Department of Philosophy News

UT to Host Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl

Fifteen teams from thirteen East Tennessee high schools will compete at the sixth annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl. The daylong competition is sponsored by UT’s Department of Philosophy and the Humanities Center.

Brittany Maynard died in a philosophically responsible way

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John Hardwig, a retired professor of philosophy, wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post about Brittany Maynard, who became the face of a movement to allow dying patients to choose when to end their lives. “The evaluation of Maynard’s death and of physician-assisted suicide more generally, must not be exclusively focused on the dying person. 

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Department of Philosophy Hosts High School Ethics Bowl

Fifteen teams from twelve East Tennessee high schools will compete at the fifth annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl on Saturday, February 8. The day-long competition is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville Hotel in Downtown Knoxville. The opening remarks begin at 10:30 a.m., and the closing ceremony is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Graduate Takes His Final Tour … Across the Commencement Stage

He knows that the only two graves on UT’s campus belong to dogs and that the most popular class on campus is the History of Rock n’ Roll. Robert “Taylor” Thomas knows dozens of fun facts about UT. Thomas, who graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences today, has learned many things at UT. But as a UT Ambassador, he has taught many things as well. Thomas has given more than 300 campus tours, setting what is believed to be a nationwide record for campus tours.

Austin-East Wins High School Ethics Bowl for the Second Time

For the second year in a row, Austin-East High School has won the Ethics Bowl. Karns High School came in second, and the Christian Academy of Knoxville was third. The event, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the College of Arts and Sciences, was held Wednesday.

Philosophy Department Hosts Ethics Bowl for Local High Schools

High school students from around the area will get a chance to improve their critical thinking skills and expand their points of view when they compete in the annual Ethics Bowl. The event, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and College of Arts and Sciences, will take place today at the Baker Center.