Warren Steinkraus Lecture on Human Ideals: "Explanation, Truthiness and the False Climb to Knowledge"
Dr. J.D. Trout, professor of philosophy and psychology at Loyola University Chicago, will speak on "Explanation, Truthiness and the False Climb to Knowledge." Trout, who earned a Ph.D. in philosophy and cognitive science from Cornell University, specializes in the nature of scientific explanation, scientific realism and intellectual progress, and the psychology of human judgment. Mark Zelcer of Oswego's philosophy department will make opening remarks. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/parking. 315-312-2249.
Location: Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Thursday, Oct 19, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Theater production: "Clybourne Park"
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, "Clybourne Park" explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. $15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students). 315-312-2141 or http://tickets.oswego.edu
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Thursday, Oct 19, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Swimming & Diving vs. RIT
No admission fee.
Location: Laker Hall Pool, 2761 Co Rte 7, Oswego, NY 13126, USA
Wednesday, Oct 18, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. New Paltz
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Friday, Oct 20, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct 18, 9:48 p.m. - 9:48 p.m.
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