Dr. Michael Jerryson and Dr. Adam Fuller recently engaged in an ongoing series of discussions demonstrating the ability of people to disagree without being disagreeable. The first discussion deals with the question of whether the counter-cultural revolution of the 1960s was a good thing for society. The second discussion examines the question of whether political…
What is Anti-Semitism?
On November 20, 2018 the Center for Judaic Studies, Center for Islamic Studies, American Studies and the Department to Philosophy and Religious Studies, and the College off Liberal Arts and Social Sciences organized a panel discussion on anti-Semitism. The event was a response to the shooting at Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation in…
Children’s Rights and Moral Parenting
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Vopat whose book Children’s Rights and Moral Parenting was recently re-released in paperback by Lexington Books. Dr. Vopat’s book offers a systematic treatment of a variety of issues involving the intersection of the rights of children and the moral responsibility of parents. The text presents a theory of the relationship between…
Dr. Davíd Carrasco’s Talk at YSU
2016 Carrasco from YSU Phil and Rel Studies on Vimeo.
Dr. Carrasco’s Penguin Pride
Our recent Shipka Speaker Dr. David Carrasco recently sent us a photo of himself in a “Fear the Penguin” shirt. I think we may have to make him an honorary YSU Penguin.
Shipka Speaker: Dr. David Carrasco
2016 Shipka Speaker Carrasco.pdf
Dr. Jerryson in Copenhagen
Dr. Michael Jerryson was invited to present a paper on Buddhist violence in Asia, titled “Marketing the Buddha and its Blasphemy” at the BBB Copenhagen Conference at the University of Copenhagen. Drawing upon his fieldwork among militant monks in Southern Thailand and studies across Asia, Michael Jerryson spoke about how Buddhist monks can reconcile their…
Business of Boycotting
Mark Vopat, and Alan recently co-authored a paper, titled “The Business of Boycotting: Having your chicken and eating it too”. The paper was published in the Journal of Business Ethics a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal is listed on the Financial Times List of the top 50 business journals.
Dr. Bart Ehrman Radio Interview
The spring Shipka Speaker Series presenter Dr. Bart Ehrman was kind enough to do an interview for WYSU. Dr. Vopat from our department had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Ehrman about the talk he gave, his current projects, and a little about how he writes. For those that may have missed…
To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf – The New York Times
There is an implicit argument here for all programmers to study the humanities (and maybe humanities majors studying a little programming). To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf – The New York Times