The BC Philosophy Department is happy to announce (a bit late this quarter) our continuation of BC’s quarterly Philosophy Talks series. These brief, informal presentations highlight a philosophical approach to classic and contemporary issues. Presentations are free and open to anyone in or associated with the BC com, as well as to BC classes. This quarter we are featuring voices from our own campus: Mark Storey (moi) teaches Philosophy here, and Deric Gruen is director of BC’s Office of Sustainability. Both presentations will be held in room D106 in the Library Events Center.
“Takin’ it to the Streets: Bike/Bus Activism”
Deric Green et al
Tuesday, March 18, 10:30-11:20
Gruen will facilitate a panel discussion addressing how Critical Mass and other groups have used civic action to advance social change regarding urban transportation.
For further information, please contact Mark Storey at 425-564-2118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome
“Moral Limits of Civil Disobedience”
Thursday, March 6, 10:30-11:20
Storey will present a position outlining the moral concerns of non-violent civil disobedience as articulated by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr, and John Rawls.
• Cyborg Feminist Ethics by Zoe Aleshire
Tuesday, November 26, 11:30-1:30 | at the LMC Event Center
• Wed. Nov. 6th at 10:30 in the LMC Event Center (D106). This time we bring you our own Steve Duncan who will address the highly influential John Dewey.
While this talk will be appropriately accessible for students, it is especially apt for BC faculty and administrators. John Dewey has shaped the character of education as we know and practice it as much as anyone over the past century. This talk will be an opportunity for educators to critically reflect on why we teach the way we teach.
• Monday, November 4, 2014 at 11:30 in the LMC Event Center (D106).
Join us for our first Philosophy Talk of the academic year
The presenter,Greg Damico, promises us a truly accessible talk on Aristotle. Sounds like a feat and a treat. All are welcome as always. Here is the abstract:
Aristotle on Different Ways of Being the Same:
Aristotle speaks freely about different notions of sameness that he employs throughout the corpus. You and I are the same _in species_, for example, since we are both human beings, whereas a man and a dog are the same only _in genus_, since they are both animals. A more troublesome notion is sameness _in number_. This sure sounds like our modern notion of (numerical) identity, but the trouble with such an interpretation is that Aristotle seems to have yet another notion of sameness that is even _narrower_ than sameness in number–something he calls sameness “in being”. Thus Aristotle will sometimes–and often as a way of solving various puzzles–describe things as “one in number but two in being”. I set this all out and then briefly discuss how we might interpret our way out of these textual difficulties.