Philosophy Day is a showcase of the philosophical community at University of Puget Sound. There will be four student presentations on topics such as free will, the replication crisis, justice, and metaphysics. There will also be a presentation from the Ethics Bowl team on real-world ethical dilemmas.
No previous experience with philosophy is required. Feel free to pick and choose the sessions that best fit with your interests and schedules!
Place Murray Boardroom, SUB
1:00-1:30: Jenny Paul, “Compatibilism and the Degrees of Influence: An Analysis of the Morality of the Self and its Relation to the External”
1:30-2:00: Eric Ralph, “The Paradox of Psychology: Replication Crises as Opportunities”
2:00-2:30: Steven Baptiste, “Justice as Harmony – Plato’s use of Literary Symbolism in the Republic: Thrasymachus, Glaucon, and Socrates”
2:30-3:00: Conor O’Keefe, “The Advantages of Dogmatic Metaphysics over Kantian Synthetic Metaphysics”
3:00-3:30: Coffee Break
3:30-5:00: Ethics Bowl, “Civil Disobedience” & “The Tunnel Problem” – Cases about the ethics of leaking classified information and the responsibility for accidents from self driving cars.
This Wednesday (2/8) at 7pm, Bioethics Club will be hosting a talk and discussion in Thompson 191 with Professor Sam Liao discussing philosophical theories of race.
Join the Philosophy Department on Friday, October 28 from 4-5:30 pm at University Clubhouse (1302 N. Alder St.). There will be fun and games, including a philosophical version of Apples to Apples!
Pizza and beverages will be served. All are welcome!
Eric Guindon’s talk “Arbitrary Reference is Pluri Reference“ will be on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm in Wyatt 313. Eric Guindon is a postdoctoral scholar in Philosophy at the University of Connecticut. Everyone is invited!
This Friday, October 7, marks the first of our new regular event: FFFilosophy! First Friday at Four Philosophy. The event will take place from 4-5pm in Wyatt 326.
These events are an opportunity to have philosophical discussions in an informal space. They are open to all – bring a friend! Refreshments will be provided.
On Friday, April 22, our campus will be hosting the Independent Colleges of Washington Ethics Bowl Competition. An Ethics Bowl is a collaborative yet competitive event in which teams analyze a series of wide-ranging ethical dilemmas. Each of the rounds is open to the public.
For more information about this event, see the attached poster or go the ICW Website for the event. For more information about Ethics Bowl at Puget Sound, check the Puget Sound Ethics Bowl Program page.
ASUPS Lectures is hosting Warren KingGeorge of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to speak on campus on Wednesday April 20th at 6:30pm in the Tahoma Room.
Warren is the Oral Historian for the Muckleshoot tribe, his talk is titled, The Importance of Place, and he will be speaking on issues of sovereignty, resources, and co-management facing Indian tribes today.