Archive for May, 2012

Philosophy/Classics Kickball Smackdown V

Word of the Day for Thursday, May 17, 2012       omphalos \OM-fuh-luhs\, noun: 1. The central point. 2. The navel; umbilicus. 3. Greek Antiquity. A stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, thought to mark the center of the earth.   For a brief, shining moment this afternoon, the omphalos moved from Delphi to the […]

It’s Arev Kickball Smackdown…

…and the Philosoraptors have bared their canines. The disemboweled remains of what is believed to be a horse of Trojan manufacture were found on the doorstep of the Classics Department this morning. The carcass was accompanied by what appears to be a page from an epic tale recounting a centuries-long battle between a race known […]

Will I’ll Have Another have another?* An alumna is betting on it!

  As this blog has already noted, I’ll Have Another, the winner of the 2012 Kentucky Derby, is owned by a man who, at one time in his life, made his living as a philosophy professor.  In honor of this notable achievement, an anonymous alumna, horse lover, and racing fan has issued another challenge grant! […]

Philosophy Students at the Annual Celebration of Creative Inquiry

Students in the spring Philosophy of Food seminar participated in Celebration of Creative Inquiry. They include the following twelve students (only some of whom, alas, your humble reporter managed to photograph): David Krebs, “The True Value of Fast Food” Robert Miner, “Perceptions of Alcohol, an Ethical Look at Consumption” Lance Switzer, “Abandon Ship: Engaged Buddhism’s […]

Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes? “Ha!” we say! Yes, “Ha!”

     Monday, May 7, early rising philosophers were greeted with this apparition in the departmental offices in Old Main.   Closer inspection revealed some clues as to its origin….               and       What could it mean? Could the Classics Department possibly be taunting the philosophers, in advance […]