Meeting: April 26th

This week’s meeting will be a presentation given to us by Nathanael Kavenik. He will analyze two poems through the lens of Linguistic deconstruction and Postmodernism. For a fuller understanding of what what he hopes to do I’ve attached his abstracts. Our meeting will be this Thursday @7:30pm in Olson 144.

Abstract

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Davis UPC Call for Papers EXTENDED

The deadline to submit papers for the 2018 Davis UPC has been extended.

Please submit by WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2018.

Submission Details

  • Any topic in philosophy (for coursework, thesis, or otherwise)
  • Up to 3000 words (~10 pages)
  • Prepared for blind review (remove author’s and instructor’s names, institution, etc.)
  • PDF or Word document formats
  • Submit to: UCDavisPhilosophyClub@outlook.com

Good Luck!

Meeting TW:Sexual Violence; Call for Papers

This week Noel Joshi-Richard will be presenting her dissertation work on human on human predation (ie: social interactions in which humans treat other humans as prey). She will be working with contemporary topics from the news–for instance the serial sexual assault committed by Harvey Weinstein–and other cases (both fictional and real) that deal with everything from serial murder to serial pedophilia. The abstract is attached below and our meeting will be this Thursday, March 8th @7:30pm.

I also want to announce that we are opening paper sumission for the University of California, Davis Undergraduate Philosophy Converence. Details attached below.
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Meeting: March 1st

This week’s meeting will be run by Megha Jain. She will present an overview of Jainism —a Southeast Asian Philosophy originating from India— with a focus on their epistemology, the Seven Fold System of Predication. The linked paper describes some of the topics she will be speaking on. Our meeting will be at 7:30pm this Thursday in Olson 144.

 https://philpapers.org/archive/JONJLA.pdf

Meeting: Feb 8th

This weeks meeting Ian Martin will to share some of his thoughts on racism and specifically how we should try and define it. He will formally lay out an approach to defining racism that focuses of systemic racism. The presentation is structured as a response to Slate Star Codex’s article, Against Murderism (http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/06/21/against-murderism/). There will a summary of his argument, but if you want to come in with a better idea of what being argued it’s an interesting read. Meeting is Thursday, 7:30pm in Olson 144.

Meeting: Febuary 8th

Hi, for this weeks meeting Ian Martin will be sharing some of his thoughts on racism and specifically how we should try and define it. Ian is hoping to formally lay out an approach to defining racism that focuses of systemic racism, complete with syllogisms and everything. He will present his argument as a response to Slate Star Codex’s article, Against Murderism (http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/06/21/against-murderism/). The argument will be summarized, but if you want to come in with a better idea of what’s being argued against it’s a really interesting read. Meeting is Thursday, 7:30pm in Olson 144.