Events (2018-2019)

In memory of our beloved graduate, Jesse L. Rowland ’16E, who passed away in September 2017, we share one of his many excellent papers. We will always remember Jesse's sweetness, generosity, and sparkling intellect.


 

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2018-2019 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on “Philosophy of Time”

A lecture series funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science

 


 First Lecturer of the 2018-2019 Forry and Micken Lecture series will be Nina Emery (Mt. Holyoke College).
The talk will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 5:00pm in the Pruyne Lecture Hall.

Title: TBD

 


 Second Lecturer of the 2018-2019 Forry and Micken Lecture series will be Ulrich Meyer (Colgate University).
The talk will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:00pm in the Pruyne Lecture Hall.

Title: TBD


 Third and final Lecturer of the 2018-2019 Forry and Micken Lecture series will be Ned Markosian (Univeristy of Massachusetts - Amherst). The talk will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5:00pm in Pruyne Lecture Hall.

Title: "Three New Arguments for The Dynamic Theory of Time"


The Amherst Lecture in Philosophy

Barbara Herman, (Griffin Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Philosophy)

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 5:00 p.m., Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall 

The title of the Thirteenth Annual ALP Lecture is:

“Motive and Wrongdoing”

Abstract:There is something like a dictum that moral requirement cannot depend on motive because we can only have a duty to do or omit something we can choose and we cannot choose to have a motive.  Examining a class of duties that seem to require the presence of a motive – the duties of due care – I argue that we should re-think what we take a motive to be, and so its possible role in moral action, and then let go of the dictum. 

 Reception will follow

For further information, please phone Dee Brace at (413) 542-5805 or send e-mail to djbrace@amherst.edu.


Other Events & Lectures Scheduled 2018-2019