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LPCS Colloquium this Friday

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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

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The Philosophy session runs from 5:15 to 6:30, in Main 117. Given the number of papers and the time constraints, it looks like we’ll have to limit each speaker to a total of 10 minutes for presentation and questions. This is speed philosophy!

SESSION 17, ROOM 117: PHILOSOPHY
Moderator: Dr. Charlie Huenemann
 
Dan Tate, “The Indispensable Apollodorus”
 
Justin Solum, “A Conversation on ‘The Cool'”
 
Alex Tarbet, “Ancient Winds: The Sophistry of Aristophanes”
 
Cameron Hunter, “The Art of Cosmology”
 
Richard Harvey, “Responding to Berkelian Immaterialism: Defending Internalist Scepticism and Physics”
 
Jaren Hobbs, “A Case for Naturalism from Reason”
 
Ben Harman, “Breaking the Spell: Morality as Natural Phenomenon”
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