Tag: Philosophy

Philosophy students and faculty present at Wisconsin annual meeting

UW-Green Bay held court at the Wisconsin Philosophical Association’s Annual Meeting in Madison last weekend. Philosophy students Sean Gleason, Anna Hoesley, Joseph Prestley and Michael Lahti presented papers at the event. Gleason presented on the intersection between the measurement problem in quantum mechanics and free will. Hoesley presented on a compatibilist account of free will. Prestley […]

Prof. Jeffreys published in ‘Chronicle of Higher Education’

Prof. Derek S. Jeffreys (Humanistic Studies, Religion) published an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education. It begins, “Some years ago, I began giving volunteer philosophy and religion lectures to inmates in a maximum-security prison. I quickly learned that they enjoyed few educational opportunities. Wisconsin offers almost nothing for prisoners seeking higher education, and, sadly, […]

Faculty notes: Philosophy students, Martin recognized

UW-Green Bay Philosophy undergraduates Sean Gleason, Anna Hoesley, Joseph Prestley and Michael Lahti, will present their research at this year’s Wisconsin Philosophical Association meeting in Madison on Saturday, April 29. The meeting invites philosophical research from across the state, and submissions are blind peer-reviewed. UW-Green Bay earned the highest number of accepted submissions of any […]

Humanistic Studies Faculty Forum next week

Two faculty members from Humanistic Studies will be presenting their work from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 in Room 103 of the University Union. Prof. Hye-kyung Kim will present, “Neo-Confucian Metaphysics of Gender” and Prof. Vince Lowery will present, “Finding the Crack in the ‘Golden Door': Investigating the Turn-of-the-Century Southern Immigration Movement.” Please […]

Philosophers’ Café: We have nothing to fear but…

The next UW-Green Bay Philosophers’ Café has an exceedingly timely topic: “The Perception of Risk.” Epidemiology expert Sue Mattison, UW-Green Bay’s dean of the College of Professional Studies, will be the discussion leader for the gathering from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 9) at St. Brendan’s Inn, 234 S. Washington St. in downtown Green […]

Your rights vs. my freedoms: a Philosophers Café

This month’s edition of Philosophers Café convenes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 14) at Kavarna coffeehouse in downtown Green Bay. David Duquette, professor and associate dean at St. Norbert College, will help participants ponder the conflicts arising from the intersection of rights and freedoms. (Think of the Kentucky clerk controversy, or any number […]

Faculty note: Martin earns invite to NEH philosophy institute

Associate Prof. Christopher Martin of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies has been selected to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute to be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Titled “From Medieval to Modern: Philosophy from 1300-1700,” the event will bring together 20 philosophers representing expertise in the discipline’s Medieval, Renaissance, […]

Isaac Newton, Prof. Martin, and a very scientific Philosophers’ Café

The next Philosophers’ Café features UW-Green Bay professor and Philosophy program chair Christopher Martin leading what is sure to be an eclectic and electric discussion of the merits and demerits of “Anti-Realism in Science,” which posits that science has no business attempting to actually explain the world. The gathering takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. […]

Fermanich, ‘Water Scarcity’ and this month’s Philosophers’ Café

Chair Christopher Martin of the UW-Green Bay Philosophy faculty invites one and all to take part in an interdisciplinary discussion at 7 p.m. this Wednesday (Feb. 4) for the monthly meeting of The Philosophers’ Café, this time at St. Brendan’s Inn in downtown Green Bay. The topic is “Water Scarcity,” with Prof. Kevin Fermanich of […]

College roommates, world-class problem solvers

Halvorsen ’92 acts locally, Bhojwani ’90 works in developing nations. On a late-summer day, fellow UW-Green Bay graduates and lifelong friends Noel Halvorsen and Haresh Bhojwani agreed to meet on campus. There was the usual catching up on each other’s families and reminiscing about good times shared as roommates 25 years ago in the old […]