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Philosophy Club Meeting This Thursday


Posted 09/25/2018
Submitted by Brian Skelly
Category: Student Announcements

Come join us at this week’s Philosophy Club meeting Thursday, September 27th from 12:15 to 1:45 in 421 Auerbach Hall as Hillyer College Philosophy professor Paul Swift presents on the influence of Democritus on Nietzsche’s entrance into philosophy: “The Legacy of Democritus as Role Model: Nietzsche’s Shattered Atoms”.

Paul A. Swift received his doctorate from Duquesne University in 1995 under the direction of Wilhelm S. Wurzer and Rudolf Makkreel. He has taught philosophy and karate-do in the United States and China for over twenty five years. He is the author of Becoming Nietzsche: Early Reflections on Democritus, Schopenhauer, and Kant (Rowman and Littlefield) and has served on the Board of Directors of the Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE), an organization through which he taught workshops to Chinese university professors and graduate students at six different universities in China. Dr. Swift serves as a peer-reviewer for multiple academic presses and has had some success as a songwriter and musician with several commercially released records, including Aardvark Spleen’s albums, Love of WisdomCenter of the Universe, and Live Outsourced China. He is an expert on Nietzsche’s early philosophical writings (1866-1868).

The University of Hartford Philosophy Club has an informal, jovial atmosphere. It is a place where students, professors, and people from the community at large meet as peers. Sometimes presentations are given, followed by discussion. Other times, topics are hashed out by the whole group.

Presenters may be students, professors, or people from the community. Anyone can offer to present a topic. The mode of presentation may be as formal or informal as the presenter chooses.

Food and drink are served. Come and go as you wish. Bring friends. Suggest topics and activities. Take over the club! It belongs to you!