Professor Nicholas Smith‘s essay “Punk as Praxis” was featured on the UConn Daily Campus. Professor Smith answers the question of “What is Punk?” in his essay.
“It challenged conformity and complacency. Part of it was a refusal of things, and I think those things still need refusing,” Smith said about the things punk challenged and still need challenging.
Check out “Punk as Praxis” on Professor Smith’s website.
Please join us in congratulating Philosophy graduate student Katie Peters for her acceptance to present during the workshop Extreme Beliefs and Responsibility at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam this June. She will be presenting her work “Out-Group Arrogance and In-Group Servility in Far-Right American Women”.
Congratulations to Professor Bar-On‘s graduate students Nimra Asif and Drew Johnson for being selected to give talks at the “Practical Mental Representation” conference at Chapman University! There were only two slots available for contributed talks and both will be discussing the aspect of Ruth Millikan’s work.
The “Practical Mental Representations” conference focuses on exploring solutions to answer two questions:
If mental representations have descriptive contents, how exactly do they fulfil their fundamentally practical functions? How can a description, whether accurate or inaccurate, itself motivate or set the normative standards for any sort of practical engagement with the world?
Check out this link for more information:
Practical Mental Representations