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Events for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

All Events are Free and Open to the Public

Spring 2016

Thursday, February 11
Akeel Bilgrami (Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University)
Title TBA
3:30pm
Lindsay Young Auditorium, Hodges Library

Friday, February 19
Kerry McKenzie (UC San Diego)
3:30pm
Visiting Research Seminar on Thursday

Further details TBA

Friday, February 26
Emily Fletcher (Mellon Chair in Ancient Greek Philosophy, University of Wisconsin)
3:30pm
Visiting Shaw's Superseminar on Thursday

Futher details TBA

Friday, April 15
David Sussman (Illinois)
3:30pm
Visiting Research Seminar on Thursday

Further details TBA

Friday, April 22
Susan Sauvé Meyer (University of Pennsylvania)
Visiting Shaw's Superseminar on Thursday
Futher details TBA

Fall 2015

Tuesday, August 18
Annual Mandatory Department Meetings

  • 9:30 am: light refreshments. Location: HSS 110.
  • 10:00am – noon: all faculty and staff. Location: HSS 110.
  • 1:00-3:00pm: tenure-line faculty. Location: 806A McClung Tower.

Friday, August 21
Back-to-School Picnic
Bring your families, pets, outdoor games, something to eat.
5:00pm - ?
Tyson Park (just west of campus)

4th Annual Tennessee Value and Agency ("TVA") Conference
Theme: Knowledge and Agency
1210-11 McClung Tower

Friday, September 4

  • 9-9.30: Breakfast (provided on site)
  • 9.30-11: Sharon Mason (Indiana University), "Externalism for Doxastic Agents?"
  • 11-12.30: Reza Hadisi (University of Illinois-Chicago), "Doxastic Voluntarism as Epistemic (But Not Practical) Agency"
  • 12.30-1.30: Lunch (provided on site)
  • 1.30-3: Suzy Killmister (University of Connecticut), "How Does Ignorance Affect Autonomy?"
  • 3-4.30: Samuel Murray (University of Notre Dame), "Awareness and Vigilance"
  • 4.30-6: Keynote #1 – John Schwenkler (Florida State University)
  • 6-6.30: Reception (on site)

Saturday, September 5

  • 9-9.30: Breakfast (provided on site)
  • 9.30-11: John Hurst (Ohio State University), "Believing You'll Act as Intended"
  • 11-12.30: Gregory Antill (UCLA), "Belief, Intention, and Deliberation"
  • 12.30-1.30: Lunch (provided on site)
  • 1.30-3: Jeremy Fix (Harvard University), "Intellectual Isolation"
  • 3-4.30: Jennifer Frey (University of South Carolina), "Agency, Practical Knowledge, and the Good"
  • 4.30-6: Keynote #2 – Candace Vogler (David and Clara Stern Professor of Philosophy,University of Chicago)
  • 6-6.30: Reception (on site)

Friday, September 18
Annual social gathering and departmental Awards event.
5:00-8:00pm
Bridgeview Grill.

Friday, September 25
John Brunero (Robert R. Chambers Distinguished Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Moral Sciences, University of Nebraska).
3:30pm
Visiting Archer's Superseminar on Thursday.
Further details TBA.

Friday, October 23
Kieran Setiya (MIT)
3:30pm
Visiting Archer's Superseminar on Thursday
Futher details TBA.

Friday, November 20
Nomy Arpaly (Brown)
3:30pm
Visiting Archer's Superseminar on Thursday
Further details TBA.



For past events, see: Spring 2015 | Fall 2014 | Spring 2014 | Fall 2013 | Fall 2012 | Spring 2012 | Fall 2011 | Spring 2011 | Fall 2010 | Spring 2010 | Fall 2009 | Spring 2009

The Department of Philosophy at The University of Tennessee regularly sponsors visiting speakers, symposia, workshops and conferences. For a list of philosophers who have visited the Department in association with one or another of these undertakings in recent years, click here.