Hello, allotropic friends and family! For the meaning of that word, please reference the Cuvier v. Geoffroy debate in the 1830s in biology on the transformation of biological forms independent of variations in matter.
We’ll be meeting this Thursday (2/14), 2PM-3:20PM, at KH B3019. Last week, we decided that we would hold a roundtable discussion! Here are the questions that will guide the discussion: What is philosophy? What kind of thing is it? What does it do, and what can it do in the world? Is my cat a philosophy? Can she be one? (I don’t have a cat yet). Part of this discussion will involve introducing the different kinds of philosophy that are done in the field. So, do not worry if you are new to philosophy altogether; you will still be able to engage well in the discussion!
Also, we have a cool talk coming up soon! Dr. Myisha Cherry, of UC Riverside, will be lecturing on “Women Breaking the Rules through Rage.” This will be held Thursday, February 21st, from 3:15PM-5PM, at the Los Angeles rooms B and C at the University Student Union. I’ll send out another reminder about this talk next week, and then another another reminder on the day of. Here’s a small blurb on what the talk is about:
“Dr. Cherry argues, using women of color as examples, that rage at racial injustice breaks not only “feeling rules” applied to members of oppressed groups, but also “racial rules”— emotive, cognitive, and behavioral rules that enforce white superiority, entitlement, and respect. Such rule breaking threatens racial domination projects within a capitalist, white supremacist, and male dominant society. This explains why some are resistant to and critical of rage–particularly the apt, motivational, and productive kinds–and why a person who has this rage is a resistance figure.”
There should also be a poster for the talk attached to the message!
That’s all! Let me know whether you believe biological forms can spontaneously generate independent of heredity, or whether accidental variations accruing over time are what account for the evolution of species.