2012-2013

On November 3, 2012, the Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom hosted a workshop on Michael Huemer's book manuscript, The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey. Michael is a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Comments on the manuscript were delivered in two 90-minute sessions by Gary Chartier and Peter de Marneffe.  For more information about the workshop participants, please follow the links below:

Speaker:
Michael Huemer, University of Colorado, Boulder

Commentators:
Gary Chartier, La Sierra University
Peter de Marneffe, Arizona State University

 

When

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 2012

Academic year

2012-2013

 

Freedom Center Colloquium Series

On November 20th, Shaun Nichols will be giving a talk entitled, "Choice and Error," as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. Shaun is a Professor of Philosophy here at the University of Arizona. Here is an abstract for the talk:

Like other eliminativist arguments in philosophy, arguments that free will doesn’t exist seem to depend on substantive assumptions about reference (Stich 1996). According to free will eliminativists, people have deeply mistaken beliefs about free will and this entails that free will doesn’t exist (e.g. Pereboom; Strawson). However, an alternative reaction is that free will does exist, we just have some deeply mistaken beliefs about it (e.g. Jackson, Vargas). This paper adopts the view that reference is context sensitive. In some contexts, it is appropriate to take a restrictive view about whether a term embedded in a false theory refers; in other contexts, it’s appropriate to take a permissive view about whether a token of the very same term embedded in the same false theory refers (Nichols, Pinillos, Mallon forthcoming). This affords the possibility of saying that the sentence “free will exists” is false in some contexts and true in others. This in turn affords a flexibility in whether we embrace the eliminativist claim.

Please join us in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center for Shaun's talk!

When

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20, 2012

Academic year

2012-2013

 

Freedom Center Colloquium Series

On October 2nd, Brandon Warmke and Michael McKenna will be giving a talk entitled, "Moral Responsibility, Forgiveness & Conversation," as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. Brandon is currently working on his PhD in philosophy here at the University of Arizona, and Michael is one of the core faculty for the Freedom Center. Please join us in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center for Brandon and Michael's talk!

When

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 2012

Academic year

2012-2013

 

Freedom Center Colloquium Series

On October 9th, Marc Miller will be giving a talk entitled, "The Theoretical Wasteland of Executive Power: Why Should Legal Scholars (or Anyone Else) Care?" as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. Marc is Vice Dean and Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law here at the University of Arizona. Please join us in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center for Marc's talk!

When

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 2012

Academic year

2012-2013

 

Freedom Center Colloquium Series

On August 28th, Matt King will be giving a talk entitled, "Interminable Blame," as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. Matt is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the UCLA Law and Philosophy Program. Here is an abstract for the talk:

"This paper examines the implications of and partially defends what I’m calling the Argument for Interminable Blameworthiness.

"Suppose Jones has done something wrong. Let us assume Jones is blameworthy for doing so, having acted in such a way that he satisfies the necessary conditions to be morally responsible for his action (pick your favorite ones). Those facts that make Jones blameworthy never seem to change. After the transgression, Jones always will have transgressed. And it will remain a fact that Jones satisfied the relevant conditions on being responsible for that transgression. If all those facts are sufficient for Jones’ being blameworthy for the transgression, and if the past satisfaction of those conditions remains fixed, then it would seem that Jones is and will be blameworthy for the transgression indefinitely into the future.

"There is more that is true of Jones. Because Jones is blameworthy, he is worthy of blame. He deserves blame for having transgressed. Putting these two claims together generates the following idea: If one is blameworthy indefinitely for whatever actions one is blameworthy for, and if being blameworthy for one’s actions is sufficient for deserving blame for them, then it would appear that one deserves blame for one’s transgressions indefinitely.

"I conclude, tentatively, that the blameworthy in fact are interminably blameworthy. Whether or not this is correct, the challenge of interminable blameworthiness gives us an opportunity and a new light in which to reconsider the relationship between blame, blameworthiness, and desert."

Please join us in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center for Don's talk!

When

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 2012

Academic year

2012-2013

 

Freedom Center Colloquium Series

On October 24th, Ryan Muldoon will be giving a talk entitled, "Harms That Require Recognition," as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. Ryan is a post-doctoral fellow in the department of politics, philosophy, and economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Please join us in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center for Ryan's talk!

When

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 2012

Academic year

2012-2013

 

Freedom Center Colloquium Series

On November 13th, Robert Williams will be giving a talk entitled, "Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization," as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. Robert is the E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies in the James E. Rogers College of Law and in the program for American Indian Studies here at the University of Arizona. Please note the early start time and join us in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center for Robert's talk!

When

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 2012

Academic year

2012-2013

 

Freedom Center Colloquium Series

On August 28th, Michael Huemer will be giving a talk entitled, "The Duty to Disregard the Law," as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. Michael teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Please join us in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center for Michael's talk!

When

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 2012

Academic year

2012-2013

 

Freedom Center Colloquium Series

On September 11th, Kelley Ross will be giving a talk entitled, "The Epistemology of F.A. Hayek," as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. Until 2009, Kelley taught in the Department of Philosophy at Los Angeles Valley College. Please join us in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center for Kelley's talk!

When

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 2012

Academic year

2012-2013

 

Freedom Center Colloquium Series

On August 28th, Don Fallis will be giving a talk entitled, "Kant vs. Skyrms on Universal Deception," as part of the Freedom Center Colloquium Series. Don teaches here at the University of Arizona in the School of Information Resources & Library Science, with a joint appointment to the Department of Philosophy. Please join us in the Kendrick Room at the Freedom Center for Don's talk!

When

Noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 28, 2012

Academic year

2012-2013

Semester

Fall
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