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Thursday, April 12 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Is This the Real Life? Or Is it Just Fantasy? - A Philosophical Panel on the Nature of Reality

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Is this the real life? Or is it just fantasy? Two philosophical schools of thought offer rhetoric which juxtapose each other on the subject of reality- realism and idealism. Idealists believe everything is mind-dependent whereas realists believe there are minds but also things which are independent of the mind. This presentation will motivate the arguments for both idealism and realism thus analyzing the resulting perceptions of reality through the lens of philosophy.

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Christina Koch

Christina Koch is a sophomore from St. Louis, Missouri who is majoring in Nursing with a Biology minor. She is the Afterglow Coordinator at Graceland, plays violin in the Graceland Orchestra, is her houseäó»s Intramural Representative, has run 3 half marathons, and is involved... Read More →
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Abbey Stoetzel

Abbey Stoetzel is a junior double majoring in International Studies and Spanish. She is from Leeäó»s Summit, Missouri. She is currently House President of Dimora, and a co-facilitator of Graceland Community Development Club. She enjoys traveling with the club and fundraising for... Read More →
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Alexandrya Weston

Alexandrya “Allie” Weston is a junior double majoring in Biology and Chemistry from Independence, Missouri. She is currently involved with the Graceland Choirs, Science Club, History Club, Black Student Union, and tutors multiple classes as well as being House President of Khiyah... Read More →
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Chase Wood

Chase Wood is a sophomore majoring in graphic design with a focus in illustration at Graceland University. A recently realized perspectivist on the topic of metaphysics (believing reality exists through individual perspectives of the physical world), Chase has found new interest in... Read More →

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Dr. Kristin Seemuth Whaley

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Graceland University

Thursday April 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
105 Resch Reach Science and Technology Hall

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