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March 13th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: 2015 LPE Film Festival Submission Deadline
    The 2015 Lambda Pi Eta Film Festival is part of Lewis & Clark’s Festival of Scholars. This event aims to give student filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work to the Lewis & Clark community, while providing newcomers to the field with a behind-the-scenes look at the visual media production process. Film is an important component of the Rhetoric & Media discipline, as it reflects the sociopolitical and cultural narratives competing for relevance at any given time. To learn about film is to learn about the world we live in! Join us in supporting the creativity of your fellow students, and get a taste for what film studies is all about!

  • Image preview All Day: Reinventing Documentary: The Art of Allan Sekula
    The Eric and Ronna Hoffman Gallery of Art presents:
    Reinventing Documentary: The Art of Allan Sekula
    until March 15
  • Image preview 3:00pm: Religion/Modernity: Living on the Slash by Robert Orsi (Northwestern University)
    This lecture challenges the widespread agreement today among scholars of modern history and culture that modernity did not mean the end of religion, that modernity itself is a religious, as well as political and legal, project. This may be true, but such an account of the modern fails to capture the fate of special, supermundane beings since the sixteenth century: gods, ghosts, ancestors, spirits, demons, and so on. The “religion” that endured in modernity—that was legally codified, epistemologically sanctioned, and diagnosed as psychologically healthy—was purified of these beings. Modern “religion” consigned them to the past of the species and the infancy of the person. Looking at the experience of a Catholic survivor of clerical sexual abuse as she makes her way between the normative modern and “superstition,” which is the necessary other of the modern, the lecture considers what it means to live everyday life in a world of plural and incommensurate ontologies.

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  • Image preview 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Moral Disagreement and the Importance of Meta-Ethics by Joel Martinez (Lewis & Clark College)
    According to moral cognitivists, moral judgments express beliefs and are, thus, truth-apt.  According to moral non-cognitivists, moral judgments do not express beliefs and, thus, are not truth-apt.  Instead, when one makes a moral judgment, one expresses an attitude that is more like an approval or dis-approval.   One common argument for moral non-cognitivism relies on the phenomenon of moral disagreement.   In this paper, I trace the history of the non-cognitivist argument from moral disagreement.  I also raise objections to this argument.   I argue that the non-cognitivist’s explanation of moral disagreement fails to explain how some moral disagreements are genuine disagreements.  Further, I argue that the cognitivist has the resources for a better explanation of moral disagreement than the non-cognitivist.  Since I do not claim to offer a decisive defense of cognitivism, I then consider what evidence would help us make progress in this debate.  I argue that recent, empirically minded philosophers mis-characterize the role that the natural and social sciences should play in solving this and other problems in meta-ethics.   Instead, Philosophy plays a distinctive role in solving meta-ethical disputes and cannot simply rely on the results of the sciences.

April 4th, 2015

  • Image preview All Day: Pedal Pursuit
    Bike, compete, & celebrate for a good cause! Play Pedal Pursuit, a bike trivia scavenger hunt, on April 4, 2015 to raise support for NEDC.

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April 29th, 2015

  • 7:00pm: Senior Poetry Reading
    Please join us as the 2014-2015 Lewis & Clark College Writer’s Series concludes with readings of original works of poetry by senior students from Mary Szybist’s Advanced Poetry Writing course.  Refreshments will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there!



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