Readers may be interested in a series of events over several days at UVU examining questions about the U. S. Constitution. Plenty of interesting talks are scheduled, including a discussion with the screenwriter for HBO’s John Adams miniseries. Details at this webpage.
Deadline is October 18.
An organizational meeting for Ethics Bowl will be this Friday, Feb. 6th, 3:30, in Main 326.
For those who don’t know, Ethics Bowl is like debate, but with less focus on scoring points, and more emphasis in developing a clear overview of a moral issue. Our team competes with other regional teams, with the chance of going to the national tournament.
Come join the discussion! Monday, September 9, 7 p.m., Lucky Slice Pizza.
The class meets T/Th 1:30-2:45, and only has 15 students enrolled. You should take this course!
Let’s have an initial meeting to kick off the academic year. The plan is to brainstorm over what kinds of events we’d like to have, and to elect some rulers to keep us on track!
Wednesday, September 4th
Come start off the year with the college tradition! USU Philosophy will have its usual table, with some free books (and there’s free food at the top of the hill). Stop by and say hi!
CORRECTION: The food is not free – and cash only!
Philosophy usually employs a handful of UTFs each term, usually to help with Intro, Social Ethics, or Ethics. If you’ve had any of these classes, and have done well, and would like to serve as a UTF, please send me a note (email@example.com). In addition to the joy of helping other students learn interesting stuff, you are awarded a small stipend.
Lots of events this spring! See this flier for Chasen Robbins’ honors thesis defense next week:
On Friday the department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies is hosting an undergraduate research symposium. There will be two groupings of philosophy presentations, as follows:
NOTE: The schedule has changed; instead of two sessions as announced earlier, there will be just one, as follows:
Room: Main 225: Philosophy and the Human Situation
(This session will run from 3:30-5:45, with a short break at its midpoint)
Moderator: Charlie Huenemann
Alex Bullock, “Optimistic Determinism: An Exploration into Happiness Without Free Will”
Jadyn Carter, “Yes, We Can Indeed Handle the Truth”
Frank De Jong, “The Problems of Writing about Non-Materiality”
Lauren Huffcutt, “The Demon in our Pocket”
Jessica Krebs, “Long Stories, Short Stories, or No Stories: What Do We Need for Meaningful Lives?”
Adam Tak, “The Virtue of Rolling Rocks Up Hills Without Ever Ending, That’s It, Forever”
Cristian Chavez, “Free Will and Quantum Mechanical Time”
Everyone is welcome!