A&S: Department of Philosophy Discussion

The UC Department of Philosophy is excited to host this full day of discussion about the liberal arts and its relevance in today's society. There has recently been quite a bit of public discussion of Arts & Sciences education, the humanities, truth, knowledge, and the value of higher education. Discussion of philosophy as a college major is a prominent theme, both because this event is hosted by the Department of Philosophy and because the discipline of philosophy is often used as an example of what is outdated or impractical with Arts & Sciences ("liberal arts") education — as illustrated by Marco Rubio's claim, during a presidential primary debate, that America needs more welders and fewer philosophers. What do you think?

This event will consist of several lectures beginning at 1pm. The main event and panel discussion will begin at 4pm with a reception following at Rhinegeist. There is no need to register for the afternoon lectures, however, please use this page to register for the panel discussion and/or reception. For more information about this event and full event schedule, you may visit: http://www.artsci.uc.edu/truth

Monday, Nov. 13
MainStreet Cinema
2701 Bearcat Way | Cincinnati, OH 45221

4 p.m. Panel Introduction: Truth, Justice, and Liberal Arts Education Thomas Polger, Professor and Head, Department of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati

4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion I: Why Care About Arts & Sciences Education?

Moderator: Mark Heyne, WVXU, Cincinnati Edition, Democracy & Me

Panelists: Leah Stewart - novelist; Professor of Creative Writing and Head, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati; H. James Williams - President, Mount St. Joseph University; Dennis Kramer-Wine '07 - Director of Culture, Rhinegeist Brewery, UC Philosophy Alumnus

5:30 p.m. Break

5:45 p.m. Panel Discussion II: Is “Liberal Arts” Education a Luxury? Why Arts & Sciences Education in Public Universities?

Moderator: Amber Hunt, Journalist, Author, and Photographer, Cincinnati Enquirer

Panelists: Michael Lynch - Director, University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, Professor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut; Kenneth Petren - Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati; Sarah Stitzlein - Professor of Education, University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

6:45 p.m. Concluding remarks

7:30 p.m. Truth for Truth Reception
Meet the speakers and enjoy a complimentary beer!
Rhinegeist Brewery
1910 Elm St. | Cincinnati, OH 45202

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The Need for the Arts & Sciences in the Post-Truth World
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