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LPCS Colloquium: abstracts due March 23rd

If you – or you plus some other students – would like to present a paper or a panel discussion on some philosophical topic, you should submit an abstract to the Languages, philosophy, and Communication Studies colloquium. Here is the note I received from the organizer:

“Please find the attached CFP for the Spring 2018 LPCS student research symposium, to be held April 20, 2018.  Please announce this in your classes and encourage students to be involved.  Students are invited to submit abstracts to me by next Friday, March 23.  Alternatively, faculty members can organize their own panels and submit the entire panel info (student names and paper titles) to me by the deadline.  Students wanting to be considered for the Best Paper Award should submit complete papers to me by April 6.”

The organizer is David Richter, and his email is david.richter[at] And here is the call for papers: LPCS symposium CFP 2018


Panel on Donations, Research, and Institutions

Come hear a panel discussion touching on USU’s acceptance of a huge donation from the Koch Foundation. TSC Auditorium, Tuesday, March 20th, 5 p.m. Hosted by Student Organization of Society and Natural Resources.


On the silliest claim ever made

Those students who are sick to death of my defense of Dennett’s theory of consciousness will take great delight in this article by Galen Strawson which defends the reality of conscious qualities (smells, tastes, colors, etc – the vivid stuff of life).


Mormon Philosophy Conference

Of possible interest to some in the USU Philosophy community:

The Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology will hold its 2018 annual meeting at USU.  Friday/ Sat March 16-17, 9-5pm.  University Inn Level 5, Rooms 507 and 510.  Theme: The Exaltation Revelations (D&C 76, 84, 88, and 93)

Click here for a full conference schedule. Talks on law, justice, open theism, human and divine nature, a critique LDS theology of gender, etc.


PhilosophyTube Thursday 7 pm HH 280

Do you have a favorite YouTube that has (arguably) some sort of connection to philosophy? A presentation of a problem, a figure, a conundrum, or a joke? Let’s get together and share. Thursday evening, 7 p.m., HH 280.


What philosophy courses would you like to see?

51LkIDSqcxL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Philosophy and Futurama? Philosophy of Love? Ontology of Mathematics? Seminar on Nicholas of Cusa? World Philosophy? Facebook Filosophy? What courses, or kinds of courses, would you like to see offered? Feel free to comment here, or send me an email (charlie.huenemann[at]


Cookies & Philosophy – Valentine’s special!

Chasen Robbins is organizing a set of fun philosophy discussions.

“Is love really the greatest thing?”

Come have some cookies and discuss the mysteries of love. Wednesday, February 14th, 5-7 p.m., in the Hub (in the TSC).