Ross Hall, Room 122
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Wyoming provides a series of speakers throughout the semester on a variety of topics. Speakers and dates are available of upcoming events as well as past events.
Dr. David Boonin, University of Colorado-Boulder, will present "The Experience Machine: Debunking the Debunking Arguments" on Fri., October 24, 2014 at 4:10 p.m. in the Classroom Building, Room 118
Mon., November 17, 2014
Ph.D. Candidate, Joey Stenberg, University of Colorado - Boulder, will present "Happiness on Earth (kind of) as it is in Heaven: Aquinas on Imperfect Happiness," on Mon., November 17, 2014 at 4:10 p.m. in the Classroom Building, Room 118.
Mon., September 29, 2014
Dr. Naomi Reshotko, University of Denver, presented "Plato's Epistemological Paradox and Plato's Epistemological Project"
Abstract: Plato’s primary epistemological project is to figure out what an object has to be like in order for it to be a possible object of knowledge while maintaining a high bar for what counts as knowledge. Maintaining that there are such objects serves as the bottom line for putting together his theory of what knowledge is and whether or not human beings can have any. Despite finding that these metaphysical considerations set up a paradoxical set of criteria for human knowledge. Plato rejects neither the assumptions nor attempts to resolve the paradox and proceeds to come up with the best theory of human knowledge that these assumptions allow.