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Symposium on art and theosophy

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* 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

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Curious students may find this of intellectual interest. This evening (Wednesday) there is an opening at the Art Museum on campus featuring visual art and music related to theosophy, a strange late 19th-/early 20th-century movement composed of elements from philosophy, mystical religion, science (sort of), and other fringy things like seances and alchemy. Here is a link to the opening reception, which will feature a performance by the Fry Street Quartet, and here is a link to the schedule of a symposium on the next day, Thursday, in case you want to learn even more!

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