Posts Tagged ‘Philosophy’

2012 Weter Lecture – Resurrection of the Body?: Physicalism and the Possibility of Life After Death

June 6, 2012

“Can a Christian be a Physicalist? And is there a coherent story to tell about how a physical entity can survive bodily death?” Rebekah Rice, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, “critically evaluates proposals by Christian Philosophers who have answered ‘yes’ to both questions and have gone on to propose theories about the possibility of resurrection given Physicalism.” [Video]

Learn more about the Weter Lecture.

Careers in the Liberal Arts

May 18, 2010

The SPU Center for Career and Calling, in partnership with SPU faculty members Ruth Ediger, Doug Thorpe, Jennifer McKinnon and Rebekah Rice, looks at careers in the liberal arts. January 14, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

Best Teaching Ideas 2009

June 8, 2009

Creative Presentations for Teachers SPU Assistant Professor of Education and Elementary Placement Coordinator Debby Espinor describes a project that requires her students to create creative presentations that illustrate their individual teaching philosophies. [Audio] [Video]

What Is Truth? SPU Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology Paul Yost outlines his use of a postmodern Cinderella story to examine the importance of varying perspectives in trying to get at truth. [Audio] [Video]

Teaching Grammar by Numbers Instructor of English Misty Anne Winzenried describes her method for teaching grammar to students. [Audio] [Video]

Market Simulation Associate Professor of Economics Doug Downing simulates the fluctuation in the stock market in a classroom where the buying and selling by students changes the value of their stocks. [Audio] [Video]

The Physics Interview Process Assistant Professor of Physics Hunter Close shares about how learning assistants studied how students think about something in physics. [Audio] [Video]

Vertebrate Biology | What Does It Mean to Be Human

June 8, 2009

Vertebrate Biology (BIO3432) Associate Professor of Biology Eric Long examines vertebrate life in an evolutionary context through the study of adaptations, comparative anatomy, paleontology, and natural history. Spring 2009.

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Psychology Assistant Professor of Psychology Bain Craft talks about the evolutionary model he uses to understand animal behavior and what determines animal and human choices. (3:22) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Philosophy Associate Professor of Philosophy Patrick McDonald expresses that reason is an important part of human distinctiveness. (5:46) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Scripture Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall claims that the Bible is prepared to give a valuable part of the whole truth in a discussion on humanity as co-creators with God, but it cannot give an accurate scientific perspective. (9:30) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Evolutionary Biology Associate Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler describes the need to identify which stage of development a specific fossil within the evolutionary process is in order to locate specific, survival enhancing traits. (4:13) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Animal Behavioral Biology Associate Professor of Biology Janet Bester-Meredith draws connections between certain human behaviors and non-human animal behaviors. (11:15) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Q and A SPU professors answer student questions about the role of humanity in a scientifically informed Christian worldview. (42:34) [Audio]