Papers are coming due, grading assignments are pouring in, and seminars are concluding with closing remarks. We are almost there everyone. Good luck and stay strong!
Ken Winkler will be coming to discuss Causal Realism regarding Hume’s Enquiry. Come one, come all, to 141 Park Hall this Friday at 4pm.
Speaker: Daniel Cunningham, Mathematics Department, Buffalo State
Location: 141 Park Hall
When: Thursday, 4:00-6:30
Topic: Georg Cantor spent much of his mathematical career in the development of a new branch of mathematics: Set Theory. His work resulted in a unifying theory now known as the Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms. I will discuss some mathematical and philosophical questions that have arisen from these axioms.
Susan Wolf from the University of North Carolina will be joining us for a presumably responsible talk entitled: “Responsibility, Moral and Otherwise.”
The talk will be Thursday, April 10th from 4-6pm in Park Hall Room 141. Be there or be responsible!
The GPA meeting Friday will begin at 10am in Park Hall, and more than likely continue until noon. There is a lot to cover!
Let’s end the year on the right foot (sorry lefties).
The next GPA meeting is being moved up to February 21st at 10am in Park Hall.
The new UB Philosophy Department home page will re-launched later this week!
“All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.” -Bierce
Bring in the new year safely,
lunatics philosophers philunaphers.
Have a great winter break everyone! Safe travels
iCog seeks to facilitate collaboration across constituent disciplines and to raise the profile of cognitive science.
The project of cognitive science is to answer such questions as:
- What is the structure of the mind? Which parts of the mind are innate and which are learned?
- How do we come to perceive the world? What is consciousness, and how is it produced?
- What aspects of cognition are uniquely human, and which do we share with other animals?
- How are concepts formed? How do we acquire language? Does language structure thought, and if so, how?
- What capacities are involved in various kinds of decision-making and executive function?
- What is moral cognition and how does it work?
Obviously several of these questions are relevant to philosophy. Perhaps collaboration will benefit both fields?