29 September 2014

SPEL Colloquium -- this THU

SPEL Colloquium

Antoine Panaioti
McGill University

Causation as Folk Psychology:
Intersections between Nietzschean and Mādhyamika Perspectives

Thursday, October 2nd
5:00pm  TIME CHANGED TO 5:30PM
location: UUW-324

25 September 2014

Graduate School stuff

Travel and Awards

The Graduate School would like to remind all departments about available funding for traveling graduate students. We recognize the importance of conference and research travel to graduate education. There are several funding sources available by application on our website under Travel and Research Funds. Please note that the Clark student Travel Grant application is also listed on this page, and has the same deadlines as the Foundation Travel Grant.

Graduate Application for Degree

Are you planning to take a degree this semester?  If yes, you must complete the Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD) available here: 

The deadline for completing the form is Friday, October 31, 2014.  

On not going to bed

Takumi's argument for not going to bed:

- you use energy while you are asleep
- you need to have energy to do well in school
- it is important to do well in school

∴ I should not go to bed.


story: here

With no desire to practice law, Karp went on to study under Jurgen Habermas, one of the 20th century’s most prominent philosophers, at the University of Frankfurt. Not long after obtaining his doctorate, he received an inheritance from his grandfather, and began investing it in startups and stocks with surprising success. Some high-net-worth individuals heard that “this crazy dude was good at investing” and began to seek his services, he says. To manage their money he set up the London-based Caedmon Group, a reference to Karp’s middle name, the same as the first known English-language poet.
Back in Silicon Valley Thiel had cofounded PayPal and sold it to eBay in October 2002 for $1.5 billion. He went on to create a hedge fund called Clarium Capital but continued to found new companies: One would become Palantir, named by Thiel for the Palantiri seeing stones from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, orbs that allow the holder to gaze across vast distances to track friends and foes.
In a post-9/11 world Thiel wanted to sell those Palantiri-like powers to the growing national security complex: His concept for Palantir was to use the fraud-recognition software designed for PayPal to stop terrorist attacks. But from the beginning the libertarian saw Palantir as an antidote to–not a tool for–privacy violations in a society slipping into a vise of security.

14 September 2014

workshop post-minder

I'm putting this in, even though it's late, for record-keeping purposes.

This is a postreminder about the first workshop for this semester -- on a career in philosophy -- which will take place tomorrow (Sept. 11th) at 11:45 in the IASH room.  All first and second year students as well as job market candidates are required to attend. That said, the seminar should be of interest to all students -- especially those considering going on the market in the next year or two.

10 September 2014

a non-jet equipment type

I hope this doesn't mean that I have to twirl the rubber-band myself.

09 September 2014

Colloquium: Japa Pallikkathayil (Pitt.)

Japa Pallikkathayil

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh

"Political Justification"

this THURSDAY (sept. 11th)
LN 1106 (IASH Conference Room)