Conference: The Authority of Tradition – October 3rd 2014, The College of William and Mary

The Authority of Tradition
Conference Schedule

Friday, October 3, 2014

8:30am      Refreshments Available

8:45am      Opening Remarks

9am           Sabina Lovibond, “Between Tradition and Criticism: The ‘Uncodifiability’ of Ethics”

Comments by Christine Swanton

10: 40am   Break

10:50am    Gunnar Hindrichs, “Sensus Communis”

Comments by Felix Koch

12:30pm    Lunch

1:10pm      Joseph Raz, “Fugitive Thoughts on the Justifications of Traditions”

Comments by Nandi Theunissen

2:50pm      Break

3pm           Linda Zagzebski, “Authority in Communities”

Comments by Bryan Frances

3:40pm      End of Conference

5pm           Reception at Wren Hall

7pm           Conference Dinner at Café Provencal at the Williamsburg Winery

The Alumni House is Building 204 on the campus map and is visible from Richmond Road. Turn on Alumni Drive from Richmond Road, and the Alumni House is to your right.

More on the Conference Presenters

Joseph Raz (Thomas M. Macioce Professor of Law, Columbia Law School)
Respondent Nandi Theunissen (Duane L.Peterson Assistant Professor in Ethics, Johns Hopkins University)

Gunnar Hindrichs (Professor, University of Basel)
Respondent Felix Koch (Institute for Philosophy, Free Univeristy of Berlin)

Sabina Lovibond (Emeritus Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Worcester College, University of Oxford)
Respondent Christine Swanton (University of Auckland, School of Arts/Philosophy)

Linda Zagzebski (George Lynn Cross Research Professor & Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics, University of Oklahoma)
Respondent Bryan Frances (Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University)

The Department of Philosophy is grateful to Teresa Thompson (’67) and Michael Foradas (’78)
for their generous support.

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