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Philosophy Class Drinking Game

Ahh, philosophy class. For those who have braved the icy lecture halls speckled with the seemingly all-knowing international students, these lec-seminars seem to bring out the most in CU students. There are plenty of things that happen all too frequently; take a shot when…………. The professor asks for a simple example of anything and someone brings […]

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ClubHop: The Gadfly

Did you read about the gadfly in Plato’s Apology? Do you know the term just because you are hip? Or are you lost af? Whichever defines you, Bwog has a novel answer: become a PART of The Gadfly, a.k.a., Columbia’s undergraduate Philosophy journal, thanks to its recent revamp. Senior staffer (and Gadflyer) Sarah Dahl has the […]

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Chronicles Of Existentialism: Toilet Running Forever

“And if this be madness in the multitude, it is the same in every particular man. For as in the midst of the sea, though a man perceive no sound of that part of the water next him, yet he is well assured that part contributes as much to the roaring of the sea as […]

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Students Petition for Class on Marxism

It may come as a shock, but the University of Havana (North) currently offers no philosophy class devoted to our patron saint, Karl Marx. Sure, half of the courses here analyze things “from a Marxist perspective” but there is no class that takes an in-depth look at Marx’s philosophy and its relationship to Hegel’s. But […]

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Lecturehop: Philosophy Panel

Last Tuesday, philosopher Slavoj Zizek graced our campus to discuss the sorts of high ideals that the average person doesn’t understand. Along with three other panelists, Zizek shared his thoughts with our community. Bwog’s fabulous philosophy student, Zach Hendrickson, was in attendance and brings you this report. Tuesday night I found myself back Altschul auditorium, […]

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Deep Hunger, Deep Thought

Broke? Hungry? Luckily, you’ve got quite a number of  options to chose from tonight and we’re here to help you navigate the smorgasbord of free food at your fingertips. At NYClash, teams from Columbia, Fordham, NYU, and Rutgers square off on an eternal question that has perplexed many a puzzled pre-frosh: Liberal Arts or Engineering? […]

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328 Professors Officially in Support of Occupy Wall Street

This weekend, we published a preliminary petition declaring the support of Columbia and Barnard faculty for the Occupy Wall Street movement. The petition has been officially released today on behalf of the Faculty Action Committee with 328 over 350 signatures (and no repetitions this time), by Professor Paige West. You can read the full press […]

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BwogSalon: The Gadfly

Bwog has hopped, poked, and swiftly skimmed, but now we’re inviting other writers into the Bwog Bubble. We think there’s lots of fantastic campus journalism out there that sometimes slips under the radar. In the spirit of Enlightenment salons from centuries past, we present our newest feature, BwogSalon. Bwog asked the editors of each publication […]

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A Philosophical NINJa

God may be dead, but it seems this guy is still alive and printing stuff out in Butler.

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LectureHop: “New Atheism and the War on Terror”

Seo Hee Im reports from 1501 SIPA, where Terry Eagleton spoke last night, at an event co-sponsored by the Institute of Religion, Culture and Public Life, and the Heyman Center for the Humanities. Terry Eagleton, world-famous literary theorist, was introduced as “so sparkling, so Irish.” This seemed apt, as Eagleton, deftly wielding self-congratulatory British charm […]

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QuickFly: On Philosophy

The Spring 2010 issue of The Gadfly is soon out in print and now available online. We hit the highlights: On protest, or Columbia’s recent lack thereof. (p. 4) On religion and science. (p. 7) On philosophy and art. (p. 11) On whatever Finnegans Wake is about. (p. 20) On love. (p. 24) On parents. […]

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Uh, What’s Up With Philosophy?

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QuickFly: Things You’ve Never Thought About

The Fall 2009 issue of The Gadfly is out in print, and Bwog hits the highlights: Why skeptical science is better than paradigmatic science. (p. 6) God and poetry: twins? (p. 10) Stop, collaborate, and think beautifully. (p. 14) Emotions affect attitudes affect feelings affect actions… (p. 16) Religion through philosophy (p. 24) Neuroenhancers: Why? […]

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LectureHop: You, Philosophy, and Everyone You Know

In which Kate Hughes attempts to discover the meaning of life. It was no surprise that the room was filled entirely with older scholars, the types of people who actually have the time to contemplate life. Chins perched thoughtfully in their elbows, they listened with interest to Charles Taylor, philosopher and Professor Emeritus at McGill. […]

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Philosophers Argue About Journal of Philosophy

The Journal of Philosophy, run and published by Columbia’s philosophy department, has been around in one form or another for more than a century, and it is certainly an important part of the university’s reputation: PrezBo’s a trustee of the journal. But the Internet Age is leading to criticism of the journal’s editorial process.  Most […]

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