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2016 Spring Symposium

Annual Spring Symposium

Thursday, February 11th and Friday, February 12th
Lindsay Young Auditorium (Thurs) and 1210 McClung Tower (Fri)


Thursday, February 11 (Lindsay Young Auditorium, Hodges Library)

  • 3:30-5:00 PM
    Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture and Symposium Keynote Address
    "Agency, Values, and Alienation"
    Akeel Bilgrami
    Sidney Morgenbesser Chair in Philosophy and Professor, Committee on Global Thought
    Columbia University
  • 5:00-5:30
    Reception in Hodges Library

Friday, February 12 (1210 McClung Tower)

  • 9:00-9:30
  • 9:30-10:15
    Discussion of Bilgrami, "Agency, Values, and Alienation"
  • 10:30-12:15
    "Ethics and Animal Life: A Discussion of Inside Ethics"
    Alice Crary
    Associate Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair
    The New School for Social Research
  • 12:15-1:15
  • 1:15-3:00
    "Human-Centered Ethics and the Great Chain of Being"
    Kristina Gehrman
    Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Center Fellow
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 3:30-5:15
    "Reason, Virtue, and Value"
    Gavin Lawrence
    Professor of Philosophy
  • 5:15-5:45

Commentators at Large

  • Ben Laurence, University of Chicago
  • John Hacker-Wright, University of Guelph

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