Saturday, December 17, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
UPDATE 12/31/11: I posted a few additional topics in a second poll. Even if you've voted on the previous poll, feel free to pick an additional topic from the newest one. As of today, the leading topics are: economic inequality; same-sex marriage; health-care reform; climate change; and hydraulic fracturing. These have been added to the syllabus for the course. I'll conduct another poll in early January of the remaining topics and the winners will get added as well.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Dr. Jessie Blackburn and I are starting a discussion group that will involve meeting once a month to banter about issues of political, social, and philosophical import. We will meet on the third Wednesday evening of each month at 6:30 pm. The group is open to all UPB students enrolled in the Scholars Program, as well as all philosophy minors. If you’re interested in attending and are not part of either of these groups, please email me. I plan on writing posts on this blog the week preceding each meeting related to the upcoming topic of discussion. I’ll there suggest some readings or other resources upon which our discussion will be based.
Our first meeting will be at 6:30 on Wednesday, January 18 at The Aud in Bradford.
The Aud Restaurant and Espresso Bar
30 Boylston Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Friday, December 2, 2011
UPDATE 12/8/11: A kind reader of the blog emailed this short peice written by Bertrand Russell.