- Food reports due October 16 (see food report tab above)
- We will have 4-5 more reading quizzes by the end of the semester. I will announce a few of the quizzes ahead of time.
- Save that date: November 11, 6 pm -- Dr. John Pippin speaking at SMU (attend for credit)
- Also: November 6 (during class)-- speaker from SMU's research compliance office
Monday, October 5, 2015
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Friday, October 2, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Quiz (answer all--10 minutes)
- Not just extending human attributes to animals, but over-extending.
- Good example: vet says your close-to-death cat is contemplating his mortality.
- Not a good example: vet says your close-to-death cat is feeling tired.
Quiz (answer all--10 minutes)
- Give an example of anthropomorphism in Tolstoy's story "Strider: the story of a horse."
- Give a second example of anthropomorphism in the story. (This needs to be complete different from your first example.)
- What's one example from the story of Tolstoy being insightful or realistic about the state of mind of a horse?
- What is one major moral message conveyed by the story?
- What happens to Strider at the end of the story?
- Published in 1886, after War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
- Tolstoy was a wealthy landowner and successful author
- He was a vegetarian, a pacifist, an advocate for the poor
- Prepare carefully in advance
- Must use all sources--readings, powerpoint, notes, videos
- Use glossary in TAM, but also find terms in text
- #3 -- which experts in the video have which attitudes?
- #4 -- Explaining to someone outside class. Explain fully, using pertinent examples (e.g. distracted driving and blindsight).
- #5, 7, 9-- Explaining experiments -- prepare to explain efficiently. Use TAM and powerpoint.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
- Clarification--those philosophy majors applying to medical school successfully are taking all the recommended science courses PLUS philosophy.
- Why does philosophy help? See testimonials below and more here.
- After graduating in 2009, I went to medical school at Johns Hopkins and now I am a resident physician in Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. I think that studying Philosophy uniquely prepared me for this career both in practice and in research because it cultivated an ability to dissect ideas and models of thinking (this as opposed to rote memorization). Peter McCaffrey ’09
- I am currently a practicing physician. I can absolutely tell you that my philosophy studies at SMU have been invaluable to my personal and professional development and continue as I move forward. Todd Stewart ’92
- I have always found my studies in philosophy extremely important throughout my career in medical research. After my residency in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern/Parkland Hospital, I spent 10 years 1973–1983 at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, doing epidemiological research. In 1983 I returned on the faculty at UT Southwestern to start a new Epidemiology Division within the Department of Internal Medicine, which I have headed since 1983. Basically my philosophy studies taught me how to think critically and particularly how to analyze a philosophical paradox, which I find commonly in medical research as well as in public health policy. Robert Haley ’67
- What anthropomorphic traits does Tolstoy give to Strider (the horse)?
- Does Tolstoy seem to have any special insight into horses? What parts of the story are insightful (if any)? What about the castration chapter?
- What is the moral message of this story?
Posted by Jean Kazez at 10:22 AM
Friday, September 11, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
- 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).
- NO OFFICE HOURS TODAY!
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
- 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.
Posted by Jean Kazez at 10:35 AM
Monday, August 31, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
- New York Times slide show -- Cecil killed by dentist
- Time slide show -- canned lion hunting
- Washington Post article -- legal lion hunting (of 30,000 in Africa, 600 legally hunted per year)
- New York Times column -- we should care more about black lives and less about lions
- New York Times column -- to the local people, lions are just a menace
- NPR -- hiker killed by Yellowstone grizzly bear
- CNN -- bear killed by park, cubs sent to Toledo zoo
- Wikipedia article on stand-your-ground laws
- Read syllabus carefully -- at tab above f you missed class
- Get two required books plus download WEB readings at Blackboard
- Fill out debate sheet (print out if you miss today's class) -- you will turn in on Friday
- Do the readings under "Friday 8/28" before class on Friday
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