Events, Workshops, and Lectures

UNC Asheville’s active Philosophy Department hosts events, workshops, conferences, and guest speakers covering a wide breadth of philosophical fields of study.

Past conferences hosted by the Philosophy Department have included the Biennial Conference on the Philosophy of Disability and the Southern Appalachian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.

The Philosophy Department also hosted “Emphasis on Ethics: Bridging Traditions and Disciplines,” a full day symposium dedicated to exploring possibilities for infusing the curriculum with opportunities for discussion of and teaching about ethics, both as theory and as practice.

Recent guest lectures have included “Spiritual Ecology Of The Vedas: A Look at Village India as a Model for Sustainable Living,” “Observing the Invisible: The Hunt for Dark Matter with Computer Simulations,” and “Love’s Authority: Medieval Women Contemplatives and the Power of Mystical Union.”