Philosophy Club Talk Monday, October 24, 7 pm. Paul Medeiros will speak on idealism and environmentalism in the philosophy of George Berkeley and will share observations from his time this summer as resident scholar at
Whitehall, Berkeley's home from 1729 to 1731 in Middletown, Rhode Island. Paul Medeiros received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Duke University. He has held teaching positions at Providence College, University of
North Carolina, Appalachian State University, and Oregon State University. He specializes in idealism and environmentalism and has given talks most recently to the Thoreau Society and to the
Events & News
February 27, 2015
Professor Brendan O'Sullivan (Stonehill College) presented a paper entitled "Where Does It Hurt? Tensions in Our Concept of Pain" as part of the Philosophy Department's Colloquium on Feb. 26th. He showed how our ordinary judgments about pain incompatible between two fundamental views (that pains are literally in or on the body, and that they are subjective). [Read more]
February 5, 2015
A recent report shows that at mid career, philosophy majors earn more than accounting majors. With a median salary of $84,000, those with philosophy degree also have "higher earnings potential than many other arts and humanities-related fields."
January 26, 2015
Associate Professor Stephen Mathis is profiled in the Wheaton Quarterly (Winter 2015). "Almost as long as I’ve been teaching the course, I’ve had at least one assignment ... that asks the students to read the briefs for an undecided case that has been argued in front of the Supreme Court and to use the jurisprudential theories we’ve studied to decide the case themselves. I try to pick interesting cases, and the high-profile ones like the Hobby Lobby case this past spring tend to be good ones to choose."
January 26, 2015
So says Shannon Rupp, a Vancouver journalist. Some excerpts: "In anticipation of fall course schedules, several people have asked what I think someone who wants to be a journalist should study..... I tell people the most useful classes I took were all in philosophy.....[A] smattering of undergrad philosophy classes taught me something applicable to any and every job: clarity of thought. Name me one aspect of your life that doesn’t benefit from being able to think something through clearly."
January 8, 2015
Chris Howard '08 wrote recently with an update on his progress toward the Ph.D. at University of Arizona. He's visited or presented work at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Sheffield, UC-Boulder, and the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association. [Click for more]