Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

History of Philosophy Roundtable (HOPR)


The Loyola History of Philosophy Roundtable (HOPR) meets regularly during the academic year to discuss work in progress by graduate students and faculty on topics in the history of philosophy. Most of the papers are by Loyola Chicago department members, but we also welcome occasional visitors.

Meetings will generally be held in the Crown Center for the Humanities, but locations vary; see below. Papers to be discussed are circulated electronically approximately one week before the scheduled meeting.

To receive announcements about the Loyola HOPR schedule and receive the Loyola HOPR papers electronically, or if you will be visiting Chicago and would like to participate, please contact Kristen Irwin.

Upcoming Meetings

Spring 2018 Meetings will be the following Fridays from 3-4:15pm (location TBA)

  • 2/16/18 – Jacob Andrews (LUC)
  • 3/30/18 – Peter Rosa (LUC)
  • 4/27/18 – Matias Slavov (UCLA)

Previous Meetings

  • 12/1/17 – Kristen Irwin (LUC), “The Multiple Foundations of Toleration in Pierre Bayle”
  • 11/3/17 – Alon Segev, "Political Readings of Descartes"
  • 9/29/17 – Simon Babbs (LUC), "Relations with no ‘addition of being’"
  • 4/7/17 – David Ozar (LUC emeritus), "The Cognitive Components of Virtue Development: What Aristotle Took for Granted"
  • 2/24/17 – Carlo Tarantino (LUC), "Phronesis in Word and Deed: Isocratean Rhetoric in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics"
  • 2/21/17 – Book Symposium on Blake Dutton (LUC)'s Augustine & Academic Skepticism
  • 12/9/16 — Cameron Coates (DePaul), "Aristotle on Matter"
  • 10/28/16 — Morganna Lambeth (Northwestern), "Imagination & Causality in Hume, Kant, & Heidegger"
  • 9/9/16 — Marcella (Russo) Linn (LUC), "Character, Character Development, & Responsibility in Aristotle's Rhetoric"
  • 4/22/16 — Dr. Jason Rheins (LUC), “Schematism in the Timaeus
  • 3/18/16 — Cameron Coates (DePaul), “Cosmic Democracy or Cosmic Monarchy?: Empedocles in the Myth of Plato’s Statesman
  • 2/19/16 — Peter Rosa (LUC), “Intersubjectivity in Spinoza's Summum Bonum
  • 10/16/15 — Dr. David Ozar (LUC), “What Mill is Maximizing and How: An Alternative View
  • 10/2/15 — Dr. Peter Hartman (LUC), “Cognition and Causation: Ockham and Buridan on Content”
  • 9/15/15 — Dr. James Messina (Wisconsin-Madison), ““Kant's Stance on the Relationist-Substantivalist Debate and its Logical Basis”
  • 3/27/15 — Dr. Kristen Irwin (LUC), “The Implications of Bayle’s Skepticism for Moral Knowledge”
  • 3/13/15 — Dr. Jason Rheins (LUC), “No Design without a World-soul: Plato’s Panpsychic Solution to the Presocratics' ‘Implementation of Intellect’ Problem”

The History of Philosophy Roundtable is open to anyone in the department who’s interested in history of philosophy, but the current core members are:

  • Dr. Andrew Cutrofello, Professor
  • Dr. Blake Dutton, Professor
  • Dr. Peter Hartman, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Kristen Irwin, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Jason Rheins, Assistant Professor