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Professor Robinson's Farewell Lecture

On the occasion of his retirement, Professor Hoke Robinson will deliver a farewell lecture on "Kant on Intuitions, Concepts, and Communal Interaction." The lecture will take place on Friday, April 24, from 3-5pm in Clement Hall 317. A celebration of Professor Robinson's contributions and retirement will follow at the opening reception of the PhD Alumni 25th Anniversary Conference on April 30.

Professor Robinson, who received his PhD at SUNY Stony Brook, joined the department in 1981. He is a specialist on Kant, rationalism, and the history of modern philosophy, and his work has appeared in Kant-Studien, the Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, and the Journal of the History of Philosophy. Professor Robinson has been a Humboldt Fellow at the Universities of Mainz and Freiburg, and he is a past president of both the North American Kant Society and the Southwestern Philosophical Society.

Professor Robinson has also served the department in various ways, most recently as Director of Undergraduate Studies.

The faculty, staff, and students at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Memphis will miss Professor Robinson and wish him joy and happiness in the years ahead.

Hoke Robinson


Professor Tollefsen Publishes New Book

Professor Deborah Tollefsen's new book Groups as Agents has been published with Polity. Professor Tollefsen offers a survey of contemporary philosophers' answers to questions about group minds, collective intentionality, and moral and legal responsibilities of groups. She argues that certain groups should be treated as agents and deserve to be held morally accountable.

Groups as Agents

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