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Philosophy Colloquia

Allen Buchanan, University of Arizona (Emeritus Duke University)
September 20, 2019
Time: 3:50 - 5:30 p.m. 
Location: Coor Hall 4403

"The Perpetual Struggle: How the Co-Evolution of Domination and Counter-Domination Drives the Evolution of Morality and Institutions" 

Keith DeRose, Yale University 
October 25, 2019
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Jason Brennan, Georgetown University
November 15, 2019
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 “The Ethics of Ethics: The Case for Granting Moral Philosophy a Moral License”

"In this paper, I defend the thesis that moral philosophers require and ought to have a special moral license to advocate, defend, entertain, and even believe what would normally be abhorrent ideas. For the field do its work, philosophers must be granted a kind of special moral dispensation to defend and believe various things which we might otherwise regard as wrongful. Or, at least, philosophers need to be relatively free from or immune to being punished, ostracized, or censured for their work."

Mark Colyvan, University of Sydney 

December 12, 2019
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Ned Block, New York University
February 21, 2020
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Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee
March 2020 (specific date TBA)
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