Philosophy Department


"Alienation, Isolation, and Exclusion" A panel and discussion with Associate Professor Jason Read, Philosophy Department Chair, USM, and Professor Kathleen Wininger, Philosophy Department, USM, Thursday, November 19th, 4:15 p.m. at Payson Smith Hall, Room 207 Portland Campus. Free and open to the public.
Associate Professor of Philosophy Jason Read will travel to Stuttgart in September to participate in the Akademie Schloss Solitude's Colloquium, Marketplaces of Perception. The colloquium is part of the art, science & business program at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
Frantz Fannon's Philosophy of Resistance with Kathleen Wininger, Episode 150121 - The Soapbox
Movie & Popcorn flyer
TO ALL Philosophy MAJORS/MINORS AND LSH MAJORS Movie Night Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind DATE: April 9th, Thursday TIME: 7:00 PM PLACE: Luther Bonny Auditorium/Talbot Hall There will be popcorn and an informal discussion about the movie and fall semester course offerings following the movie.
Flyer of The Stuart Hall Project documentary
The Stuart Hall Project is a documentary told through the ideas of Stuart Hall and heard through the sonic landscape of the music of Miles Davis.
World Philosophy Day Poster
World Philosophy Day Philosophy in a Time of Crisis November 20th, Thursday 10:15-11:30 a.m. Payson Smith Hall, Room 204 Portland Campus Free and open to the public
William James Lecture
Panel discussion "William James in Focus: Willing to Believe"
USM University of Southern Maine philosophy Todd May Clemson University
One of America’s most prominent philosophers will visit the University of Southern Maine this month to lecture and discuss a question that most everyone has pondered: What makes life meaningful?
Why We Love Breaking Bad Poster
Why We Love Breaking Bad: Work Austerity and Attomony. Discussion, Prof. Jason Read, Professor of Philosophy & Associate Prof. David Pierson, Dept. of Communication & Media Studies, and author of Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Context, Politics, Style and Reception of the Television Series. April 9, Wednesday, 2:30-4:00 pm, Glickman Library, 7th Floor, Portland Campus
Plato - philosophy -World Philosophy Day University of Southern Maine
The idea that we need to take time out of this hurry-scurry, high-tech world to think deeply and philosophically about the serious issues facing all of us is a concept gaining more and more prominence among many people. As part of its first celebration of World Philosophy Day on Thursday, Nov. 21, the University of Southern Maine (USM) Department of Philosophy, under the USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, will hold three public events emphasizing the importance of philosophy in our society.


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Philosophy of Law Guest Lecturer

Lady Justice

Professor of Philosophy Robert Loudon welcomes guest lecturer Robert Ruffner, Esq. to speak in his Philosophy of Law (PHI 260) class. All USM students of philosophy and law are welcome to attend this lecture.

Thursday, November 19th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502, Portland Campus
Robert J. Ruffner, Esq. will be the Guest Lecturer in Professor Robert Louden’s Philosophy of Law class on November 19th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502. Ruffner, a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense, is a 1996 graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Mr. Ruffner began practicing in Maine in 1999 as a Domestic Violence prosecutor with the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office. He then joined the litigation firm of Friedman Babcock & Gaythwaite where he practiced insurance and criminal defense. Ruffner formed his own practice in 2001 to focus on Criminal Defense.

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