Coming presentations, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 August

Jason Bishop
Designer Babies: An Overview of the Technology and Ethical Implications
Wednesday 25 August from 5-6pm in ib3.307

This Wednesday, 25th August the Deakin Philosophical Society will begin looking at bioethics. Jason Bishop will get us underway with his presentation, ‘Designer Babies: An Overview of the Technology and Ethical Implications’. Jason's presentation begins at 5pm in ib3.307 on the Waurn Ponds campus. The meeting will finish at 6pm this week due to Philosophy Café beginning at 7pm at The Barking Dog hotel.

Dr Matthew Sharpe
Marcus Aurelius - Stoic par excellence
Wednesday 25 August from 7-9pm at The Barking Dog hotel

For this month's philosophy café Dr Matthew Sharpe, Lecturer in Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Studies at Deakin University, will discuss the Stoicism of Marcus Aurelius. This promises to be an enlightening look at philosophy as a way of life.

Dr Sharpe's presentation begins at 7pm in The Kennel at The Barking Dog hotel, 126 Pakington st, Geelong West.

Dr Jack Reynolds
Analytic versus Continental: Arguments on the Methods and Value of Philosophy
Thursday 26 August from 3-5pm in ib3.307

This Thursday we also have the next in our series of guest speakers at Deakin University. Jack Reynolds, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at La Trobe University, will present ‘Analytic versus Continental: Arguments on the Methods and Value of Philosophy’. Dr Reynolds will advance some of the key arguments of his book by the same name.

An article by Dr Reynolds on the analytic-continental divide can be freely accessed online: Reynolds, J 2006, ‘Sadism and Masochism - A Symptomatology of Analytic and Continental Philosophy?’, Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy, No. 1, pp. 88-111.

The presentation begins at 3pm in ib3.307 on the Waurn Ponds campus.

Regards,

Dylan Nickelson,
President, Deakin Philosophical Society.

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