The Philosophy Club hosts "Ask a Philosopher!"

Friday, December 02, 2022
Event Time 01:30 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. PT
Location HUM 587
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The Department of Philosophy has lined up an amazing panel of philosophers to answer all of your burning philosophical questions! Four gracious faculty have agreed to provide one and a half hours in which participants can ask them ANYTHING...philosophical. Come prepared to ask questions, deepen your understanding of philosophy, and munch on some tasty treats!

Participating faculty:

Dr. Itzel Garcia: Visiting Assistant Professor
Research and teaching interests: political and legal philosophy, morality as applied to the topic of law enforcement.

Dr. Shelley Wilcox, Professor and Associate Chair
Research and teaching interests: The intersections of social and political philosophy, applied ethics, feminist philosophy with a special interest in migration, global justice and urban environmental ethics.

Kyprianos Koutsokoumnis, Lecturer Faculty
Research and teaching interests: Comparative philosophy and religion, history of philosophy, cognitive capacities and development of feelings in relation to knowledge.

Dr. Carlos Montemayor, Professor and Advisor for B.A. in Philosophy: Concentration in Philosophy and Law and the Graduate Certificate in Artifical Intelligence
Research and teaching interests: Philosophy of mind and psychology, metaphysics and epistemology.

Feel free to ask general questions that they can all attempt to answer:
"How did you get interested in philosophy?" or "What is philosophy, anyway?"

Alternatively, you can ask discipline-specific questions:
"What is metaontology?"
"Why did the debate shift from talking about morality of affluence to global justice?"

Or, you can always set them up to argue:
"Characterize the analytic/continental divide."
"Do mathematical objects exist?"

In short, it's wide open, and it will be whatever we make it!

Please RSVP to Jen at so we know how much food to provide.

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