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Faculty Present Research at PhilosoFest

Posted by: Kate Kenney-Newhard | April 10, 2015 | No Comment |

On JanuaTiberiusry 16th -17th, the department hosted our first “PhilosoFest” – a mini-conference to present faculty research to the College community. Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota, pictured) gave a keynote lecture entitled “Well-Being, Virtues, and Personal Projects.” The two-day conference included lectures by six College faculty and lots of philosophical discussion!

“Students usually see professors as teachers” notes department chair, Todd Grantham. “This conference gave them a chance to see their professors as researchers, too.” Throughout the weekend, there were many opportunities for students, faculty, and the keynote speaker to discuss philosophy over meals and between sessions. Six faculty presented their research:

• Jennifer Baker, “White Privilege and Virtue”
• Christian Coseru, “Reflexive Sensibility: The Bedrock of Consciousness”
• Daniela Goya-Tocchetto & Thomas Nadelhoffer, “The Lottery of Life and Moral Desert: An Interdisciplinary Investigation”
• Ned Hettinger, “Prospects for Aesthetic Protectionism”
• Glenn Lesses, “Socrates the Stoic: Agency and Rational eros in the Symposium”
• Rachel McKinnon, “Troll or Truth: On the Norms of Anonymous Assertions”

Our second “PhilosoFest” (October 9th-10th) will include presentations by professors Boyle, Grantham, Hough, Krasnoff, Neufeld, and Nunan, with keynote lectures from Susan Wolf and Kristi Dotson. Alumni are welcome to join us for PhilosoFest 2!

under: colloquia, visiting speakers

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