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.
The deadline to submit papers for the 2018 Davis UPC has been extended.
Please submit by WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2018.
- 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
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.
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.
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.