visit our website and e-mail Josh Hunt to be added to the mailing list.

Gender, Race, and Feminist Philosophy Reading Group

Contacts: Elise Woodard and Filipa Melo Lopes

Time: Biweekly meetings, alternating between Monday 1-2:30pm and Monday 10-11:30am

Location: Contact Elise or Filipa for location information or to be added to the email group

Website: https://umracegenderriw.wixsite.com/rgfp 

Gender, Race, and Feminist Philosophy Reading Group is a Rackham interdisciplinary reading group (RIW).

Graduate Student Working Group (GSWG)

Contacts: Eduardo Martinez and Mercy Corredor

Time: Thursdays 6:30-8:30

Location: 1171 Angell Hall (Tanner Library)

Low-stakes environment where graduate students can present work in progress, give a practice talk before a conference, or explore a philosophical debate. 

Kingdom of Ends

Contacts: Guus Duindam and Zoë Johnson King

Time/Location: Typically meets on Fridays. There is not set time or location.

Text: Kant’s Critique of Practical Reason 

 

Mind and Moral Psychology Working Group (MMP)

Contacts: Sydney Keough, Sarah Aronowitz, Mara Bollard

Time/Location: Meets on a TBD basis

Website: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/mmp/working-group

Philosophy of Science etc. (PoSe)

Contact: Gordon Belot

A forum for talks about philosophy of science and related areas. 

Philosophy of Time & Modality

Contact: Elise Woodard

Practical Metaphysics

Contacts: Elise Woodard and Josh Hunt

Time/Location: TBD

This group meets on a (circumstantially) as-needed basis to discuss papers in metaphysics relevant to their research interests. Email Elise and Josh if there is a paper you would like to discuss with the group.