Dr. Marjorie Price will be giving a Big Idea talk on "Wittgenstein's Private Language Argument" at 4:00 p.m. on April 8, 2015, at the Spencer Honors House.
The UAB Philosophy Department will lead public discussions on life's big questions. For each discussion a member of the UAB Philosophy Department will give a 15 minute presentation of the topic. Afterwards, there will be an open discussion for 45 - 60 minutes. Everyone is welcome!
Please contact Dr. Kevin McCain (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Click here to see the Big Idea Talks Schedule for 2014 - 2015.
Read the Spring 2015 Philosophy Newsletter to find out about the exciting things going on in the UAB Department of Philosophy!
Fall 2014 Philosophy Newsletter
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Some students, alumni, and even faculty from the Philosophy Department have written op-ed essays that have been published in al.com. These op-eds can be found in Philosophy Op-Ed Essays.
Kevin McCain published Evidentialism and Epistemic Justification with Routledge, is co-writing A Critical Introduction to Justification, and with Oxford University Press, is co-editing Best Explanations: New Essays on Inference to the Best Explanation. He also lectured in Pensacola, Memphis and Georgia. Josh May lectured on ethics and moral psychology in Hungary, Australia, Washington, DC, Mississippi, New York, and South Carolina and published in several journals, including the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. Matt King published in Philosophical Studies and European Journal of Philosophy, presented at the Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress and the Alabama Philosophical Society, and spoke at Ole Miss and Yale Law School. Newly tenured Marshall Abrams talked at the American Philosophical Association in 2014, at associations for philosophy of science, formal philosophy, and anthropology, and published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Philosophy of Science, Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling, and in a volume on environments and organisms