University of Tennessee
Monday, October 6, 2014

Is Morality Real?

October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm
University Center Ballroom

There will be a luncheon, titled “Advice for Young Christian Academics”, on Tuesday October 7 at 11:15AM Reservations can be made at 865.558.5773.

About the Presenters
Marsh Chair of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, University of Vermont

Terence Cuneo's research focuses on metaethics and early modern philosophy, especially the work of Thomas Reid. He has, however, strong interests in philosophy of religion, epistemology, and political philosophy. Recently, he has taught introductory and intermediate classes on ethics, philosophy of religion, and history of modern philosophy. He has also offered seminars on metaethics and political philosophy. The former class focuses on the debate between moral realists and antirealists, the latter on the place of religion in liberal democracy. He is presently plugging away at several projects, including a book manuscript on the intersection of speech act theory and metaethics entitled Speech and Morality.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee

Jon Garthoff earned his Ph.D. from UCLA and did his undergraduate work at Princeton. Before joining UTK in 2011 he was an assistant professor at Northwestern University and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Chicago.

Jon Garthoff's work is primarily in moral and political philosophy, and he is especially interested in what the Kantian tradition contributes to these areas of thought. More specifically he's interested in how a theory of moral obligation can cohere with a plausible theory of value and in how the pursuit of this project helps to solve problems in the theories of justice and legitimacy.

History at University of Tennessee

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".