Ethics in Democracy
20 March 2010, Virginia Tech
Pamplin Hall, Room 30
- 9:30 - 10 AM Welcome
- 10 AM - 11 AM “Diversity, Democracy, and Dialogue in a Human Rights Framework”
City University of New York
- 11 AM - 12 PM “Oughts and Cans, or What Does Global Poverty Mean for You and Me?”
12 - 1:30 PM Lunch break
- 1:30 - 2:30 PM “On McClesky vs Kemp: The Challenge of Race to Equal Protection”
Winston-Salem State University
- 2:30 - 3:30 PM “Concerns about Our Choice: Considerations on the Climate Change Crisis”
Darwin's On the Origin of Species and Its Influence
4 November 2009, Virginia Tech
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- Robert Richards, The University of Chicago
- Frank Sulloway, The University of California at Berkeley
- Philip Kitcher, Columbia University
Meaning and Modern Empiricism
11-13 April 2008, Virginia Tech
The Department of Philosophy hosted a conference on Meaning and Modern Empiricism on 11-13 April 2008.
- Keynote speaker: Kenneth P. Winkler (Yale), "Signification, Intention, Projection"
- Peter Distelzweig (Pittsburgh), "Language, Memory and Universality in Hobbes' Philosophy of Language"
- Katherine Dunlop (Brown), "Geometry and the Generality of Signs in Berkeley's Principles and New Theory of Vision"
- Daniel Flage (James Madison), "Berkeley's Contingent Necessities"
- Melissa Frankel (Harvard), "Something-We-Know-Not-What, Something-We-Know-Not-Why: Berkeley, Meaning, and Minds"
- Michael Jacovides (Purdue), "How Berkeley Corrupted his Capacity to Conceive"
- David Landy (UNC), "Sellars on Hume and Kant on Representing Complexes"
- William Edward Morris (Illinois Wesleyan), “Meaning(fulness) without Metaphysics: Another Look at Hume's ‘meaning-empiricism’”
- Walter Ott (Virginia Tech), "What Can Causal Claims Mean?"
Regional Working Conference on Wittgenstein
12-15 April 2007, Virginia Tech
The Department of Philosophy hsoted a regional working conference on Wittgenstein on 12-15 April 2007.
- Heather Gert (UNC Greensboro), "Wittgenstein on the Concept of a Rule"
- Miriam McCormick (Richmond), "Wittgenstein and Necessary Beliefs"
- William Brenner (Old Dominion), "Wittgenstein's `Kantian Solution'"
- James Klagge (Virginia Tech), "Redeeming the Word: `Genug'"
- Susan Sterrett (Duke), "Wittgenstein and Aeronautics"
- David Cerbone (West Virginia), "Wittgenstein and Idealism"
- James Peterman (University of the South), "Wittgensteinian Thoughts about Moral Particularism"
- Christopher Hoyt (Western Carolina), "On the Very Idea of a Third Wittgenstein"
- Duncan Richter (VMI), "Did Wittgenstein Disagree with Heidegger"
Second Annual Atlantic Coast Pragmatism Association Meeting
31 March - 1 April 2007, Virginia Tech
The Department of Philosophy hosted the second annual Atlantic Coast Pragmatism Association meeting on 31 March to 1 April 2007.
- Michael Eldridge (UNC Charlotte), "No Permanent Solutions: Pragmatic Idealism and Giving People What They Want"
- Jayne Tristan (UNC Charlotte), "Dewey's Footnote on the Natural History of Logical Forms"
- Tom Burke (South Carolina), Great Text Discussion: John Dewey, "The Pattern of Inquiry"
- Robert Gertz (Temple), "A Step Taken in the Fog: The Aesthetic Ambiguity of Deweyan Philosophy"
- Philip Olson (Virginia Tech), "Virtue in INquiry"
- Jim Garrison (Virginia Tech), "What Dewey's Metaphysics is Not"