Education in Crisis
The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA)
by Eric Thomas Weber
2y ago
One-Sheet for SOPHIA Conversations One-sheet as a printable Adobe PDF. SOPHIA’s Executive Director Eric Thomas Weber created this SOPHIA one-sheet for the facilitation of a conversation with the Albuquerque Philosophy Collective, our SOPHIA Chapter in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The prompts on this one-sheet consider both current matters involving education in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, as well as broader, continuing crises in education concerning real problems as well as problems of misunderstanding concerning education. Thanks to spoilt.exile for permission to share this photo ..read more
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The First Amendment and Censorship
The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA)
by Eric Thomas Weber
2y ago
One-Sheet for SOPHIA Conversations Printable one-sheet as a PDF. This one-sheet was created for the SOPHIA of Worcester County chapter by students in the Communication Law and Ethics course at Fitchburg State University and edited by Dr. J.J. Sylvia IV. Its creation was supported by SOPHIA and the Douglas and Isabelle Crocker Center for Civic Engagement. Students included: Shannon Creedon-Axtell, Jonathan Flerra, Owen Fraga, Joshua Goggin, Matt Makris, and Ian Poyant. This SOPHIA One-Sheet examines moral questions about the First Amendment and new developments that have amplified the power ..read more
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The Ethics of Targeted Advertising
The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA)
by Eric Thomas Weber
2y ago
One-Sheet for SOPHIA Conversations Printable one-sheet. This one-sheet was created for the SOPHIA of Worcester County chapter by students in the Communication Law and Ethics course at Fitchburg State University. It was edited by Dr. J. J. Sylvia IV. Its creation was supported by SOPHIA and the Douglas and Isabelle Crocker Center for Civic Engagement. Students included Landon Callahan, Megan Ptak, Cameron Barry, Evan Hanson, Anthonio Garcia, Dylan Aquino, and Joey Bertolino. Targeted advertisements are used when websites and apps track the online activity of an individual and tailor advertis ..read more
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Ethics of Online Catfishing
The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA)
by Eric Thomas Weber
2y ago
One-Sheet for SOPHIA Conversations Printable one-sheet in Adobe PDF. This one-sheet was created for the SOPHIA of Worcester County chapter by students in the Communication Law and Ethics course at Fitchburg State University and edited by Drs. J. J. Sylvia IV and Kyle Moody. Its creation was supported by SOPHIA and the Douglas and Isabelle Crocker Center for Civic Engagement. Students included: Curtis Monahan, Sophia Ciampaglia, Emma Thomson, Kim Lier, Ken Roberts, Sam Pappas, Stephanie Fuller, Thomas Boupha, and Shannon McCarthy. Catfish, the documentary TV series on MTV, stars two men who ..read more
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ethics
The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA)
by Eric Thomas Weber
2y ago
One-Sheet for SOPHIA Conversations Printable PDF one-sheet. This one-sheet was created for the SOPHIA of Worcester County Chapter by students in the Communication Law and Ethics course at Fitchburg State University and edited by Dr. J.J. Sylvia IV and Dr. Kyle Moody. It was hosted by Strong Style Coffee and its creation was supported by SOPHIA and the Douglas and Isabelle Crocker Center for Civic Engagement. Students included Miguel Aguiar, Colin Ahearn, Andrew Allen, Ben Bursell, Olivia Grant, Rebecca Landry, Kevin Newey, Martha Melendez, Shane Muir, Edgar Mutebi, Scott Ryan, and Ben Sharpl ..read more
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Curry, Schmidt, & Jarvis Join SOPHIA Leadership
The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA)
by Eric Thomas Weber
2y ago
SOPHIA Board of Trustees unanimously elects new members to leadership team Dr. Kenneth Stikkers SOPHIA has been enormously fortunate to have had Dr. Ken Stikkers serve as Trustee and our Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Stikkers has been an active participant in SOPHIA’s work and a constant champion of our mission. We are so grateful for his efforts and thank him for his long service to the organization. With his recent request to step down from SOPHIA’s leadership team, we undertook efforts to select and elect a new member of our Board of Trustees. Dr. Tommy J. Curry Philosoph ..read more
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The Ethics of Political Advertising
The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA)
by Eric Thomas Weber
2y ago
One-Sheet for SOPHIA Conversations Printable one-sheet (front & back) in Adobe PDF. Students in the Communication Law and Ethics course at Fitchburg State University created this one-sheet for the Worcester County (MA) SOPHIA Chapter. Dr. J.J. Sylvia IV and Dr. Kyle Moody edited it. Its creation was supported by SOPHIA and the Douglas and Isabelle Crocker Center for Civic Engagement. Students included Lindsey Ogden, Kenneth Howell, Martin Heffler, Skyler Saddow, Edgar Mutebi, and Harrison Svihla. While political advertising can be a useful tool to reach the public in order to inform them ..read more
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The Ethics of Fake News
The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA)
by Eric Thomas Weber
2y ago
One-Sheet for SOPHIA Conversations Printable one-sheet (front & back) in Adobe PDF. Students in the Communication Law and Ethics course at Fitchburg State University created this one-sheet for the Worcester County (MA) SOPHIA Chapter. Dr. J.J. Sylvia IV and Dr. Kyle Moody edited it. Its creation was supported by SOPHIA and the Douglas and Isabelle Crocker Center for Civic Engagement. Over the course of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, then-candidate Donald J. Trump popularized the term “Fake News.” Although politicians and the media now frequently use the term, much confusion remains ..read more
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092: Ep89 – BC17 – Education and Gender
The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA)
by Eric Thomas Weber
2y ago
Philosophy Bakes Bread radio show & podcast After a long hiatus, we’re back to release this short, breadcrumb episode, number 89, with Dr. Jane Roland Martin on Education and Gender. Dr. Martin has been a prolific author on the philosophy of education, and in this short episode, explains some of her thinking about past figures in that area, who excluded some things that need to be taught to everyone, and considered their narrower visions the right approach to education for boys. Then, when education for girls caught on, they were thought to need the same education that boys received, exclu ..read more
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Education as a Public Resource for Addressing American Political Polarization
The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA)
by Eric Thomas Weber
2y ago
Civil American, Volume 5, Article 1 (June 23, 2020). | By Preston Stovall | Part 1: Speaking to the Middle I Paginated PDF version. An educated populace is crucial for a well-functioning democracy, and in the U.S. the use of pamphlets, periodicals, opinion pieces, and public letters, stretching back before the revolution, testifies to the importance that Americans place on an educated public. The use of these devices has helped keep American citizens apprised of the problems we face, and in the early Republic especially it was an important method of consensus-building. Benjamin Rush. This ..read more
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