Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Philosophical Events

We have a great series of events schedule for the Fall 2014 Semester, several of them connected with the Production of Public Understanding of Science grant project.


"Making an Example of It"

Catherine Elgin, Professor of the Philosophy of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
October 2nd at 4:30PM
   » Academic West 108

"The Ethics of Veganism"

Gary Francione, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Law & Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy, at the Rutgers School of Law
October 23rd at 7:30PM
   » Bucknell Forum, Langone Center

"How Understanding Human Beings Differs from Understanding the Natural World"

Stephen Grimm, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University
November 4th at 4:30PM
   » Willard–Smith Library, 125 Vaughan Literature Building

"(Really) Recovering Understanding"

Gary Hardcastle, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bloomsburg University
November 20th at 4:30PM
   » Academic West 108

Philosophy Lunch Chats

On select Thursdays at noon, interested faculty, staff, students, and community members gather to chat about some philosophical topic in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Lunch (pizza and salad) is provided.

"Understanding Understanding"

with Professors Matthew Slater and Jason Leddington, Philosophy
September 25th in the Willard–Smith Library

"Is Race Real?"

with guest Professor Michael James, Political Science
October 9th in the Traditional Reading Room, Bertrand Library

"Why Don't Philosophers Take Animal Rights Seriously?"

with guest Professor Gary Francione, Rutgers School of Law
October 23rd in the Traditional Reading Room, Bertrand Library

"Engineering and Philosophy"

with guest Professor Alan Cheville, Electrical & Computer Engineering
November 13th in the Willard–Smith Library

Philosophical Film Night

Finally, we'll be showing one "philosophical film" this term: Woody Allen's classic (1989) dark comedic exploration of morality, "Crimes and Misdemeanors", showing at the Campus Theatre on November 11th at 7:30PM; with a post-screening discussion.