30 November 2013
22 November 2013
Our last Brown Bag Lunch of the Fall Semester will take place on, from , in LT 1506 (Comp Lit Conference Room)
Our paper this time is home grown: Christopher Knapp, "Economic Envy," forthcoming in Journal of Applied Philosophy. (Attached) Sure to be an appropriate lesson for the turbo-consumption of the holiday season.
I am not surprised
Grading college students on quizzes given at the beginning of every class, rather than on midterms or a final exam, increases both attendance and overall performance, scientists reported Wednesday.
This is also not surprising:
Most students hated it at first, Dr. Pennebaker said.
“Sam and I usually get really high course evaluations” from the students, he said; “these were the lowest ever.”
11 November 2013
However, are we to take Nietzsche’s statement as a repudiation of the existence of free will outright? Scholars Maudemarie Clark and David Dudrick’s analysis seems to conclude that, in Nietszche’s formulation, one’s “will,” defined as a set of drives that act in coordination as a causal agent, do indeed exist as a cause of action, albeit not a sufficient cause of action capable of negating other factors, both internal and external ...
actually from the Onion
08 November 2013
05 November 2013
The last SPEL colloquium of the semester is scheduled for this THURSDAY (7 NOV), at 5:00pm in UUW-324. The speaker is Joel MacClellan, Visiting Assistant Professor, and the title of his talk is “The Moral Problem of Natural Evil.”