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3rd Annual Calvin College Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

April 19, 2011

plantinga2 We are pleased to announce Calvin’s own Alvin Plantinga as the keynote speaker.

See the official poster and conference brochure.

The conference is open to the public and is free of charge. Anyone is welcome! Refreshments will be provided, in addition to a free lunch catered to all attendants Saturday.

Be sure to check out Calvin’s news story about the conference!

Friday April 29, 2011
6:30pm Reception
7:30pm Keynote Speaker: Alvin Plantinga, “A New Argument Against Materialism”
Saturday April 30, 2011
8:30 Donuts and Coffee
9:00am Brian Schimpf (Ball State University), “Thoughts and  Qualifications on Transcendental Arguments”
Comments by Cameron Gibbs (Calvin College)
10:15am Ryan Austin (Huntington University), “Temporal Parts and the Status of Personhood of the Unborn and the Undead”
Comments by Hong Chen (Calvin College)
11:30am Andrew Brenner (University of North Florida), “Do A-Theories of Time Entail a Finite Past?”
Comments by Eddy Chen (Calvin College)
12:45pm Lunch: Provided!
2:00pm Kevin Dupree (University of Central Florida), “Virgil’s Lesson for Mariology: A Response to Dennett’s Physicalist Account of Mary’s First Experience of Color”
Comments by Emi Okayasu (Calvin College)
3:15pm Timothy Cuffman (Cedarville University), “Redeeming (Rhizomatic) Enclaves”
Comments by Lander Hultin (Calvin College)
4:30pm Drew Hiller (St. Louis University), “Beauty in the Musical Experience: Understanding Varieties of Aesthetic Judgment”
Comments by Nick Colegrove (Huntington University)

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Philosophy Symposium 2010-2011

September 18, 2010

This past Wednesday marked the beginning of Fall 2010 Philosophy Symposium. With many changes and exciting events announced, the year should be a good one!

One new thing we will be doing is offering Symposium Superlatives—awarded to deserving participants for various achievements such as “Boldest Argument” or “Raised Most Devastating Objection.” Any ideas for other Superlative achievements? Let us know!

Also new is weekly-updated archives for each week’s presentation.

Stay tuned for other announcements regarding weekly events, details on the scheduled debate, and Calvin’s 3rd Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.


Philosophy Graduate School Info

October 15, 2008

This Wednesday, for something completely different, Prof. Clark will present an assortment of info regarding philosophy graduate school programs. This is a great oportunity both for junior/seniors considering graduate studies, as well as freshman/sophomores wanting to know more about what the philosophy world really looks like. As usual, pizza and refreshments will be served. All are invited!

On the “Blogroll” column on the right you can find Brian Leiter’s “philosophical gourmet” which is a controversial but still influential assessment (and ranking) of graduate programs according to specific areas of interest. Find out what school seems the most interesting and come ask Prof. Clark for his opinion!

Click around, get a feel for this new venture and let us know how we could make this a better tool for our department!

Emmalon, Tim, Luis.