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David Hildebrand Teaches in Italy for Spring 2024 Semester

May 14, 2024

This March and April, Professor David Hildebrand is teaching seminars on the philosophy of art and aesthetics at Ca' Foscari university in Venice. At the University of Bologna on April 12th he will present a paper entitled "Preserving meaning in an age of Algorithms and A.I. — Borgman and Dewey."...

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David Hildebrand Presents at University of Bologna on New Technologies

May 14, 2024

On April 12, 2024 Professor David Hildebrand gave an invited talk to a multidisciplinary audience at the University of Bologna entitled, "Preserving meaning in an age of Algorithms and A.I. — Borgmann and Dewey." The talk discussed the potential for new technologies -- particularly algorithmic-based tools such as ChatGPT and...

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CU Denver Philosophy Club Presents: Philosophy Talk with a Professor!

April 25, 2024

Does the pursuit of philosophy intrigue you but you're unsure where to start? Join us at Philosophy Talk with a Professor! Snacks and useful insight provided. Thursday May 2nd, 3:30pm. Haber Library (Plaza M108)

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Dr. Brian Lisle Interview in CU Denver Association for Lecturers and Instructors Newsletter

March 28, 2024

The University of Colorado Denver Association for Lecturers and Instructors interviewed Dr. Brian Lisle for their Fall 2023 newsletter. In the interview, Dr. Lisle covers topics that range from his dissertation at Loyola University of Chicago, the significant changes to collegiate institutions and students he has witnessed over his career,...

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David Hildebrand Presents "Autonomy and Ethics in an Age of Algorithmic A.I." 11/15/2023

What are the epistemic and ethical implications of generative A.I. and ChatGPT technologies? This talk will examine our present technological situation and will raise questions about the impact upon agency, autonomy, empathy, and our ability for free inquiry. David Hildebrand, Philosophy Professor, presented on the ethics of data and A.I...

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Jeffrey Golub Presents "Overextending Ourselves: On the Bounds of Moral Indifference & Thinking the Less Interesting Thought" 10/23/2023

Golub delivered the paper "Overextending Ourselves: On the Bounds of Moral Indifference and Thinking the Less Interesting Thought" as part of the Fall 2023 CU Denver Philosophy Department Speaker Series on October 23, 2023. Abstract: This paper examines the phenomenology of extension—a cognitive-emotional act of reflection in which I ‘extend’...

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Scott Ritner of CU Boulder on "Simone Weil Against Greatness" (11/10/22)

The CU Denver Philosophy Department hosted guest speaker, Scott B. Ritner, of CU Boulder as he talked on "Simone Weil Against Greatness" Abstract: This talk will outlined the French philosopher, activist, and mystic, Simone Weil’s (1909-1943) anti-colonial and anti-fascist critique of greatness through a critical analysis of her political thought...

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Candice Shelby

Candice Shelby talked for the Fresno State Ethics Center (10/5/22)

Candice Shelby gave her a talk on "Living a Whole Life Body and Soul" on 10/5/22 over Zoom for the Fresno State Ethics Center. Key metaphors inform psychological and physical health: balance, stability, rootedness, flexibility, strength, and endurance. This talk will explored those metaphors while developing insights from philosophical traditions.

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Tennis Inc Performed at Denver's Civic Park! (9/2022)

Alumni Tennis Inc, performed at Denver's Civic Park back in September 2022. In case you missed their performance live, you can always check them out on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/@tennismusicinc

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Frederick Neuhouser

Frederick Neuhouser talked on “How to Criticize Inequality: Lessons from Piketty” (10/20/2022)

Guest lecturer Frederick Neuhouser’s take on “How to Criticize Inequality: Lessons from Piketty” Whereas most critiques of inequality criticize disparities in wealth directly—emphasizing the evils and dangers of inequality itself—in fact, the most effective justifications for inequality have historically been indirect, proceeding from a certain conception of the right to...

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