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2011 Philosophy Department Homecoming Lecture

A presidential candidate recently made news with the statement: "Corporations are people, too." We do business with corporations, like people. We allow corporations to own property, like people. We expect corporations to obey rules, like people; and we convict corporations of crimes. What exactly do we mean, though, by treating a corporation as a legal "person"? What is the role, the limitation and the importance of such a word in human interaction? This is a topic deserving philosophical attention.

Presented by Alumnus Attorney Joe Hicks

Friday, November 4, 3:30 - 5:00 Morrison Hall, Room 100

Baylor Kierkegaard Society 2011

The Society meeting this Fall convenes Tuesday, September 20th, from 4-5:30PM in the Memorial Hall Senior Commons Room, with Dr. David J. Gouwens discussing Paul L. Homer and Reading Søren Kierkegaard.

Phi Sigma Tau Second Annual Student Philosophy Symposium--October 28-29, 2011

Worship Justice and the City of God: An Augustinian Response to Jeffrey Stout's Democracy and Tradition
April 23, 2010, 4:00pm in Morrison Hall 100
James K. A. Smith is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Congregational and Ministry Studies at Calvin College

Analogical Predication, Transcendence, and the Simplicity of God
April 16, 2010, 4:00pm in Morrison Hall 108
Daniel Bonevac is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin


Tournament of Champions: Pascal Against Philosophy
February 19, 2010, 3:30-5:00pm in Memorial Drawing Room
As is well known, but little understood, Pascal likes to divide philosophy into two parts, scepticism and dogmatism, and appoint Montaigne and Epictetus as their respective champions. Why does he do this? How could any two figures represent so vast a field? I am not unique in thinking that Pascal's quirky ' tournament of champions' is a literary embodiment of what is at bottom a logical argument against philosophy.

Dr. Rob Koons, University of Texas
November 20, 2009, 4:00-5:00pm in MH 108
Dr. Rob Koons of the University of Texas will be presenting a lecture as part of the Department of Philosophy's Philosophy of Religion Colloquium/Lecture Series. The lecture is entitled "The Existence of the Soul as a Precondition of Normative Epistemology."

Dr. Steven Phillips, University of Texas
November 6, 2009, 3:30pm in MH 108
Dr. Steven Phillips of the University of Texas will be coming to Baylor to deliver a lecture concerning his work on Contemporary Epistemological Issues and Indian Philosophy entitled: "The Nyaya Theory of Knowledge Sources: Perception, Inference, and Testimony as Factive, Prolific, and Trusted."

Dr. Robert Adams, University of North Carolina
October 30, 2009, 3:30-5:00pm in Armstrong Browning Library
Dr. Robert Adams from the University of North Carolina will be presenting a lecture entitled "Virtue for Sinners" and will draw heavily from his book, A Theory of Virtue.

Dr. Adriel Trott, Pan American University
October 22, 2009, 3:30pm in MH 120
Dr. Adriel Trott of Pan American University will be coming to Baylor to deliver a lecture concerning her recent work on Social and Political Philosophy in Aristotle entitled: "The Natural and the Rational in Aristotle's Anthropology."