March Events in the Department

March 7, 2010

Hello Gruers,

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.