Philosophy Fridays to start on campus [Posted Jan. 26, 2005; revised Feb. 27, 2005]

imagePhilosophy Fridays, a colloquium series by members of SUNY Oswego’s philosophy department faculty, will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Room 130 of Piez Hall on selected Fridays starting Feb. 11.

Faculty will present their works-in-progress, beginning with “Time Travelers and Their Free Will” by David Horacek on Feb. 11.

“All of the full-time philosophy faculty and two part-time faculty will be making presentations on a variety of topics,” said Jean Chambers, associate professor of philosophy. “After each presentation, there will be a substantial question and discussion period. Since these are works in progress, there is a need for input from an interested audience.”

The series will continue with Chambers on “The Rationality of Nonviolence” Feb. 18, Robert Card on “Making Sense of Affirmative Action and the Law” March 4, Craig DeLancey on “Emotion and the Evolution of the Social Contract” March 11, Brad Wray on “Scientific Authorship in the Age of Collaborative Research” April 1, Richard Cocks on “The Philosophy of Groundhog Day” April 8 and Charles Echelbarger on “Reflections on Hume’s Definition of Belief” April 22.

All sessions are free and open to the public.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Sharing philosophy—Craig Delancey (left), shown working on a project with student John Callan, is among the philoosphy faculty members taking part in a new series of discussions called Philosophy Fridays.

(Posted: Jan 26, 2005)