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Philopsophy Newsletter

Volume 1, Number 2, May 2005

The Electronic Newsletter of the Philosophy Program at the University of Central Missouri.


Welcome
Announcements
News
Global Contexts
Philosophical Profiles
Resources
Multimedia
Notables and Quotables

Welcome

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends of the UCM Philosophy Program,

We hope you enjoy this issue of Philosophy E-news, a periodic online newsletter published by the Philosophy Program at University of Central Missouri. The newsletter provides announcements, news, discussion topics, research, and web-based resources for current and prospective philosophy majors and minors, university colleagues, and all those interested in the study of philosophy.

Announcements

Philosophy Faculty are on the move! Professor Cust has returned from his sabbatical leave, and is currently teaching a course based in part on his current research in the Philosophy of Religion.

Professor Lewandowski has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic), during the 2005-2006 academic year. Lewandowski will teach a seminar on Democracy and Social Capital while researching his new book in democratic political theory. Professor Lewandowski is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2005-2006 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

Professor Leslie Jones will replace Professor Lewandowski in 2005-2006. Jones earned his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Kansas, and has taught at William Jewel, the University of Kansas, UCM, and elsewhere. His areas of specialization include Philosophy of Science, Modern Philosophy, and Applied Ethics. In Fall 2005, Dr. Jones will teach Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 1000) and Philosophy of Science (PHIL 3800).

As some of you know, Professor Pradhan has resigned from his position at UCM. We are sorry to see him go, and wish him well as he pursues his new career in computer science.

Finally, it’s not too late to register for Summer Courses in Philosophy! Courses offered include:
PHIL 1000 (Intro to Philosophy) 9:30 - 11:20 MTWR 5/9/05 – 6/17/05 CUST
PHIL 2300 (Ethics)  1:30 – 3:20 MTWR 5/9/05 – 6/17/05 CUST
PHIL 3500 (Aesthetics) 9:30 – 1:20 MTWR  5/9/05 – 5/27/05 LEWANDOWSKI

If you have suggestions for future issues of Philosophy E-news, would like to contribute a brief commentary, or perhaps even guest edit a special issue of the newsletter, please contact the Philosophy E-news student editor, Brian McCoy (toby1155@yahoo.com), or Professor Cust (cust@ucmo.edu), who will serve as Philosophy Program Coordinator in Dr. Lewandowski’s absence.

News

At the University of Miami Ethics Program, complex questions raised in the Terry Schiavo case—such as the nature of life, the right to death, and the limits of privacy—are addressed in streaming video presentations. http://www.miami.edu/ethics/schiavo_project.htm

Global Contexts

Environmental Ethics? Earth Day? The inspiration for environmental ethics was the first Earth Day in 1970, when environmentalists started urging philosophers who were involved with environmental groups to do something about environmental ethics. http://www.cep.unt.edu/novice.html

Philosophical Profiles

What is Medieval Philosophy? Mark Daniels introduces a millennium of ideas. http://www.philosophynow.org/issue50/50daniels1.htm

Resources

Whether you are researching a particular philosophical issue, text or author, or just browsing for ideas, Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base is for you. Integrating text resources with the best online resources, this study guide serves both academic and general interests in all philosophical genres and their related fields. http://www.erraticimpact.com/

Multimedia

How best to interpret Immanuel Kant’s Categorical Imperative? Listen—and watch!—as noted ethicists debate Kant’s theory, and its relevance for a host of complex contemporary issues.
http://ethics.sandiego.edu/video/USD/Kant2003/CI_Panel/index.html

Notables and Quotables

Who said, “Truths are illusions about which it has been forgotten that they are illusions.”? You’ll find the answer in the next issue of Philosophy E-news. In the meantime, if you’d like to start your own collection of philosophical quotations, get a free subscription to PhilosophyQuotes. Each issue contains several quotes selected from the history of Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as links to additional information on the web. (Answer to last Philosophy E-news quote: "What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind" is George Berkeley.) http://philosophyquotes.com/