Nov 16, 2018
Sherri Lynn Conklin (UCSB Grad Student)
"The Possibility of Permissible Wrong Doing"
Friday, November 16th from 12:10-2 PM in 22-210 (English bldg)
Nov 9, 2018
Representatives from the Debate Team and Ethics Bowl teams will discuss laws and policies restricting hate speech advance the cause of racial intolerance.
Friday, November 9th, 2018, @ 6pm
Dark Nectar Coffee Roasters
5915 Entrada Ave., Atascadero, CA
Support the nationally ranked Cal Poly Debate Team and Philosophy Department's Ethics Bowl team.
Oct 15, 2018
Would 'Deviant' Sex Robots Violate Asimov's Law of Robotics?
To read his article, click here.
Oct 12, 2018
Kyle Dickey (UCSB Grad Student)
“Grappling Hooks and Anchors: The Function of Singular Thought”
Friday, October 12th from 12:10–2:00 PM in 22-210 (English bldg)
Oct 5, 2018
Dr. Stephanie Jenkins: "Unlivable Life: Good and Bad Days with Suicide Pain"
Friday October 5th, 2018 at 1:10pm in Building 38, Room 204 (Math and Science)
The presentation centers on the able-bodied bias of suicide support services and the unique experiences of those living with disability, chronic or terminal illness.
Aug 9, 2018
Jacob Watson, an undergraduate PHIL major, attended the Rocky Mountain Ethics (RoME) Congress from August 9-13 along with Ryan Jenkins, Assistant Professor. The RoME Congress is a North American philosophy conference that has been held at University of Colorado Boulder for the past 11 summers.
Jun 20, 2018
Dean Boswell, an undergraduate PHIL major, and research partner, Hannah Davis, attended the 2018 National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) in Washington D.C. at the Hilton Resort in late June 2018.
May 19, 2018
Congratulations to our 2018 Student Essay Contest winners.
1st Place: Will Trammell for "Interdependence in Hegel’s Lordship and Bondage"
2nd Place: Armando Ruiz, for "Rethinking Robert Nozick’s Entitlement Theory with Systemic Injustices"
May 18, 2018
The Philosophy Department’s Spring Student Symposium will take place on Friday, May 18th.
May 3, 2018
Duncan Purves (University of Florida at Gainesville)
"Predictive Policing and the Demands of Justice"
Predictive algorithms are increasingly used by police departments in the United States to anticipate and deter criminal activity by identifying geographic regions that are at high risk for crime. The use of so-called place-based predictive algorithms in policing has faced negative public attention but very little academic scrutiny.