Archive for November, 2012

John Biewen on THIS AMERICAN LIFE: “Little War on the Prairie”

So, what can you do with a philosophy major? You can create an episode of the award-winning radio documentary program THIS AMERICAN LIFE, about  the Dakota Conflict, and the resultant mass execution of Dakota men that took place in Mankato. Here’s the description on the TAL website: Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen says, […]

NOVEMBER 15 is World Philosophy Day!

This year’s theme is “Future Generations.” World Philosophy Day is a UNESCO-sponsored day: In establishing World Philosophy Day in 2005, the General Conference highlighted the importance of this discipline, especially for young people, underlining that “philosophy is a discipline that encourages critical and independent thought and is capable of working towards a better understanding of […]