The 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.