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Philosophers Gather to Honor Watson

Philosophers Gather at UC Riverside to Talk about Agency and Answerability

Event Starts at Noon Saturday, Feb. 26 to Honor the Publication of a Gary Watson Book

(February 23, 2005)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside is sponsoring a conference in honor of the publication of UCR Professor of Philosophy Gary Watson's book "Agency and Answerability" (Oxford University Press).

The conference runs from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in room 1500 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building. It is free and open to the public, although parking on campus costs $5 per day.

"We are looking forward to a very lively and stimulating conference, said John Martin Fischer, professor of philosophy and conference organizer. “Gary Watson has brought great distinction to our department, and it will be fun to celebrate his achievement."

Speakers include Michael Bratman of Stanford University and Stephen Darwall of the University of Michigan. Also participating will be: Harry Frankfurt, Princeton (emeritus); Barbara Herman, UCLA; Dana Nelkin, UC San Diego; Alfred Mele, Florida State University, and Manuel Vargas, University of San Francisco.

The conference is sponsored by the UCR Department of Philosophy and also the
Center for Ideas and Society. Contact: Janet Mauren in the Philosophy Department,


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