“What is an Argument?”
Abstract: Some years ago, I proposed a recursive* definition of argument. Not long afterwards, G. C. Goddu….
Congratulations to our PhD graduates, Jolen Galaugher and Gulberk Koc, who have recently published their doctoral theses on Russell as books, and each also won the Bertrand Russell Society’s Book of the Year Award, against very stiff competition.
“A Model of Rights”
Abstract: Rights theory has become an increasingly fragmented affair. Legal rights, moral rights, human rights, constitutional rights, and private law rights have been
“Open Future, Regaining Possibility”
Abstract: I consider the distinctions among personal time, impersonal or natural time, …
“The Anthropological ‘Idea’: The (De)construction of Nature Between Schelling’s First Outline (1799) and his Freedom Essay (1809)”
Abstract: Schelling’s First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature (1799) as a text wrestles with thinking about …
“Should Kant have Thought that Logic Was Complete Since Aristotle?”
Abstract: In the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant asserts that “Since the time of Aristotle, [logic]….has been unable to take a single step forward, and therefore …..
“The Problem with Plato’s Myth of Er”
Abstract: Is the Myth of Er a fitting close to Plato’s Republic? What philosophical work, if any, does it perform?
“Making One Out of Many: Misrecognition and the Identity of Social Groups” Abstract: According to critical social theorists like Habermas and Honneth, the identity of individuals and social groups….
October 16: Fall Recess – No Speaker
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“Trade offs and the right to health”
The right to health has been described as an ‘incompletely theorized right’.