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Calendar of Events

Spring 2015 Colloquium Schedule


Friday, March 20, 2015: 

Spring Colloquium Series with Robyn Waller, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)

"Forking Paths and Freedom: A Challenge to Libertarian Accounts of Free Will." 3:30pm at Dodd Hall Auditorium


Friday, March 27, 2015: 

10th Annual Society for Women’s Advancement in Philosophy Conference

Keynote Speaker: Charles Mills, Professor of Philosophy (Northwestern University) 3:30pm at Dodd Hall Auditorium


Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, 2015:

Conference on Evolutionary Ethics 

Organized by Michael Ruse (Florida State University) and Robert J. Richards (University Of Chicago). 

Friday 9:30 am-4:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm in Scholars Commons, located on the lower level of Strozier Library


Friday, April 10- Sunday, April 12, 2015: 

National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference and Bioethics Bowl Competition


Friday, April 17, 2015: 

Spring Colloquium Series with Laurie Paul, Professor of Philosophy (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

3:30pm at Dodd Hall Auditorium


Friday, December 4- Sunday, December 6, 2015:

Philosophy and Science of Self-control Conference, Round 1. 



March 27, 2015:  10th Annual Society for Women's Advancement in Philosophy (S.W.A.P.) Graduate Student Conference, Keynote Address: Charles W. Mills (Northwestern University) Program is here.


S.W.A.P. hosts a graduate student conference each Spring. This year marks the ten year anniversary of our organization and its annual conference! Keynote speakers over the years have included Sally Haslanger, Linda Martin Alcoff, Lynn Hankinson-Nelson, Kathryn Norlock, and many others. This year, we are pleased to have Charles Mills participate in the conference as our keynote speaker. 


Conference On Evolutionary Ethics to be held at Florida State University, March 27 and 28, 2015,

Organized by Michael Ruse (Florida State University) and Robert J. Richards (University Of Chicago). Program is here


We are proud to announce that Florida State University has been selected by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities to host the 2015 National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC), scheduled for April 10th- 12th 2015.



Congratulations to Michael Bishop for being interviewed on FSU Headlines Radio. His interview will broadcast on January 21st on the following stations and times:


88.9 WFSU-FM (Tallahassee) & 89.1 WFSW-FM (Panama City)

Monday-Friday 7:45 AM, 9:35 AM, 3:00 PM

 91.5 WFSQ-FM (Tallahassee)

Monday-Friday  8:00 AM

FSU Headlines radio programs are also available online at FSU Headlines Radio. Further Information about Professor Bishop's research can be found here.



Congratulations to Michael Ruse for being selected as the Annual Award Winner by the Bertrand Russell Society. 



Congratulations to Mirja Perez de Calleja for winning the 2014 Philosophical Explorations Essay Prize for her paper "Cross-world luck at the time of decision is a problem for compatibilists as well".