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Congratulations to David Palmer, John Bengson, Dan Korman, and Max Goss

Fri, Nov 18, 2005

who received Professional Development Awards from the Graduate School for having papers accepted at various philosophical conferences.

Wit, Scholar, Mentor

Tue, Sep 13, 2005

A conference in memory of Louis H. Mackey wi9ll be held at the University of Texas September 30- October 2, 2005. Speakers will include John Caputo, Daniel Conway, Alexander Mourelatos, Scott Austin, Katherine Arens, Gene Fendt, H. L. Hix, Amy Whitworth, Jan Swearingen, Eileen Sweeney, Jill Gordon, Thomas Miles, Amelie Benedikt, Patricia Burton, Janet McCracken, Ann Clark, Tom Pallotta, Jacob Mackey, and, tentatively, Richard Linklater.

The conference will commence at noon on Friday, September 30, with a keynote address, "Toward an Idea of Danish Deconstruction: In Mackey's Wake,” given by John D. Caputo, Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University in UTC 3.112. All subsequent sessions will take place in WAG 316. Panels: Philosophy in Literature, Friday 1:45 - 4:00; Engagements with Kierkegaard, Friday 4:15-6:30; Mackey the teacher, Saturday 9:30 - 11:45; Ancient and Medieval Ph

Workshop on Formal Epistemology to be Held

Sun, May 1, 2005

The Department of Philosophy will be holding a workshop on Formal Epistemology May 27-30.

Jonathan Dancy Joins Department as Professor

Sat, Jan 1, 2005

Jonathan Dancy (MA, BPhil, Oxford) has joined the Department as Professor of Philosophy.

Jonathan Dancy Publishes New Book

Sat, Jan 1, 2005

Jonathan Dancy has published a book, Ethics Without Principles (Oxford, 2004), to elaborate and defend ethical particularism, a theory which he, perhaps more than anyone else, has developed and championed in recent years. Dancy's controversial claim, powerfully argued, is that the traditional link between morality and principles, or between being moral and having principles, is little more than a mistake. Ethics Without Principles presents a powerful new theory of reasons and their role in practical reasoning.

George Bealer joins the Department as Professor

Sat, Jan 1, 2005

George Bealer (PhD, University of California at Berkeley) joins the Department in September as Professor of Philosophy.

Adam Pautz accepts position as Assistant Professor

Sat, Jan 1, 2005

Adam Pautz (BA Philosophy, BA Psychology, University of Minnesota, PhD, New York University) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Professor Pautz specializes in philosophy of mind and metaphysics.

Conference on Moral Psychology

Sat, Jan 1, 2005

The Department of Philosophy is sponsoring a CONFERENCE ON MORAL PSYCHOLOGY February 3-5, 2005. It begins on Thursday, February 3rd, 8:00-9:30 pm, in Mezes 1.306, with a talk by Martha Nussbaum: "Radical Evil in the Lockean State: The Neglect of the Political Emotions."

Visiting Professor to lead Reading Group

Sat, Jan 1, 2005

Nils-Eric Sahlin, Professor of Philosophy at Lund University in Sweden, is Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin for spring 2005. He will be leading a reading group on Decision Theory on Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m., WAG 419.

Graduate Student Conference to be Held

Sat, Jan 1, 2005

The Philosophy Graduate Association of The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce THE 2005 GRADUATE CONFERENCE IN PHILOSOPHY: POSSIBLE WORLDS: Theory and Application, to take place on April 22-23, 2005. All sessions will held in Waggener Hall 316, except keynote addresses and faculty panel, to be held in the Texas Union, Eastwoods Room.

Spring 2005 Colloquia

Sat, Jan 1, 2005

In addition to a conference on Moral Psychology in February, one on Ancient Philosophy in April, and a Workshop on Formal Epistemology in late May, the Philosophy Department will be sponsoring a graduate student conference in April and a number of colloquia.