Meetings and Events
April 9, 8PM, Gordon Graham (Princeton Theological Seminary), "The Architecture of Everyday Life."
A Lecture in Philosophy of Art
Two related problems have become central to the philosophy of architecture. ‘What makes architecture an art?’ and ‘What makes some buildings works of architecture, while others are not?’ The artistic credentials of architecture are called into question by its necessarily practical nature since it seems that the slogan ‘art for art’s sake’ cannot apply to architecture. This same practical dimension means that buildings which do not aspire to be ‘artistic’ in any way, may nevertheless strive to be functionally and structurally excellent. How then is excellent building related to architectural significance? This talk will explore the second principal question in the light of the first.
When: Tuesday, April 9, 8PM
Where: University Hall, Room 1020
Gordon Graham is Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is author of Philosophy of the Arts (3rd edition 2005) and The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion (2007)
Philosophy and Religion Club
The Philosophy and Religion Club at MSU meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters to discuss topics of common interest, to share snacks, and to socialize. Often a student or faculty presenter kicks off the discussion. Everyone is welcome at club meetings which meet in the philosophy and religion seminar room in Dickson Hall at 4 pm on Thursdays. If you have questions about the philosophy and religion club, please email David Benfield at email@example.com.
Spring 2013 Schedule
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Come find out why (immaterial) souls are very unlikely. More happily on Valentine’s Day, also discover what a Soul-mate would be and how you can still meet yours even in a world without (immaterial) souls.
Philosophy of Race. Speaker: Arielle Rodriguez
Applied Study in Philosophy & Religion: What are you going to do with that major? Speaker: Dr. Rogers
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Education Ethics: Bullying/Hazing. Speakers: Alex Onik & Amanda Vargas
Ethics and the Problem of Torture. Speaker: Dr. Benfield
Terrorism & Just War Theory. Speaker: Esha Kallianpur
Reincarnation. Speaker: Dr. Eller
What is Meditation? Speakers: Sabrina Misir-Hiralall and Sean O'Connor
Nietzsche. Speaker: Tommy Hanauer
Women in the Tradition (WIT)
A reading group devoted to works by women in philosophy, past and present. Contact: Dr. Dorothy Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Philosophy and World (PAW)
An ethics speaker series. Contact: Dr. Christopher Herrera: email@example.com