The Cicero Speech Contest strives to promote a speaking culture at Barnard where speaking is an intellectual expression and powerful tool for advocacy; where speaking well is valued, evaluated, and rewarded; where students use opportunities such as this event to voice issues which matter to them and affect real change; and where Barnard students hone and employ their voices for transformation.
John Morrison, assistant professor of philosophy, won the prestigious 2015 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Mind.
Philosophy major Sera Schwarz '15 writes about a talk on campus by acclaimed novelist and philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein '72.
Rebecca Goldstein is a philosopher and novelist, and both an alumna and former professor of Barnard College. She is the author of many acclaimed works of philosophical fiction, including The Mind-Body Problem, Thirty-Six Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction, and Plato at the Googleplex.
Lecture will be followed by Q & A and book-signing.
Ellen Mortensen examines the terrorist attack by Anders Behring Breivik in July 2011, approaching it from the perspective of Luce Irigaray’s philosophy of Western metaphysics.
The New York Times features a video interview with the chair of Barnard's philosophy department.
Anthony Grafton, Professor of History at Princeton University and current President of the American Historical Association, offers a trenchant defense of humanistic scholarship as part of the Barnard Humanities Initiative.