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.
Jan 27, 2017
Irina Raicu presents "Barbies, Pacemakers, and Everything In Between: Building a More Ethical Internet of Things" which is a lecture on how connecting things to the internet may have some ethical questions.
May 12, 2016
Dr. Benjamin Hale
U. of Colorado Boulder
"The Lingering Value of Technological Artifacts"
Thursday, May 12, 11 AM — 12:30 PM
Bldg 10 Room 223
Electronic waste is the fastest growing form of waste worldwide. Unfortunately, disposal is not straightforward and recycling is hindered by a tendency of consumers to resist recycling their e-waste.
Feb 24, 2016
This Thursday from 11 AM-Noon in 52-E27, the Religious Studies program is hosting a talk titled "Transcendental Meditation Today."
Jan 29, 2016
The United States government has created an unprecedented intelligence-gathering apparatus, allegedly capable of storing a hundred years' worth of the world's communications. What, if anything, is wrong with this staggering data collection andstorage? Is intelligence gathering necessary for safeguarding Americans? Or does it constitute an unjustified violation of privacy? Join Dr. Ryan Jenkins of Cal Poly's philosophy department for a presentation and discussion on the ethics of ubiquitous surveillance.
Jan 22, 2016
Virginia Tech philosophy Professor Ashley Shew will present “We Can Rebuild You: Disabled Bodies and Technological Imagination” at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in Philips Hall in the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly.