30 October 2012

Halloween IASH

October 31
Carlos Cortissoz (Philosophy-SPEL) Psychology of the State: Plato, Virtue Politics and the Collective Mind

12:00 - 1:30
in the IASH room, on the ground floor of LT

24 October 2012

technical difficulties

a story

when the first attempt was made to send this out, it got rejected by the Notre Dame servers for "content." since their servers don't typically make philosophical criticisms, poor Gary Gutting had to figure out why.

the answer seems to have been that the word "Viagra" appeared in the review -- the mere appearance of this one word in a 3000 word review triggers a major Spam alarm. "Viagra" has since been replaced with the word "aphrodisiac" in an attempt to sneak the review past the servers.

but the servers were apparently wise to this ruse. hence, "technical difficulties"

in the end, the first paragraph or so was sent out with a link to the rest.

moral of the story: when writing for publication in professional venues, don't use the word "Viagra." based on a quick scan of my junk mail folder, I would also recommend that you avoid the following  phrases: "raspberry ketone", "browse Christian singles in your area", "penis enhancement", "cash loans," "University of Phoenix", and "easy mole removal"

likely meta-moral: don't write blog posts with those words, either.

SPEL workshop

SPEL workshop: Teaching, Diversity, and Prejudice.

Thur, Oct 25, from 11:45-1:00 in LT 1210.

Please bring a laptop (with wireless access) if you can.

All first-year students are expected to participate -- others are welcome to come, too.

23 October 2012

Philosophy department lecture

Thomas Pogge
Yale University

"Ending Poverty"

Tue 23 Oct

with a bunch of co-sponsors, too

16 October 2012

14 October 2012

11 October 2012

Philosophy Department lectures

not SPEL Colloquia, as far as I know.

Richard Miller
Cornell University
"After the American Century: The Moral Challenge of China's Rise"
17 OCT
UUW 324

Nicole Hassoun
Binghamton University
"Fair Trade Bio: Extending Access to Essential Medicines to the Global Poor"
17 OCT
SL 206

a busy day!

03 October 2012

SPEL Colloquium

"Socrates in Aristotle: Some Oddities"

Anthony Preus
Binghamton University

Thursday 4 October
UUW 324

commentator: Gina Santiago