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Philopsophy Newsletter

Volume 3, Number 2, Spring 2008

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 Central Missouri State University. 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

 

The Fall 2008 course offerings are now available online through Banner. Be sure to register soon for your philosophy courses!

Phil Berger

Also, we have made some new additions to the Philosophy E-newsletter!

Each spring edition will now feature a distinguished graduating philosophy student, selected by philosophy faculty members.  For this edition, editor Jamie Lane interviewed philosophy minor Phillip Berger about his experiences as a philosophy student as well as his plans for life after graduation.  

<< Click on photo to read interview (PDF)

Mr. Matthew Eck

The Philosophy E-newsletter will also feature a UCM faculty member from a philosophy or a related area of academic study. Creating Writing and English professor Mr. Matthew Eck has recently published his first novel.  Editor Chelsea Everly was honored to have the chance to interview him about his philosophy of writing and literature. 

<< Click on photo to read interview (PDF)

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, Jamie Lane and Chelsea Everly. 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, or visit the UCM Philosophy Program website at:  http://www.ucmo.edu/englphil/philosophy.cfm

 

News

 

In a new generation of college students, many opt for the examined life.

 

Global Contexts

 
As the war in Iraq continues, debates over the ethics of military torture have become more heated than ever.  Learn more...
 

Philosophical Profiles

 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, making this month the fortieth anniversary of his death.  Read about this celebrated man's philosophies.

Resources

 

Want to impress your friends by sparking a philosophical discussion about a movie?  Consider checking out a catalogue of film reviews at Philosophical Films

Multimedia

 
To test whether your personal philosophy of religion is rational and consistent, trying playing Battleground God.
 

Notables and Quotables

 
Who said, "Man wishes concord; but Nature knows better what is good for the race; she wills discord." Look for the answer in the next edition of Philosophy E-news. 
(Answer to last edition’s Philosophy E-news quote: It was Richard Rorty who said, "There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.")