Conference on Love and Human Agency

We hosted a public, interdisciplinary conference on Love and Human Agency at Franklin & Marshall College on September 19–20, 2014. Videos of conference sessions are available.

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Friday, September 19

4:30 p.m.: Susan Wolf (Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy, UNC, Chapel Hill): “The Importance of Love”. Comments by Alan Fiske (Professor of Anthropology, UCLA).

Saturday, September 20

9:00 a.m.: Barry Schwartz (Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action, Swarthmore College): “Love, Empathy, Wisdom, and Justice”. Comments by Gary Watson (Provost Professor of Philosophy and Law, USC).

11:10 a.m.: Julien Deonna (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Geneva): “Being Moved”. Comments by Randolph Cornelius (Professor of Psychology, Vassar College).

3:00 p.m.: Sabine Döring (Pro­fes­sor of Phi­los­o­phy, Uni­ver­sität Tübin­gen): “Wide Process Enkrateia: How to Revise One’s Best Judgement in Light of Love”. Comments by Michael Anderson (Associate Professor of Psychology, Franklin & Marshall College).

5:10 p.m.: Dan McAdams (Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University): “Caring Lives, Redemptive Life Stories”. Comments by Andrea Westlund (Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee).