Sunday, November 28, 2010

Georgia Philosophical Society
Fall Meeting
Saturday, December 4th

Oglethorpe University*

9:30 Coffee, Snacks, and Society Business Meeting

10:00 “Kant's Conception of Autonomy in Two Objections to Metaethical Constitutivism,” Paul
Tulipana, Georgia State University

11:00 “The Particularity Problem,” Carl Ehrett, Furman University

“‘Artifact’ as Artifact: A Category and Its Vicissitudes,” Beth Preston, University of Georgia

1:00 Lunch

(Meeting of Board of Regents Academic Advisory Committee on Philosophy)

Advance copies available by e-mail from Raymond Woller at

4484 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319-2797

Philip Weltner Library in the Earl Dolive Theater on the 2nd floor
Signs will be posted / On-site help 720-785-4421

Monday, November 08, 2010

The University of Georgia Graduate Philosophy Society is pleased to
announce the First Annual UGA Graduate Philosophy Conference.

The conference will be held in Athens, Georgia on the UGA campus on
February 11th and 12th, 2011. Each presentation will be given fifty
minutes for presentation and discussion (presentations will be twenty
five minutes with a ten minute commentary afterwards and discussion
following the remainder of the time).

Deadline for paper submission: December 4th, 2010

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. René Jagnow-- (A.O.S. Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of
Dr. Sebastian Rand-- (A.O.S. German Idealism, esp. Kant and Hegel,
Contemporary French Philosophy)

We welcome philosophy papers in any area of philosophy. Papers should
be submitted in blind review format. The articles needed for
submission include:
--Cover sheet containing name, email, university and paper title
--250-word abstract
--Paper (no longer than 4500 words)

Please send submission materials to by December 3rd,
2010. Acceptances will be announced on December 10th. For any
questions feel free to contact either or

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Call for Papers


for the upcoming meeting of the



Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Beth Preston, UGA

‘Artifact’ as Artifact: A Category and Its Vicissitudes

There is increasing interest in artifacts among philosophers. The leading edge is the metaphysics of artifacts and artifact kinds. However, in all the excitement an important (and, one would think, prior) question has been neglected. What is the status of the category ‘artifact’ itself? Philosophers have taken its theoretical integrity and usefulness pretty much for granted. Dan Sperber argues against its integrity and usefulness for the purposes of naturalistic social science. However, Sperber’s argument does not take sufficient account of what categories are and how they function in human thought and action. Thus even if its conclusion is correct, his argument is not cogent. A different kind of argument is required. The purpose of this paper is to supply one, and then to deploy it to show that ‘artifact’ is not useful and does not have sufficient integrity for philosophical purposes either.

Papers on or related to the speaker's topic are especially encouraged

Papers must not exceed 3000 words

Graduate student submissions welcome

Blind review


November 17, 2010

Send Papers to:

Teaching Position

The Philosophy Program at the University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA) is seeking a part-time instructor to teach two sections of Introduction to Philosophy in the spring 2011 semester. Applicant should have completed at least 18 hours of graduate course work in philosophy. Application can be sent via e-mail and should include a letter of intent and curriculum vitae to Dr. Robert Lane, Associate Professor and Director of Philosophy Program, .

Friday, October 08, 2010

Visit for conference, speaker, and project details.

I hope you can come to this conference. Please share this announcement with your colleagues and students.

Thanks so much.

Peter Lawler (; 706-766-7137)


Sponsored by the Arete Initiative, University of Chicago

Descartes, Locke, and Darwin

Berry College, Mount Berry, GA

All events are free and open to all.

For further information, contact

Visit for conference, speaker, and project details.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

11:00 Lecture (Evans Auditorium): On Descartes

Lecturer: Thomas Hibbs (Baylor University)

Response: Daniel Maher (Assumption College)

Response: Michael Papazian (Berry College)

Chair: Mark Boone (Berry College)

2:00 Panel (Evans Auditorium): Walker Percy on Science and the Soul

"Neither Cartesian Angel nor Darwinian Beast:

Walker Percy on Human Unsignifiability, Anxiety, and Virtue"

Nathan Carson (Baylor University)

"Losing Sight of Man: Tocqueville and Percy On the Fate of the Human Sciences"

Brian Smith (Montclair State University)

"Percy’s Alternative to Reductive Scientism In The Thanatos Syndrome"

Micah Mattix (Houston Baptist University)

"The Moviegoer’s Cartesian Theatre"

Woods Nash (University of Tennessee)

Discussant: David Ramsey (University of West Florida)

Chair: Tom Pope (Lee University)

4:00 Lecture (Evans Auditorium): On Darwin

Lecturer: Larry Arnhart (Northern Illinois University)

Response: Paul Seaton (St. Mary’s Seminary and University)

Chair: Steve Dilley (St. Edward’s University)

7:00 Lecture (Ford Dining Hall): On Locke

Lecturer: James Stoner (Louisiana State University)

Response: Sara Henary (James Madison Program)

Response: Lauren Hall (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Chair: Eric Sands (Berry College)

Friday, November 5, 2010

9:00 Panel (Evans Auditorium): Being More Cartesian than Descartes

"A Calvinist Critique of the Cartesian Self"

Matthew Sitman (University of Virginia)

"More Cartesian Than Descartes:

Tocqueville and Spinoza on Democracy and Pantheism"

Samuel Goldman (Harvard University)

"The Scientific Life as a Moral Life? Virtue and the Cartesian Scientist"

Tobin Craig (Michigan State University)

Discussant: Germaine Paulo Walsh (Texas Lutheran University)

Chair: Jocelyn Evans (University of West Florida)

10:30 Panel (Evans Auditorium): Tom Wolfe, Technology, and Greatness

"Tom Wolfe on Science and the Fate of the Human Soul"

Carol McNamara (Utah State University)

"Science and the (Lockean) Pursuit of Happiness in Wolfe’s I Am Charlotte Simmons"

Elizabeth Amato (Baylor University)

"George Grant and Pope Benedict XVI on Technology and Human Freedom"

Patrick Cain (Belmont Abbey College)

Chair: W. Jason Wallace (Samford University)

Discussant: Stephen Barnes (Shorter University)

12:30 Lecture (Krannert Ballroom): On Science, Virtue, and the Birth of Modernity

Lecturer: Jeffrey Bishop (St. Louis University)

Response: Ralph Hancock (Brigham Young University)

Chair: Michael Bailey (Berry College)

Friday, September 03, 2010

GSU events

Colloquium Series

2010-201 Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series

How can we determine the substance? Aristotle's Categories V and Metaphysics Z.

Stefano Maso (Università Ca'Foscari, Venice)

Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Philosophy Department Conference Room directions


Mitchell Green (University of Virginia)

Date: Friday, October 11, 2010
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Philosophy Department Conference Room directions


Rudolf Makkreel (Emory University)

Date: Friday, February 11,2011
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Philosophy Department Conference Room directions


Henry Richardson(Georgetown University)

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Philosophy Department Conference Room directions

Mailing address: P.O. Box 4089 Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4089 | Phone: Phone: 404-413-6100 | Send Feedback

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Just ran across this:

Call for Papers:
EPS 2010 National Meeting

November 17 - 19, Atlanta, GA

The 2010 National Meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society will be held in Atlanta, GA from November 17-19.

Our plenary speaker this year will be Alvin Plantinga from the University of Notre Dame. Thus, we will give preference to papers whose themes revolve around his work, broadly construed (metaphysics, epistemology, themes in the philosophy of religion). Other topics not related to the work of Plantinga are welcomed.

Your paper proposal must include the following:

  1. Personal information:
    1. Your name
    2. The institution with which you are affiliated
    3. Contact information (email address and phone number)
  2. Time constraints / preferences:
    1. Days and times you CANNOT read the paper
    2. Days and times you would PREFER to read the paper

    * While we will do our best to accommodate your preferences, inflexibility with regard to possible reading times may make the paper more difficult to accept.

  3. The title of your proposed paper
  4. A 100-200 word abstract / precis of the paper you would like to read

NOTE: You do not need to send the entire paper. An abstract is sufficient.

Paper proposals must be received by February 26, 2010. Proposals received after that date will not be considered.

Proposals should be sent by email attachment to:

Make sure your proposal is suitable for blind review.

Morehouse College Department of Philosophy and Religion


Professor Paul C. Taylor

Department Chair, Philosophy, Temple University

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“On Mr. Obama’s Alleged Pragmatism;

or, Is It Sometimes Yet?”

Paul C. Taylor is a founding member of the Jamestown Project at Harvard Law School. In the fall of 2010 he will join the philosophy department at Pennsylvania State University, where he will also serve as the founding director of the Program on Philosophy After Apartheid.

Professor Taylor received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University. He writes on aesthetics, race theory, Africana philosophy, pragmatism, and social philosophy, and is the author of the book Race: A Philosophical Introduction (Polity, 2004). His recent work includes a study of video model Vida Guerra and keynote lectures to the Philosophical Society of South Africa, the Alain Locke Society, and the Philosophy of Education Society. He is currently at work on a book called Black is Beautiful: A Philosophy of Black Aesthetics.

Lecture: Monday April 12th, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kilgore Center Seminar Rooms (2nd Floor) Morehouse College