Posts Tagged ‘Matt Flamm’

Philosophy and Film Series: Groundhog Day

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The Philosophy and Film Series presents a discussion of the 1993 film Groundhog Day.

Join Professors Matt Flamm and Shawn Klein on February 4th, from 4 to 5pm in the CEE office (on the 2nd floor of Burpee, to the right of the cafeteria entrance).

Light refreshments will be provided. All members of the campus community may attend.

November 2012 Issue of Kaizen

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Our latest issue of Kaizen features a bold new design and an interview with William and Wilson Ling, shareholders and board members of Petropar S.A., one of the major producers of aluminum beverage cans and plastic closures in Brazil, and the world’s second largest supplier of lightweight spunmelt nonwovens fabrics for disposable hygiene applications.

Also featured in Kaizen are: an interview with Professor Matt Flamm about our Ethics Minor; our trip to the Students for Liberty Chicago Regional Conference; our screening of Atlas Shrugged: Part II; and our new Philosophy and Film Study Groups.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with William and Wilson Ling.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at] Rockford.edu.

Crimes and Misdemeanors Screening and Discussion November 8

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The Philosophy and Film Series presents the 1989 Woody Allen drama Crimes and Misdemeanors, starring Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, and Anjelica Houston. Professors Shawn Klein and Matt Flamm will host a screening of the film and a discussion of its philosophical themes.

Date: November 8

Place: Peterson Auditorium, Starr Science Building, Rockford University

Time:

Screening: 6 pm

Discussion: 8 pm

Blade Runner Screening and Discussion October 11

Friday, October 5th, 2012

The Philosophy and Film Series presents the 1982 science fiction classic Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young. Professors Shawn Klein and Matt Flamm will host a screening of the film and a discussion of its philosophical themes.

Date: October 11

Place: Severson Auditorium, Scarborough Hall, Rockford University

Time:

Screening: 5pm

Discussion: 7 pm

Spring 2011 Reading Group: Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Professors Matt Flamm and Shawn Klein are heading this Spring’s Reading Group, which starts this Friday, January 28:

In The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Nietzsche analyzes artistic expression, focusing on Greek tragedy.  In On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) Nietzsche traces out the “origin of our moral prejudices,” identifying “slave morality” (exemplified by Christian values) and its opposite, “master morality” (exemplified by Ancient Greek and Roman values).

Each meeting will take place at the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship office on the second floor of Burpee, from 3-4 pm. There will be light refreshments. A free copy of the book will be provided to participants. This group is open to all members of the college community.

Dates:

Jan 28: Introduction

Feb 11: Birth of Tragedy 1

Feb 25 Birth of Tragedy 2

Mar 18: Genealogy 1

Apr 8: Genealogy 2

New Reading Group: The Trial and Death of Socrates

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Professors Shawn Klein and Matt Flamm are conducting a new reading group this semester on Plato’s works on the trial and death of Socrates. From the flyer:

In 399 BCE, Athens executed Socrates for impiety and corrupting the youth. Plato immortalized the trial and death of Socrates in his dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. These are not merely historical dialogues, but philosophical treatises that examine the nature of piety, philosophy, justice, and death. The Reading Group will discuss each of these dialogues and the philosophical issues they raise.

Each meeting will take place at the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship office on the second floor of Burpee, from 1-2pm. There will be light refreshments. A free copy of the book will be provided to participants.

Dates:
September 10: Overview and Introduction
September 17: Euthyphro
October 1: Apology
November 5: Crito
November 19: Phaedo

April 2010 Issue of Kaizen

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with John Chisholm, founder of Decisive Technology, a pioneer in online survey software (and now part of Google), and CustomerSat, a leading provider of enterprise feedback management systems (now part of MarketTools).

Also featured in Kaizen are: this semester’s Introduction to Philosophy student essay contest winners – Bronson Garcia, Mona Khalifeh, and Erica Price; Guest Speaker William Kline; and news about our professors.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Mr. Chisholm.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at] Rockford.edu.