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New Orleans Agency And Responsibility Workshop

October 29, 2015 12:00 PM
The Murphy Institute hosts the third biennial NOWAR conference featuring guest speakers Julia Driver and Derk Pereboom.

The Murphy Institute is hosting the third “New Orleans Agency and Responsibility Workshop (NOWAR) at the Intercontinental New Orleans Hotel on November 5-7, 2015.

NOWAR is a biennial workshop organized by Professor David Shoemaker which features the presentation of original research on issues roughly captured under the label “agency and responsibility.” This general area involves investigation of such questions as: What does it mean to be an agent? How (if at all) does the nature of personhood and personal identity across time bear on questions of agency?

The Oxford University Press series,_ Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility_, draws on presentations at this workshop.

The 2015 keynote speakers are:

  • Julia Driver, Professor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis
  • * Derk Pereboom, Susan Linn Sage Professor in Philosophy and Ethics and Stanford H. Taylor ’50 Chair of the Sage School, Cornell University.

For more information on the 2015 workshop, please see the event listing.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.