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  • Justifying Academic Honor Codes

    Stephen Mathis presented a paper at the 36th Annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium on April 6.  His paper, “Justifying Academic Honor Codes,” was one of several on the general theme of the conference: Honor and Ethics.

    Stephen Mathis presented a paper at the 36th Annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium on April 6.  His paper, "Justifying Academic Honor Codes," was one of several on the general theme of the conference: Honor and Ethics.

  • Wheaton's Best Buds & Philosophy Department

    Stephen Mathis and John Partridge played on the Faculty/Staff Softball Team on Tuesday, April 3.  The team turned in a valiant but losing effort against its opponent, Wheaton Best Buds.    The game was a fundraiser by Best Buds and supported the efforts of The Arc in Bristol County.

    Stephen Mathis and John Partridge played on the Faculty/Staff Softball Team on Tuesday, April 3.  The team turned in a valiant but losing effort against its opponent, Wheaton Best Buds. 

     

    The game was a fundraiser by Best Buds and supported the efforts of The Arc in Bristol County.

  • Flash Seminar on Friendship

    Can you be friends with your cat? How about your dog? How many kinds of friendship are there, and what’s the difference between them? Professor Kendrick will give a Flash Seminar on Friendship on Thursday, Mar. 29 4-5 pm.

    Can you be friends with your cat? How about your dog? How many kinds of friendship are there, and what's the difference between them? Professor Kendrick will give a Flash Seminar on Friendship on Thursday, Mar. 29 4-5 pm.

  • Philosophy Open House on Thurs. 3/29

    The Philosophy Department welcomes students to the annual Open House on Thursday, March 29 at 5 pm in the Knapton Atrium.  This is a time for Philosophy faculty and students to meet new or prospective majors and minors–or anyone interested in Philosophy. 

    The Philosophy Department welcomes students to the annual Open House on Thursday, March 29 at 5 pm in the Knapton Atrium.  This is a time for Philosophy faculty and students to meet new or prospective majors and minors--or anyone interested in Philosophy. 

  • "A Picture Holds Us Captive"

    The Philosophy Department was pleased to invite recent alum, Robert Carry Osborne ’11, to give a lunchtime talk on March 23.  Carry is enrolled in the PhD program at U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  The talk was entitled “‘A Picture Holds Us Captive’: Tracing the Genealogy and Diagnosing the Ills of a Philosophical Anxiety.”  

    The Philosophy Department was pleased to invite recent alum, Robert Carry Osborne '11, to give a lunchtime talk on March 23.  Carry is enrolled in the PhD program at U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  The talk was entitled "'A Picture Holds Us Captive': Tracing the Genealogy and Diagnosing the Ills of a Philosophical Anxiety."  

  • Philosophy and The Hunger Games

    Several students joined Philosophy Club Co-President, Haley Gallant ’12, and Philosophy Department Chair, Professor Partridge, to discuss The Hunger Games on March 7th. 

    Several students joined Philosophy Club Co-President, Haley Gallant '12, and Philosophy Department Chair, Professor Partridge, to discuss The Hunger Games on March 7th. 

  • photo Who is the Happy Person?

    The Philosophy Club hosted an exploration of this question on March 21, 2012, at 7 pm in Knapton 114.  Professor Jennifer Wilson Mulnix (U Mass Dartmouth) and Professor MJ Mulnix (Salem State) analyzed and evaluated the central arguments in contemporary theories of happiness using a series of case studies.     

    The Philosophy Club hosted an exploration of this question on March 21, 2012, at 7 pm in Knapton 114.  Professor Jennifer Wilson Mulnix (U Mass Dartmouth) and Professor MJ Mulnix (Salem State) analyzed and evaluated the central arguments in contemporary theories of happiness using a series of case studies. 

     

     

  • Professor Celada conducts a symposium in Cambodia

    For two weeks January, 2012, Professor Celada worked with members of the National Institute of Public Health and the Ministry of Health in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to organize and conduct a two and a half day symposium on the responsible conduct of research. This is the first activity of year long project aimed at developing […]

    For two weeks January, 2012, Professor Celada worked with members of the National Institute of Public Health and the Ministry of Health in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to organize and conduct a two and a half day symposium on the responsible conduct of research.

    This is the first activity of year long project aimed at developing a sustainable and culturally appropriate program in the responsible conduct of research for Cambodia. The project is funded by the Fogarty International Center, Brown University AIDS International Training and Research Program.

  • Is Philosophy the most practical major?

    So says the Atlantic in a recent article:  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/10/is-philosophy-the-most-practical-major/246763/

    So says the Atlantic in a recent article:  http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/10/is-philosophy-the-most-practical-major/246763/

  • Prof. Celada presents new work on research ethics

    Prof. Teresa Celada is presenting a paper entitled “Specifying Health Risks and Their Impact on Research Participants” at the 2011 Northern New England Philosophical Association Meeting at St. Michael’s College, Burlington, VT on Saturday, October 22nd.  Find out more about the conference here: https://www.plymouth.edu/department/history-philosophy/377/nnepa-2011-program/  

    Prof. Teresa Celada is presenting a paper entitled “Specifying Health Risks and Their Impact on Research Participants” at the 2011 Northern New England Philosophical Association Meeting at St. Michael's College, Burlington, VT on Saturday, October 22nd.  Find out more about the conference here: https://www.plymouth.edu/department/history-philosophy/377/nnepa-2011-program/