This month is ridiculously busy and exciting at the University of Michigan Philosophy Department. Here’s a sampling of this month’s events. All are welcome to any of the listed events.
This week is ethics week (six ethics talks in five days).
* Tuesday, 3/9: Steve Angle, Tang Junyi Lecture
* Wednesday, 3/10: Sam Fleischacker, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m Tanner Library
“Hume and Smith on Sympathy: A Contrast, Critique, and Reconstruction”
* Thursday, 3/11: Steve Angle, Tang Junyi Lecture
* Friday, 3/12: Tim Scanlon 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., East Conference Room of Rackham
“Metaphysical Questions about Normative Reasons”
* Saturday 3/13: Sharon Street, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. East Conference Room of Rackham
“Coming to Terms with Contingency: Humean Constructivism about Practical Reason”
* Saturday 3/13: Michael Smith, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. East Conference Room of Rackham
“Four Objections to the Standard Story of Action (And Four Replies)
Next week is metaphysics and epistemology week:
* Tuesday 3/16: John Hawthorne, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Tanner.
* Thursday 3/18: John Hawthorne, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Michigan League, Vandenberg Room
“How Many Angels Could Dance on the Head of a Pin?”
* Friday 3/19: John Hawthorne, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 2036 Angell Hall.
Finally, we finish off the month with the Tanner Lecture
* Friday 3/26: Susan Neiman 4:00 PM -6:00 PM, Michigan Union Ballroom
* Saturday 3/27 : 9:00-12:30, Tanner Symposium, Union Pendleton Room
9:00 – 9:45 Lorraine Daston
9:45 – 10:30 Philip Kitcher
11:00 – 11:45 Alexander Nehamas
On top of all this, the department is hosting a number of additional special visitors this month!
If you have questions about any of these events, please contact the department office.