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Friday, September 4, 2015

Do animals feel pain? Which do, which don't?

  • For next time MAKE SURE you read "Consider the Lobster" in WEB. Otherwise you won't prepared to listen to the debate.
  • The first meeting of the undergraduate philosophy club is on Tuesday Sept. 8 at 5 pm in Hyer 204 (this room). 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Animal Consciousness

  • Voice of Animals meeting tonight.  6:00 Hughes Trigg Atrium.
  • Remind me to take attendance!
  • Overdue for a quiz.  Use PDF if you haven't obtained book.
  • Perfect understanding of book not expected.  
  • A reading quiz on any given day covers the reading assignment for that day.  For example, a reading quiz on Friday 9/4 would cover just the reading on the syllabus under "Friday 9/4". 
  • You need access to the WEB readings for next week
  • Continue with powerpoint today.

Monday, August 31, 2015


  • Voice of Animals Meeting, Wed. Sept. 2, 6:00 Hughes Trigg Atrium
Today's agenda
  • Discuss debate assignments (turn in your sign-in sheet, if you haven't already)
  • Discuss debate instructions
  • Anthropomorphism--see lecture powerpoint tab

Friday, August 28, 2015

How do we know that animals have minds?

See lecture powerpoint at tab above.
Turn in debate sign-up sheet.  If you miss class today, you should send it to me by email.

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Our first class meeting will be on Wednesday, August 26.  Check out the syllabus above and contact me by email if you have any questions!