Apocalypse Debate to be held online Wed 11/11 6 pm EST

By: LOGOS, the Cornell Undergraduate Philosophy Journal & Club, 
November 9, 2020

Humanity stands on the brink of total annihilation. As the bombs detonate, the meteor plummets, or the temperatures rise, there exists a time capsule that preserves (in full) one entire discipline of human thought, to be opened by the next generation of sentient life on the planet.

Which discipline should be preserved? Faculty from several disciplines will argue their cases, including Prof. Rachana Kamtekar (Philosophy), and colleagues from Classics, Physics, and Computer Science.

Join LOGOS - Cornell's Undergraduate Philosophy Club in this exciting debate about which field should be preserved for the next generation!

At the end of the debate, participants can vote for which field they believe should be passed down and a winner will be crowned!

More information here: Apocalypse Debate Event Info

Faculty participants:

  • David Gries - Computer Science

  • Saul Teukolsky - Physics

  • Daniel Gallagher - Classics/Religion

  • Rachana Kamtekar - Philosophy

  • Sam Nelson - Devil's Advocate (No discipline should be preserved), Industrial & Labor Relations

Facebook event link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/701784160768601

Apocalypse Debate 2020