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Philosophy and Community: Justin Spinks

On April 6th, 2013, the UK Department of Philosophy will host its 16th annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference. Organizer Justin Spinks is bringing together scholars and students to ponder and discuss the relationship between Philosophy and Community. Held in WT Young Auditorium for a full day, the conference is free and open to the public. Spinks also talks about his involvement with UK's Committee on Social Theory and how their interdisciplinary nature has inspired him to apply his academic knowledge to issues outside of academia.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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16th Annual University of Kentucky Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

The College of Arts & Sciences and the Committee on Social Theory presents the 16th Annual University of Kentucky Philosophy Graduate Student Conference. The conference is also co-sponsored by The Graduate School at the University of Kentucky. While all academic papers in any area of philosophy will be considered, preference will be given to those addressing the broad themes of the intersection and relation between philosophy and community, culture, and society.  Such themes may include: What is philosophy's proper relationship to the community?  How can philosophy (or humanities/academia in general) better relate itself, or communicate its concerns, to the greater community?  What are some philosophical conceptions of community?  And so on.  All quality papers in any philosophical "style," whether "analytic," "historical,"  or "continental," will be considered.  Papers of an interdisciplinary nature are strongly encouraged.
 
Deadline for submission: February 8th, 2013.
 
Submission Guidelines: Papers and abstracts should be prepared for blind review. 
 
Please submit the following as separate documents: 
 
a) cover page with author's name, title of paper, word count of paper, institutional affiliation, and contact information (including email, phone number, and mailing address) 
b) an abstract of no more than 300 words 
c) the paper itself, double spaced, of no more than 3500 words. Word, pdf, and rtf are all acceptable formats.
 
All submissions and queries should be emailed to: justin.spinks@uky.edu.
Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium
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Knowledge and Reality: Philosophy 100 with Amanda Lusky

Philosophy 100 satisfies a UK Core requirement in Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities - and Amanda Lusky describes what it entails. Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality explains metaphysics and epistemology, two central tenets of philosophy, and strives to connect the ways that fields of knowledge intersect and overlap.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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From One Court To Another: A&S Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Duff

From being a walk-on with the undefeated 1971-72 freshman basketball team, to working with the Supreme Court, and now as the President and CEO of the Freedom Forum, which oversees the Newseum and First Amendment Center is Washington D.C. - Jim Duff's resume is as diverse as and A&S education. No wonder he is being inducted into the A&S Hall of Fame this week!

The Herald-Leader recently covered Duff's career - read more.
 

 

Faculty Panel to Explore Issues of Affordable Care Act

A panel of faculty members will address a growing debate in national health care policy on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. in the White Hall Classroom Building, Room 114.

Bishop to Lead Lecture in Research Ethics Lecture Series

The University of Kentucky Department of Philosophy and the UK Program for Bioethics will present the latest component in the Research Ethics Lecture Series Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Philosophy and Modern Life: David Bradshaw

From capitalism to transhumanism, the modern world is rife with uncertainty about the nature of society, ethical issues that surround technology, and places where the humanities and sciences intersect. The Philosophy and Modern Life series seeks to explore those issues throughout the fall. David Bradshaw from the Department of Philosophy gives a run-down of this semester's offerings. 

All events are free and open to the public, and the series is sponsored by the Philosophy Department.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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'Homegrown Kentucky' Empowers Eastern Ky. Community

Seven UK students created a project redefining community service. The group established a small-scale farm in Owsley County, Ky., revitalizing 10 acres of land owned by the school district, which will yield 100 percent of the produce for the local schools and aims to strengthen the county's economy.

Schatzki Delivers Distinguished Lecture: 'Practices, Governance and Sustainability'

A&S Associate Dean Ted Schatzki returns from England's University of Essex, having delivered social theory lecture.

PHI 120: Introductory Logic with Bob Sandmeyer

A course which treats argumentation, formal deductive and non-formal inductive logic. The course has a dual focus. First, students will learn how to construct and evaluate formal deductive arguments. Second, students will learn how to analyze and evaluate inductive arguments. The aim of the course is to inculcate standards of good reasoning, e.g., clarity, consistency and validity. Credit is not given to students who already have credit for PHI 320.

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