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April 22, 2003

Philosophy symposium to explore human knowledge

California State University, Sacramento will hold its annual Nammour Philosophy Symposium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 29 and 30 in the University Union Forest Suite.

The event will focus on “Ways of Knowing,” and examine a variety of questions relating to the foundation of human knowledge. CSUS philosophy faculty will participate in panel discussions on such topics as “Knowledge of the External World” and “Varieties of Knowledge.”

The panelists will explore a variety of issues, including “Does Chicken Really Taste Like Chicken,” and “What Do Men Know: A Feminist Critique of Scientific Objectivity.” There will also be a panel discussion featuring winners of this year’s Nammour Student Essay Competion.

The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the CSUS philosophy department at (916) 278-6424. For media assistance, contact the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

Nammour Philosophy Symposium
California State University, Sacramento
University Union, Forest Suite

Tuesday, April 29

10 a.m.- noon Panel discussion: “Knowledge of the External Word”
Panelists: Matt McCormick, “Does Chicken Taste Like Chicken?”

Robert Foreman, “Dualism Debunked”
Brad Dowden, “Possible Worlds”
1-3 p.m.

Panel discussion: “Transcendental Knowledge”
Stan Dundon, “How We Know First Principles:
They Dawn On Us”

David Long, “To Speak or Not to Speak:
Effablizing the Ineffable”
David Corner, “Understanding Miracles”

Wednesday, April 30

10 a.m.-noon Panel discussion featuring winners of the Nammour Student Essay Competition
1-3 p.m.

Panel discussion: “Varieties of Knowledge”
Martin Roth, “Epistemic Strata: How to Make Sense of Epistemological Pluralism”

Chris Bellon, “What Do Men Know? A Feminist Critique of Scientific Objectivity”

Scott Merlino, “Does Spot Know When He’s Been Bad?”

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