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USU alumna now philosophy professor

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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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I’m proud to report that one of our students has now been offered an assistant professorship in philosophy at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. Anna Vaughn graduated from USU in 2001 in philosophy and literary studies, and went on to the University of Utah to complete a dissertation (on the Molyneux problem) under Lex Newman. I’m doubly proud since she is the first of my students to land an assistant professorship in philosophy! Congratulations, Anna!

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