Philosophy challenges students to move beyond uncritical patterns of thought, to recognize problems, and to exchange a more naive world view for a more considered and justifiable one. In doing so, students learn to think in ways that are simultaneously both disciplined and imaginative.
Dr. Yang Xiao of Kenyon College will give his talk “Beyond Nature and Culture: Ecological Ethics in Chinese Philosophy” as part of the Philosophy Department's Titus-Hepp Lecture Series on Friday, November 6 at 3:30pm.
Denison University’s Titus-Hepp Series welcomes Rachel Cohon presenting, “Promises: Hume, Scanlon, and Voluntary Self-Obligation,” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, in room 210 of the Samson Talbot Hall.
Contextualism is the idea that “knowledge” is a context-sensitive term. Invariantism, on the other hand, holds that claims to knowledge do not vary in different contexts. Which of these views is more compelling?