Archive for 2013

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R.I.P. George…

   …we philosophers will miss you. From the St. Peter Herald: George Georgacarakos, age 68 of St. Peter, died on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Christ Chapel on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. Visitation […]

Philosophers Fraternize with Physicists!

…at this year’s Nobel Conference 49: The Universe at Its Limits. Yes, it’s true. Someone decided it was a good idea to unleash the philosophers of Gustavus upon the Nobel Prize-caliber physicists at this year’s Nobel Conference. Philosophy professor Josh Brown was chosen to host Dr. Tara Shears, professor of physics at the University of […]

Dude, I’m sure you’re right; the transcendental analytic IS the key to the whole thing. Now, just put the gun down.

News agencies are having something of a dry-humor field day with the report that two guys standing in line to buy beer in Rostov-on-Don, Russia got into a fight about Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. The fight became so heated that one guy actually pulled out a gun and shot the other guy. Apparently the […]

Philosophers played a very clean game

Moreover, everyone on the philosophy team is an actual philosophy major. We’re just sayin’. And our shirts were fantastic. But, okay, it’s true. We lost. Yes, after five years of easy, breezy victories, the philosophy department was routed by classics today, 7-2. I like to think it was the fact that the game moved indoors. […]

Classicists Stoop Low

This morning, the Early Morning Philosopher walked into our department in Old Main, only to be greeted by this at the door:       And then, inside the door, this: and this: then this:   ,                   Well, you get the idea. Classicists. At it again, […]

Why study philosophy? Ask Chris Hayes

  Terri Gross’s interview with young anchor Chris Hayes includes a discussion of how his philosophy major has been an asset to him in his life as a journalist and a public media figure. 

What would John Dewey say?

Is college education job training? A recent radio interview by North Carolina Governor Patrick McCrory argues that it is–and he took the opportunity of the interviewer to take a poke at the liberal arts in general and gender studies in particular: “I don’t want to subsidize that if that’s not going to get someone a […]

Socrates: Will Chicago Greeks find you innocent?

Dang! Wouldn’t we like to be in Chicago right this minute with a hundred dollars in our pockets???? We could watch Socrates being retried. By real lawyers and a judge! Check out some news coverage of the REtrial of Socrates. Does this mean we can look forward to a revised version of the Apology?

The Map of Philosophy

Who influenced whom?