1/24 – Sarah Conly

ConlyFor our first meeting of the winter quarter we are delighted to welcome Sarah Conly (Bowdoin College & Chicago) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “One Child:  Do We Have a Right to More?”. The meeting will take place on Friday January 24th from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Social Sciences 401.

In accordance with our usual practice, Prof. Conly will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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Winter Schedule

Our schedule for the winter is below. This quarter our meetings will run from 10.30am – 12.20pm on Fridays in Social Sciences 401 (with the exception of Wednesday February 5th).

Winter 2014

1/24 – Sarah Conly (Bowdoin College & Chicago) – “One Child:  Do We Have a Right to More?”

2/5 – Ariel Zylberman (McGill) – “The Juridical Epigenesis of Reason: Life, Second-personal Dignity, and Human Rights”   * Joint Session with the Human Rights Workshop*

2/7 – Nancy Sherman (Georgetown) – “Moral Recovery After War: The Role of Hope”

2/14 – Nethanel Lipshitz (Chicago, graduate student) – “Formal Equality and Fundamental Equality”

3/7 – Dhananjay Jagannathan (Chicago, graduate student) – “Having the End in View: Why We Need Universal Principles in Deliberation and Practical Reasoning”

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12/6-12/7: Philosophy Graduate Research Conference

Please join us for the  Philosophy Graduate Research Conference (co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Practical Philosophy Workshop) which features three past speakers at the PPW: David Holiday, Mark Hopwood, Joe Jubenow (Chicago, graduate students). David Holiday’s talk, entitled “Moral Incapacity: When Can’t Means Can’t”, will take place at the regular meeting time of the PPW. All talks will be held in Classics 110. You can view the full schedule here: Conference Poster

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11/22 – Stephen Shortt

stephen_shorttWe are delighted to welcome Stephen Shortt (Chicago, graduate student) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “The Disappearing Other: The Vacancy of Darwall’s Second-Person Standpoint”. The meeting will take place on Friday November 22nd from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Wieboldt 408.

In accordance with our usual practice, Stephen will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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11/15 – Kate Abramson

abramsonWe are delighted to welcome Kate Abramson (Indiana University) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “Virtues, Natural Abilities, and Aspects of Mental Health: Lessons from Hume”. The meeting will take place on Friday November 15th from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Wieboldt 408

In accordance with our usual practice, Prof. Abramson will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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11/8 – Mark Schroeder

Schroeder_by_JoelWe are delighted to welcome Mark Schroeder (USC) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “The Price of Supervenience”. The meeting will take place on Friday November 8th from 10.00am – 11.50am in Wieboldt 408

[Please note the earlier meeting time]

In accordance with our usual practice, Prof. Schroeder will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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10/18 – Charles Mills

clip_image002For our first meeting of the year, we are delighted to welcome Charles Mills (Northwestern) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “Decolonizing Western Political Philosophy”. The meeting will take place on Friday October 18th from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Wieboldt 408.

In accordance with our usual practice, Prof. Mills will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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The PPW Resumes!

Welcome back to Chicago, and to the fifth year of the Practical Philosophy Workshop!

Our schedule for the fall is below. A couple of comments:

1) The workshop will usually meet on even weeks this year. However, since it is occasionally necessary to reschedule meetings, some meetings may take place in odd weeks. In order to receive up-to-date information on our meetings, you are strongly advised to sign up for our mailing list by entering your email address here . All meetings, except for special events, will run from 10.30am – 12.20pm on Friday.

2) Unless otherwise advertised, all of our meetings will be in Wieboldt 408.

3) The workshop is open to all students and faculty, and you do not need to be registered to attend. Since part of the aim of a workshop is to build up a “community of like-minded scholars”, we strongly encourage participants to attend as many sessions as possible, but this is not mandatory – you are welcome to attend whichever sessions interest you.

4) In general, the paper will be pre-circulated via our email list, and the presenter will give a 10-15 minute summary of the main points to open the discussion. This means that in order to get the most out of the workshop, it is advisable to read the paper in advance if possible. (The main exception to this format will be meetings in which a graduate student is giving a practice job talk, in which case the presentation will be longer).

5) In order to facilitate an atmosphere of constructive, critical, and friendly discussion, we will once again be serving free coffee and donuts before the start of every meeting.

6) If you have any questions about the workshop, feel free to email me at nir@uchicago.edu. We have some very exciting presentations from invited speakers and graduate students this fall, and we look forward to seeing you at our first meeting on October 18th!

Fall Schedule

10/18 – Charles Mills (Northwestern) – “Decolonizing Western Political Philosophy”  *Irregular Week*

11/8 – Mark Schroeder (USC) – ”The Price of Supervenience”

11/15 – Kate Abramson (Indiana University) – “Virtues, Natural Abilities, and Aspects of Mental Health: Lessons from Hume”  *Irregular Week*

11/22 – Stephen Shortt (Chicago, graduate student) – “The Disappearing Other: The Vacancy of Darwall’s Second-Person Standpoint”

12/6 & 12/7 – Philosophy Graduate Research Conference featuring three past speakers at the PPW: David Holiday, Mark Hopwood, Joe Jubenow (Chicago, graduate students)

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The PPW will return in October

Have a great summer!

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6/7 – Jonny Thakkar

Furness-Abbey-2For our final meeting of the year, we are delighted to welcome Jonny Thakkar (Chicago, graduate student) to the PPW to present a paper entitled “Plato As Critical Theorist: Craftsmanship and Moneymaking in Adam Smith, Karl Marx and Michael Mann”. The meeting will take place on Friday June 7th from 10.30am – 12.20pm in Wieboldt 408.

In accordance with our usual practice, Jonny will be making a brief presentation on the main points of the paper at the start of the session. To download the full paper, please visit our download page and enter the password “praxis”.

As usual, bagels and coffee will be served at the start of the meeting.

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