Fri Mar 22 2019

  • Department Colloquium - Nina Emery (Mount Holyoke)
    4:30pm - 6:00pm
    70 S. Williams St., Rm. 109

    Nina Emery (Mount Holyoke) will be delivering a departmental colloquium.

    Departmental colloquia are read-ahead events. Participants are expected to have read the paper being discussed, which will be available from philosophy.department@uvm.edu<mailto:philosophy.department@uvm.edu> a week ahead of time.

Sun Mar 24 2019

Mon Mar 25 2019

Tue Mar 26 2019

Wed Mar 27 2019

Thu Mar 28 2019

  • Public Philosophy Week 2019
    12:00am - 12:00am
    various (TBD)

    Dear friends of Public Philosophy Week,

    This year’s event is a little more than a week away. Officially, it’s from 3/24-3/30, but there’ll be a bonus event on 3/23 and one on 3/31. Here’s the Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/publicphilosophyweek

    Here’s the Instagram page:

    https://www.instagram.com/publicphilosophyweekuvm/

    Here’s the Twitter page:

    https://twitter.com/philosophyweek

    Here’s the schedule:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_99prEGo3lUcDdq2m4-tjqeW_5Z6Zk7Pa48qVjwa4Cs/edit?usp=sharing

    We’ll be making a few tweaks over the next week, but it’s basically right.

    Please share widely.

  • 2019 John Dewey Memorial Lecture - Manuel Vargas (UCSD)
    4:30pm - 6:30pm
    TBD


    The Philosophy of Accidentality, or Cultural Conflict and Agency”
    Manuel Vargas, The University of California-San Diego

    In mid-20th century Mexican philosophy, there was a peculiar quasi-nationalist existentialist project, focused on the cultural conditions of agency. This talk revisits some of those ideas, including the idea that there is an important but underappreciated experience of one’s relationship to norms and social meanings. This experience—something called accidentality— casts new light on various forms of social subordination and socially-scaffolded agency, including cultural alienation, biculturality, and double consciousness.

    Manuel R. Vargas is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the overlap of moral, psychological, and legal issues concerning human agency and freedom. He also writes about Latinx and Latin American philosophy. Most of his writing has focused on the basis of blame, punishment, and moral responsibility, emphasizing the social aspects of our moral practices and the challenges of fitting in our normative aspirations with a broadly naturalistic picture of humans.


    Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

    To request accommodation such as seating, interpreting, etc. for this event please contact

    Conference and Event Services at conferences@uvm.edu or 802-656-5665 in advance of the event.

    The John Dewey Lecture Series was established in 1976 with a gift from the John Dewey Foundation,
    in memory of John Dewey, UVM Class of 1879.

Fri Mar 29 2019

  • Public Philosophy Week 2019
    12:00am - 12:00am
    various (TBD)

    Dear friends of Public Philosophy Week,

    This year’s event is a little more than a week away. Officially, it’s from 3/24-3/30, but there’ll be a bonus event on 3/23 and one on 3/31. Here’s the Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/publicphilosophyweek

    Here’s the Instagram page:

    https://www.instagram.com/publicphilosophyweekuvm/

    Here’s the Twitter page:

    https://twitter.com/philosophyweek

    Here’s the schedule:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_99prEGo3lUcDdq2m4-tjqeW_5Z6Zk7Pa48qVjwa4Cs/edit?usp=sharing

    We’ll be making a few tweaks over the next week, but it’s basically right.

    Please share widely.

  • Department Colloquium - Manuel Vargas (UCSD)
    4:30pm - 6:00pm
    70 S. Williams St., Rm. 109

    Manuel Vargas (UC-San Diego) will be delivering a departmental colloquium.

    “The Social Infrastructure of Responsibility”

    Abstract: This paper offers an account of the social infrastructure of responsibility—that set of socio-psychological dispositions, social practices, and other-oriented concerns without which our responsibility practices could not be enacted. On this proposal, the heart of the social infrastructure of responsibility is a system of multi-lateral costly signaling about our commitments to moral norms. The signaling function interacts with various agent-side and social dimensions of responsibility, and suggests a picture of the goods to be found in blaming. It also raises difficult questions about the ecology and epistemology of moral responsibility.

    Departmental colloquia are read-ahead events. Participants are expected to have read the paper being discussed, which is available from philosophy.department@uvm.edu<mailto:philosophy.department@uvm.edu>

Sat Mar 30 2019

Fri Apr 05 2019

  • Department Colloquium - Caroline Arruda (UTEP)
    4:30pm - 6:00pm
    70 S. Williams St., Rm. 109

    Caroline Arruda (UT-El Paso) will be delivering a departmental colloquium.

    Departmental colloquia are read-ahead events. Participants are expected to have read the paper being discussed, which will be available from philosophy.department@uvm.edu<mailto:philosophy.department@uvm.edu> a week ahead of time.

Fri Apr 12 2019

  • Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable 2019
    12:00am - 12:00am
    TBD

    Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable 2019- sessions and program available soon.

Sat Apr 13 2019

  • Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable 2019- Day 2
    12:00am - 12:00am
    TBD

    Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable 2019; sessions and program available soon

Mon May 13 2019

  • Food Ethics Conference 2019
    12:00am - 12:00am

Tue May 14 2019

  • Food Ethics Conference 2019
    12:00am - 12:00am