Philosophy

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Philosophy deals with some of the most enduring and challenging problems and with the attempts we have made to solve them. The following questions are typical: What do we know and how do we know it? Do we project our values onto the world or find them there? Do we invent mathematical truths or discover them? Are we responsible for what we do, or are we helpless victims of our genetic endowment, environment, and upbringing? How can we justify our judgments about the merits of novels, paintings, poems, films, and symphonies? Are we complex animals or simplified angels, minds or molecules? What are goodness, truth, and beauty? Is there anything in the world besides matter in motion?

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Du Bois' Darkwater and the Power of Religious Language and Imagery

A talk by Chike Jeffers, associate professor from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In his celebrated 1903 book, The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B....

9/27 4:10pm

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