Monday, September 30, 2013

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Vaughan

William Vaughan, Professor of Philosophy and University Core Director, gave a talk before the College of Wooster Philosophy Roundtable, on Thursday September 26th, 2013, on Nazi Appropriations of Urteilskraft: Aesthetic Ideology and Classical German Philosophy.  The remarks focused on the uses to which the theories of aesthetics from Kant and Hegel have been put in 20th century political contexts.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Philosophy in the news?!?  Geez.

An argument over the theories of 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant ended in a man being shot in a grocery store in southern Russia.  I wonder what it was they were discussing?  Possibly whether or not Kant was really a deontologist...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Why Future Business Leaders Need Philosophy

Studies show that in order to be successful in business you need critical thinking skills. These skills allow you to assess and challenge the basic assumptions of business models and practices.  Because of this, philosophy majors advance more rapidly than their colleagues who possess only business degrees: "by mid-career, the salaries of philosophy graduates surpasses those of marketing, communications, accounting and business management. Taking this into consideration, it appears that having the right business degree from a prestigious business school does not guarantee a successful career in business."