Events and Announcements




October 8, 2015


The Philosophy Department is hosting speaker Foad Dizadji-Bahmani of CSULA and the Beginning of the Year Party.


October 5, 2009

We just received this announcement: We are pleased to announce that the Claremont Colleges shall be hosting the 12th Southern California Philosophy Conference 9:30am-6:15pm on Saturday, 7 November, 2009. Registration is free and open to students, faculty, postdocs and independent scholars interested in philosophy. Located in the city of Claremont, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the Claremont Colleges is a consortium of seven institutions: Claremont Graduate Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Scripps College and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. More than 20 speakers in many areas of philosophy will be presenting, representing more than 15 Southern California colleges and universities. Details, including the invited program of invited speakers can be found at: http://mugwump.pitzer.... Read More

September 29, 2009

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August 14, 2009


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August 14, 2009

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March 18, 2009

Philosophy Spring Semester Colloquium "Is a Pacifist State Incoherent?" Professor Alan Tomhave Department of Philosophy, Occidental College Thursday, March 26, 2009 4:30 p.m. - Fowler 202 States are typically assumed to enforce dictates through the use of force. If we take pacifism to be roughly the claim that the use of violence is morally impermissible, and add the claim that all force is violence, we are left with the claim that the idea of a pacifist state is incoherent. This talk will make the case that the pacifist state is not incoherent. In making this case, we will try to clarify some minimal notion of what the state is and consider a couple of different ways to think about anarchism, as well as clarifying the rough characterization of pacifism offered here. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Made possible by the Remsen Bird Fund Philosophy Department Occidental College

November 10, 2008

The Cognitive Science Program & Philosophy Department Present Julie Yoo Cognitive Science Program - Occidental College Some Modern Approaches to the Modern Problem of Mind-Body Interaction
Today’s problem of mind-body interaction is quite different from the traditional version of the problem that first confronted philosophers in the 16th century. Philosophers in the 16th century were mystified by how the body, a physical system, could causally interact with a non-physical mind. Today’s philosophers no longer think that the mind is a non-physical entity, but there is still a deep problem about how to explain how our thoughts causally influence our actions. In this talk, Prof Yoo will introduce and explain the modern version of the mind-body problem, and will lay out some of the more promising approaches to solving it. Fowler 112, Wednesday, November 19th, 5:00pm Refreshments will be served. EVERYONE IS WELCOME...


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