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!