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The USU Philosophy Club is pleased to welcome back USU alum Mike Otteson.  Mr Otteson graduated from USU 4 years ago and is now pursuing his PhD in philosophy at the University of Kansas.

Mr Otteson will be presenting a lecture titled “The End of Humean Supremacy and the Return of Aristotle: The Rebirth of Causal Powers.”  I take it the paper will consider neo-aristotelian responses to Humean skepticism about causation.  Should be very interesting!

Thursday, January 14, 4:00-5:00 in Main 201.  All are welcome!

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