Rudrick visiting scholar series

The Brian Rudrick Visiting Scholar in Philosophy is made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Dr. Brian F. Rudrick. Shortly before his untimely death, the Department of Philosophy named Dr. Rudrick an official “friend of the department” because of his inspiring example of lifelong learning and for demonstrating for our students how one can make a philosophical contribution to professional and public life, whatever career one chooses.


We have been lucky to host:

Eva Kittay (2017)

Public lectures: "The Desire for Normalcy
                     "The Moral Significance of Being Human"

Jennifer Saul (2015)

Public lectures:  “Dogwhistles, Philosophy of Language, and Political Manipulation”
                       “Generics Don’t Essentialise People; People Essentialise People”
                       “The Pragmatics of Inclusivity”
                       “Misleading and Morality”
                       “Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat and Women in Academia”