A premiere philosophy department
The philosophy department of Calvin College houses one of the finest undergraduate philosophy programs in the nation. Calvin's philosophy department was the undergraduate and/or teaching home of four American Philosophical Association Presidents—Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, William Frankena and O. K. Bouwsma.
- To learn more see Nicholas Wolterstorff's history of the department: "How Calvin Fathered a Renaissance in Christian Philosophy."
The philosophy department at Calvin has spent many years building strong ties with philosophers at universities in China. The partnerships that have formed can be seen in the Values and Virtues exchange.
The department's current faculty includes noted scholars in such fields as philosophy of religion, aesthetics, cultural criticism, ethics & moral philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, continental philosophy and the history of philosophy who continue to contribute to the life of Christian philosophy—both nationally and internationally.
The Conscious Persons Project
Thursday through Saturday, April 23 –25, at Calvin College
The project consists of an invitation only workshop and two public lectures by David Chalmers, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at Australian National University and Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness at New York University.Chalmers’ lectures will be held in the Commons Lecture Hall on Thursday April 23rd at 7 p.m. and Saturday April 25th at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday April 23rd
An Argument for Panpsychism
7 p.m. Commons Lecture Hall
Saturday April 25thConsciousness and The Collapse of The Wave Function
630 p.m. Commons Lecture Hall