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• 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

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The Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication Student Symposium is this Friday (April 17) from 3:30-5:00.  There are presentations from all areas of our department, including two philosophy sessions.  Please plan on attending!

3:30-4:30 in Old Main 326:  Mark Rasmuson “Conflict and Harmony in Plato’s Republic”; Ben Siler “On Berkeley’s Master Argument”; Jonathan Chambers “Locke and Identity”

4:45-5:45 in Old Main 326:  Daniel Tate “Heidegger and Rilke”; Jon Adams “Mormonism and Postmodernism: Parallels and Departures”; Soren Rasmussen “Heidegger and John Paul II on Technology and Labor”




  1. Moudi says:

    Will the articles/presentations be published? I wont be in town this Friday and I definitely do not want to miss out.


  2. Huenemann says:

    There are no plans to publish them, but you should feel free to contact the students directly and ask for copies of their papers.


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