University of Tennessee
Thursday, November 12, 2015

November 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm

About the Presenters
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Boston College

Professor McCoy joined the tenure-track faculty at Boston College in 2003-04 after teaching for several years as an adjunct, following a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in the Core Curriculum Program at Boston University. Her fields of interest include ancient philosophy and literature, Plato (especially Platonic rhetoric and argumentation), and Sophists. She currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Philosophy, is Co-chair of the Race and Ethics ILA seminar and sits on the editorial review board of Polis and Advances in the History of Rhetoric 

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Tennessee

Dr. Shaw graduated with a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and joined the faculty of the Department of Philosophy at University of Tennesee in August 2007.  He specializes in ancient philosophy, and is particularly interested in ancient ethics and its connections with ancient psychology, epistemology, and science. Most of his current research focuses on how differences between Plato and Epicurus in the latter areas inform their divergent views of the relationship between pleasure and the good.

History at University of Tennessee

In March of 2015, The Veritas Forum as the University of Tennessee hosted a conversation between Wheaton’s John Walton and Erin Darby on “Reading the Old Testament: the origins and authority of Scripture.”  The workshop was proceeded the day before by a luncheon in which Dr. Walton offered “Advice to Young Christian Academics.”  

In spring of 2014, the University of Tennessee explored questions related to science and faith at their Veritas Forum.  They invited Jeffrey Schloss and Andrew Kramer to discuss "The Believing Neanderthal: A Conversation on Evolution, Faith and Human uniqueness". 

In 2013, The Veritas Forum at the University of Tennessee welcomed Marla Frederick, from Harvard University, to discuss church, justice and American life with UTK Professor Mark Hulsether, at "We've Come This Far By Faith".