Author Archives: Huenemann

About Huenemann

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

Ethics Bowl meeting Friday!

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.

Interested in being an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow?

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 (charlie.huenemann@usu.edu). In addition to the joy of helping other students learn interesting stuff, you are awarded a small stipend.

LPCS Symposium: philosophy sessions

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!