Philosophy Colloquium: Guido Melchior

The Spring 2018 Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Guido Melchior (University of Graz). 

Title: Knowledge and Argumentation. 

Skeptical arguments are usually understood as making a significant claim about the limits of knowledge. In my paper, I will suggest that many skeptical arguments should be rather reinterpreted as teaching us a lesson about the limits of argumentation. Moreover, I will sketch how a theory of argumentation and its limits can be built on reinterpretations of traditional skeptical arguments.

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Fri, 04/13/2018 - 15:00 to 17:00

Freedom Center and McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship talk: Jason Brennan

The Freedom Center and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship present Jason Brennan (Georgetown University).

Location: Silver and Sage room in Old Main

Title: The Ethics Project: Teaching Ethics through High-Stakes Student Entrepreneurship

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Tue, 04/03/2018 - 14:00 to 15:30

Freedom Center Colloquium: Mario Villarreal-Diaz

Topic: The Road to Crony Capitalism.

Location: Maloney Room, SS 224.

We offer arguments that suggest that is at least possible that cronyism is intrinsic to, and not a separable from, capitalism. If real capitalism exists, is it sustainable?  Or does capitalism in a democracy always devolve into corporatist cronyism? Furthermore, we argue that successful capitalism may lead to an impulse on the part of economic powers and political agents to restrict and control the potential destructive power of entrepreneurship.

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Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:30 to 13:45


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