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Monday, January 28, 2019

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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: Love and Other Drugs
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: Love and Other Drugs
Monday, January 28, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

The Café is run by philosophers Skye Cleary (http://tinyurl.com/yddu38tf) and Massimo Pigliucci (http://tinyurl.com/msm6d6u). It is based on the principle of the Socratic dialogue. Every meeting has a simple theme (e.g., should we be afraid of death? What's the ethics of eating?), which is introduced by Skye and Massimo on the basis of short, accessible, suggested (but not mandatory!) readings. The rest of the meeting then features an open discussion among participants, facilitated by Skye and Massimo, aiming at sharpening our thinking about whatever subject matter is being examined.

Topic: Love and Other Drugs

Imagine if there really was a "Love Potion Number 9", or a breakup pill to ameliorate the pain of being dumped. Would you take it? Should you? If so, under what circumstances? And for how long? We’re already medicalizing sexual desire with Viagra and, more recently, the female version Flibanserin – which might help with physical issues, but are they just bandaid solutions for relationship problems? After all, drugs can’t solve moral problems in living. At this Philosophy Cafe, we'll be talking about the medicalization of love and the ethics of biochemical antidotes and stimulants.

Suggested reading: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129564-700-cure-for-love-should...

For more information, visit the Cafe's Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe

Meeting dates subject to change.

 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Speaking of Science - Hierarchy and Power: Cooperation Between the Advantaged and Disadvantaged w/ Dr. L. Taylor Phillips
Speaking of Science - Hierarchy and Power: Cooperation Between the Advantaged and Disadvantaged w/ Dr. L. Taylor Phillips
Monday, January 28, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Dr. L. Taylor Phillips (NYU Stern School of Business) focuses on engaging traditionally privileged groups in diversity efforts, and identifying methods to increase cooperation beween the advantaged and the disadvantaged. She also explores the role advantaging processes play in determining employee and organizational outcomes.

Dr. Phillips' work has been covered by a variety of media outlets, incluing NPR and Stanford GSB Insights. She has published research in leading management and psychology journals, incluing the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Research in Organizational Behavior. Dr. Phillips holds a B.A. in Psychology and Human Biology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.