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Philosophy: An Eye on the Whole, by Eric Rubenstein, Department of Philosophy, teaches students what philosophy is by having them
engage in philosophical reflection and debate on a wide range of topics.
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Eric Rubenstein, Philosophy Department, will discuss an alternative to Aristotle’s metaphysics on Friday, October 10, in Johnson Hall.
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Philosophy alumnus Danielle Wylie (University of Illinois at Chicago) will give her talk on Friday, April 11, 2014.
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Hans Pedersen, Philosophy, gave an invited lecture at Duquesne University on October 18, 2013. Pedersen's talk, "Heidegger, Strawon, and Responsibility," was part of the Duquesne Philosophy Department's Speaker Series.
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Brian Besong, a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at IUP, will
give a talk entitled “Being Appropriately Disgusted” on
October 24, 2013.
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The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Essay Contest.
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Preston Stovall, University of Pittsburgh, will be giving a talk entitled “The Lamp of Reason and the Mirror of Nature” on Friday, May 3, 2013.
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The Philosophy Department is offering a new course for Fall 2013: The Philosophy of Food (PHIL 281). This multi-disciplinary course will seek a greater understanding of the role food and eating plays in our lives.
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Bring your lunch, and join IUP philosophers in an informal discussion of Ayn Rand on Monday October 1, 2012, noon–1:00 p.m. in the HUB Delaware Room (next to Einstein Bagel Co.)
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The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that Jonathan Surovell, University of Pittsburgh, will be giving a talk entitled “Carnap’s Critique of Ontology” on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. in the Eberly Colege Boardroom.
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The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Essay Contest.
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Michael Ivins, Department of Philosophy, will be giving a talk entitled “Socratic (im)Piety: Philosophy as a Way of Life” on Friday, April 20, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. in Eberly College, room 411.
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Four Philosophy students and two faculty members, Hans Pedersen and Brad Rives, presented papers at the annual conference of the PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies on March 30–31, 2012.
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The Philosophy Department announces that Vanessa Wills (University of Pittsburgh) will be giving a talk entitled “Freedom and Morality in the Thought of Karl Marx” on Friday, November 11, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in McElhaney 101.
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Brett Caloia (University of Pittsburgh) will be giving a talk in the Philosophy Department about “Educating the Guardians: Using Plato’s Republic as a Model for Capturing the Value of Wilderness” on October 21, 2011.
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The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Essay Contest.
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Dr. Eric Rubenstein, of the Department of Philosophy, has published a book entitled Self, Language, and World: Problems from Kant, Sellars, and Rosenberg.
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The Philosophy Department announces a Call for Papers for the Howard Z. Fitzgerald Undergraduate Essay Contest. Students are invited to submit a paper on a philosophical topic of their choosing.
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Matthew Talbert (Philosophy, West Virginia University) will be giving a talk entitled “Unwitting Wrongdoers” on Friday, March 18, 2011.
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The Philosophy Department announces that Dr. Patrick Miller (Philosophy, Duquesne University) will give a talk titled “Heraclitus’s Crosswise Logic” on Friday, February 18, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Eberly Boardroom.
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Howie Z. Fitzgerald ’97, winner of the 2010 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Young Alumni Achievement Award, will present “What *Can’t* You Do with a Philosophy Major?” on Monday, November 8.
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Dr. Jesse Steinberg, assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Environmental Studies Program at University of Pittsburgh (Bradford), will present “Ought, Can, and Appraisability” on Friday, October 29, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. in the Eberly Boardroom.
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Dr. Eric Rubenstein, Department of Philosophy, will present a paper entitled “Aristotle, Tropes, and the Logic of Predication” at an upcoming conference called Metaphysics: Aristotlean, Scholastic, Analytic.
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The Philosophy Department announces an upcoming talk, “Sustainability Ethics,” presented by Dr. Christian Becker from Penn State, on Friday, April 30, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Eberly Boardroom.
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The Philosophy Department announces a talk entitled “Freedom and the Shadow of Slavery: Autonomy, Recognition, and Social Dislocation.” The talk will be held on April 16, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Eberly Boardroom.
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An article by Dr. Hans Pedersen, of the Department of Philosophy, titled “On Heidegger’s Appropriation of Aristotle’s Concept of Phrōnesis: Where and How Does Phrōnesis Show Up in Being and Time?” was accepted for publication in The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Research.
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An article by Dr. Brad Rives, of the Department of Philosophy, “Concepts and Perceptual Belief: How (Not) to Defend Recognitional Concepts” was accepted for publication in Acta Analytica.
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All IUP Philosophy majors and minors are invited to submit a paper on any philosophical topic for the 2010 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest. Submission deadline is noon on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.
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The Philosophy Department announces an upcoming talk entitled “Sustainability Ethics,” presented by Dr. Christian Becker, assistant professor of philosophy and science, technology, and society at Penn State. The talk will be held on February 19, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Eberly Boardroom.
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Dr. Brad Rives’ article “The Empirical Case Against Analyticity: Two Options for Concept Pragmatists” was published in the May 2009 issue of Minds and Machines: Journal for Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science.
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The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Dr. Hans Pedersen will be joining the faculty as a visiting assistant professor for the 2009–2010 academic year.
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Dr. Brad Rives from the Department of Philosophy received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship to participate in a six-week Summer Seminar on Metaphysics and Mind.
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At the American Philosophical Association Central Division meeting (February 20, 2009, Chicago, Ill.), Dr. Brad Rives from the Department of Philosophy will give a talk entitled “Can the Analytic Data Be Explained Away?”
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Call for papers. Submission deadline Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 12 noon. Instructions: Prior to the deadline above, submit one copy of your paper to Prof. Brad Rives (in person or in his mailbox).
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Craig Fox (California University of Pennsylvania), January 23, 3:00–5:00 p.m, “Wittgenstein and the Possibility of Self-expression.” Location: TBA
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The program for the Twenty-First Annual PASSHE Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference is now available for download.
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The Twenty-First Anniversary Conference of the PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies will take place at IUP, April 11-12, 2008.
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