Is a profound change in our attitudes towards animals morally required? What are the limits of
tolerance in a pluralistic society? What makes human consciousness unique? Is university a
These are some of the questions being asked at this year’s Philosophy Cafe — an informal
gathering of faculty, students, staff, and open to the general public — held every second Friday
from 2:30-4pm at the Pit Lounge at CBU.
This Friday, November 4th, former CBU philosophy student Mike Targett will ask the question:
Is University a racket? (And if so, then so what?) and lead an investigation into the price,
cost, and value of higher education.
Each discussion begins with a 10-minute introduction to the question. The conversation that
follows is often invigorating, occasionally infuriating, frequently edifying, and always friendly.
The Philosophy Cafe is held every second Friday, from 2:30-4pm, at the Pit Lounge at CBU
and is hosted by the Philosophy and Religious Studies department of CBU, who invite you to
come, listen, learn, and join the conversation.
Upcoming conversations include:
November 18, 4th-year philosophy student Shitangshu Roy asks “Do computers have minds?”
December 2, Dr. Scott Stewart asks “What are the limits of Tolerance?”