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Philopsophy Newsletter

Volume 2, Number 2, Spring 2007

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 the 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

Wondering about the history and socioeconomic functions of the Warrensburg Walmart? Last semester students in Professor Lewandowski’s PHIL 3600: Philosophy of Social Science course completed a group project devoted to examining such issues. The interesting results of their research will appear in a special issue of Philosophy E-news.

The Fall 2007 Philosophy Course Schedule is now set.

Courses to be offered include:
• PHIL 1000: Introduction to Philosophy
• PHIL 1410: Critical Thinking
• PHIL 2100: History of Philosophy I
• PHIL 2300: Ethics
• PHIL 3500: Aesthetics
• PHIL 3600: Special Topics: Medical Ethics

Please be sure to register early!

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 editors, Jonathan Cannon (jdcannon@gmail.com) or Joel Toynan (joeldtonyan@gmail.com). And if you have specific questions about studying philosophy, or are thinking about becoming a philosophy major or minor, please contact our Philosophy Program Coordinator, Dr. Lewandowski (lewandowski@ucmo.edu).

 

News

 

Philosophy of Art, or Darwinian Poetry? David Rea has recently begun a computer-based project where poems are randomly generated and readers get to decide which is the fittest to survive and “interbreed.”
http://www.codeasart.com/poetry/darwin.html

 

Global Contexts

 
What is the role of Philosophy today? Victor Sadovnichiy responds in his article “Knowledge and Wisdom in Globalizing World.”
http://www.philosophynow.org/issue54/54sadovnichiy.htm
 

Philosophical Profiles

 

Clifford Geertz, the eminent cultural anthropologist whose work focused on interpreting the symbols he believed give meaning and order to people’s lives, has died at the age of 80. Learn more...

 

Resources

 

Whether you are conducting research for an academic project or simply looking to broaden your philosophical vocabulary, The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a site worth book-marking.
http://www.iep.utm.edu/

 

Multimedia

 

What relevancy does Karl Popper's theory of falsification have for contemporary studies in the philosophy of science? Listen to guest Denis Phillips, Professor of Education and Philosophy at Stanford University, discuss Popper's theory with the hosts of the weekly radio show, Philosophy Talk.
http://www.philosophytalk.org/pastShows/Popper.html

 

Notables and Quotables

 

Who said, "To teach how to live with uncertainty, yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy can do."?
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: "Truths are illusions about which it has been forgotten that they are illusions," is Friedrich Nietzsche.)
http://philosophyquotes.com/


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