Events Archive: 2016 - 2017
The 2017 Walter Murray Lecture
"The Question of Metaphysics"
Friday, March 17, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Abstract: I address the question of whether there is any role for metaphysics to play on which it is both non-redundant and capable of genuinely illuminating whatever subject matter is at issue. I first argue that metaphysical methodology itself obliges metaphysicians to take this question seriously. I then argue that the currently popular “hands-off” conception of metaphysical theorizing is unable to provide a satisfactory answer to the question of metaphysics. Third, I present my preferred “embedded” conception of metaphysics, and say why it makes good sense of metaphysics as a non-redundant discipline, capable of producing intelligible and illuminating results.
"Free Will and Quantum Indeterminacy"
Friday, November 18
Friday, November 18th
Friday, October 7
Hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Philosophy.
Fridays, 3:30 - 5:00
All talks in Edwards School of Business (ESB) Room 12 unless otherwise noted
ESB is wheelchair accessible [Accessibility map, PDF]
|Sep. 16||Emer O'Hagan||“Humility as a Moral Perspective”|
|Sep. 30||Susan Dieleman||“Is Democracy the Best Way to Get at the Truth?”|
|Oct. 21||Peter Alward||"Rogues or Lovers: Value Maximizing Interpretations of Withnail and I."|
|Nov. 25||Paul Simard-Smith||"Can Deep Disagreements Be Rationally Resolved?"|
|Jan. 27||Will Buschert||"The Right to be Forgotten: A Philosophical Reconstruction"|
|Feb. 17||Derek Postnikoff||
"Math and Margaritas: Extraneity in Mathematical Metaphors"
|Mar. 3||Pierre-François Noppen||
"Suffering and Negativity: Adorno on the Foundations of Normativity" in ESB Room 12