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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.

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.
    Bridgeview Grill

  • Friday, September 25
    John Brunero (Robert R. Chambers Distinguished Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Moral Sciences, University of Nebraska).
    "The Normative Significance of Intention"
    Friday, September 25, 3:30pm
    1210-11 McClung Tower
    • Visiting Archer's Superseminar on Thursday.
      Further details TBA.

  • Wednesday, October 30
    Kieran Setiya (MIT)
    • Visiting Archer's Superseminar on Thursday
      Further details TBA.

  • Thursday, November 12
    Free public Veritas conversation on "Vulnerability and Virtue: Misfortune, Comfort and the Good Death"
    International House, 7:00 p.m
    Interlocutors:  Marina McCoy (Boston College), and Clerk Shaw (UTK), both of whom specialize in ancient philosophy.

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

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