Fifth Annual Tennessee Value and Agency (TVA ) Conference: Pleasure and Pain

September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee

Friday sessions in Hodges Library; others in 1210 McClung Tower
Knoxville 37996
United States


Michael Brady
University of Glasgow
Peter Railton
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Jon Garthoff
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kristina Gehrman
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Clerk Shaw
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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9/30 (sessions in Hodges Library--see below for rooms)

1:10-2:10: Grace Helton, Princeton University: "The Emotion Model of Implicit Bias" (Hodges Library 213)

2:20-3:20: Josh May, University of Alabama, Birmingham: "The Limits of Emotion in Moral Judgment" (Hodges Library 213)

3:30-5:00: Peter Railton, University of Michigan: "Moral Learning" (Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium)

10/1 (all sessions in McClung Tower 1210)

9:00-10:00 Travis Butler, Iowa State University: "Affect and Belief in the Socratic Theory of Caring"

10:10-11:10 Erica Holberg, Utah State University: "Kant's Pleasure in the Agreeable and Empiricist Conceptions of Pleasure"

11:20-12:20 Chris Heathwood, CU-Boulder: "Unconscious Pleasures and Animal Pleasures: Two Challenges for Attitudinal Theories of Pleasure and Pain"

2:00-3:00 Charlie Kurth, Washington University in St. Louis: "Anxiety's Aretaic Value"

3:10-4:10 Krista Thomason, Swarthmore College and Jeremy Schwartz, Texas Tech University: "Putting Emotions in their Place: Questioning the Duty to Cultivate Moral Emotions"

4:30-6:00 Michael Brady, University of Glasgow: "Suffering and Virtue"

10/2 (all sessions in McClung Tower 1210)

9:00-10:00 Craig Agule, UCSD: "Paying Attention to Standing"

10:10-11:10 Katherine Allen, independent scholar: "Epistemological Emotions, Erotetic Fictions and the Narrative Itch"

11:20-12:20 Tom Hanauer, UC Riverside: "What is the Pleasure of Sublimity?"

Any questions may be directed to Clerk Shaw ([email protected]).  We expect to be able to arrange onsite childcare.  Please tell us if you plan to take advantage of that possibility, or if you require any other accommodations.

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