Big Idea Talks by the Philosophy Department

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Dr. Gregory Pence Named As Edge of Chaos Scholar

edge of chaos logoDr. Gregory Pence was named as one of the 26 Edge of Chaos Scholars. The Edge of Chaos, an initiative of the UAB School of Public Health, is a catalyst for collaborative innovation and mobilizing good works — in the community, the nation and the world. Its Scholars Program brings together many of the finest minds at UAB to deal with “wicked problems” — problems that defy easy or obvious solutions. These UAB faculty members were invited to become Edge of Chaos Scholars based on their academic standing, accomplishments and their innovative perspective on the development of creativity and intellectual capacity on campus. Throughout the coming academic year, they will present lectures on a range of topics — with an emphasis on innovation and interdisciplinary thinking.

For more information, click here.

Artificial Conversations Spark Insights into the Evolution of Ideas

By Matt Windsor

0912_abrams2Marshall Abrams talked at the Society for Exact Philosophy on evolution, culture, and epistemology and also talked at the Eastern American Philosophical Association on "Extending Science with Humanities through Computer Simulation" in the forum "Doing Philosophy with Computers".


Gregory Pence and George W. Bush agree on something!

Human-CloningAccording to an article by Rebecca Taylor on, Dr. Gregory Pence and President George W. Bush agree on an issue in bioethics. Click here to see the article and the issue.

Our Very Own Dr. Gregory Pence on National Fox TV Discussing Cloned Meat

pence    Dr. Gregory Pence, a philosophy professor at the University of
    Alabama in Birmingham, was on Fox News at 5:00 p.m. on January
    16, 2014, to discuss the issue of cloned meat.

    Click here to see the video.