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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 2011

  • January 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m
    HSS 57
    Guest Lecture:  Seth Shabo (University of Alabama)
    "Free Will: Searching for  the Real Mystery"

  • January 14, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    HSS 57
    Remy Debes (University of Memphis)
    "The Authority of Empathy"

  • January 18, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    HSS 114
    Kevin Vallier (University of Arizona)
    "Liberalism, Religion and the Promise of Convergence."

  • January 21, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    HSS 105
    Chris Franklin (UC-Riverside)
    "A Theory of the Normative Force of Pleas"

  • January 24, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    HSS 105
    Amandine Catala (University of Colorado)
    "Political Legitimacy: Reframing the Normative Question of Secession"

  • January 26, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    HSS 105
    Jon Garthoff (Northwestern University)
    "The Priority and Posteriority of Right"

  • January 31, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    HSS 105
    Tristram McPherson (University of Minnesota-Duluth)
    "Ethical Non-naturalism and the Metaphysics of Supervenience"

  • February 4, 2011, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    HSS 114
    David Palmer (University of Tennessee)
    "Revisiting a Traditional Argument for Incompatibilism"

  • March 3-5
    Ethics and Literature Conference
    Baker Center for Public Policy
    Contact Allen Dunn,
    Speakers include:
    • Charles Altieri (English, UC-Berkeley)
    • Amanda Anderson (English, Johns Hopkins)
    • Jim Nelson (Philosophy, Michigan State)
    • Geoffrey Galt Harpham (President, National Humanities Center)
    • James Phelan (English, Ohio State)
    • Frank Farrell (Philosophy, SUNY-Purchase)

  • March 4, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    McClung Tower 1210
    Michael McKenna (University of Arizona)

  • March 25-26
    McClung Tower 1210
    Epistemic Norms and Values Symposium
    Speakers:  Robert Audi (Notre Dame), EJ Coffman (Tennessee), Tom Kelly (Princeton), Jon Kvanvig (Baylor), Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma).

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