This year’s Philosophy 496 (Senior Capstone) presentations were a success! Robert Belle, Peter Dziadowicz, Leah Heilman, Cheyenne-Christine Laukant, Jesse Pingel, Michelle Roche, Larry Schmitt, and Lauren Schuller presented the research projects they have been working on all semester. Special thanks to Dr. Glass for running 496 this semester and organizing the event, and Dr. Scherwitz for making sure that there was plenty of food to fuel our philosophical efforts!
This year, we have photographic evidence of our 496 presentations. Enjoy!
Leah raises difficult questions for biomedical ethicists.
C-C questions her identity!
Jesse explains relative morality.
Larry denies that the computer is intelligent.
Michelle offers a conception of the self through Chan Buddhism.
Rob defends logical pluralism.
Peter does a stand-up comedy act. (Not really, but he gives a philosophical explanation of stand-up comedy and explains the conditions under which it is ethical.)
Lauren considers the role of justice in utilitarian ethics.
Dr. Scherwitz asks a difficult question while philosophers ponder.
Philosophy students take a break from the talks.
“Mens corpusque” – philosophers love to eat!