Events and Announcements




January 23, 2007

So far we have two talks events scheduled for this spring: "Interpreting Hume as Metaphysician and Skeptic" Professor Donald Baxter, University of Connecticut Thursday, March 8th, 4:30 p.m., Bioscience 113 "The One and the Many" Professor Paul Hovda, Reed College Monday, March 26th, 5 p.m., Bioscience 113 Everyone is invited - Refreshments will be served.

October 5, 2006

Our first Philosophy Colloquium will take place on Tuesday, November 7th, at 4:30 p.m. in Bioscience 113. Our speaker is Professor Jacqueline Taylor of the University of San Fransisco. Professor Taylor will speak on Hume's moral theory. Abstract: While Hume's claim to be applying the experimental method to moral subjects has been widely cited, little scholarly attention has been paid to how this method applies to his account of the passions. Prof. Taylor will argue that Hume sets out his account of human emotions as an extended series of experiments, and that he succeeds giving us a proper "science of human nature." She will examine several implications of Hume's experimental approach.

July 10, 2006

We've just added our fall course offerings to the departmental website.

July 9, 2006

Following three years of exceptional service, Marcia Homiak has just completed her current stint as Chair of the Department. I (Saul Traiger) now take over. Please direct all questions for the Chair to me. Thanks Prof. Homiak - you have earned a well-deserved break from this administrative post.

July 7, 2006

Welcome to what we think is the first departmental blog at Occidental. We hope to make this a lively electronic agora. Please stay tuned! We think Hume would have approved.


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