It was a big night last night. First, Aaron Orlovitz Johnson gave a splendid presentation of living with absurdity in a godless universe, deftly fielding objections from a packed house. It was most impressive. The talk was videoed, and I am guessing it will be available on the SHAFT website sometime soon.
Then there was the first ever Philosophy Club concert, which was a performance of songs by David Bazan about living between faith and doubt. The musicians (Andrew Royer, Cody Howell, and Dillon Cooper) performed with excellence, to a very receptive audience.
I have to say, I’m really impressed by these events. It’s made me think that perhaps the best thing I could do to encourage good philosophical dialogue on campus is to make some venues available — and then get out of the way!