The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry, or D-phi, aims to enrich Denver’s intellectual and cultural life through programs designed to reframe our perspectives, challenge our assumptions, and stimulate dialogue about human thought, history, science, art and culture. D-phi organizes roundtable discussions, art exhibits, film screenings, theatrical performances, and lectures centered on major themes, issues or questions of abiding human concern. We host both local and international experts, artists, and some of the 'greatest minds of our time.' 

The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry offers free tickets to students - email dphi@msudenver.edu to RSVP

4/11/19

Aristotle on Biology and Human Nature

5pm - 6:30pm

Student Success Building, 890 Auraria Parkway - Room 400

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4/11/19

Aristotle on Biology and Human Nature

This panel will feature an international group of leading experts on Aristotle and his philosophy discussing the legacy and relevance of Aristotle's views on biology, human nature, and life processes. 

Panelists include:

Klaus Corcilius, Chair of Ancient Philosophy at University of Tübingen, Germany

Christopher Frey, Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of South Carolina

Rachel Parsons, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Louisiana State University

5pm - 6:30pm

Student Success Building, 890 Auraria Parkway - Room 400

4/16/19

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot @ Tivoli Brewery

Time TBD

Tivoli Brewery, 900 Auraria Pkwy Denver

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4/16/19

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot @ Tivoli Brewery

Join us for an abridged performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the historic Tivoli Brewery, followed by a conversation with the cast, director, and local scholars. Hosted in conjunction with the Denver Mug Club. This event is free and open to the public.

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Tivoli Brewery, 900 Auraria Pkwy Denver

4/19/19

Defining (Extraterrestrial) Life: A Philosopher’s Contribution to Astrobiology

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Tivoli Turnhalle

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4/19/19

Defining (Extraterrestrial) Life: A Philosopher’s Contribution to Astrobiology

Keynote Lecture by Carol Cleland, Director of the Center for the Study of Origins and Full Professor in the Department of philosophy at the University of Colorado Boulder. Cosponsored by MSU Denver’s Undergraduate Research Conference. 

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Tivoli Turnhalle

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Philosophy on Stage

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East High School

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Philosophy on Stage

This event, specifically designed to engage local high school students, will involve a performance by the Buntport Theater Company, followed by a conversation led by a group of philosophers. (Generously supported by an American Philosophical Association’s “Philosophy in the Public Square” Grant."

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East High School

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Appearance and Reality: The History of Perception

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Appearance and Reality: The History of Perception

This panel, inspired by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s upcoming exhibit on “Our Senses,” will include local experts from various fields—including cognitive science, philosophy of mind and intellectual history. We will explore the fascinating history of theories of human perception and our ever-changing understanding of the relationship between appearance and reality.

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