The University of Tennessee Humanities Center will celebrate its inauguration on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in McClung Museum.
Princeton philosophy professor Anthony Appiah will present "The Life of Honor" and a public reception will follow. Appiah is well known for his work in philosophy, working on political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and African intellectual history. He was awarded a National Humanities Medal in 2012 by President Obama and was named one of the top 100 global thinkers in 2010 by Foreign Policy magazine.
Tom Heffernan, the Kenneth Curry Professor in the Humanities and director of the Humanities Center, is excited to bring Appiah to campus. "One of the things we needed to inaugurate the humanities center was a very distinguished speaker," Heffernan said.
The Humanities Center represents five years of planning from department heads in the humanities. "The point of it was to show the ...