Come join us Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for some fun conversation on the nature and aims of science with CAHSS and Effect! Ever since Isaac Newton’s counter-intuitive yet powerfully predictive theory of universal gravitation, scientists have had to grapple with the possibility that their theories may not explain the world, but only help us to make predictions about its future. Anti-Realism, one of the dominant views in the Philosophy of Science, maintains that scientific theories are nothing more than fictional constructs whose only aim is to make correct predictions. Asked whether electrons are real, the Anti-Realist will reply that the very question is nonsensical; because there is no way to visually verify the existence of an electron the question of its reality cannot be answered. In this month’s Philosopher’s Café, Chris Martin (University of Toledo) hosts as we will delve into the murky waters of Anti-Realism in science. Join the discussion… Philosopher’s Café: Do Electrons Exist: Anti-Realism in Science. For more information and to join the live event, visit the CAHSS and Effect website.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Prof. Derek S. Jeffreys (Philosophy) gave ethics lectures to all members of the Green Bay Police Department during the Department’s annual in-service training. Presenting a lecture on the nature of human dignity, Prof. Jeffreys discussed with officers how they address challenges dealing with homelessness, sex offenders and people suffering from mental illness.
UW-Green Bay undergraduate student Akanksha Gurtu (Human Biology, Philosophy) won third place out of 63 poster entries at the Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium (WSTS) at UW-Stout, July 22 and 23, 2019. Gurtu works as an undergraduate research student with Assistant Prof. Mandeep Singh Bakshi (NAS). Her work highlighted the applications of functional magnetic nanomaterials in removing bacterial contamination from drinking water.
UW-Greeen Bay Prof. Derek S. Jeffreys (Humanities and Philosophy) gave a guest lecture on the topic of punishment to inmates at the Stateville Prison in Joliet, Illinois. He was invited to lecture by Prof. Jennifer Lackey at Northwestern University, who directs a college degree-granting program for inmates.l
The next installment of the 2018-19 Green Bay Area Philosophers’ Café gatherings is set for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Brendan’s Inn in Green Bay. This gathering will focus on “Forgiving Murderers: Hope on this side of the grave?” and will feature Esther Meeks (Philosophy) from Marquette University. Learn more.
The first installment of the 2018-19 Green Bay Area Philosopher’s Café gatherings is set for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Brendan’s Inn in Green Bay. Prof. Ryan Martin (Human Development, Psychology) will lead the discussion “In Defense of Anger.” Learn more.
UW-Green Bay Prof. Derek Jeffreys (Humanities) was the guest on CW 14 Focus with host Robert Hornacek on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Jeffreys, the professor of religion and philosophy is the author of a new book, “America’s Jails: The Search for Human Dignity in an Age of Mass Incarceration.”
After a successful inaugural year, UntitledTown Book and Author festival is coming back to Green Bay. Mark your calendars for April 19-22, 2018.
Could this be the best weekend of your life? Your year? For authors and book enthusiasts, it is shaping up to be. UntitledTown promotes all aspects of book culture.
- The 2018 Festival features 120 authors, 150 events and 14 locations.
- 75% of the authors participating in the festival as speakers are from Wisconsin.
- Featured talent includes R. L. Stine, Roxane Gay, Hillary Jordan, Christopher Moore, Lynda Barry, Dan Chaon, Danez Smith, José Orduña, Kristen Radke, Kate Harding, Jac Jemc, Miranda Paul, Michael Perry, BJ Hollars, Wendy McClure, Karen Dionne, Lori Rader-Day, Jacqueline West and Peter Geye.
UntitledTown’s ticketed events for Gay, Moore and Stine opened recently. These events are free, but due to anticipated crowds, you still need a ticket for a guarantee seat. For these events, you can secure premium seating and priority access to the book-signing line for a donation of $30 per person per event. Secure tickets online. Tickets are also available for a Sunday brunch with Michael Perry at Gather on Broadway for $50 per ticket.
UW-Green Bay’s own Derek Jeffreys, professor of religion and philosophy, will present “America’s Jails: The search for human dignity” on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at the KI Convention Center.
For details, visit 2018.untitledtown.org