Emily Kluge attended Fudan University's philosophy summer school on early modern philosophy in Shanghai from August 5th to 16th. Guest professors from both China and abroad lectured on the moral and political philosophies of Machiavelli, Hobbes, Kant, Hume, Hanfeizi, and Lord Shang.
Ásta, Kevin Richardson, and Dylan Brown each presented papers at Social Ontology 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden. Ásta also participated in the panel titled "Social Ontology: What is it? What do we want it to be?" The concluding dinner of the conference was held in the splendid Golden Hall, renowned for hosting the Nobel Prize Ball.
Nina Van Rooy will give a talk at the Deep South Philosophy and Neuroscience Workshop at Pensacola on 'Do Large Language Models Have Theory of Mind?'
Last month, we welcomed Mabel Eva to the world. This month, we are welcoming Ava Liu. She is pictured here with her ecstatic parents, Botian and Wa. Additionally, Victor Crespo Santiago is celebrating his recent nuptials this month! Be sure to congratulate Botian and Victor when you see them around the department!
I saw a dream where Sally asked me about where to find love. “Location, location, location”, as they say in the real estate industry—but unfortunately we live in Lovecraftian times where one has to construct the means to one’s own romantic salvation, rather than expect to merely find or be found by it. Fear not though. As Martha Nussbaum, my main source of soteriological wisdom concerning love, once put it: “No significant omen merely predicts a beef dinner.” (The Fragility of Goodness, p. 32). Keep checking those star signs. Your deliverance might be near.
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