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Senior Capstone Presentations

Join us on Wednesday, December 10 in Centennial 2313 at 4PM to celebrate the accomplishments of our philosophy majors. Each presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A, and light refreshments will be provided.

The Presenters and their Titles are,
(1) "Giving Animals an Active Role in the Moral Community: Developing a System  of Animal Ethics Non Dependent on Humans",  Michaela Buskohl.
(2) "Free Will and Balaguer",  Davil Schall.
(3) "Nietzsche's Ubermensch in Skyrim", Samantha Rottscheit.


Philosophy Club Cookout

The Philosophy Club will be having a cookout on Thursday, October 9 at 5PM in Myrick Park. All are invited. Please bring a dish to pass!


Socrates Cafe (update: 9/17/14)

The Socrates Cafe will be meeting every Wednesday morning at 9 AM at McCaffrey's.Come and join for coffee, tea, and casual conversation on all topics philosophical!

Philosophy Reading Group (update: 9/12/14)

The Philosophy Department will be hosting a reading group again this fall.  We will begin meeting in October - check back soon for details!


Edward Slingerland visit (update: 9/12/14)

We are excited to announce that Dr. Edward Slingerland will be visiting our campus to give a talk titled "Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity".  His talk, based upon his recent research and his recently published book, explains why we find spontaneity so elusive, and shows how early Chinese thought points the way to happier, more authentic lives. 

Professor Slingerland is currently Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia and Canada Research Chair in Chinese thought and embodied cognition.  He is an Associate Member of the Departments of Philosophy and Psychology, Director of the Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium (CERC), and Co-Director of the Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture (HECC).

The talk will be held on Wednesday, October 29 at 4:30 PM in Centennial 1400, and is free and open to students, faculty, and the community. A downloadable flyer is available (.pdf format).