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The symposium is an  inter-college event where students openly discuss the topics explored  within each college’s respective theme.

Every  RC  student will give either a Presentation or a  Poster -  either as a  group  or as an individual project.  Every RC student will also be an audience  member.  

At Registration, you will receive a name tag with your schedule on it.

The Symposium is organized into two, concurrent, sessions: Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Session II: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
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Saturday, December 1 • 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Life's Meaning and the Absurd: Reasoning and Alternatives

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Life's Meaning and the Absurd: Reasoning and Alternatives focuses on Albert Camus's theory of the absurd, and specifically his concept of philosophical suicide, which refers to people establishing meaning beyond themselves, denying the indifference of the universe, and overall rejecting the absurd. Our presentation draws on the ways in which many people commit philosophical suicide, either through believing in God or assigning meaning to the universe. Along with the reasons why people choose to commit philosophical suicide, which may range from fear of failure, lack of stability, and society's influence on the fulfillment of voids. 


Maya Brown

Junior Fellow, Global College

Hendricks, Verona

Humanities College

Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm EST
Terrace Toom ELC