Events

Oct 20

Iseminger Philosophy Conference

Aesthetics Conference in honor of Gary Iseminger to be held Saturday, October 20, 2007.

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

A conference in honor of Gary Iseminger, Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Liberal Learning, Emeritus, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2007.


The conference will celebrate Professor Iseminger’s work in aesthetics and his contributions to the life of Carleton College and its philosophy department through talks by three distinguished aestheticians that will focus on various topics that relate to Professor Iseminger’s work. The speakers will be Peter Kivy, Philosophy, Rutgers University, “Shostakovich’s Secret”; Noël Carroll, Philosophy, Temple University, “ ‘Les Culs-de-Sacs’ of Enlightenment Aesthetics”; and Jerrold Levinson, Philosophy, University of Maryland, "Non-Minimalist Conceptions of Aesthetic Experience." These talks will be followed by a reply by Professor Iseminger and a general discussion of the papers by the audience. Everyone is welcome to attend. More details of the schedule for the conference will be posted soon. If you plan to attend, please contact Jill Tollefson, jtollefs@carleton.edu or 507-222-4232.

For a complete schedule of events, please click here.


We are pleased to give all attendees our suggestions for lodging in Northfield:

AmericInn Motel & Suites
South Highway 3
507-645-7761

Archer House
212 Division Street
800-247-2235

Country Inn Motel
300 South Highway 3
800-456-4000

Froggy Bottoms River Suites
309 South Water Street
507-650-0039

Super 8 Motel
Highway 3 South
800-800-8000

The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast
818 Division Street
507-664-9096


Also, we would like to offer you directions from the MSP airport:

  • Take I-494 West to I-35W South to Highway 19 East (exit 69, Northfield exit).
  • Drive East on Highway 19 for 7 miles to Northfield.
  • At first stop light (where Highway 19 meets Highway 3), turn left and drive north for 3 blocks to 2nd Street.
  • Turn right and drive East on 2nd Street, continuing up the hill.
  • Turn left on College Street, which takes you directly to campus.

And finally, we would like to suggest locations for dining in the area:

B & L Pizza
514 Division Street
663-0390

Chapati- A Taste of India
214 Division Street
645-2462

The Contented Cow
302 B Division Street
663-1351

El Tequila Mexican Resturant
1010 Highway 3 South
664-0260

Froggy Bottoms Irish River Pub
305 Water Street South
664-0260

Goodbye Blue Monday Coffee House
319 Division Street
663-6188

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Cafe
405 Division Street
645-6653

Kurry Kabab Fine Indian Dining
2018 Jefferson Road
645-9399

J. Grundy's Rueb-N-Stein
503 Division Street
645-4405

Quality Bakery and Coffee Shop
410 Division Street
645-8392

Quarterback Club
116 West 3rd Street
645-7886

The Tavern of Northfield
212 Division Street
663-0342

Sponsored by Philosophy. Contact: jtollefs, Philosophy