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Philosophy for Lunch

September 29, 2016, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Location Schmitt Hall - 242
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Philosophy for Lunch

*New Day:  Thursdays

*New Time:  11:45–12:45 PM

*New Place:  Schmitt Hall, room 242 (the new Philosophy department seminar room)

Sept. 29:  The Self Is a Thinking Thing
What are you, essentially? What is the relation between your mind and your body? What is the relation between your mind and the world? We'll read passages from René Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy to explore his influential conception of the human subject, which he defines as a thinking thing.

What is P4L?
Students and professors close-read and discuss a few of the greatest passages in the history of philosophy.

Who's invited?
No preparation or previous knowledge of philosophy is needed. Everyone is welcome!

Should I bring anything?
Bring a beverage, and if you're hungry, bring your actual lunch.

Brought to you by the Department of Philosophy at Montclair State University