Sanders Lectures


2018 Sanders Lecture at the Eastern Division of the APA

In conjunction with the APA, we are pleased to announce that Professor David Christensen of Brown University will give the 2017–2018 Sanders Lecture at the 2018 Eastern Division meeting in Savannah, GA.


2017 Sanders Lecture at the Pacific Division of the APA

In conjunction with the APA, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Louise Antony of the University of Massachusetts Amherst will deliver the 2016-2017 Sanders Lecture at the 2017 Pacific Division meeting in Seattle, WA.

Ned Block

2016 Sanders Lecture at the Central Division of the APA

The third annual Sanders Lecture at the APA will be given by Ned Block, Silver Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neural Science at NYU. This lecture will take place on the morning of March 3rd, 2016, during the Central Division meeting of the APA in Chicago.

Stump2016 Sanders Lecture at Rutgers University

The Philosophy Department at Rutgers University is pleased to announce that the third annual Sanders lecturer will be Eleonore Stump, the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. This lecture will be held on March 16th, 2016. A video of the lecture is available here.

Peter van Inwagen2015 Sanders Lecture at Rutgers University

The second annual Sanders Lecture was given by Peter van Inwagen, the John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Philosophy at Notre Dame. The lecture titled, The Rev’d Mr Bayes and the Life Everlasting, was held on March 12th, 2015, at 4.30pm in the philosophy department seminar room. Watch the lecture here.

Lycan2014 Sanders Lecture at the Eastern Division of the APA

The APA selected William Lycan to give the 2014 Sanders Lecture at the Eastern Division meeting of the APA, held in Philadelphia on December 28, 2014. William Lycan is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Terence Horgan2014 APA Sanders Lecturer

Terence Horgan of the University of Arizona delivered the inaugural APA Sanders Lecture. The title was Injecting the Phenomenology of Agency into the Free Will Debate and was given at 4pm on Saturday 19th April, during the 2014 Pacific Division Meeting of the APA, in San Diego, California.

Robert Adams2013 Sanders Lecture at Rutgers

In conjunction with the Rutgers University Philosophy Department, the inaugural Sanders Lecture at Rutgers was given by Robert Adams on November 14, 2013. Adams’s talk was entitled Pantheism.  A video of the lecture and conversation is available here.