September 14, 2017 – Matthew Leonard

Matthew Leonard

What Is It To Be Located?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

3:00–4:20 PM

King Hall B 2005

Suppose there are material objects (people, planets, etc.) and regions of space-time. My body is located at a particular body-shaped region. What is it for my body to be located at that particular region? Two views permeate the literature. The first is that the question has no answer. My body is located somewhere and there is nothing more to be said. The second is the view that being located somewhere just is being identical with that region. This view is implicitly adopted by people who think that material objects just are space-time regions. The goal of this talk is to point out two familiar problems with each view, present a new view, and argue that it doesn’t suffer from any of these four problems.

May 25, 2016 – Angela Davis at CSULA

Angela Davis, scholar, author and political activist, will be giving a talk at CSULA!

Angela Davis
Abolition, Resistance, and The Black Radical Tradition
Wednesday, May 25 @ 7:30 pm
Luckman Theater at CSULA

ADMISSION: This event is FREE and open to the public. However, RSVP and reservation is REQUIRED for admission. Tickets can be reserved by calling the theater at 323-343-6600 or you can reserve them in person at the box office on campus. There is a limit of two tickets per person and tickets are going fast!!!

April 16, 2016 – Southern California Feminist Philosophy Salon

All majors/students/faculty/friends are welcome!

Place: Professor Vernallis’House
1790 Alta Crest
Altadena 91001

Time: 3:30 – about 8:00pm

With talks given by:

Philosophy’s Image Problem
Rosalie Lochner, Loyola Marymount University

I argue that philosophy has an image problem and a problem with images. These two problems are interrelated, and at the point of intersection between these two problems stands the gendered and raced (as well as ablest, classed, and privileged) “knowing subject.”

What is Trans* Philosophy?
Talia Bettcher, Cal State Los Angeles

Since the early nineties, the interdisciplinary field of trans* studies has flourished. Discussions of trans* issues within philosophy have scarcely kept pace. With the first-ever conference on trans* philosophy approaching, we have reached a critical moment to ask: What is trans* philosophy? How does it relate to feminist philosophy? Is a trans* feminist philosophy possible? What can trans* philosophy contribute to the interdisciplinary field of trans* studies? The discussion raises questions about the methods, nature, and limitations of philosophy itself, given that most of trans* theory has emerged from what Judith Butler has called “Philosophy’s Other.”

There will be dinner and drinks to follow!

Please RSVP using the following link:

April 9, 2015 – CSULA Philosophy Club Volunteers!

The CSULA Philosophy Club will be volunteering together at the Los Angeles Regional Food bank. To join in on the fun, email for more information! Everyone is welcome!!

April 5, 2015 – The Department of Philosophy, Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, Cross Cultural Centers, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies present the annual Ann Garry and Sharon Bishop Feminist Endowed Lecture.

Special Lecture by:

Teresa Blankmeyer Burke
Professor, Gallaudet University
HOOKING UP: Viral Videos and Cochlear Implants
as a Case Study of Deaf Feminism

3:15pm – 5:00pm in the Los Angeles Room BC (Student Union)

Reception to follow in Philosophy Dept. Library E&T A420


April 2, 2016 – Preview Day 2016

Where: CSULA University Student Union Walkway

Time: 7:45am – 1:00pm

Anyone who would like to come help out is welcome!


February 16, 2016 – California State University, Los Angeles
Department of Philosophy, CSULA Philosophy Club, and the
Ricardo Gomez Fund for Lectures on Human Rights and Poverty present

Prolific writer and world-renowned, distinguished professor of liberation, ENRIQUE DUSSEL

3:10 – 5:30pm in the San Gabriel Room in the Student Union

Reception to follow in Philosophy Dept. Library E&T A420


January 28, 2016 – Philosophy Department Lecture

Michaela McSweeny, Princeton University

“Metaphysical Equivalence”

3:15 – 5:00 pm in KH B2006


December 6, 2015 – PHIL 405 Symbolic Logic Study Session

Where: Library Study Room 2026 (2nd Floor North Hall)

When: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


November 19, 2015 – Philosophy Department Lecture

Gavin Lawrence UCLA

“Aristotle and Mental Markmanship”

3:15 – 5:00 pm in E&T A331


November 8, 2015 – Dr. Foad Dizadji-Bahmani will be giving a lecture entitled “Where Science meets Science Fiction” at Sunday Assembly Los Angeles! Admission is FREE. Go to to RSVP for the event.

WHERE: 817 Vine St Hollywood, CA 90038

WHEN: Sunday 11/8/15 @ 11:00am -1:30pm


October 22, 2015 – Philosophy Department Talk

Talia Bettecher

“From Embodiment to Empersonment: Starting Points for a Theory of Transgender Dissatisfaction”

3:15 pm in the San Gabriel Room (3rd Floor of Student Union)


October 17, 2015 – Philosophy Department Faculty/Student Party! Join us as we enjoy pizza and conversation with your fellow philosophers! Please bring your favorite beverage!

Place: Prof. David Pitt’s Home (contact philosophy dept. or club for address)

Time: 7:00 pm


October 15, 2015 – Philosophy Department Talk

Rachael Briggs (Stanford University)

“Chances and Impossible Worlds”

3:15pm in KHB2007