Philosophy@Utah State

Home » Uncategorized » The atheists are meeting!

The atheists are meeting!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 101 other followers

Old Main, USU

T-shirts


You need a Philosophy T-shirt! For more information, please click here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

* Interested in presenting a paper at an UNDERGRADUATE PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE or publishing in an UNDERGRADUATE PHILOSOPHY JOURNAL? You should consider it! To see what options are available, both in state and out of state, click here.

PHILOSOPHY BOWLING RESULTS

• Is the world eternal? YES
• Do humans have contra-causal free will (i.e., can humans do otherwise)? NO
• Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? YES
• Do humans have souls? YES
• Are there natural rights? YES
• Is it morally permissible to eat meat? NO
• Is the unexamined life worth living? NO
• Is truth subjectivity? YES
• Is virtue necessary for happiness? YES
• Can a computer have a mind? YES
• Can humans know reality as it is in itself? YES
• Is hell other people? YES
• Can art be created accidentally? NO
• Can we change the past? NO
• Are numbers real? NO
• Is it always better to know the truth? YES

Blog Stats

  • 194,101 hits

The USU SHAFT opening social is happening Friday, January 16 at 6 p.m. in Old Main 006 (six at six, see, you won’t forget!). Pizza and snacks will be provided, and we’ll probably have a movie showing as well. Bring your friends, games, and whatever else you want; it will be a good time!

Advertisements

2 Comments

  1. Thanks to shaft and Jon (?) for putting this together. It was a nice gathering and pretty fun, in spite of some possessed soda bottles that left the table mess. We all got some pizza, had chats and watched some insane youtube videos, as well as some really funny shows from an old British parody of educational television, which showed the importance of studying Intelligent Calcium and the cDonald’s Theorem.
    Here’s a link to the episode about Calcium, and most importantly, the dangers of the Helvitica scenario! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2k9JwGpm1w

    By the way, I’ll be announcing this also at some of the meetings, but I’ll have a radio show starting in the next few weeks on late Friday nights, featuring my own music and sometimes rambling observational commentary. Its a cultural show, so I’ll also be devoting some shows to a mix of music and reading Plato, Milton, Nietzsche (maybe in native German) and other great works.
    I’m announcing it because I’d like to open it up as an opportunity for any students, faculty or philosophers to get their own work out in another forum, through an interview or playing segments of a presentation. I’ll have plenty of artistic control, so it can be done a variety of ways. I realize the audience may or may not have the same quantity as a conference, but I’d still like to open it up as a chance to get your voice across and discussion going. I can also ratchet down the intensity of the music for the sake of the potential audience to make it more accessible.
    My only rule would be to keep the language clean (so probably no Kleiner/Huenemann debates haha), a single violation is a monstrous fine and the loss of a lot of jobs.

    Also, another plug for the Elitist Book Club. We’ll be reading a bit of Paradise Lost for this semester and perhaps Shakespeare afterward. Let me know if you want to come along!

    Sorry for all the self promotion, Thanks again for putting this party together, I had a great time.

    Like

  2. I hate to disrupt the enjoyable and fascinating debate between Huenemann and Kleiner preceding this post, but I just wanted to remind any interested in attending the Elitist Book Club meetings this semester, they will be Mondays at 6 pm at the Quadside Cafe attached to Kleiner’s favorite library ever (haha).
    Sadly, dear friend Dan will not be able to attend, but he has expressed to me his hope that we can continue on, which we will! The optional reading (due to availability and time) this week is the first book of Paradise Lost, and we will discuss it and any other ideas for books, as well as anything people would like to bring up or vent out.
    All are welcome! I’ll be glad to fight for space and yank out extra chairs from under other people to provide for guests. First meeting is tomorrow night!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: