Philosophy and Religion
Death Panels, Soaring Costs, and the Nanny State: Separating Truth from Fiction in What Obamacare Means to YouSubmitted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 5:00pm
This presentation will identify some of the myths and misinformation about the new Affordable Care Act, clarifying what is actually true about the bill, while pointing out both its strengths and weaknesses. Who will pay less? Who will pay more? Why? What was really going on with claims about death panels? What is going on with the web site? These and other questions will be addressed.
Loyal Rue, emeritus professor of religion and philosophy at Luther College; Steve O'Kane, biology; and Jerry Soneson, philosophy and world religions, will discuss the implications that evolution has for the validity of religion today. Students and others are encouraged to bring their questions about this issue to the presentation.
Using photos and artifacts from Professor Reineke’s recent trip to Toyko and drawing on Professor Heine’s groundbreaking research on sacred spaces in contemporary Japan, these two scholars will offer a joint lecture on Japanese religion today.
Aristotle, Clint Eastwood and Other-Selves: Aristotelian Ideas of Friendship in the films "Million Dollar Baby" and "Gran Torino"Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 3:00pm
Jason Grinnell, assistant professor of philosophy at Buffalo State in New York, will discuss the ways that the ideas of friendship offered by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle are embodied in the recent films, "Million Dollar Baby" and "Gran Torino" directed by Clint Eastwood.
The Philosphy Club will host UNI graduate and Stanford graduate student Grant Rozeboom. He will discuss Consequential vs. Non-Consequential Ethics through Utilitarianism and Immanuel Kant.
The Philosophy Club and the Explorers of Religion Club will be selling books collected from the professors of the Department of Philosophy and World Religions, along with delicious snacks, t-shirts and buttons.
Douglas Hofstadter will present “Celebrating the Alan Turing Centenial: Some Critical Reflections.” This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and World Religions and the UNI Faculty Senate Speaker Series Fund.