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Questions of longevity, arguments and terrible people at philosophy discussions

  • September 18, 2014
“What’s the Big Idea?” brings philosophy questions to the everyday.

big idea2The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Philosophy will present four public discussions that bring to light philosophical questions people face in everyday life. Each installment of the 2014-15 “What’s the Big Idea?” series will be kicked off by a faculty member’s presentation and followed by an open discussion.

  • Why We’re All Terrible People” with Matt King, Ph.D.,; 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Spencer Honors House, 1190 10th Ave. South
  • “Is it Wrong to Live to a Hundred?” with Gregory Pence, Ph.D,; 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Spencer Honors House
  • “Reasonable People Can Disagree … Can’t They?” with Kevin McCain, Ph.D.,; 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, location TBA
  • “Wittgenstein’s Private Language Argument” with Marjorie Price, Ph.D.,; 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, location TBA

The discussions are free and open to the public.