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Calendar of Events

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.

All Events are Free and Open to the Public.

Spring 2012

  • February 24, 2012
    3:30 pm
    1210 McClung Tower
    Carol Gould, CUNY-Hunter College
    Title: Is There a Human Right to Democracy?

  • March 2-3, 2012
    "Animals, Ethics and Law Symposium"
    Howard Baker Center for Public Policy
    Speakers and Titles:
    • Colin Allen
      Indiana Philosophy, Cognitive Science
      Ethics, Law and the Science of Fish Welfare
    • Taimie Bryant
      UCLA Law
      Animal Law and Virtue Ethics
    • David DeGrazia
      George Washington University Philosophy
      The Question of Animal Suffering
    • David Favre
      Michigan State Law
      Respectful Use: An ethical construct for lawful interactions with animals
    • Rebecca Huss
      Valparaiso Law
      The Intersection of Legal Issues Involving Animals and Gerontology
    • Clare Palmer
      Texas A&M Philosophy
      What (if anything) Do We Owe Wild Animals?
    • Nick Robinson (keynote)
      Pace, Law, and Yale, Forestry and Environmental Studies
      The Legal Principle of Resilience: A guiding norm for life in our anthropocene epoch

  • March 15
    University Center, UTK Campus
    Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl

  • March 16, 2012
    3:30 p.m.
    1210 McClung Tower
    Andrew Altman, Georgia State University
    Title: "What is Genocide"

  • April 13, 2012
    3:30 p.m.
    1210 McClung Tower
    Crest Room, University Center
    Charles Beitz, Princeton University.
    Title: "Human Dignity and Human Rights"

  • April 27, 2012
    3:30 p.m.
    1210 McClung Tower
    John Fischer, UC- Riverside
    Title: "Moral Responsibility and Autonomy: The Problem of 'Mission Creep'"

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