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Midwest Philosophy Colloquium to Host Michael Huemer and Russ Shafer-Landau

Posted by Jenna Ray on Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012

Event Date/Time: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 3:30 pm
End Date/Time: Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 4:30 pm
Location: Imholte Hall 109


The Philosophy Discipline invites the Morris community to the 37th Annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium. This year’s colloquium will explore the topic of moral realism: the idea that there are objective moral facts independent of cultural or personal beliefs, preferences, and values. The colloquium will feature two of the most notable moral realists in philosophy today: Michael Huemer, professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Russ Shafer-Landau, professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The first lecture, Huemer’s “Moral Intuitionism,” will take place on Friday, October 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. Professor Huemer has written on such topics as philosophical skepticism, the problem of induction, ethical intuitionism, free will, and philosophical anarchism.

The second lecture, “Skepticism about Morality and Religion,” will be given by Shafer-Landau on Friday, November 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. Professor Shafer-Landau has published widely on topics in ethics, metaethics, and philosophy of law.

These lectures are held under the auspices of the Midwest Philosophy Colloquium (MPC). For nearly four decades, the MPC has brought some of the foremost figures in philosophy to the Minnesota prairie.

For more information, please contact Dan Demetriou, assistant professor of philosophy, at 320-589-6291.