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Arina Pismenny: “Implicit Biases and Rationality”

“Implicit Biases and Rationality”

Arina Pismenny

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.

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Religious Studies meeting

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.