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May 2016

Talk: Tobias Gerstenberg (MIT)

May 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tobias Gerstenberg (MIT), "A counterfactual simulation model of causal judgment" How do we make causal judgments? In this talk, I will present a counterfactual simulation model (CSM) of causal judgments that unifies different philosophical views on causation. The CSM predicts that people's causal judgments are influenced by the extent to which a candidate cause made a difference to i) whether the outcome occurred, and ii) how it occurred. I will show how whether-causation and how-causation can be expressed in terms…

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Philosophy Department End of the Year Party

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our end of the year potluck dinner party will be held on May 6th from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at 140 W. Franklin St., in the Clubroom. Friends & family welcome - please consider bringing a dish to share! Public parking is available in the parking decks along Rosemary street. The building is elevator-equipped and accessible. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Philosophy Department Graduation Ceremony

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us in celebration and recognition of our class of 2016 graduates. Our ceremony will be followed by an outdoor reception (rain or shine) with light refreshments, and cake.

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Final Faculty Meeting

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
August 2016

Speaker Series: Cheshire Calhoun (Arizona State)

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cheshire Calhoun is Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University, chair of the American Philosophical Association’s board of officers, and Research Professor at the University of Arizona’s Center for the Philosophy of Freedom. Her work stretches across the philosophical subdisciplines of normative ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of emotion, feminist philosophy, and gay and lesbian philosophy. She is the author of Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet (OUP), the editor of Setting the Moral Compass: Essays by Women…

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Value Theory Workshop

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
September 2016

Speaker Series: Shamik Dasgupta (Princeton)

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
October 2016

Speaker Series: Sarah Paul (Wisconsin)

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

50th Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - October 23 @ 1:00 pm

The 50th Annual Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy will be held Friday October 21 - Sunday October 23. The speakers for the 2016 Chapel Hill Colloquium are: Patricia Blanchette (Notre Dame) Robert Brandom (Pittsburgh) Stephen Darwall (Yale) Eli Hirsch (Brandeis) Amie Thomasson (Miami)

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April 2017

Speaker Series: Nina Emery (Brown University)

April 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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