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

Measure of economys future health was flat in June suggesting modest growth

by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jul 18, 2013 10:17 am MDT WASHINGTON – A gauge of the economy’s future health was unchanged in June, pointing to modest growth in the coming months.The Conference Board, a business research group, says its index of leading indicators remained at 95.3 in June. The flat reading followed increases of 0.2 per cent in May and 0.8 per cent in April.The longer-term trend has been positive. The index increased 1.7 per cent in the first six months of this year. That’s better than the 1.1 per cent rise in the previous six months.The index consists of previously released data and is intended to signal economic conditions three to six months out.Positive trends, such as higher consumer confidence and fewer applications for unemployment benefits, were offset by last month’s decline in stock prices and a drop in building permits. Measure of economy’s future health was flat in June, suggesting modest growth in coming months AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more