Events & News
November 9, 2015
Michael Smith, PhD, will present "Kant and the Ethics of Marketing," on Tuesday, 10 November in Knapton 214. This our second Deemer Forum speaker of the semester. Many students know Professor Smith from his teaching of Epistemology, Modern Philosophy, and Introduction to Philosophy in recent years. Accordingly, there will be a brief reception at 6 pm with refreshments, followed by the talk at 6:15.
November 9, 2015
On Tuesday, 20 October Clay Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD made the first of this year's Ethics and the Professions presentations to philosophy and pre-health students: "Ethical Dilemmas Arising in Medical Practice." Dr. Merchant engaged students for nearly two hours in discussion about an ethical predicament facing third year medical student. The presentation brought home the point that medical professionals are called on to make extra-scientific and moral decisions.
October 2, 2015
Professor of Philosophy Nancy Kendrick published two recent articles: Berkeley's Bermuda Project and The Ladies Library," in Berkeley Revisited: Moral, Social and Political Philosophy, edited by Sébastien Charles (Oxford Studies in the Enlightenment, 2015); and The 'Empty Amusement' of Willing: Berkeley on Agent Causation," Berkeley Studies, 25, July, 2014.
September 3, 2015
The Philosophy Club will have its first meeting to discuss the question, "What does it mean to be good?" Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting on Wednesday, September 9th, from 6-7 pm in the Cole Room in the Library.
June 19, 2015
Students enrolled in the Senior Seminar in Spring 2015 heard Miranda Fricker defend her ideas at a conference at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, on April 27th. Students had already read her work, Epistemic Injustice: Power & the Ethics of Knowing, along with José Medina's Epistemology of Resistance, and were working on their final papers for the course.