Superdeep #26: “Social Values & Expert Disagreement in Psychiatric Classification: the Case of Gaming Disorder” (Wang Yafeng) | Thu Apr 25, 5 pm

5 pm | IB 2028

It doesn’t take an expert to agree on this one being a Superdeep treat: Wang Yafeng (Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Sciences) joining the Workshop to present on “Social Values & Expert Disagreement in Psychiatric Classification: the Case of Gaming Disorder”. Thu Apr 25 | 5 pm | IB 2028

Snacks & drinks will be served at the Workshop.

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The Workshop is Superdeep‘s venue for philosophical work-in-progress research & practice. For more info or to submit proposals for the Workshop, follow this link; for more info on Superdeep more generally, follow this one.

Superdeep is sponsored by DKU’s Humanities Research Center.

 

Superdeep #23: “Gender Orientation” (Nathan Hauthaler) | Feb 22, 8:04pm

6:04pm   |   LIB 2001

 

Join Superdeep for our first Workshop collaboration with DKU’s Gender Studies Initiative: Nathan Hauthaler will present on his research on “Gender Orientation”. Thu Feb 22, 6:04pm LIB 2001.

Snacks & drinks will be served at the workshop.

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The Workshop is Superdeep‘s venue for philosophical work-in-progress research & practice. For more info or to submit proposals for the Workshop, follow this link; for more info on Superdeep more generally, follow this one.

Superdeep is sponsored by DKU’s Humanities Research Center.

Superdeep #22: “Wild Experiment: Feeling Science & Secularism After Darwin” (Donovan Schaefer, UPenn) | Jan 11, 6:04pm

IB 2026

What’s better than to start the new year & semester on a Wild Experiment? Join Superdeep in welcoming Donovan Schaefer (University of Pennsylvania) for a discussion of his eponymous monograph (Wild Experiment: Feeling Science & Secularism After Darwin), & comments by James Miller (…& food & drink).
Thu Jan 11, 6:04pm, IB 2026.

For companion events with Prof Schaefer that week, consider also his:
– University Colloquium: Feeling is Believing: A New Approach to Conspiracy Theory (Tue Jan 9, 4:00-5:30pm AB 1087), and
– (for faculty or staff members) Faculty Development and CTL Workshop: The Affective Academic: Reflecting on Embodied Research and Pedagogy. Thursday 3:30-4:30pm, Library Tea House. For the latter Professor Schaefer asks that you kindly read the circulated text on cogency theory and the intellectual passions in preparation for the workshop.

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The Workshop is Superdeep‘s venue for philosophical work-in-progress research & practice. For more info or to submit proposals for the Workshop, follow this link; for more info on Superdeep more generally, follow this one.

Superdeep is sponsored by DKU’s Humanities Research Center.

Superdeep #21: “Behind the Text: AI’s Absent Subjectivity” | Thu Dec 7, 6:04pm

IB 2026 | Zoom 6979897969

Superdeep ends the semester with yet another such Workshop session, with Siyu (Sue) Wang helping us see “Behind the Text: AI’s Absent Subjectivity” (…& food & drink). 6:04pm, IB 2026 | Zoom 6979897969.

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The Workshop is Superdeep‘s venue for philosophical work-in-progress research & practice. For more info or to submit proposals for the Workshop, follow this link; for more info on Superdeep more generally, follow this one.

Superdeep is sponsored by DKU’s Humanities Research Center.

Superdeep #20: “DKU Philosophy ’23” | Thu Nov 23, 6:04pm

6:04pm | Water Pavilion

Come to the Water Pavilion this Thursday, Nov 23 at 6:04pm to spend time with arcane creatures of DKU legend, the likes of which you’d normally only encounter in books, caves, or airports: the Philosophers. Members of DKU’s philosophical community (faculty & students, across Divisions) will share & discuss what we’re are up to & excited about philosophically (…& food & drink). Join us!

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The Workshop is Superdeep‘s venue for philosophical work-in-progress research & practice. For more info or to submit proposals for the Workshop, follow this link; for more info on Superdeep more generally, follow this one.

Superdeep is sponsored by DKU’s Humanities Research Center.

Superdeep Nighthawks: “Philo Night” (DKU Philosophers 2023) | Nov 23, 8:04pm

8:04pm | secret venue

This week the Nighthawks return to one of their original callings: following the philosophers’ convergence in Superdeep #20 we will venture out into the night for a good old time together. Join the Philo Night!
To find out where they’ll be headed (which they may or may not know in advance, quite frankly), find them during Superdeep #20 (6:04~7:42pm) in the Water Pavilion.

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Superdeep Nighthawks meet on Thu eve (~8pm till late). For more info, or to submit proposals for the Nighthawks, follow this link; for info on Superdeep more generally, follow this one.

Superdeep is sponsored by DKU’s Humanities Research Center.

Superdeep #19: “Defying Displacement: The Case of Philadelphia Chinatown” (Caroline Aung) | Tue Oct 24, 5:30 & 6pm

5:30pm IB 1008 (IB Auditorium)
6:00 pm IB 2028 | Zoom 6979897969

The Superdeep Workshop returns on a chord of high notes: on Tue Oct 24, Caroline Aung of Philadelphia’s Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) will join us for a presentation and interactive workshop for “Defying Displacement: The Case of Philadelphia Chinatown“. The event is Superdeep first collaboration with DKU’s HRC Citizenship Lab and the Center for the Study of Contemporary China (CSCC) Meanings, Identities, & Communities Cluster.
As an auftakt to the event we will screen the Philly Chinatown documentary “Look Forward & Carry on the Past” (Dornfeld, Kodish, & Wei’s 2002; accessible here).

Screening: Tue Oct 24, 5:30pm IB 1008.
Workshop: Tue Oct 24, 6:00pm IB 2028.

Snacks & drinks at the screening & workshop.

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The Workshop is Superdeep‘s venue for philosophical work-in-progress research & practice. For more info or to submit proposals for the Workshop, follow this link; for more info on Superdeep more generally, follow this one.

Superdeep is sponsored by DKU’s Humanities Research Center.

The Superdeep Workshop

The Workshop is Superdeep‘s work-in-progress research…—you guessed it—…workshop. It’s a forum for DKU’s philosophical community to discuss & refine philosophical ideas & projects (essays, presentations, signature work projects, etc.). Meetings generally feature a presenter’s brief presentation followed by general Q&A. Snacks and refreshments are served.  Everyone (faculty, students, staff, guests…) is welcome to attend; no prior knowledge of philosophy required.
The workshop usually meets Thu ~6pm in IB 2026.

If you are interested in presenting or in otherwise getting involved in the Workshop, follow this link; for other feedback, follow this one; for more info on Superdeep generally this one.

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Superdeep is DKU’s extracurricular philosophical* ecosystem, comprising:

    • the Workshop: a work-in-progress research workshop for DKU’s philosophical community (students, faculty, & guests). Presentation followed by Q&A (& snacks & refreshments). The Workshop meets on Thursdays ~ 6pm in IB 2026. More info here.
    • the Philosophers’ Cave: a quiet space for writing & other Superdeep work (& coffee, tea, & snacks). The Cave opens every Monday 9am till late in IB 2026, to start the week on a Superdeep high note. More info here.
    • the Well: Superdeep‘s joint research & reading group. The Well opens on Tuesday ~5pm in IB 1017. Current theme: Creatures of Habit. More info here.
    • the Nighthawks: a space for late birds to savor Superdeep respite — over weekly movie screenings — after a week of classes. The Nighthawks converge Thursdays ~8pm. More info here.
    • Superdeep Space: an entirely student-curated & -run Superdeep space for activity, creation, happiness. More info here.
    • …& the occasional Party: self-explanatory, for our community, happening roughly once a semester. Like this one.

* If you ask yourself who qualifies as philosophical, you already do 😉

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