Category: Philosophy

Fatima presents paper on the physician's character at medical conference

Fatima presents paper on the physician’s character at medical conference

The distance physicians create between patients and themselves due to regulations intended to protect patient rights lessens their character, and the competitive nature of medical school and residencies doesn’t help either. That is, according to the paper philosophy professor Saba Fatima recently presented at a medical conference.
Photo courtesy of Saba Fatima
Fatima makes that argument in […]

Aldemaro Romero presents his lecture "Who Was the Real Dawrin"

CAS Colloquium: Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Last Tuesday Christopher Pearson, Rick Essner, and Aldemaro Romero hosted a cross disciplinary lecture discussing Charles Darwin’s, “On the Origin of Species,” The three part presentation discussed the importance of Darwin’s work, the changes it underwent as it was developed, and the logic processes used by Darwin.
Essner’s presentation focused on how Darwin’s earlier observations didn’t […]

Philosophy professor discusses dignity at Northeast Modern Language Association

Philosophy professor discusses dignity at Northeast Modern Language Association

Philosophy professor Bryan Lueck has always been interested in the idea of dignity.
Philosophy professor Bryan Lueck
As such, that concept has been the focus for much of his research and the topic for his presentation last month at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Boston.
Lueck said he chose to study dignity because it is a […]

Philosophy student presents research at regional conference

Philosophy student presents research at regional conference

Senior philosophy major Erik Zimmerman was one of 16 students selected to present research at a recent philosophy conference.
Senior philosophy major Erik Zimmerman presents research at the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Luncheon in February. Photo courtesy of Erik Zimmerman
Zimmerman applied to speak at the Midsouth Undergraduate Philosophy Conference along with about 60 other students […]

36th Fritz Marti lecture features Vanderbilt University professor

36th Fritz Marti lecture features Vanderbilt University professor

Vanderbilt University professor David Wood explored multiple “aporetic sites” or “problematic spaces of thinking” during his lecture at SIUE last week.
Wood’s discussion, “Thinking Out of the Box (After Heidegger),” was the 36th Fritz Marti lecture. Wood first looked at mortal existence, which he said philosopher Martin Heidegger puts “front and center to the question of […]

Monash University professor lectures on ecosystems as spontaneous orders

Monash University professor lectures on ecosystems as spontaneous orders

Andy Lamey, a Monash University professor, explored the concept of ecosystems as spontaneous orders when he presented to members of the philosophy department last week.
Andy Lamey, a professor from Monash University in Australia, discussed ecosystems as spontaneous orders last week. Photo by Kari Williams
Through the lens of philosopher Friedrich Hayek, Lamey discussed how spontaneous order […]

University of Colorado Boulder professor explores new informed consent model

University of Colorado Boulder professor explores new informed consent model

Pamela Lomelino, a University of Colorado Boulder professor, discussed a new model to approach informed consent when she spoke on campus last week.
Pamela Lomelino discussed her research paper, "Reasons to Prefer a Consent-as-Relational-Autonomy Model of Informed Consent," at SIUE last week.
Lomelino presented her paper, “Reasons to Prefer a Consent-as-Relational-Autonomy Model of Informed Consent,” to roughly […]

Ambassador Hussein Moussawi at SIUE

Ambassador Hussein Moussawi Talks Lebanese Politics

Retired Lebanese ambassador Hussein Moussawi visited SIUE last Friday to give a special guest lecture on politics in Lebanon.
Moussawi served as the Lebanese ambassador to Bulgaria and Hungary, and as a diplomat to the United Arab Emirates, China, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations.
During his lecture Moussawi discussed issues of peace in the middle […]

Dr. Elizabeth Ferries-Rowe

Ferries-Rowe talks on reproductive ethics, women’s health

The Women’s Studies Program hosted two events concerned with women’s health issues on Dec. 5 and 6, 2012. Both events, a lecture co-sponsored by the Philosophy department on Dec. 5 and this semester’s last Coffee with Cool Women gathering on Dec. 6, featured Dr. Elizabeth Ferries-Rowe, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana […]

Dr. Bruce Russell of Wayne University presenting his paper at the IPA conference, with commentator Dr. Sharon Street participating via Skype

Crane, Victor attend IPA conference

On Friday Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, the Illinois Philosophical Association (IPA) held its annual conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Two SIUE philosophy professors were in attendance at the regional conference: Philosophy Department Chair Dr. Judith Crane, as President of the organization and chair for the keynote speaker, and […]

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