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Philosophy Society, A. Burov: “What is good in naturalism?” Part 2, Friday, Jan.31, at noon. Req Room (WH4NW) What is naturalism or materialism? What is reasonable in it? What is inspirational in it? What is morally encouraging in it? Why do people believe in naturalism? Part 1 is available at https://fermisocietyofphilosophy.wordpress.com/. Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Philosophy Society, A. Burov: “What is good in naturalism?” Friday, Jan.17, at noon. Req Room (WH4NW) What is naturalism or materialism? What is reasonable in it? What is inspirational in it? What is morally encouraging in it? Why do people believe in naturalism? Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Relation between scientism and rationalism, as it was defined at part I of this talk, will be considered. Join us for part II in the Req Room (WH4NW) on Friday, November 8, 12pm. Everybody is welcome. Feel free to come with your lunch. Video and slides of the part I of this talk are at our web site: https://fermisocietyofphilosophy.wordpress.com/

Abstract: “Assuming a theistic starting point, how can God be influential in human lives and human history in the presence of an overwhelming amount of randomness? We will summarize examples of randomness in the natural world, at size scales from the neutrino to galaxies; in our lives; and in the 20-th Century. A speculative answer to this question will be suggested in the second presentation.” Everybody is welcome, feel free to come with your lunch. https://fermisocietyofphilosophy.wordpress.com/ Questions may be sent…

On Jan. 19 from noon-1 p.m. in WH4NW, a European collaboration of philosophers, sociologists, and psychologists will present their research on how scientists can be surveyed and discuss their survey prepared for large lab employees. Short talks by Prof. S. Perovic and Dr. V. Sikimic will be followed by a free-form discussion. All materials and details are at  https://fermisocietyofphilosophy.wordpress.com . Everybody is welcome, feel free to come with your lunch.  

What’s in an accent?

Some researchers report that native speakers regard intelligible foreign-accented speech positively but others argue that non-native speakers are often perceived in a prejudiced way and even as less knowledgeable. In this talk I shall discuss this controversy. Speaker: Vitaly Pronskikh Thu, Jan 26, 12:00-13:00, at the Req Room (WH4NW). Fermi Philosophy Society  

Title: Philosophy Society, “Reason open to Mystery”, open discussion When: Thu, Jan 12, 12:00-13:00 Where: Req Room (WH4NW) Everyone interested is invited to our first meeting in this year, devoted to a discussion of “Reason open to Mystery”, a talk given by Giorgio Ambrosio at Nov 11. Video and presentation of the talk are publicly available at our web site: https://fermisocietyofphilosophy.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/a-reason-open-to-mystery/ Feel free to come with your lunch.