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Philosophy Day 2017

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!

Date            02/17/2017
Time            1pm-5pm
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.

Ethics Bowl Competition at UPS

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.

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ASUPS Lectures hosts Warren KingGeorge

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.

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