Oxford Philosopher to Discuss the Ethics of Climate Change at Amherst College April 10

Submitted on Friday, 3/29/2013, at 4:08 PM

March 29, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. — On Wednesday, April 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, John Broome, White’s Professor or Moral Philosophy at Oxford University’s Corpus Christi College, will give a lecture titled “The Public and Private Ethics of Climate Change.”

George Mason Philosopher Mark Sagoff to Discuss “What Does Environmental Protection Protect?” at Amherst College Nov. 8

Submitted on Wednesday, 10/17/2012, at 1:18 PM

October 17, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. — On Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in the Paino Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Beneski Museum of Natural History building, Mark Sagoff, professor of philosophy at George Mason University and director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, will give a lecture titled “What Does Environmental Protection Protect?” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the first in the 2012-2103 Forry and Micken Lecture Series on “Climate, Nature and the Frontiers of Ethics.” It was organized by the Amherst College Department of Philosophy and funded by the Forry and Micken Fund in Philosophy and Science.

NYU Professor David Chalmers to Discuss “An Argument for Panpsychism” at Amherst College Oct. 23

Submitted on Thursday, 10/18/2012, at 3:48 PM

October 17, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. — On Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, David Chalmers, visiting professor of philosophy at New York University, will present the eighth annual Amherst Lecture in Philosophy. Both his talk, titled “An Argument for Panpsychism,” and a reception following it are free and open to the public.

University of Pittsburgh Professor John McDowell to Discuss “Intention in Action” at Amherst College April 28

April 7, 2011

AMHERST, Mass. — On Thursday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall, University of Pittsburgh philosophy professor John McDowell will participate in the sixth Amherst Lecture in Philosophy. His talk, titled “Intention in Action,” and a reception following it are both free and open to the public.

University of Rochester Philosopher to Discuss Morality at Amherst College Nov.11

October 28, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. — On Thursday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, University of Rochester philosophy professor William FitzPatrick will give a talk titled “What Do Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology Have to Teach Us About Morality?”

Harvard Neuroscientist to Discuss “What Psychology Can and Cannot Do for Ethics” at Amherst College Oct. 28

September 27, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. — On Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, Harvard University psychology professor Joshua Greene will discuss “What Psychology Can and Cannot Do for Ethics.”

NYU Philosopher Sharon Street to Discuss “Evolution and Reasons for Belief” at Amherst College Oct. 14

September 23, 2010

AMHERST, Mass. — On Thursday, Oct. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, Sharon Street, New York University philosophy professor and member of Amherst’s Class of 1995, will discuss “Evolution and Reasons for Belief.”

University of Texas Philosopher Anna Sara Malmgren to Discuss “Warrant Preservation and Testimony” at Amherst College March 25

March 10, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.— On Thursday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall, University of Texas at Austin philosophy professor Anna Sara Malmgren will present the final lecture in the 2009-2010 Forry Lecture Series on “The Philosophy and Science of Testimony.”

Philosopher to Discuss “Testimony as a Social Foundation of Knowledge” at Amherst College Oct. 1

September 21, 2009

AMHERST, Mass.–Robert Audi, the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, will give a talk titled “Testimony as a Social Foundation of Knowledge” on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

MIT Philosopher Richard Holton to Lecture at Amherst College April 2

March 12, 2009                
               
AMHERST, Mass.—Richard Holton, professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a talk titled “Willing, Wanting, Waiting” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

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