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Friday

March 12, 2010 3:35 pm

Dartmouth College philosophy professor to discuss free will

Adina Roskies, an assistant professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College, discusses the limitations and potential for neuroscience in the study of free will at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Pettengill Hall’s Keck Classroom.

Thursday

February 5, 2009 2:56 pm

Wake Up Call: A Multimedia Presentation

Professor of German Denis Sweet launched an experiential Short Term course in 2008 that “really deals with one’s self, one’s place in the world and one’s place in society.” He offers the life-changing course once again in Short Term 2009.

Friday

December 5, 2008 3:08 pm

On Being Raised Buddhist

Oh Buddhism, you complicate my life in so many ways but you also make it easy to write off bad things that happen. Chalk it up to karma. That spider was obviously some evil-doer in its past life, hence why it got killed by my Raid handling mother. Same with the black fly. However, it gets more complicated when you start to think about human beings. Could the starving people of this world really all have racked up bad karma in their past lives? I don’t buy it. That’s a question I constantly ponder. I hope I’ll come find some sort of satisfactory answer to that question someday. Maybe lying on the side of the road looking like road kill like my fake fur stole. Sigh.

Friday

November 14, 2008 5:02 pm

Wake Up! call

Professor of German Denis Sweet’s Short Term course “Wake Up! An Experiential Journey to Self-Awareness, Nature, and Social Engagement” educates…

Thursday

November 6, 2008 1:29 pm

I’m the Girl Talk of Philosophy

Concerning mash-up music, debates have been circulating concerning the question of whether a mash-up song should be considered new or not. Is a mash-up song authentic? Is it “real” music? Or is it simply two previously written songs placed together into something that is less novel than it is a rip-off. And what does it mean that computers are so fancy these days that any Joe-shmo can take two of his favorite songs and layer them together? Does that count as authentic?

Saturday

November 1, 2008 3:06 pm

Wake Up Call

A chain of such experiential moments — the solo fast being just one of the more salient examples — stretched from one end of Short Term to the other. As far as I knew, nothing quite like “Wake Up!” had ever been tried at Bates before. It was a hybrid that wedded rigorous academic inquiry with direct, personal, unmediated experiential learning.

Saturday

October 18, 2008 1:48 pm

Autumn on Campus in Maine

My academic course load is really challenging this semester, but I am really happy with all of my classes. For instance, though I am a Religion major and a Philosophy minor, I registered to take an upper level History seminar on colonial America. It is a subject I wasn’t at all interested in or knew anything about. But all my friends who are History majors told me that Professor Hall was an amazing teacher. Though he was teaching a 100 level class this semester, I decided to take his 300 level seminar with only six other students. There has been tons of reading and writing assignments, but I have fallen in love with the material and the professor. That’s something special about Bates and the liberal arts experience. You don’t have to limit yourself to classes within your major, or even personal interests.

Tuesday

July 1, 2008 12:00 pm

Team Approach

In The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting, authors Dan Doyle ’72 and Deb Doermann Burch help parents manage their athletes less and better.

Thursday

March 21, 1996 11:05 am

Philosophy, religion departments to hold biblical studies conference

In an effort to link the academic work of Maine scholars with community interest in the Bible, the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Bates will host a three-day conference of biblical studies on Friday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3.