Workshop

This annual Arizona Workshop features new work in normative ethical theory broadly construed, to include not only issues about the right and the good, but meta-theoretical questions about the project of developing and defending normative ethical theories.  

Normative ethical theory addresses general questions about the right and the good and attempts to answer such questions as: What sorts of actions are right or wrong and why? What sort of person ought one to become and why? Normative ethical theories, including, for instance, versions of consequentialism, deontology, contractualism, natural law theory, and virtue ethics address such questions. 

For more information, please visit:

www.ethics-arizona.com 

When

All Day Jan. 14, 2021

Where

Zoom

Digital Signage Date

Monday, December 14, 2020 - 11:59

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series is co-sponsored by The Center for the Philosophy of Freedom and The American Culture and Ideas Initiative.

This lecture series brings a variety of cultural commentators and scholars to the University of Arizona. The 2018-2019 series brings speakers ranging from well known journalists to Harvard professors.

October 29-30, 2018
5:15 pm – ILC 120 – University of Arizona Campus
Eric Gibson is editor of the Leisure & Arts page of The Wall Street Journal. He was formerly
the executive editor of ARTnews and art critic for the Washington Times.

January 23, 2019
5:00 pm – Gallagher Theatre – University of Arizona Campus
Arthur C. Brooks is an American social scientist, musician, and columnist for The New York
Times. He is the president of the American Enterprise Institute.

February 21, 2019
5:00 pm – CCP 108 – Center for Creative Photography – University of Arizona Campus
Harvey C. Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government at Harvard.
April 3, 2019
5:00 pm – Music Bldg. Room 146 – University of Arizona Campus
Danielle Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and
Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When

11:21 a.m. Sept. 3, 2018

Academic year

2018-2019

The Future of Public Goods

Cutting-edge thinker Michael Munger, Professor of Political Science at Duke University will discuss “The Future of Public Goods” at the Center for Creative PhotographyAugust 28th at 5pm. Professor Munger discusses how Virtual Reality technologies can better society and the public good in a fairer more productive manner.

The talk is presented by the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, the American Culture & Ideas Initiative at the Fred Fox School of Music, and the School of Government & Public Policy.

Come early to hear classical musicians play prior to the talk!

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series is co-sponsored by The Center for the Philosophy of Freedom and The American Culture and Ideas Initiative.

When

5 p.m. Aug. 28, 2019

Academic year

2019-2020

American Exceptionalism and the Rule of Law

The Voice of Culture Lecture Series presents the Honorable Justice Clint Bolick on September 17th. Clint Bolick was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court in 2016.

Trumpet fanfares will open and close the event by musicians Paulo Sprovieri, Connor Bagheri, Jacob Lythgoe, and Haolan Liu.

Join us on Tuesday, September 17th at 5pm in the Center for Creative Photography for Justice Clint Bolick's talk.

The Voices of Culture Lecture Series is co-sponsored by The Center for the Philosophy of Freedom and The American Culture and Ideas Initiative.

When

5 p.m. Sept. 17, 2019

Academic year

2019-2020

Normative Ethics

January 16-18, 2020

This annual Arizona Workshop features new work in normative ethical theory broadly construed, to include not only issues about the right and the good, but meta-theoretical questions about the project of developing and defending normative ethical theories. Most papers presented at the Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics are, after revision, published in a volume of Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics edited by Professor Mark Timmons.
See the workshop website for further details.

www.ethics-arizona.com

When

8 a.m. Jan. 16, 2020 to 5 p.m. Jan. 18, 2020

Academic year

2019-2020

Where

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort, Tucson, AZ

The Future of Public Reason: Consensus, Convergence and Beyond

Keynote Speakers:
Gerald Gaus, University of Arizona
Stephen Macedo, Princeton University

Conference Theme:
This conference aims to bring together leading scholars in contemporary theories of public reason to explore questions surrounding liberalism in diverse settings. Our intention is to bring together a dynamic group of theorists to explore new avenues of research in public reason with the aim of promoting a productive dialogue between what are often taken to be competing factions in the public reason debate. We hope that dialogue among theorists of different bents leads to productive developments in theories of public reason, with the aim of taking the debate beyond the well-worn (though not necessarily unimportant) debates over the structure of public reason that currently occupy much of the literature.

Fundamental to the public reason liberalism project is the insight that deep diversity is the natural and permanent result of liberal institutions, and that the acknowledgement of such diversity requires, at times quite radical, revision to the way political theory has been done. This conference thus hopes to take steps in advancing political theory in diverse contexts, taking as its guiding framework public reason liberalism.

Conference Website:
http://publicreason2019.com/

We welcome faculty, students, and staff of the Philosophy and Moral Science Departments as well as members of the wider University community.

When

10:31 a.m. March 18, 2019

Academic year

2018-2019

Semester

Spring

Where

Maloney Seminar Room, Social Sciences 224

Workshop with Christel Fricke (University of Oslo).

Title: Responsibility.

Location: Maloney Seminar Room, Social Sciences 224.

Schedule

Friday 25 January

3:00 – 5:00      Christel Fricke, Philosophy, University of Oslo

             “Moral conversations: Moderate Blame and Responsibility”

Saturday 26 January

9:00 – 10:30    Hannah Tierney, Philosophy, University of Sydney

“Guilty Confessions”

10:45 – 12:15  Miranda Fricker, Philosophy, City University of New York

“Moral Protagonists”

12:15 – 2:00    Lunch

2:00 – 3:30      Coleen Macnamara, Philosophy, University of California, Riverside

“Standing to Blame”

The Center for the Philosophy of Freedom and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona are pleased to have Christel Fricke from University of Oslo visiting us for the spring 2019 semester. The Fricke Workshop on Responsibility is generously funded by the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, and it is intended to welcome Professor Fricke by supporting her recent work on moral responsibility.

When

1:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 2019

Academic year

2018-2019

Semester

Spring
Commentators: Christel Fricke

Manuscript workshop with Justin D'Arms (Ohio State University) and Daniel Jacobson (University of Michigan).

Schedule
9:00 – 9:15      Coffee, greetings

9:15 – 10:45    Sarah Stroud, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
                                    “Sentimental Journey: From Sentiments to Values—and Beyond?”
                        Replies by Justin D’Arms, Ohio State University, and Daniel Jacobson, University of Michigan

11:00 – 12:30  Shaun Nichols, University of Arizona
                                    “Fit and Function”
                        Replies by Justin D’Arms and Daniel Jacobson

12:30 – 2:30    Lunch

2:30 – 4:00      Connie Rosati, University of Arizona
                                    “Is ‘Rational Sentimentalism’ an Oxymoron?”
                        Replies by Justin D’Arms and Daniel Jacobson

4:15 – 5:45      Kieran Setiya, M.I.T. 
                                    “Derivation, Integration, Anthropocentrism”
                        Replies by Justin D’Arms and Daniel Jacobson

5:45 – 6:45      Informal Gathering at location nearby

7:00                 Dinner

Organized by Michael McKenna and Steven Wall

* All attendees are asked to read the prepared manuscript by the authors. Please contact Shauna Garland (shaunagarland@email.arizona.edu) to get access to the manuscript and sign up for inclusion in the workshop.

 

When

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 19, 2019

Academic year

2018-2019

Semester

Spring
Current Research Workshop: Brian Kogelmann

Manuscript workshop with Brian Kogelmann (University of Maryland).

Title: The General Theory of Public Reason.

Location: Maloney Seminar Room, Soc Sci 224.

The workshop format will presume participants have read the manuscript in advance.  If you'd like to attend and want a copy of the manuscript, please email Adam Gjesdal at agjesdal@email.arizona.edu.

Commentators:

Jonathan Quong, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Southern California.
Chad Van Schoelandt, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tulane University.
Kevin Vallier, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University.

 

When

1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 28, 2018

Academic year

2017-2018

Semester

Spring
Commentators: Jonathan Quong

The Ethics of Capitalism

When

12:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 2017

Academic year

2017-2018

Semester

Fall
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