Category: Philosophy

Women’s Studies present discussion on righteous anger, civility, silencing

Women’s Studies present discussion on righteous anger, civility, silencing

‘Just calm down.’ ‘Be civil.’ ‘You don’t deserve my attention unless you are being civilized.’
These are just some of the responses people give when they feel criticized and implicated over controversial issues.
Women’s studies event series presented the discussion “Righteous Anger, Civility and Silencing" earlier this month.
Philosophy professor Alison Reiheld presented the discussion “Righteous Anger, Civility […]

Coast Salish Carver Felix Solomon presents his artwork and wisdom

Coast Salish Carver Felix Solomon presents his artwork and wisdom

The Center for Spirituality & Sustainability presented master carver Felix Solomon on Nov. 4 to discuss the cultural and aesthetic interpretation of his artwork rooted in Native American ancestral traditions.
Felix Solomon is an active member of the Lummi Nation and one of the only master carvers worldwide who carries forward the ancestral carving tradition of […]

Ninth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference brings diversity to forefront

Ninth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference brings diversity to forefront

Diversity was encouraged during in the 9th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference according to philosophy professor Saba Fatima.
Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference's participants along with philosophy professor Saba Fatima.
“We advertised the conference in a lot of places where our call for papers would be visible to students from underrepresented backgrounds,” Fatima said. “We reached out to organizations that […]

Philosophy professors help organize historical existentialism conference

Philosophy professors help organize historical existentialism conference

Dr. Simons, Dr. Gordon, and Dr. Lueck at the "Diverse Lineages of Existentialism" conference in St. Louis. Photo courtesy of Howard Ash
SIUE professors were instrumental in organizing a philosophy conference held in St. Louis earlier this summer that brought together more than 200 academics from around the world.
On June 19-21, 2014, the “Diverse Lineages of […]

37th Fritz Marti Lecture features Yale philosophy professor

37th Fritz Marti Lecture features Yale philosophy professor

Propaganda is a “dangerous, pejorative function,” according to Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley.
Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley lectured about propaganda and liberal democracies last week for the 37th Fritz Marti lecture. The Fritz Marti Lecture series has occurred since 1976. Photo by Kari Williams
Stanley presented his talk, “Language as a Mechanism of Control,” last week […]

University of Connecticut professor addresses black existential philosophy

University of Connecticut professor addresses black existential philosophy

Luke Skywalker and Frederick Douglass have one commonality – fighting for freedom.
Lewis Gordon, of the University of Connecticut at Storrs, lectured to roughly 60 students and faculty about black existential philosophy. Photo by Kari Williams
Freedom is a condition “through which you can have human flourishing,” according to Lewis Gordon, philosophy and African-American studies professor at […]

Lueck explores the experience of dignity at Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy conference

Lueck explores the experience of dignity at Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy conference

Many philosophers argue that dignity cannot be measured, compared or experienced, but philosophy professor Bryan Lueck challenges the notion of being unable to experience dignity.
Philosophy professor Bryan Lueck
“Most value [is] relative so you can compare people to each other on the same scale, but dignity has always been conceived as a value that’s not like […]

Philosophy professor, Native American elder collaborate on two books

Philosophy professor, Native American elder collaborate on two books

A collaboration between philosophy professor Greg Fields and an elder of a Native American tribe “brought together the best of both worlds” – native traditional knowledge and resources from professional scholarship – to create books about the native culture.
Photo courtesy of Greg Fields
Fields has worked with Pauline Hillaire, an elder of the Lummi Coast Salish […]

Reiheld presents notions of civility research at FEAST conference

Reiheld presents notions of civility research at FEAST conference

Common phrases such as “don’t rock the boat” and “keep a civil tongue in your head” do nothing to help society better itself.
Philosophy professor Alison Reiheld makes that argument in the paper she presented last month at the Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST) Conference, which had a theme of pluralism.
Under pluralism, a person can […]

Eighth annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference begins Thursday

Eighth annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference begins Thursday

The philosophy department’s eighth annual student-led Undergraduate Philosophy Conference begins this week.
Senior philosophy major Robert Budron, also president of the philosophy undergraduate honor society Phi Sigma Tau, spearheaded organization of the event that takes place Thursday and Friday in the Morris University Center. Budron said he attended the conference as a sophomore and “liked the […]

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