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.
Come join a fun philosophical discussion of matters of the heart!
For those of you interested in broader stories about the history of the enlightenment, there are two events next Monday to consider. The first is a lecture by Ayesha Ramachandran, associate professor of comparative literature at Yale, entitled “From Khusrau to Cristoforo: Poetry and Transformation in Early Modern Eurasia”. It is on Monday, February 4th, at 4:30, in the Alumni House.
At the same event, there will be a kind of introduction to a new addition to our library’s special collections. It’s a facsimile of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious work called “the Voynich manuscript”. Many people have regarded it as a magical work with codes to the secrets to immortality, or possibly a work spawned through communication with aliens, or some item planted by time travelers, or god knows what else. (My own view is that it was a clever forgery by a con-man who sold it to the gullible Emperor Rudolf II for a considerable pile of gold.) More about the Voynich manuscript here.
You should consider participating!
I saw this poster on campus, and thought some students (esp those in PH 4410) may be interested –
“Implicit Biases and Rationality”
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Utah State University
We all have implicit biases – basic attitudes that shape our value judgments. How do such biases relate to being rational as we guide our way through the world? Sponsored by the USU Philosophy Club.
Monday, November 12, 4:30 p.m. Main 207
All are welcome!
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.
This from the Religious Studies club:
We’re excited to announce the first Spring meeting of the religious studies club will be held this Thursday, January 24th at 4:30 in 326 of Old Main. We will first have a ten minute presentation on Hebrew Exegesis and then a thirty minute presentation on the development of modern Norse Paganism. It should be very interesting and I know our two student presenters are very knowledgeable in their individual fields. Just a brief note – because our previous meetings were extending well beyond an hour, we have limited student presentations to one opening presentation of ten minutes and one full forty minute presentation. In any case, we’re gonna have a lot of fun this semester. We’ll spend a few minutes talking about some of our plans and the speakers that are coming this semester on Thursday. (Including some very special opportunities we have in the month of February.) Look forward to seeing you there.