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On Saturday October 31, twelve intrepid philosophers set out to hike the lower 15 km of the Elgin Trail, from St Thomas to Port Stanley, along the Kettle Creek. The day promised rain, but the rain never came; instead there were some high winds, and some dramatically changing skies, from menacing storm clouds to bright sun. If you drive between these two towns, the land seems relatively flat, with only some gentle undulations. But the gorge dug over time by Kettle Creek is deep, and, in places, steep, and the trail has a way of constantly climbing and descending the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2009 at Philosophy@Western
jthorp is now following Samantha Brennan
Nov 4, 2009
jthorp is now following Samantha Brennan
Nov 3, 2009
The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy held its main annual meeting at Fordham University, in New York city, over the weekend October 16-18. Some 200 people were in attendance. On the program were two papers from the UWO department: Kris Biniek, "Unity and Partition in Plato's Souls", and John Thorp, "Aristotle on Natural Law". Kris's paper argues that, despite first appearances to the contrary, the tripartite model of the soul that Plato presents in Republic IV and in the Timaeus is not at odds with the tripartite model presented in the Phaedo. The apparent discrepancy arises from the different argumentative... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2009 at Philosophy@Western