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The Subject Librarian Newsletter, Philosophy, Fall 2016, Richard Harrison Sep 2016

The Subject Librarian Newsletter, Philosophy, Fall 2016, Richard Harrison

Libraries' Newsletters

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Sentential Logic, Tony Roy Jul 2016

Sentential Logic, Tony Roy



Excerpted from the longer Roy, Symbolic Logic, including chapter 1 and just the first parts of chapters 2 - 7.

From the preface: There is, I think, a gap between what many students learn in their first course in formal logic, and what they are expected to know for their second. While courses in mathematical logic with metalogical components often cast only the barest glance at mathematical induction or even the very idea of reasoning from definitions, a first course may also leave these untreated, and fail explicitly to lay down the definitions upon which the second course is based. The ...


Symbolic Logic, Tony Roy Jul 2016

Symbolic Logic, Tony Roy



From the preface: There is, I think, a gap between what many students learn in their first course in formal logic, and what they are expected to know for their second. While courses in mathematical logic with metalogical components often cast only the barest glance at mathematical induction or even the very idea of reasoning from definitions, a first course may also leave these untreated, and fail explicitly to lay down the definitions upon which the second course is based. The aim of this text is to integrate material from these courses and, in particular, to make serious mathematical logic ...


Stop Factory Farming For The Sake Of Humanity!, Alexander V. Dimauro May 2016

Stop Factory Farming For The Sake Of Humanity!, Alexander V. Dimauro

ENV 434 Environmental Justice

Abstract: The world is being destroyed. We do not care about the mistreatment of animals in factory farms because of our consumeristic taste buds, but this gluttony is even more problematic than we think. It is blinding us from an even larger factor at stake. Our factory farming methods are a leading contributor in the causes of global warming. What this means for us is that our consumption has a direct impact on our destruction. We need to think big, and act. The only way to combat this issue is through taking courses of action that will force people to ...


The Physicist - Philosophers: The Legacy Of James Clerk Maxwell And Herrmann Von Helmholtz, Peter Skiff Jan 2016

The Physicist - Philosophers: The Legacy Of James Clerk Maxwell And Herrmann Von Helmholtz, Peter Skiff

Faculty Books & Manuscripts

One of the most effective, and most mysterious, tools of modern theoretical physics is a mathematical method including what is here called “field theory.” The success of this procedure in unraveling the “zoology” of fundamental particles and their behavior is a marvel. The philosophical context of this marvel is the source of endless academic controversy. The core of the method is a blend of mathematics and description created by “physicist-philosophers,” from Maxwell and Helmholtz to Einstein and Schrödinger. This book tries to unravel the mystery, or at least chronicle it.


Animals & Ethics 101: Thinking Critically About Animal Rights, Nathan Nobis Jan 2016

Animals & Ethics 101: Thinking Critically About Animal Rights, Nathan Nobis

eBooks

This book provides an overview of the current debates about the nature and extent of our moral obligations to animals. Which, if any, uses of animals are morally wrong, which are morally permissible (i.e., not wrong) and why? What, if any, moral obligations do we, individually and as a society (and a global community), have towards animals and why? How should animals be treated? Why? We will explore the most influential and most developed answers to these questions – given by philosophers, scientists, and animal advocates and their critics – to try to determine which positions are supported by the best ...


The Subject Librarian Newsletter, Philosophy, Spring 2016, Richard Harrison Jan 2016

The Subject Librarian Newsletter, Philosophy, Spring 2016, Richard Harrison

Libraries' Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Forty-First Annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium, 2016-2017, University Of Minnesota - Morris. Philosophy Department Jan 2016

Forty-First Annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium, 2016-2017, University Of Minnesota - Morris. Philosophy Department

Midwest Philosophy Colloquium

Programs for the forty-first Midwest Philosophy Colloquium at the University of Minnesota Morris in 2016-2017.


Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics, Gary Shapiro Jan 2016

Nietzsche's Earth: Great Events, Great Politics, Gary Shapiro

Bookshelf

We have Nietzsche to thank for some of the most important accomplishments in intellectual history, but as Gary Shapiro shows in this unique look at Nietzsche’s thought, the nineteenth-century philosopher actually anticipated some of the most pressing questions of our own era. Putting Nietzsche into conversation with contemporary philosophers such as Deleuze, Agamben, Foucault, Derrida, and others, Shapiro links Nietzsche’s powerful ideas to topics that are very much on the contemporary agenda: globalization, the nature of the livable earth, and the geopolitical categories that characterize people and places. Shapiro explores Nietzsche’s rejection of historical inevitability and its ...