Category: Philosophy

6th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference a success

6th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference a success

The SIUE Chapter of the Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honor Society and the SIUE Department of Philosophy hosted the Sixth Annual Philosophy Undergraduate Conference this past weekend.
The event continues to build off of the success of the past years. The conference this year had 17 different presenters from 13 different schools along with a keynote […]

Informed consent - medicine in action

Informed consent – medicine in action

Medicine in Action (MIA) kicked off its speaker series with a fairly controversial topic – informed consent and refusal.
The series is hosted by the Philosophy Department and is funded by a grant from the Excellence in Undergraduate Education. The series is designed to take a look at issues at the crossroads of ethics, biology, and […]

Bio-Ethics - Medicine in Action

Bio-Ethics – Medicine in Action

[ October 28, 2011; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] MIA kicks off this Friday, October 28 from 3-5 pm in PH 1402.

The first talk in the series by Dr. Rory Kraft will be on informed consent and refusal in general and through the lens of the case of young Daniel Hauser, who—along with his family—wished to refuse conventional medical treatment for his cancer.

Professor emeritus tackles de Beauvoir

Professor emeritus tackles de Beauvoir

Feminism and radicalism of the 1950’s and ’60’s could not be influenced more by anything other than Simone de Beauvoir, so argues Margaret Simons, professor emeritus of the philosophy department of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences.  The world has changed a lot since Simons first tackled de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex.
Margaret Simons, photo courtesy […]

Speaking of ethics - ethics speakers to speak

Speaking of ethics – ethics speakers to speak

When it comes to taking ethics from the classroom to a professional field, the connection is often dropped, according to one professor at SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).  Alison Reiheld, assistant professor of philosophy, plans on fixing that for a variety of students at SIUE through a speaker series this academic year.
Alison Reiheld […]

Welcome back SIUE CAS to This Week In CAS - from the TWIC Editors

Welcome back SIUE CAS to This Week In CAS – from the TWIC Editors

As many of you know, This Week In CAS (TWIC) launched its first edition in October 2010.  TWIC is part of an effort by Aldemaro Romero, Dean of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and his staff, to diversify the way the CAS communicates the stories, adventures, and successes within the CAS community, as […]

CAS meeting brings faculty together, introduces new members

CAS meeting brings faculty together, introduces new members

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty and staff are anything but negative about the outlook for the upcoming school year.
All members gathered at the 17th Annual CAS Fall Meeting on Friday to discuss the present and future state of the university and introduce new faculty and staff.
SIUE’s Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift began the meeting […]

The media outlets of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences

The media outlets of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences

No one can say that SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is not reaching out the the local community.  In the past year, under the direction of Aldemaro Romero, Dean of CAS, three new media outlets have been added to the arsenal, This Week In CAS (TWIC), Segue, and College Talk.
These new […]

TWIC: A Window to the College of Arts and Sciences

TWIC: A Window to the College of Arts and Sciences

This Week In CAS (TWIC) officially launched on October 1, 2010 as a news hub for SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences. In the past 7 months, the editors of TWIC have been delighted to bring you the achievements of faculty and staff, the exciting events on  the University’s  vibrant campus and other information regarding the research […]

CAS faculty are experts in American policies, society, culture

CAS faculty are experts in American policies, society, culture

Faculty members from SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences will have the opportunity to travel across the globe as experts who interact with foreign audiences to discuss American policies, society and culture.
Twelve CAS faculty members have been selected by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs to participate in the U.S. Speaker […]

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