Department of Philosophys Student Club gearing up for 2014 Symposium

The Department of Philosophy‘s Student Club will be hosting its 2014 Symposium on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Pond Inlet. There will be a series of essay readings/question and answer sessions with some of the most exciting young minds at Brock University.Topics will include:– The philosophy of graphic novels;– Theatre semiotics;– Epistemology of Antropomorphism;– Epistemology of Einstein;– A chance to be a hero: video games and moral development;– Street fighter and zen;– The ethics of MMORPG’s.This event is free and all are welcome to attend.For more information contact Wesley Dutton, Department of Philosophy Student Club president. read more

Greenpeace activists detained in Poland during coal protest

WARSAW, Poland — Environmental group Greenpeace says several of its activists were detained by armed and masked Polish border guards who forced their way onto the group’s ship as it was trying to block a delivery of coal to the port in Gdansk.Greenpeace said Tuesday they were holding a “climate emergency protest” to make Poland phase out its dependence on coal.The activists on board the vessel Rainbow Warrior were trying to block a shipment of coal from Mozambique and had painted “Poland Beyond Coal 2030” and “No Future in Coal’ on the ship’s side.Polish border authorities said eighteen activists were brought for interrogation after guards forced their way onto the Rainbow Warrior on Monday night.The Associated Press read more