Oct 31, 2011 Mike Targett Blog Sydney, Nova Scotia

Philosophy Cafe

Is a profound change in our attitudes towards animals morally required? What are the limits of tolerance in a pluralistic society? What makes human consciousness unique? Is university a racket?

These are some of the questions being asked at this year’s Philosophy Cafe — an informal gathering of faculty, students, staff, and open to the general public — held every second Friday from 2:30-4pm at the Pit Lounge at CBU.

This Friday, November 4th, yours truly asks the question: Is University a racket? (And if so, then so what?).

Each discussion begins with a short introduction to the chosen topic. The conversation that follows is often invigorating, occasionally infuriating, frequently edifying, and always friendly.

The Philosophy Cafe is held every second Friday, from 2:30-4pm, at the Pit Lounge at CBU; and is hosted by the Philosophy and Religious Studies department of CBU, who invite you to come, listen, learn, and join the conversation.

October 21: “Should we all be vegetarians?”

Dr. Richard Keshen asks: Is a profound change in our attitudes toward animals morally required?

November 4: “Is university a racket?”

An investigation into the price, cost, and value of higher education

November 18: “Do computers have minds?”

4th-year philosophy student Shitangshu Roy asks: What makes human consciousness unique?

December 2: “What are the limits of Tolerance?”

Dr. Scott Stewart asks: In a pluralistic society, must we tolerate what we consider to be intolerable?

Mike Targett, Executive Director at UIT Startup Immersion at Cape Breton University. This is my personal blog. Follow me on Twitter @miketargett and StartupCBIsland

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