Author Archives: Huenemann

About Huenemann

Curious about the ways humans use their minds and hearts to distract themselves from the meaninglessness of life.

Restoring Dialogue

“Restoring dialogue: Philosophy at Large”

Come join the discussion!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 7 p.m.

Main 304

Sponsored by the Utah State Society for Women in Philosophy



Writing group for grad school in philosophy

From our colleagues at the U of Utah:
To whom it may concern,
Forward to all interested (we wanted to get this up and running after fall break).
Announcing, in conjunction w/ The University of Utah Philosophy Club, the formation of an online writing sample review group for Utah undergraduates considering applying to grad school in philosophy in the near future (say, next 1-3 years).
Here’s the pitch:
Every philosophy graduate school application requires a writing sample. A writing sample is a 12-20pp. paper. It answers the request, “Can you write us a paper that shows that you have the potential to produce promising work in our program?” It is the most important part of the philosophy graduate school application. It is also the component of your application which, even if you plan to apply in just a few months, at this time you still can have a lot of influence over. Now, most people use a paper they have written for a class as the basis of their writing sample. But if you take the writing sample seriously (as you should), you could get on board right now (by the first deadline) and have workshopped a world-class paper ready for grad school applications by the beginning of December 2018, once the first wave of application deadlines arrives.
If you’re a Utah student wanting to go to grad school in philosophy, your existing pool of classmates you can peer review papers with is small. The formation of this writing sample review group is a way to basically get in touch with everyone in the state who might potentially be interested in forming an online-based peer review group. It is the 21st century: being productive on serious projects means using Google Drive, Discord, etc., so those are the platforms we’ll use. Whether you’re considering reviewing others’ papers (since you’re a few years out from applying yourself), or want help on yours…
Get involved at, join our Discord at, and forward any questions to Melvin at
See attached flyer. Recommended as poster or as flyer to hand out in classes

Melvin Davila Martinez
Philosophy, senior, The U


Holy crapola, we have a lot of events coming up! Don’t forget our on-going film series on gangsters; and also, Rachel Robison-Greene’s discussion TODAY about the ethics of in vitro meats. And there are more events to put on your calendars:

“Restoring Dialogue: Philosophy at Large” – Come discuss our fractured society, and explore ways we might restore dialogue across our many social and political divisions. Tuesday, October 23rd, 7 p.m., Main 304. Sponsored by Utah State Society for Women in Philosophy.

“Politically [irrational] Animals” – A panel discussion on the role of politics in our lives – and the night before election day! Speakers will be Erica Holberg, Arina Pismenny, and Rachel Robison-Greene. Monday, November 5th, 7 p.m., in Main 115. Sponsored by the USU Philosophy Club.

keep calm

“Having Grandma for Dinner?”

Philosophy Lecture

Having Grandma for Dinner?

In Vitro Meat, Dignity, and the Ethics of Edibility

Rachel Robison-Greene
Postdoctoral Fellow
Utah State University

The production of in vitro meat through the process of cell culturing gives rise to the exciting possibility that we may soon be able to reduce or even eliminate the production of meat in inhumane factory farms.  This technology is revolutionary in more than one respect—it also challenges us to rethink the moral parameters of our conception of edibility. What or who is it acceptable to eat?

Monday, October 15th

4:30 p.m.

Main 207

All Are Welcome!