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Spring 2014 Department Newsletter


MoralityPhilosophy Undergraduate Student Essay Contest!

"Is Morality a matter of opinion or is it a matter of knowledge?"
Open to any student in a philosophy class. Write 1500 words or less, double spaced with any citation style. Email your essay to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Due Oct 31, 2014 by 5pm. Winner will be announced at December Departmental meeting. Cash Prize $100.  FLYER


  • October 1 Dr. Shannon Spaulding will give a talk entitled, "On Direct Social Perception," at a conference called Dimensions of Intentionality at Ruhr Bochum University, Germany.
  • October 3 The Arts & Humanities Speaker Series, sponsored by the Philosophy Department and Arts & Sciences, present Dr. Keith P. Feldman, from the University of Californa at Berkley.  Dr. Feldman will give two lectures. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Dr. Feldman is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies in the Ethnic Studies Department. His current research program is interested in both theorizing and narrating the many connections between U.S. imperial culture and changing geopolitical engagements with West Asia, North Africa, the Arab and Muslim worlds, and Israel/Palestine. To read more about Dr. Feldman, please see Dr. Feldman's Web Page.

10:30am in HSCI 230 "Specters of Comparison: James Baldwin's Palestine"  
4:30pm in CLB 101 "Visualizing Race War beyond Biopolitics"

  • October 15 at 4:35pm in 239 MUR, Faculty and Graduate Students are invited to attend "Chemical Kinds and S4: Modal Conventionalists Can't Have Their Cake and Eat It Too" by Dr. Mary Gwin. Please see the flyer for more details. 
  • November 15-16 Dr. Lawrence Pasternack has an invited talk on Kant's conception of the Highest Good at the Pacific Division meeting of the North American Kant Society – Los Angeles.