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Why Infant and Toddler Autonomy Matters and What it Means for Caregivers

Posted on September 21, 2017

Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean 167

Dr. Marilea Bramer will be presenting her colloquium “Why Infant and Toddler Autonomy Matters and What it Means for Caregivers” on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. All are welcome to attend! Please see flyer for more information.

Dr. Bramer presents at, attends international conferences

Posted on September 08, 2017

On July 13, Dr. Marilea Bramer presented her paper, “The Importance of Autonomy Support for Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children,” at the Philosophy and Childhood Conference at the University of Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria. Then, from July 21-23 she attended the conference “Kant on Sex, Love, and Friendship” at the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Final Spring 2017 Religious Studies Speaker Series

Posted on April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26 | 7 p.m. | Langseth 118

“What Is Buddha-Nature?”

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Ph.D. | Professor, Philosophy Department, MSU Moorhead

Lectures are free and open to the public.

‘Less than 100%: a Consideration of Mediocrity’

Posted on March 22, 2017

Wednesday, Mar. 22 | 4:30 p.m. | MA 167

Dr. Marilea Bramer and Dr. Phil Mouch will be presenting their colloquium “Less than 100%: a Consideration of Mediocrity” on Wednesday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m. in MA 167. Please see flyer for more information. All are welcome to attend!

‘Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies’ colloquium

Posted on January 25, 2017

Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 4:30 p.m. | MA 167

Dr. Ted Gracyk will be presenting his colloquium “Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies” on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in MA 167. Please see flyer for more information. All are welcome to attend!

‘Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies’ Colloquium

Posted on November 10, 2016

Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean 167

Dr. Ted Gracyk will presenting a colloquium titled: Defining Art/Defining an Art: Two Case Studies on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. All are welcome to attend!

See the attached flier for more information.

Fall 2016 Religious Studies Speaker Series

Posted on September 15, 2016

The Fall 2016 Religious Studies Speaker Series has been announced.  Read the rest of this entry →

Laura Odom to talk on “Seduction and the Seductive” March 30

Posted on March 14, 2016

Wednesday, March 30 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean Hall 273

Dr. Laura Odom from the Philosophy Department will be presenting a colloquium on “Seduction and the Seductive – A Conceptual Analysis.” All are welcome to attend!

2016-Spring-Dr-Laura-Odom-Colloquium-Flyer

Dr. Ted Gracyk to present colloquium on “Music and Imagination”

Posted on January 22, 2016

Dr. Ted Gracyk from the Philosophy Department will be presenting a colloquium on “Music and Imagination” on Wednesday, February 10, at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167.

For centuries, people have claimed that art and music stir the imagination. But is this true? Given current understanding of the nature of imagination, it is difficult to establish the necessity of imaginative engagement when listening to music. All are welcome to attend.

 

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong to contribute to Internet newspaper Media Buddha

Posted on January 04, 2016

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Philosophy, has been invited to become a regular contributor of his philosophical essays for a Korean-language Internet newspaper Media Buddha. Two of his essays have already appeared on this newspaper, and two or three essays are scheduled to be published every month. Dr. Hong is planning to contribute his essays to this newspaper at least for a year. His Korean-language essays can be accessed here.

Dr. Mario Garitta leading colloquium today

Posted on December 02, 2015

Dr. Mario Garitta, Philosophy Department, MSUM, will be leading colloquium on Wednesday, December 2nd at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. He will be presenting “The New Atheism and the Paradigm of Deconversion” All are welcome to attend! Please see attached flyer for more information.

Please contact Dr. Chang-Seong Hong at cshong@mnstate.edu for further information. Read the rest of this entry →

Philosophy Undergrad, Nicole Lorsung to present colloquium

Posted on December 02, 2015

Undergraduate Senior in Philosophy, Nicole Lorsung to present colloquium “Rights: Based on our Humanity or Gender?” on Monday, December 7th at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. All are welcome to attend! Please see attached flyer for more information. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong leading colloquium Nov. 4

Posted on November 03, 2015

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Philosophy Department, MSUM, will be leading colloquium on Wednesday, November 4th at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 273. He will be presenting “How does enlightenment lead you to compassionate actions?” All are welcome to attend! Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Philosophy, leading colloquium Nov. 4

Posted on October 26, 2015

Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Philosophy Department, MSUM, will be leading colloquium on Wednesday, November 4th at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 273. He will be presenting “How does enlightenment lead you to compassionate actions?” All are welcome to attend! Read the rest of this entry →

Philosophy Club Meeting This Afternoon

Posted on October 21, 2015

Philosophy Club Meeting!
October 21st 2015
@ 5:00 PM
MacLean 272, MSUM Campus.

Join us for a discussion of Back to the Future: Part II. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to fitzerjo@mnstate.edu.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

Student John Fitzer chosen to present metaphysics paper

Posted on September 29, 2015

John Fitzer, Philosophy major, has been chosen to present his metaphysics paper “Sailing on the High Seas” at the 4th Annual Columbia College Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on Saturday, October 17th in Columbia, Missouri. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Marilea Bramer presenting “Are Infants Autonomous?” Sept. 30

Posted on September 24, 2015

Dr. Marilea Bramer, Philosophy Department, will be presenting the first Philosophy colloquium of this academic year “Are Infants Autonomous?” on Wednesday, September 30th from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 273.

Are Infants Autonomous?
Much of the philosophical literature on autonomy either assumes that children are not yet autonomous or that only older children (age 10 and up) are autonomous. Prevalent attitudes suggest that very young children, including infants and toddlers lack autonomy. Such attitudes are highly problematic because of how they contribute to our view of children, specifically infants and toddlers. Read the rest of this entry →

Marilea Bramer, philosophy, presented paper at North American Society for Social Philosophy meeting

Posted on September 14, 2015

MSUM Philosophy Department’s Associate Professor, Marilea Bramer, PhD, presented her paper: “How to Conceive of Infant Autonomy: The Structure and Uses of Infant Autonomy in a Moral Framework” at the North American Society for Social Philosophy meeting at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO in July. Later that month, she participated in a Reading Group that discussed Kant and Plato on Love, sponsored by the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Philosophy student accepted into Louisiana State University’s Master of Arts program in Philosophy

Posted on May 11, 2015

It is with great excitement the Philosophy Department would like to congratulate Dylan O’Brien on his acceptance into Louisiana State University’s Master of Arts program in Philosophy for Fall 2015. Dylan double majored in Philosophy and Psychology and graduated Magna Cum Laude from MSUM in Spring 2013.

MSUM honors Charles Magel

Posted on April 24, 2015

A man who has left a lasting impact on Minnesota State University Moorhead was honored on Thursday.

The university unveiled a plaque in honor of Charles Magel. He founded the school’s philosophy department in 1963. Read the rest of this entry →

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