Plato Reading Group Led by Phoenix Wang, Every Wednesday @ 4:00 PM (Zoom)

Dear Philosophers,

 

Hope you all enjoy your spring break. The UCSD Philosophy Club is going to run a Plato Reading Group. Phoenix Wang is the organizer of the reading group.

The first meeting will be on March 31 (this Wednesday), at 4:00 pm. We will chat about random things (presumably related to Plato) during the first meeting, deciding which work we read and discuss during the next meeting.

Here’s the zoom link:
https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/93449444921
Meeting ID: 934 4944 4921

See you soon at 4:00 pm on March 31!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Phoenix Wang (wew199@ucsd.edu).

For activities/events updates, please visit our FB group and website!
FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ucsdphilclub
Website: https://ucsdphilclub.wordpress.com/

 

Best regards,

Phoenix Wang, Phil Club President, wew199@ucsd.edu

Joyce Yue, Phil Club Vice President, ymyue@ucsd.edu

Sophie Leuchtner, Phil Club Secretary, sleuchtn@ucsd.edu

 

Philosophy of Political Science Reading Group led by Sarah Kang, Jan 29 @11:00 AM (Zoom)

Dear Philosophers,

 

Hope you all have a wonderful start to the winter quarter! This winter, the UCSD Philosophy Club is going to run a Philosophy of Political Science Reading Group. Sarah Kang (sgkang@ucsd.edu) is the organizer and leader of the reading group.

The first meeting will start next Friday (Jan 29), 11:00 am. The zoom link is the following:

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/99122530587
Meeting ID: 991 2253 0587

 

For the reading group, we usually read a single short paper or an excerpt from a philosopher’s work each week. Each one is selected in advance by a participant. We rotate through each participant before starting again. Feel free to select any pieces of writing you find interesting within the field of philosophy of political science. The first meeting’s reading was selected by Sarah, and it’s Chapter 13from Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan. Here’s the pdf copy of chapter XIII: 

<http://www2.econ.iastate.edu/classes/econ362/hallam/Readings/LeviathanXiiiXv.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0M4J8Z4sY5NIqSDlgcZIPMMOxqg6uLBW-Qpd0fAdrrOc41GiB5OIkJIMA>

 

All are welcome. If you are interested in participating, we will be happy to have you!

Please feel free to contact Sarah (sgkang@ucsd.edu) if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing you next Friday!

 (Feel free to contact Phoenix wew199@ucsd.edu if you have any questions in general about the Phil club)

 

Best regards,

Joyce Yue, Phil Club Secretary, ymyue@ucsd.edu

Sophie Leuchtner, Phil Club Vice President, sleuchtn@ucsd.edu

Phoenix Wang, Phil Club President, wew199@ucsd.edu

 

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Special Discussion Session w/ Prof. Matthew Fulkerson, Dec 7 @4:00 PM (Zoom)

The UCSD Philosophy Club wants to invite you to our third special discussion session on Dec 7 (Monday) at 4:00 pm.

For this session, we have invited Prof. Matthew Fulkerson, and the tentative topic is Philosophy of Cognitive Science. This involves any related topics in this field, including face perception, emotions, pain, motivations, etc. (depends on your interests!). Prof. Fulkerson is one of the most well-known experts in this area of study and has done intense research on philosophy of psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy of perception. Please feel free to bring any questions or thoughts to discuss during this session.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/98349358618
Meeting ID: 983 4935 8618

If you have any questions in regards to Philosophy of Cognitive Science, or if you are curious about this topic, it’s a great opportunity for you to talk with a philosopher who is specialized in this field! We look forward to seeing you during the session next Monday!

Please feel free to contact Phoenix wew199@ucsd.edu if you have any questions.

 

Special Discussion Session w/ Prof. Blythe Greene, Nov 20 @4:00 PM (Zoom)

The UCSD Philosophy Club is delighted to invite you to our special discussion section on Nov 20 (Friday) at 4:00 pm.

For this session, we have invited Dr. Greene to talk to us about ancient Greek and Roman physics and time. Dr. Greene specializes in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy here at UCSD and has done focused research on the Stoic theory of time. Feel free to bring any questions or thoughts to discuss during this session.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/98010883593
Meeting ID: 980 1088 3593

If you have any questions in regards to ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, or if you are curious about this topic, please join this great conversation with us! 

 

Special Discussion Session w/ Prof. Saba Bazargan-Forward, Nov 12 @4:00 PM (Zoom)

Dear Philosophers,

We are excited to invite you to our special discussion session on Nov 12 (Thursday) @4:00 pm.

The topic of this discussion section is any topic in the area of Ethics Theory, and we invited Prof. Bazargan to join us! His focus of research is on normative ethics, with a specialty in “the morality of defensive violence, the morality of war, and complicity”.

If you have any questions with regards to normative ethics, or maybe curious about this topic, please join this great conversation with us! Here is the Zoom link.

https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/99942103785

Please see the flyer attached. (And Prof. Barzagan’s Website: https://philosophy.ucsd.edu/people/faculty-sites/sbazargan.html)

If you have any questions about this special discussion session, feel free to email Phoenix <wew199@ucsd.edu>.

 

Best regards,

UCSD Philosophy Club

 

Movie Night!

Featured film: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Time: Friday October 11th, 7pm (Don’t be late!)

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society’s crime problem… but not all goes to plan  (IBM.com).

Place: Seminar Room HSS 7th floor

For info: Contact Any of the Officers (Contact info found under “Contact Page”)

Orientation Invite to our Majors, Minors and Interested Students!

The following is an email  regarding orientation from Nancy:

Dear Philosophers,

Orientation is set for Thursday, October 3rd from 2:00pm to approximately 3:30pm, and it will be held in the department lounge (Humanities & Social Sciences Building, 7thFloor, Room 7076, Map). As the tradition goes, Orientation is to provide an opportunity for philosophers to meet the faculty, other fellow philosophers, and ask questions about the major/minor.  Both new and continuing students are invited.    Students from other majors who are interested in philosophy haven been invited this year as well- it will be a nice group.  Pizza, snacks, drinks and t-shirts (sorry, large sizes onlywill be set out in the hallway.  Get yourself something to eat, a t-shirt, and join us for the talk.

Profs. Craig Callender (Chair) and Clinton Tolley (Director of Undergraduate Studies) will be welcoming you all back and talking about Philosophy at the meeting.  We’ll also be introducing the new Philosophy Club leader, Michael Hatch, and I’ll be there also to briefly go over requirements and answer questions.  It is ok to arrive late or leave early if you need to.  No rsvp is needed but an email would be appreciated to make sure we have more than enough pizza for everybody.  If you are a new major and can’t make it to Orientation at all, please stop by to see me to touch base.

Finally, there is an  Undergraduate Study Lounge for our Philosophy Majors and Minors on the 8th Floor, Room 8033.  Starting on Thursday, October 3, it will be open from 9:00a to 4:00p.  Please observe the times as the door must be locked by 4:00p.  Should the door be locked, Susanne (Main Office, Rm 7002) or I can open it for you.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone! – Nancy