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Ergo | Summer 2013

UT Philosophy Department Annual Newsletter

The UT Department of Philosophy is a flourishing community of scholars consisting of more than 80 undergraduate majors, nearly 30 graduate students, roughly a dozen full-time faculty lecturers, nearly another dozen tenured or tenure track faculty, two outstanding administrative staff persons, and an always helpful work-study student.   Fulfilling the Department’s teaching, research, and service missions and administering its academic programs would not be possible without the contributions of each and all!

To learn more about what we have been up to as a community of scholars this past year, we invite you to read on!

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UT Philosophy Department Inaugurates Annual Tennessee Value and Agency (TVA) Conference

With the aim of advancing and drawing attention to two of its focal research clusters—one in moral and political philosophy (questions of value), the other in metaphysics and action theory (questions of agency)—UT’s Department of Philosophy inaugurated the Tennessee Value and Agency (TVA) conference in November, 2012.

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Students take Advantage of “Super Seminars”

Graduate and advanced undergraduate students enjoyed two “super seminars” during Academic Year 2012–13.

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Faculty Research Seminar Flourishes

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Spring Symposium: On Social Norms

Each year, our department hosts a spring symposium that features and advances the research of a particular faculty member.

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Faculty Achievements

The UT philosophy faculty continue to earn recognition for their outstanding work in teaching and research.

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Welcoming New Faculty

While our department’s search for a new faculty member in ethics (moral psychology, meta-ethics, and/or moral epistemology) will continue into next fall, we are extraordinarily pleased to have been able to make a tenure-track hire in the areas of action theory, epistemology and the philosophy of mind.

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UT Philosophy Department Hosts Third Annual Regional High School Ethics Bowl

Ably organized by graduate students Jeff Cervantez and Jason Fishel, and funded by the Department of Philosophy and the College of Arts and Sciences, the 2013 Annual East Tennessee Regional High School Ethics Bowl, held in February, was a huge success.

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Graduate Program Update

As part of his post-retirement activity, Richard Aquila has continued to oversee our graduate program, with assistance from Jon Garthoff, who takes over next year.

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Undergraduate Program Update

As Director of Undergraduate Studies, EJ Coffman has continued to build a first rate undergraduate program.

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At the Coffee Machine: A Chat with Markus Kohl

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Alumni News

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In Memoriam: Dwight Van de Vate

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