The Foundation funds two lectures, the Sanders Lecture given at a divisional meeting of the APA by a distinguished scholar on any topic of their choosing, and a lecture on the Philosophy of Religion at the Center for the Philosophy of Religion at Rutgers University.
On October 13, 2022, Trenton Merricks gave the 2022 Sanders Lecture entitled “Arguments and Closure,” at The Center for the Philosophy of Religion, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Watch recording and read abstract and supplemental handout HERE.
On April 21, 2022, Kris McDaniel gave the 2022 Sanders Lecture, originally slated for 2020, entitled “Physical Monism and the Religious Impulse,” at The Center for the Philosophy of Religion, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Read supplemental handout HERE.Watch Video
In conjunction with the APA, Professor David Christensen of Brown University gave the 2017–2018 Sanders Lecture at the 2018 Eastern Division meeting in Savannah, GA.
The third annual Sanders Lecture at the APA was given by Ned Block, Silver Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neural Science at NYU. This lecture took place on the morning of March 3rd, 2016, during the Central Division meeting of the APA in Chicago.Read More
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 Video
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 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.
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.”Watch Video
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