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Calendar of Events

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Courses

Spring 2015 Colloquium Schedule


Friday and Saturday, September 18-19, 2015:

Fourth Annual Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Agency Conference. 

Keynotes: Derk Pereboom (Cornell) and Angela Smith (Washington and Lee).


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

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




The Philosophy Department now offers a Graduate Certificate in Bioethics.


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.


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.


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".