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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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From our colleagues in the business school —

We invite faculty and students to a seminar on leadership, trust, ethics, and markets.
Friday, September 28
3:00 p.m.
9th Floor, Business Building

The Department of Economics and Finance and the Institute of Political Economy have invited Professor David Rose, one of the preeminent scholars on the moral foundations of economic behavior, to visit the Huntsman School on September 28th and 29th. Dr. Rose is a Professor of Economics at University of Missouri and author of the recently published Oxford Press book titled the Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior. Professor Rose will be on campus to talk about how principles of trust promote a prosperous society.


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