Friday, March 18, 2016

Vagueness was a hit!

Ready to compose...

On Thursday, March 17, Professor Jonathan Parsons delivered his talk on "The Vagueness Argument for Unrestricted Composition", to a well-attended audience.

At first the students were perplexed, and wondered why anyone would believe a theory like this, but quickly they saw both the problems and the solutions that unrestricted composition reveals. Parsons gave a variety of examples to help the students understand why problems concerning vagueness influence our talk about composition and substances.

The presentation generated a healthy Q&A discussion afterwards, and our students were ready to engage our speaker.

The AU Philosophy Dept., Philosophy Club, and Phi Sigma Tau want to thank Prof. Parsons for a wonderful talk, and hope he will have the opportunity to fit us into his schedule in the future!

1 comment:

  1. I went in knowing absolutely nothing about mereology...Professor Parsons gave a great talk explaining the philosophy, its consequences, and the arguments for and against it. I thought it was a great opportunity to learn about something that I would otherwise have known about.