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Jeffrey McDonough publishes “Saints, Heretics, and Atheists: A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion”

November 21, 2022

Jeffrey McDonough, Professor of Philosophy, published a new book titled Saints, Heretics, and Atheists: A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.

Saints, Heretics, and Atheists offers a historical introduction to fundamental questions in the philosophy of religion: Does God exist? What is the nature of evil, and where does it come from? Are humans free? Responsible? Immortal? Does it matter? 

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Zoë Johnson King publishes "Who's Afraid of Normative Externalism?"

Zoë Johnson King publishes "Who's Afraid of Normative Externalism?"

October 10, 2022

Zoë Johnson King, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, published her paper "Who's Afraid of Normative Externalism?" in a new festschrift for Allan Gibbard, Meaning, Decision, and Norms: Themes from the Work of Allan Gibbard (Michigan Publishing Services, 2022).

From the work: “This paper is about what someone should do when she is not only unsure what first-order moral theory is true but also unsure about whether this moral uncertainty is itself morally relevant.”

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Trystan Goetze publishes chapter “Hermeneutical Justice for Extremists?”

October 4, 2022

Trystan Goetze, Postdoctoral Fellow of Embedded EthiCS, and coauthor Charlie Crerar published the chapter “Hermeneutical Justice for Extremists?” in The Philosophy of Fanaticism: Epistemic, Affective, and Political Dimensions (Routledge, 2022).

From the Abstract:

“When we encounter extremist rhetoric, we often find it dumbfounding, incredible, or straightforwardly unintelligible. For this reason, it can be tempting to dismiss or ignore it, at least...

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Jenna Donohue to participate in panel at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities annual conference

October 3, 2022

Jenna Donohue, Postdoctoral Fellow in Embedded EthiCS, is participating in the panel “To Cure, to Assist, or Even to Enhance? Emergent Neurotechnologies and Disability Justice” at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities annual conference (October 26 – 29). She will be presenting some thinking on who stakeholders are and how their interests should be respected when new neurotechnologies are developed, particularly those that have the...

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Zoë Johnson King to give keynote at AGENT conference

Zoë Johnson King to give keynote at AGENT conference

October 2, 2022

Zoë Johnson King, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will be one of the two keynote speakers at this year's Austin Graduate Ethics and Normativity Talks (AGENT) conference hosted by the University of Texas at Austin’s Philosophy Department on November 11 and 12.

The conference highlights work from graduate students related to ethics, normativity, and value. For more information on the conference see their posting here: https://philevents.org/event/...

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Amartya Sen to give opening conversation at a Qawwali Celebration of South Asia: 75 Years of Azadi

September 2, 2022

Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, will take part in the opening conversation with Syed Babar Ali at a “Qawwali Celebration of South Asia: 75 Years of Azadi.” The concert, hosted by The Mittal Institute at Harvard University, celebrates...

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