Philosophy

Philosophy Department Events, 1999-2001

 

1999-2000

Ronald Dworkin (1999-2000 John J. McCloy ‘16 Professor, Amherst College; Professor of Law and Philosophy, New York University): "Do Values Conflict? A Hedgehog’s View," 10/25/99 (funded by the John J. McCloy ‘16 Professorship).

Stephen White (Tufts University): "Consciousness and the Problem of Perspectival Grounding," 12/6/99 (funded by the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science).

Dan Brock (Brown University): "The Case for Physician-Assisted Suicide," 2/10/00 (funded by the Schwemm Fund).

Norman Daniels (Tufts University): "Why Justice is Good for Our Health," 4/13/00 (funded by the Schwemm Fund).

Frances Myrna Kamm (New York University): "QALYs, DALYs, and Disability," 4/20/00 (funded by the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science).

2000-01

Jonathan Lear (Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago): "Freud’s Death Drive as a Limit of Explanation," 9/21/2000 (funded by the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science; part of the Science and the Limits of Explanation Forry Lecture Series).

Steven Weinberg (Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Austin; Nobel Prize Winner in Physics): "Can Science Explain Everything? Can Science Explain Anything?," 9/29/00 (funded by the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science; part of the Science and the Limits of Explanation Forry Lecture Series).

Colin McGinn (Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers): "Can We Explain Consciousness?," 10/12/00 (funded by the Forry Fund in Philosophy and Science; part of the Science and the Limits of Explanation Forry Lecture Series).