The Florida State University Philosophy Department is pleased to announce four new faculty hires for Fall 2018: Andrea Westlund, Edward Hinchman, Michael Bokoski, and Sarah Vincent.
Larson, E. J., & Ruse, M. (2017). On Faith and Science. Yale University Press.
Mele, A. R. (2017). Aspects of Agency: Decisions, Abilities, Explanations, and Free Will. Oxford University Press.
Ruse, M. (2016). Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution. Oxford University Press.
The Marc Sanders Philosophy of Mind Prize has been awarded to Berislav Marusic (Brandeis) and John Schwenkler (Florida State) for their paper, “Intending is Believing.” The prize includes $10,000 and publication of the essay in Analytic Philosophy. Here is the abstract:
The Department of Philosophy will host the 2017 Philosophy and Science of Self-Control Conference, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Endowment, from June 9-11, 2017, at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Conference Center. The conference program and other information will be posted closer to the date on the Conference page of the Philosophy and Science of Self-Control project website.
Philosophical theories of agency and responsibility have focused primarily on actions and activities. But, besides acting, we often omit to do or refrain from doing certain things. Omitting or refraining, like acting, can have consequences, good and bad. And we can be praiseworthy or blameworthy for omitting or refraining. However, omitting and refraining are not simply special cases of action; they require their own distinctive treatment.
Philosophers defend theories of what well-being is but ignore what psychologists have learned about it, while psychologists learn about well-being but lack a theory of what it is. In The Good Life, Michael Bishop brings together these complementary investigations and proposes a powerful, new theory for understanding well-being.
December 4th-6th, 2015
Augustus B. Turnbull III Conference Center
555 W. Pensacola St.
See the conference website for more details.
A conference on Evolutionary Ethics will be held at Florida State University, March 27 and 28, 2015. The conference is organized by Michael Ruse (Florida State University) and Robert J. Richards (University Of Chicago). The full program is here.
Over the last decade, "New Atheists" such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have pushed the issue of atheism to the forefront of public discussion. Yet very few of the ensuing debates and discussions have managed to provide a full and objective treatment of the subject.