Hey guys! First of all, a big thank you to everyone who came out to the panel discussion on Wednesday, it was a fantastic experience. And thanks again to Professors Higgins, Phillips, and Bonevac for their insightful lectures! Tomorrow, we’ll be having a relatively informal discussion led by one of our graduate students, Daniel Conroy-Beam, [...]
Today is the big day!! We really, really hope you all can make it out today. Drag all your friends, family, significant other(s), pets, etc. out to this event: we need all the support we can get!
April 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment
Hey philosophers, This week we’ll be featuring a paper by one of our own members. In “Reciprocity, The Bare Minimum of Morality,” Kavid Singh engages with Thomas Hobbes’ picture of morality. Most people might recognize Hobbes’ portrayal of human nature as basically selfish, and that government serves as a means to mitigate the competing selfish [...]
April 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment
Philosophy majors and student body at large, The Undergraduate Philosophy Association would like to cordially invite you the first annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, this Friday at 3:00 PM in Waggener 302. Seven of our best thinkers will have the opportunity to present their research to an audience of like-minded peers like you, who are encouraged [...]
April 4, 2012 | 1 Comment
Greetings UPA’ers! First of all, a big thank you to Erik Dempsey for the insightful discussion last week regarding Kant’s political philosophy. Continuing this week with our political philosophy unit, we will be reading a well known critique by John Harsanyi of John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice. In Rawls’ watershed work, several criticisms of [...]