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Empirical Philosophy Interest Group

Meeting time: The empirical philosophy interest group (EPIG) does not have a regular meeting time. We plan to meet three or four times during the summer and a couple of times each semester during the academic year.

Meeting place: Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science library, 737 Heller Hall, West Bank Campus, University of Minnesota.

The empirical philosophy interest group will read and discuss work that employs experimental approaches to advance discussion of various philosophical topics including topics in metaphysics, moral philosophy, and epistemology. The group will begin on a cautionary note, by reading and discussing Kwame Anthony Appiah's Experiments in Ethics (Harvard 2008).

Faculty and graduate students from the University of Minnesota and area colleges and universities are welcome to attend whenever they would like (without invitation) and without giving advanced notice. Undergraduates are included by invitation. (If you know of an undergraduate who is well-suited and possibly interested, please contact Valerie Tiberius or Ken Waters so an invitation can be extended.)

Discussion topic for Summer 2008:

Kwame Anthony Appiah's Experiments in Ethics (Harvard 2008).

May 16, 1:30 pm (Friday)

June 5, 1:30 pm (Thursday)

July 10, 1:30 pm (Thursday)

For more information (including parking information*): contact Janet McKernan* (612-625-6635 / mcps@umn.edu), Valerie Tiberius (tiberius@umn.edu) or Ken Waters (ckwaters@umn.edu).

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