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November 17, 2017

Colloquium with Danieal Smith

Thursday November 16
4:00-5:30pm
Colloquium with Daniel Smith, Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University
“Deleuze, Technicity, and Thought”
117 Lokey Education
Contact: Nicolae Morar

November 15, 2017

2017 Pacific Northwest American Philosophy Reading Group

Saturday November 11
9:00am-4:00pm
Yachats, OR
New links for the Reading Group texts and films
Reading Group Flyer
Contact: Scott Pratt or Erin McKenna

October 23, 2017

Colloquium with James Risser

Thursday October 12
4:00-5:30pm
Colloquium with James Risser, Seattle University
“Hermeneutics and the Idea of Effective History”
117 Lokey Education
Contact: Alejandro Vallega

October 12, 2017

Russell Duvernoy Holds Dissertation Defense on Thursday November 2

Doctoral Candidate Russell Duvernoy will defend his dissertation “From Individuality to Ecological Attunement in Whitehead and Deleuze” on Thursday November 2 at 4:00pm in the Philosophy Department Conference Room (250C Susan Campbell Hall) on the University of Oregon campus.

This Defense is free of charge and open to the public.

Duvernoy Dissertation Defense Poster

October 4, 2017

Community Philosophy Circle: “What Is Art?”

Paul Bodin and Caroline Lundquist will be co-facilitating the fourth in a series of Community Philosophy Circles “What Is Art”, scheduled to start promptly at 6:00pm on Tuesday October 24 in the Downtown Eugene Public Library.

The discussion will include the importance of creative expression in our personal lives, and the collective experience of being human through art in all of its forms. The lyrics of a popular song can move us deeply. A choreographed dance can push the boundaries of balance and symmetry. An editorial cartoon can make us laugh at hypocrisy. A child’s splash of color and texture can transcend the limitations of words. Art in its many expressive forms raises important philosophical questions. Where does inspiration come from? Is our relationship to the arts something uniquely human? Are songbirds and babbling brooks artists in their own way? Why do some artistic experiences possess the ability to transport or transform us, while others leave us unmoved? Are the arts in danger of being corrupted by marketing, advertising, and social media?

All ages are welcome, and all public philosophy events are free.

For more information, contact Paul Bodin or Caroline Lundquist.

July 17, 2017

20th Annual Summer Institute in American Philosophy

Monday-Saturday, July 10-15
Keynote speaker: Melvin Rogers, Scott Waugh Chair in the Division of Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Political Science & African American Studies at UCLA
“American Philosophy in Black”
SIAP Website
2017 SIAP Flyer
Contact: Erin McKenna

June 5, 2017

Talk with Dr. Yu Zhenhua

Saturday, June 3
2:00-3:30pm

Talk with Dr. Yu Zhenhua, former Dean of Philosophy, East China Normal University
“Chinese Philosophy: From ancient times to the present”
Downtown Eugene Public Library
Abstract
Poster
Contact: Bonnie Mann

UO Philosophers dine with Chinese colleagues


May 26, 2017

Colloquium with Anne O’Byrne

Thursday May 25
4:00-5:30pm
Colloquium with Anne O’Byrne, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Stony Brook University
“What’s Wrong with Genocide?: Why Genocide is Not an Ethical Problem”
Knight Library Browsing Room
Contact: Mark Johnson

May 22, 2017

Colloquium with John Kaag

Thursday May 18
4:00-5:30pm
Colloquium with John Kaag, Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Lowell
“American Philosophy: A Love Story”
Deady Hall 208
Contact: Mark Johnson

May 3, 2017

Community Philosophy Circle: “Identity and Connection in the Digital World”

Tuesday May 16
6pm
Downtown Eugene Public Library

Paul Bodin and Caroline Lundquist will be co-facilitating the third in a series of Community Philosophy Circles, scheduled to start promptly at 6:00pm on Tuesday May 16 in the Downtown Eugene Public Library.

Today, average Americans spend about half of their waking lives looking at screens, and for many of us, our digital lives are now just as much a part of our personal identities as the things we do in our “real” lives. Despite these new trends, most of us spend little enough time reflecting on the social and ethical implications of the digital technologies we use in our daily lives. Come explore the nature and meaning of life in the digital age at the third Community Philosophy Circle, led by Paul Bodin and Caroline Lundquist from the UO Philosophy Department.

All ages are welcome, and all public philosophy events are free.

For more information, contact Paul Bodin or Caroline Lundquist

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