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2014 Tennessee Value and Agency "TVA" Conference

The Tennessee Value and Agency conference is an annual event aimed at encouraging philosophical conversation about topics pursued by established research clusters at the University of Tennessee Department of Philosophy.

2014 Conference – November 7 & 8, 2014
Reason, Sentiment and Sensibility in the Moral Life

Friday, Nov. 7

  • 9:00 a.m.:  Charles Starkey, Associate Professor, Clemson University
    Colloquium Paper:  Feeling, Seeing and Mattering
  • 10:30 a.m.:  Maura Tumulty,  Associate Professor, Colgate
    Colloquium Paper:  Alienated Perception
  • 12:00 noon:  Lunch (provided on site)
  • 1:00 p.m.:  Kyla Ebels Duggan, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
    Colloquium Paper: The Kantian Inheritance of Humean Desire
  • 2:30 p.m.:  Bridget Clarke, Associate Professor, University of Montana
    Colloquium Paper: Virtue and Sensibility
  • 4:00 p.m.:  Ginger Tate Clausen, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Arizona
    Colloquium Paper: Fitting Love
  • 5:30 p.m.:  Tal Brewer, Professor, University of Virginia
    Keynote address:  The Miseducation of the Sentiments

Saturday, Nov. 8

  • 9:00 a.m.:  Marta Jimenez, Assistant Professor, Emory
    Colloquium Paper:  Aristotle on Pseudo-Courage
  • 10:30 a.m.:  Brad Cokelet, Assistant Professor, University of Miami
    Colloquium Paper:  Making More Room for Character
  • 12:00 noon:  Lunch (provided on site)
  • 1:00 p.m.:  David Goldman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio State
    Colloquium Paper:  Beyond Excuse and Exemption
  • 2:30 p.m.:  Andrew McAninch, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, Univ. of Pennsylvania
    Colloquium Paper:  What is the Value of Deliberation?
  • 4:00 p.m.:  Amelie Rorty,  Professor, Tufts
    Keynote address:  The Ethics of Collaborative Ambivalence

All lectures are free and open to the public. 
For further information, contact David Reidy,, 865-974-3255

Sponsored by:
  • Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee
With support from:
  • Humanities Center, University of Tennessee
  • Haines Morris Fund, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tennesse


The conference will take place in room 1210 of McClung Tower, which is located at 1201 Volunteer Blvd.

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