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Department of Philosophy
Department Head:
Franz-Peter Griesmaier
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Clayleen Rivord
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Colloquium Series

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Wyoming provides a series of speakers throughout the semester on a variety of topics. Speakers and dates are available of upcoming events as well as past events.

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Friday, December 4, 2015

Dr. Adam Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and former UW Philosophy Graduate Student, will present "Blame and the Humean Theory of Motivation," on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 4:10 p.m. in the Classroom Building, Room 118.

  • Abstract: The paper primarily argues that employing the Humean Theory of Motivation (HTM) to account for the nature of blame is unmotivated (unless one already ascribes to HTM) and problematically distorts the target psychological phenomenon it aims to capture. I conclude by drawing attention to the fact that this result not only supports accounts of blame that employ an Anti-Humean Theory of Motivation, also gives us reason to adopt the Anti-Humean Theory of Motivationto account for the intimate connection between moral judgment and motivation more broadly independent of considerations about the nature of motivation.

Prior academic year events can be viewed in the "past events" link.

Be sure to check back for more information on future lectures.

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