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Beauty and Its Beasts: The Ethics of Appreciating the Art of Immoral Artists


November 7, 2019

24th Annual Food & Talk event! Join us for dinner and discussion on a topic of broad philosophical interest Professors Jaime Ahlberg and Jon Rick will open the discussion with remarks on the ethics of appreciating the art of immoral artists.

Florida Philosophical Association Conference


Nov 1, 2019 - 12:00 am-November 2, 2019

The 64th annual meeting of the FPA takes place November 1st & 2nd on the UF Campus. Dr. Leslie Francis (Utah) Keynote Speaker

ETHICS CAFES: Talk About What’s On Your Mind


October 28, 2019

Topic: Climate Change Wrestle with hard questions in a friendly, civil setting. No previous training is necessary. Ethics Cafes is organized by UF Intersections on Ethics in the Public Sphere.

Dialectic in the Cave


September 13, 2019

Dr. Hugh Benson (Univ Oklahoma) A common crux in Republic scholarship surrounds a passage found near the end of Plato’s image of the Cave in which Socrates instructs…… Glaucon to apply this image to what was said before. How — the problem goes — are we to apply (προσαπτε’ον) the image of the Cave to what has been […]

Too Close: The Ethics of Displaying Art in the Era of #MeToo


September 8, 2019

Dr. Jaime Ahlberg (UF Philosophy) & Jillian Hernandez (UF Gender Studies) When high-profile artists are accused of sexual misconduct, how should the art world respond. Inspired by CENTURY’s Chuck Close photograph of…… Lorna Simpson, and John Berger’s provocative claim that ‘looking is a political act,’ we explore the ethics of promoting work by high-profile artists embroiled in the […]

Philosophy and Habit Workshop


Jun 7, 2019 - 12:00 am-June 8, 2019

Two days and ten speakers on the matter of habit. Free and open to the public.

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Big Data Policing


April 10, 2019

Dr. Duncan Purves (UF) I am interested in the way that the promise of greater efficiency from AI-assisted decision-making can distract our attention away from pertinent ethical concerns like fairness and discrimination. There is a great deal of focus on the fact that the tech “works,” and diminished concern for whether it works in a way […]

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5th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


April 6, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andrea Westlund (FSU) This event is hosted by the UF Undergraduate Philosophy Society. Free and open to the public.

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Southeast Graduate Student Conference


Mar 29, 2019 - 12:00 am-March 30, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Heathwood (U Colorado) 13th Annual Southeast Graduate Philosophy Conference. SEGPC is a national philosophy conference organized annually by the Graduate Student Philosophy Society of the University of Florida.

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Promise and Problems in Emerging Technology


Feb 28, 2019 - 12:00 am-March 1, 2019

Shaping the Societal Impact of Artificial Intelligence Machine learning and artificial intelligence have emerged as an indispensable tool in virtually every major institution. But each application of artificial intelligence carries with it distinct opportunities and challenges. Promise and Problems in Emerging Technology seeks to address these challenges by bringing together international and regional experts investigating […]

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