Dueling Disciplines Series

Throw down the Gauntlet! Challenge a Colleague to Disciplinary Duel

The Dueling Disciplines series offers differing disciplinary perspectives on a subject, theme or issue. Faculty members and graduate students from ‘opposing’ theoretical viewpoints present alternate ways to think about topics such as God, a university education, yoga, Shakespeare and water. The resulting ‘duel’ is lighthearted but academically rigorous and respectful. The audience is invited to participate and even to wave flags in support.

Previous Duels

2014-11-12-Dueling-DisciplinesWhat is Consciousness?
November 12, 2014

In this Dueling Disciplines lecture, graduate students Isabelle Barsegh (Neuroscience) and Patrick Ryan (Philosophy), present definitions of consciousness from differing disciplinary standpoints with Professor Eric Schwitzgebel (Philosophy) as the moderator.