Philosophy News

Scholar, Political Activist Noam Chomsky to Speak at UT Knoxville

American linguist, philosopher, scientist and political activist Noam Chomsky will speak about his career at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at in the Alumni Memorial Building Cox Auditorium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event is free and open to the public.

Ready for the World: Our World in Need — UT Philosophy Professor Probes Bigger Questions about Poverty

What is poverty? When David Reidy asks his students that, he’s not looking for a number or a simple definition. He’s asking them to think about what poverty means — and how it can mean vastly different things to different people. Reidy, associate professor of philosophy and adjunct associate professor of political science at UT Knoxville, teaches courses that help students understand and evaluate political, social and legal issues. The discussion often looks at poverty and how it relates to trade, wealth distribution and government.