Dec 15 2014


CofC PhilosoFest – Friday 1/16/15 and Saturday 1/17/15 in 202 Tate Center

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Please join us for our first PhilosoFest – a mini conference featuring CofC Philosophy faculty presenting their own research and a keynote presentation by Prof. Valerie Tiberius of the University of Minnesota.

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Sep 04 2014


Philosophy Grad Joseph Saei (’10) Discovers International Law, Human Rights

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Joseph (Yusuf) Saei ’10 fully leveraged his opportunities at the College of Charleston. Among other accomplishments, this philosophy major (with minors in French and communication) served internships in the arts world in New York City, won a grant to study abroad in Cairo, Egypt, published two essays in the College’s research journal Chrestomathy, and received the institution’s highest honor upon graduation — the Bishop Robert Smith Award. Since then, he has studied Arabic in Morocco as a Rotary Ambassador Scholar, served two years in the Peace Corps as a youth development volunteer (also in Morocco), and subsequently enrolled in Yale Law School. Joseph says that he’s drawn to international law because it’s a new and rapidly evolving discipline within the field of law. But he also professes an interest in finding effective and lasting ways of addressing social justice on a global scale.

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Aug 27 2014


Profs. Nadelhoffer and Wright to present at the Internation Neuroethics Society conference

Professors Thomas Nadelhoffer and Jennifer Wright will be presenting a poster, “Enhancement, the Self, and the Lottery of Life” at the International Neuroethics Society annual meeting in Washington, DC on 11/13 and 11/14.

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Aug 08 2014


Prof. Baker presenting at the Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

Prof. Jennifer Baker will be presenting the commentary on “Self Love and Moral Agency” for the Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress at the University of Colorado, Boulder 8/7 – 8/10.

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Jul 29 2014


Profs. Nadelhoffer and Wright to present at the Neurointerventions in the Law Confrence in September

Profs. Thomas Nadelhoffer and Jennifer Wright will present a paper, “Enhancement, the Self, and the Lottery of Life” at the Neurointerventions in the Law Conference in Atlanta GA 9/12-9/14.

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Jul 29 2014


Prof. Coseru presenting at the XVIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies and the 5th International Dharmakirti Conference

Prof. Christian Coseru will be giving a paper, “Reflexive Sensibility and the Madhyamika’s View from Nowhere” at the XVIIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies in Vienna Austria on 8/23/14.  During the same trip, he will be giving a paper, “Consciousness and Causal Explanation:  Santaraksita Against Physicalism” at the 5th International Dharmakirti Conference in Heidelberg Germany on 8/28/14.

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Jun 23 2014


Prof. Hettinger to present “Defending Native Species: Naturalness, Cosmopolitanization, & Novel Ecosystems” at the North America Congress for Conservation Biology

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Prof. Ned Hettinger will be participating in a symposium on “Reconsidering Dualistic Thinking on Non-Native Species and Their Role in Conservation” (Julian Olden, organizer), at The North America Congress for Conservation Biology, Missoula, MT (July 2014); presentation title “Defending Native Species: Naturalness, Cosmopolitanization, and Novel Ecosystems”.

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May 20 2014


Prof. Hettinger to deliver the keynote address at the 11th Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy

Ned Hettinger will be delivering the keynote address “Age of Man Environmentalism and Respect for an Independent Nature” for the 11th Annual Meeting on Environmental Philosophy in Allenspark, Colorado in June 2014.

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May 19 2014


Prof. Coseru gave a talk at the University of California, Berkeley

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Prof. Coseru gave a talk, “Mending the Gap: Buddhist Philosophy of Mind in the Age of Brain Science” at the “Buddhism, Mind, and Cognitive Science” Conference at the University of California, Berkeley, April 26.

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Apr 21 2014


Profs. Hough and Coseru to present at the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, Arizona.

Profs. Sheridan Hough and Christian Coseru to present at the 20th Anniversary Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, Arizona. Prof. Sheridan Hough will be giving a talk, “That Poor and Erring Organ: Nietzsche on Consciousness and Instinct.”  Prof. Christian Coseru will be giving a talk, “Reflexive Sensibility: The Bedrock of Consciousness.”

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