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Events for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014

Spring 2014

January 17, 3:30-5:00 pm
Kate Ritchie (Duke)
“Natural Language and Ontology”
1210 McClung Tower

January 27, 3:30-5:00 pm
Craig Dilworth, Uppsala University (Sweden)
"Simplicity:  A Meta-Metaphysics"
111 Art and Architecture

February 8
Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl
Crowne Plaza Hotel

February 14, 3:30-5:00 pm
Aaron James (UC-Irvine)
“A Practice Theory of Global Justice.”
1210 McClung Tower

February 21, 3:30-5:00 pm
John Roberts (North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
“A New Approach to Solving the New Riddle of Induction.”
1210 McClung Tower

February 28, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Donald Maier, Independent Scholar
"Can Biodiversity Ground Normative Truths?"
1210 McClung Tower

March 14, 3:30-5:00 pm
Noel Carroll (CUNY)
"The Creative Audience: A Review of Some Imaginative Responses to Fictions"
1210 McClung Tower

March 28, 3:30-5:00 pm
Dan Brudney (University of Chicago)
"Choosing a Conception of the Person"
1210 McClung Tower

April 5
Spring Symposium:  “Free Will, Metaphysics and Science”
Al Mele (FSU), Carolina Sartorio (Arizona), Scott Sehon (Bowdoin), David Palmer (Tennessee)
1210 McClung Tower

April 25, 3:30-5:00 pm
Carole Pateman (UCLA)
"Where is Democracy Going?"
1210 McClung Tower

Fall 2013

September 16, 3:30-5:00 pm
Martha Nussbaum (Chicago)
“The New Religious Intolerance” (Humanities Center Lecture)
University Center Auditorium, Rm. 329

November 15-17
Tennessee Value and Agency (“TVA”) Conference: “Libertarian Free Will:  Problems and Prospects”
Keynote speakers:  Robert Kane (Texas) and Michael McKenna (Arizona)
Other conference speakers:  Garrett Pendergraft (Pepperdine University), Justin Capes (East Tennessee State University), Mirja Perez de Calleja (Florida State University), Manuel Vargas (University of San Francisco), Chris Franklin (Marymount University), Leigh Vicens (Augustana College), Randolph Clarke (Florida State University), John Lemos (Coe College), Brendan Murday (Ithaca College), Audrey Anton (Western Kentucky University), Philip Swenson (University of California-Riverside),
1210 McClung Tower

November 21, 3:30-5:00 pm
Emily Austin (Wake Forest)
“Plato on Grief as a Mental Disorder”
WLS M311

November 26, 3:30-5:00 pm
Kirk Sanders (Illinois)
"Of agents and ends: a puzzle about self-sufficiency in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics"
1210 McClung Tower

December 3, 3:30-5:00 pm
Tim O’Keefe (Georgia State)
“The Epicureans on Property Management and Natural Wealth”
WLS M311



For past events, see: 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.