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Philosophy for Lunch: "Is a Hot-Dog a Sandwich?"

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December 5, 2019, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Location Schmitt Hall - 104
SponsorThe Department of PhilosophyCostFreeMore Informationhttps:/‌/‌‌philosophy/‌philosophy-for-lunch/‌Posted InCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
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"Is a Hot-Dog a Sandwich?"

Description: This question, innocuous and inoffensive as it sounds, appears to be the source of much controversy (at least online), but why is that? Perhaps it’s not due to the subject matter, inherently, but rather, a sign that as humans we are both keenly interested in, and yet sharply divided when it comes to categorizations and definitions. This interest and division, regarding the practical use of definitions as a means of categorization, will be the central topic of conversation at this week’s P4L. We’ll read and discuss passages from Wittgenstein and Plato. *Special Guest: Josh Kaye (New School for Social Research).

Thursdays, 11:45 AM–12:45 PM

Schmitt Hall, Room 104

What is P4L?
Students and professors close-read and discuss a few great passages 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.