From the publisher’s website:
“Mann presents a new theory of gender, which focuses on what gender does in the life of the nation. This book makes a novel contribution to contemporary political philosophy by unpacking masculinity in its American manifestation in relation to the currently popular topics of ‘sovereignty,’ ‘empire,’ and ‘the state of exception.’ Mann here engages with and advances Beauvoir scholarship by offering a detailed account of the theme of justification in Beauvoir’s work.”
More information available at Oxford University Press.
Doctoral Candidate David Craig was selected as one of the recipients of the 2014 Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award. The award is designed to support outstanding master’s and doctoral students pursuing academic, professional development, or training enrichment opportunities during Summer 2014, and carries with it a stipend of up to $3,000.
The Undergraduate Philosophy Club Conference is planned for Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10am-3pm. This conference is one of the highlights of intellectual activity in the Philosophy program at the UO, and it offers a great opportunity to present and discuss the excellent research in all areas of philosophical inquiry currently conducted by our Undergraduates. This event is open to all perspectives, traditions, and authors within philosophy. Our own Mark Alfano will give the keynote address. Faculty and Grads in Philosophy will join you for the conversation – and some good food – on May 10.
For more details about this event, and information about how to submit a complete paper or an abstract, please see the CFP (PDF).
Please contact the conference organizers directly with any questions:
Benjamin Ryo Ogawa email@example.com
Aurora Laybourn-Candlish firstname.lastname@example.org
The EFF is coming to University of Oregon! Come find out what the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has to say about your internet safety! Learn more about their active lawsuit against the N.S.A. and the controversy surrounding their work. This is a great opportunity for you to learn how to protect your privacy on the internet and obtain the software necessary to do so! This event will feature talks by activists and lawyers working at EFF, and then afterward we’ll open things up and people can mingle at booths throughout the room featuring ongoing student projects on such issues as “Digital Privacy at UO,” “How to Install Encryption Software,” and more! This event has been organized by UO undergrads for UO undergrads (as well as the general public) to help raise awareness about digital civil liberties issues that affect us all. If that isn’t enough already, then maybe you’ll come for a FREE VOODOO DONUT (!!!!!) for the first 100 people through the door.
Monday March 10 at 1:00pm
EMU Fir Room
Scott Pratt, along with other members of the United Academics Bargaining Team, was awarded a 2014 Equity and Inclusion Innovation Award from the UO Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion. According to the announcement of the award, “The United Academics Faculty Union and the UO Collective Bargaining Team are to be commended for their work in incorporating high standards of Equity and Inclusion in the tenure process at the UO. Both teams have advocated for and obtained an accountability piece during the bargaining process, emphasizing the importance of Equity and Inclusion in the mission of the university. The tenure process will now incorporate a section for faculty to demonstrate their work in strengthening the endeavor to make Equity and Inclusion commonplace at the UO. The teams also included new standards around non-discrimination and family policies that further diversity, social justice and equity. This work is pivotal for the overall promotion of Equity and Inclusion and for the well-being of our faculty and their families.”
To read more about the award, visit http://oei.uoregon.edu/mlkawardwinners
The first event will be an informal lunch seminar in Columbia 249 from 12:00-1:30pm (lunch will be served). The discussion will be around Hooper et al, “A global synthesis reveals biodiversity loss as a major driver of ecosystem change” (Nature, 2012) and Velland et al, “Global meta-analysis reveals no net change in local-scale plant biodiversity over time (PNAS 2013). Participants are encouraged to read these essays in advance (copies may be requested from Nicolae Morar, email@example.com).
The second event will be a public lecture by David Hooper at 4:00pm-5:30pm at the Jacqua Center Auditorium, “Linking biodiversity and watershed benefits: Do you buy it?” The goal of this talk is to link biodiversity to ecosystem processes and to ecosystem services, engaging with Hooper’s recent work on restoration and payment for ecosystem services in Whatcom County.
The Wayne Morse Center, under the leadership of Wayne Morse Resident Scholar Colin Koopman (UO Philosophy), has teamed up with UO Libraries and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to bring to the Knight Library Browsing Room what promises to be a fantastic panel on surveillance and civil liberties. This is part of the Morse Center’s Media & Democracy theme of inquiry.
From the Wayne Morse Center description:
“Government and corporate entities are collecting information about you online, on the phone, at the library and in the public square. The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon invites you to attend “They’re Watching Us/We’re Watching Them: Civil Liberties Online” to find out more about personal online privacy issues.
This event (free and open to the public) will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 10, in the Knight Library Browsing Room at 1501 Kincade St. in Eugene.
Sponsored by the UO Libraries, UO Department of Philosophy and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, this event is designed to inform the public about what is being done at the national, state and local levels to protect informational civil liberties and how you can better preserve your personal privacy.”
Credit for main slide photo: JJ Emru.
Doctoral Candidate Lucy Schultz has accepted a tenure-track position in philosophy at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Midwestern State University is a public liberal arts university that enrolls approximately 6000 students and is one of 27 institutions that comprise the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). Schultz is currently finishing her dissertation, Creative Climate: East-West Perspectives on Art, Nature, and the Expressive Body, which defends the need for a renewed conception of nature as seen through the lens of an artist engaged in artistic creation. By exploring the embodied foundations of the relationship between artists and their media as recounted by Kant, Hegel, Schelling, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Nishida, and Watsuji, she offers a way of thinking about artistic expression that recognizes the active, expressive character of artistic media and, more broadly, nature itself. Her work has appeared in journals such as Philosophy East and West and Environmental Philosophy.
The Graduate Philosophy Club is accepting submissions for the Philosophy Department’s annual “What Is…?” conference. This year’s theme is “What is Materialism?” and we encourage any interested University of Oregon philosophy graduate or undergraduate students to apply.
Materialism has achieved a resurgence in feminist philosophy, environmental philosophy, philosophy of mind, and American pragmatism, but also has a rich and continuing history in the context of social and political philosophy, metaphysics, and ontology. What continues to attract us to the study of matter, and how does incorporating matter into philosophy alter our ontological, ethical, and political commitments? What is the place of emerging materialisms in philosophical work, and how does the history of materialism continue to inform our philosophical practices? In the context of varying approaches to materialism, how do we define what materialism is, or how is a pluralism of materialisms possible? And why should matter continue to matter for philosophy?
Submissions should be prepared as 500-word abstracts for a 20-30 minute presentation, excluding any identifying information. Please e-mail your submissions, along with a cover letter with your name, the title of your paper, and whether you are a graduate student or an undergraduate student to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the submission is 5pm, Monday, March 31st, 2014.
Professor Reginster’s research focuses on issues in ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of mind in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, as well as on philosophical issues arising from psychoanalytic psychiatry. He has written many articles on Nietzsche’s ethical thought, and a book, The Affirmation of Life: Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism (Harvard Press, 2006). He has also written on 19th century ethics, on the thought of Schopenhauer, Freud, and Sartre, as well as on themes in contemporary psychoanalytic psychiatry. He is currently working on two books, The Will to Nothingness: Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morality and The Elusiveness of Fulfillment: The Ethical Thought of Arthur Schopenhauer.
Professor Reginster studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Louvain (Belgium) and Münster (Germany), as well as music at the Académies of Uccle and Bouillon (Belgium). He earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He is the recipient of a Laurence S. Rockefeller Fellowship, Princeton University Center for Human Values (1997), a National Humanities Center Fellowship (2000), a Faculty Fellowship from the Brown Cogut Center for the Humanities (2007), and an Erikson Scholarship from the Erikson Institute at the Austen Riggs Center (2010). He also received a John Rowe Workman Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities from Brown University, and a Chesler-Mallow Senior Faculty Research Fellowship from the Brown’s Pembroke Center (2007), where he directed the Pembroke Seminar in 2007-08. He is currently Chair of the Brown Philosophy Department, Director of the Brown program for Ethical Inquiry, and a member of the Council of Scholars for the Erikson Institute.
Wednesday, April 9
Knight Library Browsing Room
Everyone is welcome.