THEMES FROM THE  PHILOSOPHY  OF ROBERT BRANDOM (WITH BRANDOM IN ATTENDANCE)

(February 22-23, 2019)

IN CONJUNCTION WITH

THE 2019 AQUINAS LECTURE

HEROISM AND MAGNANIMITY: THE POST-MODERN FORM OF SELF-CONSCIOUS AGENCY

by ROBERT BRANDOM

(February 24, 2019)

Marquette University,  Milwaukee,  February 22-23, 2019

organized  by  Corinne Bloch-Mullins, Yoon Choi, and Sebastian Luft

 

**NEW**:  FINAL PROGRAM HERE!

REQUEST FOR GUESTS AND VISITORS: PLEASE RSVP FOR THE SAKE OF CATERING ARRANGEMENTS. 

To RSVP, please send an email by February 1, 2019.

 

Generously Funded by:

The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Marquette University

The Department of Philosophy, Marquette University

The Innovation Fund, Marquette University

The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities, Marquette University

American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

 

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:  Elizabeth Cantalamessa (Miami) & Jared Riggs (Toronto), Sean Crawford (Manchester), Elena Ficara (Paderborn), Yael Gazit (Tel Aviv), Daniel Kalpokas (Cordoba/AR), Micah Lewin (Georgia State), Spencer Paulson (Northwestern), Thomas Raleigh (Antwerp), Ryan Simonelli (Chicago), Clark Wolf (Marquette).

CONFERENCE INFORMATION :

CONFERENCE SITES

On Friday, February 22, the Conference Site will be the Beaumier Suite in Raynor Memorial Library (1355 West Wisconsin Ave), basement.  VISITORS NEED A BADGE TO GET INTO THE LIBRARY.  PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS A GUEST AND ASK FOR A BADGE AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE LIBRARY.

On Saturday, February 23, we will convene in the Eisenberg Reading Room on the third floor of Sensenbrenner Hall (1103 West Wisconsin Ave.).

On Sunday, the Aquinas Talk will take place in Marquette Hall 100.

Click here for a map of the Campus.  The Library is # 20, Sensenbrenner is # 4 and Marquette Hall is # 11 on the map.

Click here for directions to Marquette University by various means of transportation.  Click here for information about visitor parking at Marquette (though the conference hotel provides parking in walking distance from the venues).

HOTEL:

A room block has been reserved at the Ambassador Hotel within walking distance to the conference location and downtown (West of Campus on Wisconsin Avenue).  The conference rate for the Ambassador Hotel ranges from $109 (single occupancy) to $129 (quad occupancy).  To get the conference rate, please mention the name "Marquette University Philosophy Conference."  To make reservations, call 1-888-322-3326 or click here to book directly with the conference rate.  *NEW*:  Note that the room block will be held until FEBRUARY 11, 2019.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING:

Housing is available in guest apartments offered by the university, which range from single ($87) to 6-person ($28 each) occupancy. To book an apartment, please consult this document

TRAVELING TO MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY (& DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE) FROM MILWAUKEE'S MITCHELL AIRPORT:

For those traveling directly to Milwaukee:

For information on Mitchell International Airport, click here, and for ground transportation from the Airport, click here.  Expect a taxi ride from the Airport to either the University or the Hotel to cost ca. $ 25-30.  Lyft and Uber are also available.

For those traveling to Chicago first:

If you fly into Chicago's O'Hare Airport, the most convenient way to get to Milwaukee is to take the shuttle bus "Coach USA" that rides hourly from early morning to late night.  The ride takes 90 minutes.  It is advised that you buy tickets ahead (online).  From the drop-off location downtown (by the Amtrak Train Station), it is best to take a taxi cab to the hotel or university (ca. $ 10).

General Information for Visitors to Milwaukee:

For more information on what Milwaukee has to offer, click here

For information about the Milwaukee Art Museum, including the building and the Calatrava-designed Burke Brise Soleil, click here.

Another Kleinod to see in Milwaukee is the newly opened Jewish Museum, which details, among other things, Jewish life in Milwaukee, the city in which Golda Meir was born. 

While at Marquette, you should also see the Haggerty Museum on campus.

Click here for a map of downtown Milwaukee.

Milwaukee also has an excellent restaurant selection.  Check here for a general overview, although we will provide a list of recommend venues, both close to campus as well as downtown.

Other useful links: 

Marquette University

Marquette University Philosophy Department