Prof. Ramona Ilea remembers reading this article when she was 24 years old, and being totally enamored with it. Rereading it now, she realizes what a big influence this had on her life:…/21/magaz…/who-needs-philosophy.html

Article by Robert S Boynton profiles Martha Nussbaum, who he describes as determined to pump some nuts-and-bolts liberalism into discipline of philosophy; says Nussbaum, prized for her writing's acerbic bite, first attracted public attention with devastating attack on Allan Bloom's conservative diat...
They aren’t “sages sitting on mountaintops.” Many grads end up in a corner office.

Do any of you want to meet up at this
Alumni Service Project at the Oregon Food Bank?…

Pacific University PUB Night Registration
A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also Jokes
“Glub. “Dave Boersema created this term, Glub. Or perhaps he just utilized it? Popularized it (so to speak) in my many philosophy classes with him?

Three ways to celebrate Dave Boersema this week!
1) Join the retirement celebration this Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the campus library in Forest Grove for food and great conversation!
2) Consider contributing to a book fund set up in Dave's honor. Gifts can be made to the fund by visiting Select the designation "Other" and then specify The Philosophy Department Book Fund.
3) Contribute to a Memory Book filled with photos and memories from his former students and colleagues. Please submit a photo or a memory to by this Thursday.

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President Lesley Hallick has announced that philosophy professor Dave Boersema will be the graduation speaker at this year’s commencement. Boersema will also be ‘graduating’ into retirement and he said that he is humbled to be asked to speak for the graduating class of 2016. Boersema said that he wa…
Pacific University Philosophy Alumni added 13 new photos to the album: Dave Boersema! — with Steve Klein.

Do some of these remind you of lessons learned in your logic class? Or other philosophy classes?

Liberal Mountain added 45 new photos to the album: Flag On The Argument.

New fallacy memes added! Be sure to check out the whole album if you haven't already. Credit for most of these goes to Glen Welch.

We can't believe this is happening this Thursday!!

Thu 7:00 PM PDTStoller Athletic CenterForest Grove, OR
275 people went

Philosophy alumni are invited to an exclusive dinner with Peter Singer!!

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Peter Singer, one of the most well-known philosophers alive, will be speaking at Pacific!! For free!! How exciting is that?! Invite your friends too!

Thu 7:00 PM PDTStoller Athletic CenterForest Grove, OR
275 people went

Are you friends with people who graduated from Pacific in the 90s? Recommend our page to them and we promise to post some fun pictures of Dave and David from back then!

A nice article about one of our philosophy alumni!

Liberal arts base led to successful career as healthcare lobbyist for James Matteucci '94.
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Prof. Ramona Ilea *just* started a new FB page for civic engagement in philosophy classes!

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