A couple of years ago some students started “Flash! Philosophy.” The idea is to have students take 5-10 minutes to present an idea, an enthusiasm, or a joke, just for the fun of having philosophical discussion. In previous years we’ve heard “Earn Your Salsa,” “Superheores and Slobs,” “The Ethics of Leopard Print,” and “The Philosophy of Thoughtlessness” – as well as many others (“Teleology of Beard Growing” and “Farts: A Transcendental Inquiry” come to mind). It’s meant to be just an occasion to have fun with ideas.
So I am now putting out a CALL FOR IDEAS. If you’d like to present something – really, anything – just send me a note (charlie.huenemann (at) usu.edu) or catch me in the hall, and we’ll put together a list. I’ve booked a room (MAIN 119) for Tuesday, October 25th, 7 pm – hopefully, that date and time will work for people.