He knows that the only two graves on UT’s campus belong to dogs and that the most popular class on campus is the History of Rock n’ Roll. Robert “Taylor” Thomas knows dozens of fun facts about UT. Thomas, who graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences today, has learned many things at UT.
For the second year in a row, Austin-East High School has won the Ethics Bowl. Karns High School came in second, and the Christian Academy of Knoxville was third. The event, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the College of Arts and Sciences, was held Wednesday.
High school students from around the area will get a chance to improve their critical thinking skills and expand their points of view when they compete in the annual Ethics Bowl. The event, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and College of Arts and Sciences, will take place today at the Baker Center.
The Department of Philosophy will host its annual Tennessee Value and Agency conference Friday, November 16, through Sunday, November 18. The conference will study themes from the writings of moral philosophers John Rawls and Immanuel Kant, and is free and open to the public.
Professor and philosophy department head David Reidy will address the structure of authority in our American democracy in his presentation, “The Authority of Citizens: Its Nature and Limits,” at Saturday’s Pregame Showcase prior to the Homecoming football game which pits the Vols against Troy University.
Dwight Van de Vate Jr., former professor in the Department of Philosophy, died Saturday, August 25, at the age of 84. Van de Vate came to UT in 1966 and remained a faculty member until his retirement in 1999. His family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430
A team of students from Austin East High School in Knoxville claimed first place in the third annual Ethics Bowl, held in mid-March at UT Knoxville. The tournament-style event pitted teams of high school students against one another as they employ critical thinking to debate complex issues. The event also gave high school students a
American linguist, philosopher, scientist and political activist Noam Chomsky will speak about his career at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at in the Alumni Memorial Building Cox Auditorium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event is free and open to the public.
The ethics of climate change will be the theme of several events that kick off later this month. The events, which include two book discussion sessions and a public lecture by the author, are being sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Department of Philosophy at UT Knoxville.
This New York Times story takes a look at some of the year’s best books on soccer, in advance of the next World Cup competition. Included in the list is “Soccer and Philosophy,” a collection of essays and articles on soccer edited by UT Knoxville philosophy professor Ted Richards.
What is poverty? When David Reidy asks his students that, he’s not looking for a number or a simple definition. He’s asking them to think about what poverty means — and how it can mean vastly different things to different people. Reidy, associate professor of philosophy and adjunct associate professor of political science at UT