Religious Studies Program

The Cal Poly Philosophy Department houses a Religious Studies program with a wide variety of courses in GE and a Religious Studies minor.

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Between the Species

Between the Species online journal logoAn online philosophy journal about the relationship between humans and animals.
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Ethics Group

Cal Poly's Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group focuses on the implications and impact of emerging sciences and technologies.
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2019 Student Symposium

Join us on the afternoon of Friday, March 8, 2019 for the 2019 Winter Student Symposium.

Friday, March 8, 2019
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM 
Building 38, Rm 121 (Math & Science)

Four students will be presenting their philosophical work in a series of talks over the course of the afternoon, followed by a faculty keynote presentation, "The Ethics of Bitcoin," by Zachary Rentz.  We have a diverse set of paper topics over the course of the afternoon, and you should feel free to come to part or all of the event as you're able.  Q & A to follow each paper. Light refreshments will be provided.

Schedule is as follows:

"Rejection of Compatibilism Through the Relation of a Calculator, an Apparently-Sentient Super Computer, and a Human" by Dean Boswell

"Decolonial Ethics" by Leece LaRue

"On the Validity of Panpsychism as a Theory for Consciousness" by Peter D. VanderBloomer

"Existential Isolation, Dostoevsky, and the Utility of Philosophical Counseling" by Renée Draga

"The Ethics of Bitcoin" by Zachary Rentz

Flyer is attached here.

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