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Friday, October 27th

Time Event Title
5:00 pm

Autumn Lecture Series, Manuel Vargas, University of California

HN2023 - Kondysar Presentation
"Blame and Retribution"
Sixth Annual Hudson River Philosophy Conference

Manuel R. Vargas is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the overlap of moral, psychological, and legal issues concerning human agency and freedom, including especially blame, punishment, and moral responsibility. His work emphasizes the social aspects of our moral practices and the challenges of fitting in our normative aspirations with a broadly naturalistic picture of humans. He is the author of "Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility" (OUP, 2013), and co-author, with John Martin Fischer, Robert Kane, and Derk Pereboom, of "Four Views on Free Will" (Blackwell, 2007). He co-edited, with Gideon Yaffe, "Rational and Social Agency: The Philosophy of Michael Bratman" (OUP, 2014).

Vargas’s research has won numerous national awards, prizes, grants, and fellowships. Building Better Beings was awarded the American Philosophical Association's Book Prize in 2015 (given every two years for the best book in philosophy by a younger scholar). He also writes about Latinx and Latin American philosophy and was a recipient of the first American Philosophical Association Prize in Latin American Thought.
5:30 pm

Indian Culture Celebration

The Center for Multicultural Affairs, The Indian Graduate Students, and Asian Alliance present and invite you to celebrate Indian Culture on Friday, October 27 with an Indian Culture Reception at 5:30 pm in the Murray Student Center, Cabaret.

There will be dancing, music, food, and the celebration of Indian Culture.

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