Philosophy Program

Program Events

Yearly Events

  • Faculty and Students
    There are a number of occasions during the year where Philosophy faculty meet with students, sometimes just to socialize, other times for such specific purposes as the following:
    • meeting with prospective majors to talk about Moderation;
    • meeting with Junior majors to discuss the senior project process;
    • meeting with majors to discuss the vicissitudes of applying to graduate school.
  • Senior Project Conference
    Each spring semester, the program holds a Senior Project conference at which seniors present their work in panels of three or four students, moderated byi Junior majors and followed by questions from the audience.
  • Philosophy Speaker Series
    The program hosts a Philosophy Speaker Series, with three or four philosophers each seminar invited to talk about their work.

The Philosophy Salon

Fridays, December 4 – December 31, 1969

Zoom link:

The Philosophy Salon—a new initiative to promote community among students, faculty, and staff interested in philosophy—takes place every Friday from noon to 1:30pm on Zoom. Salon events include: faculty speakers from inside and outside Bard, information sessions, conversations with alumni/ae, and informal philosophical discussions. To be added to the Salon email list, contact Kathryn Tabb at or Ruth Zisman at

Salon schedule:

September 11: Welcome and Introductions

September 18: Club of Philosophy: Jay Elliott, “Could It Be Worth Thinking About Aristotle on Slavery?”

September 25: Alumni Speaker Event: Ian Olasov

October 2: Speaker Series: Dana Miranda, "The Riot of Disorder"

October 9: Moderation Info Session

October 16: Work in Progress with Marina Van Zuylen

October 23: Work in Progress with Nora Ben Hammed

October 30: Halloween with Thomas Bartscherer: “All That Is Deep Loves the Mask"

November 6: Politics and Change with Chiara Ricciardone

November 13: Speaker Series: Krisanna Scheiter

November 20: Speaker Series: Rosemarie Garland Thompson

December 4: Friendly Philosopher’s Club: A workshop on giving and receiving feedback

December 11: What Is Philosophy? A discussion for the curious
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST/GMT-5
Location: Online Event
Contact: Ruth L Zisman
Phone: 845-752-4512
Website: Event Website