March 2017: 12th annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at UAA
by Michelle Saport |
Join the UAA Department of Philosophy for the 2017 Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more at the UAA Philosophy Facebook page.
Student paper presentations Thursday, March 2, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Student Union, Cafeteria
Friday, March 3, 1-5 p.m. Allied Health Sciences Building, Room 106
Come hear undergraduate papers and research projects on a wide variety topics in philosophy, including biomedical ethics, friendship, political philosophy, God and more.
Keynote address 'Alternative Facts? The Role of Science and Philosophy in the Post-Truth Era,' presented by Eduardo Wilner Friday, March 3, 6-7:30 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307
Science and philosophy are usually considered to be opposite extremes (between fact and opinion). Dr. Eduardo Wilner, associate professor and chair of philosophy at UAF, will argue that science and philosophy are necessary and inseparable parts of human fact-finding. Our foray into human knowing will deliver some surprising conclusions: facts need no certainty, and scientific facts are at least as factual as moose, tables or chairs.
Refreshments will be provided. Parking at UAA is free on Fridays.