Workshop on Social Norms

2013 Spring Symposium – April 26-28, 2013

Hosted by

Adam Cureton and the University of Tennessee Philosophy Department
With generous support from the UT Humanities Center


Barbara Herman, Griffin Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, UCLA

Thomas E. Hill, Kenan Professor of Philosophy, UNC Chapel Hill

Brad Hooker, Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading

Henry Richardson, Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

Adam Cureton, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee

Program and Papers

(Papers are password protected.  Please send an email to for access to them).

Friday, April 26
6:00 – 9:00         Dinner
Saturday, April 27
8:30 – 9:30         Light breakfast
9:30 – 10:45       Barbara Herman, “Doing too much”
10:45 – 11:00     Break
11:00 – 12:45     Adam Cureton, “Making room for rules”
12:45 – 2:00       Lunch
2:00 – 3:45         Thomas E. Hill, “Is Kant’s ethical theory utopian?”
3:45 – 4:00         Break
4:00 – 5:45         Brad Hooker
6:00 – 9:00         Drinks/Dinner
Sunday, April 28
10:00 – 11:45     Henry Richardson, “Articulating the moral community”
12:00 – 2:00       Lunch (for those in town)


The conference will take place in room 1210 of McClung Tower, which is located at 1201 Volunteer Blvd.  It is about 1.5 miles from the Crowne Plaza, which is located at 401 West Summit Hill Dr.

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Registration for the conference is free.  Simply email Adam Cureton ( to reserve a spot.


Adam Cureton
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
808 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37931

Department of Philosophy