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A tale of two doctors

Jun. 21, 2017—When Michael Caruso walked across the Commencement stage and received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt in 1972, pursuing a Ph.D. seemed unlikely. Despite falling in love with philosophy after taking an introductory course with Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs his sophomore year and declaring it his major, he put his focus on philosophical studies...

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How to Argue: Advice from Robert Talisse and Scott Aikin

May. 29, 2017—Vanderbilt philosophy professors Robert B. Talisse and Scott F. Aikin offer some rules of thumb on how to argue.

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Philosophy on the run: Vanderbilt professors host ‘Philosophy 15’ video podcast

May. 1, 2017—Got 15 minutes? Rob Talisse and Scott Aikin say that's enough time to get philosophical with the help of their podcast, "Philosophy 15."

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Lachs to lecture on death and self-importance

Apr. 10, 2017—This year's Berry Lecture is April 20 and features Vanderbilt philosopher John Lachs.

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Exhibition to share life lessons of African American seniors

Apr. 7, 2017—An exhibition showcasing life stories of African American seniors—part of a project founded by Associate Provost Ifeoma Nwankwo—will be displayed April 13 at Sarratt Student Center.

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Get the lowdown on Nashville’s Food Waste Initiative Feb. 1

Jan. 26, 2017—A citywide effort to feed hungry people with food that otherwise would be wasted will be explained Feb. 1 at the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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Can America be reinvented in the Donald Trump era?

Dec. 1, 2016—Will the Trump era be one of despair or hope? Vanderbilt professors will discuss it Dec. 7 at Nashville's downtown public library.

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University of York professor to deliver second Compton Lecture Oct. 26

Sep. 30, 2016—A speaker series honoring the late Vanderbilt philosopher John Compton will bring the University of York's Catherine Wilson to campus.

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Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box resumes with Wood and Bess

Sep. 1, 2016—Historian Michael Bess, who writes about the social and cultural impact of technological change, leads off this year's free Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series Sept. 7 at the downtown library.

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Judaeo-Arabic culture focus of cross-disciplinary conference

Aug. 9, 2016—Renowned experts across disciplines will speak on Judaeo-Arabic history and culture at an international conference at Vanderbilt University Aug. 15-18.

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Lowe to discuss interactive theatre at (Lunch) Box talk

Apr. 29, 2016—Leah Lowe will discuss "Immersive Theatre and the Audience of the Future" when she speaks May 4 as part of the Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flair series at the Nashville Public Library.

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Vanderbilt students contribute to mass incarceration exhibit

Apr. 21, 2016—The traveling exhibit "States of Incarceration" features a contribution from philosophy students at Vanderbilt. It will be displayed in Nashville in spring 2018.

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