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Eye of the Beholder: Art and its Audience

Affirmation: Artists should be beholden to their audience because art is created for the audience. By its nature, art is intended to be displayed and appreciated, and therefore the audience is integral to the artwork itself. Negation: I agree that art is generally created for an audience, but this is[Read More…]

by November 20, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Ways and Woes of The College Experience

The Ways and Woes of The College Experience

Resolved, a bi-weekly column on Chatter, features viewpoints from members of the Philodemic Society on the topic of this week’s debate. This week, Philodemic debates the changing face of modern feminism and analyzes its implications for the future. Join them this Thursday at 8 p.m. in Healy 208 as they debate “Resolved: The myth of[Read More…]

by November 6, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Affirmative: The Definition of Education

College isn’t just a place to pursue intellectual passions; it provides the unique opportunity to become a more complete, adult human being. Anyone with access to the Internet knows the image: freedom, life-long friendships, crazy ragers, self-actualization – “The College Experience.” Challenging courses push you to your intellectual limits. Manicured[Read More…]

by November 6, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Negative: ‘College,’ So-Called

Is there a so called ‘College Experience?’ Most parents and students would say that the answer is yes. The ‘College Experience’ can be defined as challenging yourself and making new friends while in college. By participating in Greek life and other activities, students meet those who have similar interests and[Read More…]

by November 6, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion - Top
Marriage, and Other Vexations

Marriage, and Other Vexations

Resolved, a weekly column on Chatter, features viewpoints from members of the Philodemic Society on the topic of this week’s debate. This week, Philodemic debates the merits and setbacks of arranged marriage. Join them this Thursday at 8 p.m. in Healy 208 as they debate “Resolved: Marriages should be arranged.” AFFIRMING: Matrimonial Logistics Rosa Cuppari[Read More…]

by October 15, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Matrimonial Logistics

Matrimonial Logistics

I can just imagine many of your reactions as you read the above resolution; how dare I, in this era of liberty and independence, dare to advocate that one of the most fundamental aspects of our lives (love!), be controlled by a third party. Well, my dear romanticists, it’s time[Read More…]

by October 15, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Redefining Feminism in the Face of the Modern Era

Resolved, a bi-weekly column on Chatter, features viewpoints from members of the Philodemic Society on the topic of this week’s debate. This week, Philodemic debates the changing face of modern feminism and analyzes its implications for the future. Join them this Thursday at 8 p.m. in Healy 208 as they debate “Resolved: Feminism has no[Read More…]

by September 29, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized
The Throes of Patriarchy

The Throes of Patriarchy

What exactly does it mean to say that feminism has no obligations to men? First, feminism as a movement does not need to include men; and second, feminism as a project does not need to “save” men. While men may certainly choose to identify as feminists, and while abolishing the[Read More…]

by September 29, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
War on the Potomac

War on the Potomac

“For Georgetown itself, the war had proven to be the most serious threat to its survival as an institution.” So wrote history professor emeritus Fr. R. Emmett Curran, S.J., of the American Civil War in his book, A History of Georgetown. As soon as the fall of Fort Sumter heralded the start[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Getting to the Meat of the Issue

A big-name PETA representative sparred with the Philodemic Society over the ethics of eating meat in Lohrfink Auditorium Tuesday evening. A vegan since 1987, Bruce Friedrich, vice president of policy and government affairs for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has engaged in debates at nearly 35 schools across[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized