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Transcript: By Daniel T. Clemons George Berkeley's Principles Concerning Human Knowledge - Introduction and Sections 1-33. Berkeley's Philosophy Berkeley's Philosophy Philosophical vantage point Empiricist Immaterialist and “Subjective Idealist” Occasionalist Nominalist (later on, seeming Platonism present in Siris) Early proponent of Instrumentalism Life Life 12 March 1685 – Born in Kilkenny, Ireland 1696 – Kilkenny College 1700 – Trinity College 1704 – Bachelors of Arts 1707 – Masters and Junior Fellow at Trinity 1710 – Ordained as an Anglican Priest 1716-21 – Toured Europe as a tutor (Lost Part 2 of The Principles) 1720s-30s – Attempted to establish a college/seminary in America with a promised grant 1724 – Resigned from Trinity College 1728 – Married Ann Forester – sailed to America to await grant 1731 – Promise of a grant for starting the college fell through Philosopher; Psychologist; Theologian; Linguist Works Works 1706-9 – Wrote Philosophical Commentaries (two notebooks) 1709 – Published An Essay toward A New Theory of Vision 1710 – Published Part 1 of A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge 1712 – Published Passive Obedience 1713 – Published Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous 1721 – Published De Motu 1732 - Published Alciphron 1734 - Published The Analyst The Principles of Human Knowledge The Principles of Human Knowledge Introduction: Contra Abstract Ideas Sec. 1-5 Fundamental problem in Philosophy: Philosophy is the study of wisdom and truth, however, if this is so, then why are the philosophers the most skeptical and the common (sense) man the one at epistemological ease? Most philosophers attribute the difficulty to the obscurity of truth or the natural weakness of our senses and/or faculties. Perhaps it is not the weakness of our senses or faculties so much as our using them poorly. “This would not be agreeable to the accustomed indulgent methods of Providence…” Introduction: Contra Abstract Ideas Skeptical Chihuahua Sec. 6-9 Abstraction as a false principle and source of error: Berekeley attributes the foundation of a great deal of error and scepticism in philosophy to the notion of abstraction. Per Berkeley, everyone agrees that qualities do not exist completely separate from other qualities and their object, though, some believe that humans can conceptualize certain qualities alone and, by conceptualization, form abstract ideas. Extension/Color/Velocities: the mind examines goups of particular qualities, finds what is common to the group, and then abstracts that common feature by conceiving of it individually. Man/Animal: likewise, the mind considers those simple qualities which are common to complex ideas, like Peter and James, or birds, fish, and men, and then extracts an abstract notion for each group. Sec. 10 We are not capable of true abstraction “I can consider the hand, the eye, the nose, each by itself abstracted or separated from the rest of the body. But then whatever hand or eye I imagine, it must have some particular shape or color… And it is equally impossible for me to form the abstract idea of motion distinct from the body moving." Locke: Abstraction provides a “perfect distinction” between men and animals as there is no evidence that animals do abstract things. It seems that they could not abstract because they do not use words or language. “words become general by being made the signs of general ideas.” Berkeley: “words become general by being made the sign, not of an abstract general idea, but of several particular ideas, any one of which it indifferently suggests to the mind. (divisibility of extension, changes in velocity) An idea, like a word, “becomes general by being made to represent or stand for all other particular ideas of the same sort.” "Algebraic Variable" model of general ideas Sec. 11-12 Locke on abstraction and Berkeley’s replacement theory Sec. 13-14 Abstraction creating incoherent ideas Locke’s example of an abstract idea of a triangle, which embodies all qualities of all triangles at once. Can anyone really conceptualize this? The concept seems incoherent and implausible. Locke says that such a process of learning to abstract is undertaken into adulthood. If this is true, however, then we would have the memory of it. Surely, it wasn’t undertaken in our infant years for the sheer difficulty of the task. Sec. 15-16 Further development of the Algibraic theory of general ideas Q: If the representational idea of a triangle does not embody all qualities of all triangles, then how might one know anything about all triangles? A: The only thing needed to know something of all triangles is the properties which make something a triangle in the first place, so any representative triangle will do. Sec. 17-21 On the origin of abstract ideas as a concept “[I]t is thought that every name has, or ought to have, only one precise and settled signification, which inclines men to think there are certain abstract, determinate ideas, which constitute the true and We

Lawrence Presentation

Transcript: ______________________________________________ Perks of Being a Wallflower * What is The Glade surrounded by? Have you ever wondered ... what it would be like to be clueless? Questionaire! ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ _______________ * What is the biggest rule in The Glade? Stephen Chbosky James Dashner * Born November 26th, 1972 * Loving Husband and father of four kids. * Resides in the Rocky Mountains. * Charlie, the main character, has to deal with one of his friends committing suicide. * Typical High school experience, but does not understand how people and the world works. *Eventually ends up having a mental breakdown and ends up hospitalized. * Loves someone he cannot have, named Sam. She is a senior and will soon be leaving for college. * Blinded by sadness and confusion. *Does he end up getting the girl? ______________________________________________________________________________________ ___________ * Why was Charlie hospitalized? * Who is the girl that Charlie is in love with? * Born January 25, 1970 * Not married with no kids. * Resides in Los Angeles, California. The Maze Runner Author of The Maze Runner I need a volunteer! * The main character in this book, Thomas, wakes up with no memory of his family, friends, or where he is. * Since he has no memory, he is willing to do whatever it takes to find out his past. * Wakes up in a place called The Glade. It is surrounded by a gigantic maze filled with monsters. * Spontaneously, he breaks the biggest rule of The Glade and goes out in to the maze at night and risks his life. *Becomes a "Runner" of the Maze outside of the Glade, and figures out the entire thing is set up. _________________________________________________ _________________________ Author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Class Action Lawsuit: Lawrence Berkeley

Transcript: Found the secret medical tests to be in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights act and federal constitutional privacy guarantees. The tests were determined to be both discriminatory and personally invasive. The US Department of Energy changed its policies and required more clear communication with employees regarding the nature of medical exams. Berkeley halted the syphilis and sickle-cell-trait screenings and women were checked for pregnancy only if they signed a consent form. Berkeley settled for 2.2 million dollars. What Happened? 7 people filed a lawsuit in district court charging the Berkeley Lab with four counts: Failing to provide adequate safeguards to protect the test results from being known to others. Violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Violating the American Disabilities Act. Violating the right to privacy. What was the verdict? Appeals Court The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (run by the U.S. Department of Energy) was performing secret medical testing on employees. What happened in the court case? How did they use the test results? Latinos and African American employees were retested for syphilis during periodic exams. No whites were retested with the exception of one white man who had married a black woman. African Americans were tested several times for the sickle-cell-trait. Women were tested for pregnancy during each exam. Would you consent to having any tests done by your employer? If so, what tests woulds be permissible in your mind? Is there a situation where tests done by an employer could be beneficial, or even necessary? The Lab claimed they posted a sign informing workers of testing. Mark Covington said they withheld information. After the Human Genome Project finished in 2003, efforts were reignited. Congress and the government wanted citizens not to be afraid of having genetic testing done for their own health and the benefit of society. A Bloody Mess at One Federal Lab: Norman-Bloodsaw v. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Reference Articles The federal district judge Vaughn Walker ruled that: There was a lack of demonstration of harm under Title VII. Even though the lab failed to provide a legitimate purpose for the tests, they were still only minimally intrusive. There was also no proof of a connection between the tests and employment status. Several incidents, including the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory secret testing, also made the case for legislation. It was never disclosed whether test results were used as a basis for decisions about hiring, firing, or promotions. The laboratory did say that employee medical records were "considered valuable epidemiologic research records" leading some workers to believe that they were part of a study tracking disease patterns in minority groups. . Who was targeted for retesting? Marya Norman-Bloodsaw recognized the syphilis testing code and was horrified. She then asked several colleagues to request their own medical records so they can compare notes. She and the other employees enlisted the help of Vicki Laden of the Legal Aid Society who combed the medical records of about 70 current and former Berkeley laboratory employees. If a cure for sickle cell anemia had been discovered, would that make what Berkeley did okay? Does the end justify the means? In 2008, after a unanimous vote by the Senate and a near unanimous vote from the House, President George Bush signed into law legislation preventing employers from using genetic material to make hiring, firing or promotion decisions. http://law.jrank.or/pages/23480/Norman-Bloodsaw-v-Lawrence-Berkeley-Laboratory-impact.html#ixzz2qPbQqwc6 Legislature Discussion Questions Discussion Questions: There have long been government efforts to protect against genetic discrimination. For over a decade Congress attempted to enact federal standards. Results sickle cell trait pregnancy syphilis What

UC Berkeley Presentation

Transcript: In order to get into UC Berkeley, you must: Maintain a 3.91 unweighted GPA Or a 4.41 weighted GPA A score of 2171 on the SAT or a 33 on the ACT Detailed research of your mayor/program UC Berkeley has over 350 degree programs to offer. Some examples are: Astronomy Nuclear Engineering Demography Economics & Law ROTC Programs Neuroscience Psychology and many, many more Programs Life living in UC Berkeley is exciting and rapturous. The students that attend UC Berkeley are lively, dynamic, and interconnected. The dorms are spacious and secure, with quiet hours and free WI-FI. There are many events and recreational sports available for all students to attend. Intro to UC Berkeley College Requirements University History Student Life The University of Berkeley was discovered in 1898, with a mission to “contribute even more than California’s gold to glory and happiness of advancing generations.” Berkeley started off with only 10 faculty members, 40 students, and only three fields of study. Now it has grown to over 1,600 faculty, 35,000 students, and over 350 degree programs. UC Berkeley UC Berkeley, the home of the Oski was established on March 23rd, 1868 with a purpose to to “contribute even more than California’s gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations.” Berkeley has over 350 different degree programs so you will have no problem finding something you like here. The Berkeley Blue and California Gold as their colors, it matches the colors of the other California universities.

UC Berkeley presentation

Transcript: Football baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, water polo, boxing, wrestling, field hockey, lacrosse, softball, and volleyball The Big Game The Sather Tower is 307 feet tall and can be seen from almost any point on campus. This is one of the most known places on campus. Its nickname comes from its resemblance. UC Berkeley is ranked the 4th in the world by Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and 9th globally by Times Magazine. As of 2012, there are 71 Nobel laureates associated with Berkeley. 28 alumni are Nobel laureates. 9 Nobel laureates are faculty members The Big Game Week precedes the playing of the much-anticipated Stanford-California football game each fall, and continues to be the campus's most popular tradition. Early manifestations included the singing of California songs for five minutes at the start of each class, spontaneous rallies between classes, and a rally on the night before the game. "Blue Monday," a day on which students who were discovered wearing red, Stanford's color, were singled out for public embarrassment University of California, Berkeley Colleges and Schools 4.0 Ball: The stone ball in front of the Campanile is more than a century old, but the tradition associated with it is much newer. Nobody knows exactly when students began referring to the sphere as the "4.0 ball." Apparently, rubbing it right before taking an exam is good luck, along with wearing your lucky socks and getting a good night's sleep. Berkeley was founded during the gold rush by leaders that formed the newly 31st state Berkeley was made up of two institutions: the private college of Oakland, and the mechanical arts college. It received its name from an eighteenth century irish philosopher George Berkeley. The Sather Tower (the Campanile) Nobel Laureates Motto: Fiat Lux "Let There be Light" UC Berkeley has 350 degree undergraduate programs and over 7000 courses. Examples of degree programs are: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Bioengineering. Tuition "4.0 Ball" UC Berkeley is located in Berkeley California. What is UC Berkeley? California residents: Resident=$32,886 Non-residents=$28,492 Living with relatives= $23,772 Berkeley's Early Stages Sather Gate is a prominent landmark separating Sproul Plaza from the bridge over Strawberry Creek, leading to the center of the campus. The gate was donated by Jane K. Sather, a benefactor of the university, in memory of her late husband Peder Sather. Student Life Berkley has many different dining options for residents and non residents. some of the options include: Crossroads, Cafe 3, Foothill, and Clark Kerr. All of these places have executive chefs and are only available to residents. There are also many other dining options for non-residents and residents. Dining Hall Involvement of Berkeley in World War II The Sather Gate There are a total of 36,142 students attending Berkeley. (As of 2011) Berkeley has 14 different colleges and schools for students to attend to. The most attended schools are the Hass School of Buisiness, the College of Engineering, and the School of Law. Courses and Degree Programs The students at Berkley all stay in dorms, like everywhere else. There are multiple dorms, with multiple levels. The students are paired up with a roommate and share a room. Students are responsible for themselves and their chores. Non- California residents Resident=$55,764 Non-Resident=$51,370 Living with relatives=$46,650 Founded in 1868, UC Berkeley is the flagship campus of the UC System. 10 faculty members and nearly 40 students made up the new University of California when it opened in Oakland in 1869. Construction of South Hall and North Hall on the northern site was promptly begun. In September 1873, the University and close to 200 students, led by UC President Henry Durant, moved to the new campus in Berkeley. Academics Berkeley's whole campus is 1,232 acres, but its central campus is 178 acres. The eastern portion of the campus is within the city of Oakland. The Northern portion of Berkeley is taken up by high quality restaurants. Last but not least, the south portion of the campus is a shopping district. Famous Alumni Cal Athletics The California Memorial Stadium Traditions at Berkeley Berkley has many programs for disabled students, students that have medical needs, and for people that have financial trouble. Berkeley's History Can Take You To New Hights UC Berkeley physics professor J. Robert Oppenheimer was named scientific head of the Manhattan Project in 1942. Berkeley's male undergraduates had to go through military training and there was even an armory on campus. The football team began in 1885, and have played their games in memorial stadium since 1923 The program has produced seven NFL players, including Aaron Rogers (Green Bay Packers) The Dorms About the Campus Robert Gordon Sproul served as president from 1930 to 1958. By 1942, the American Council on

Leadership Berkeley Presentation

Transcript: Image source: Image source: Tight-knit community of staff, faculty and students, family atmosphere Prepares students for careers Serves underserved populations including first-generation college students, veterans and adults Excellent customer service, small classes and individualized attention Strategically positioned to be successful in the changing job market by adding health careers through Dover College acquisition Thank you! Twitter @NicoleCTurnbull Why You Should Hire me: Director of Community Engagement Recap Make service a core component of the Berkeley College learning experience. Work to create and expand community partnerships Collaborate with faculty to increase number of Academic Service Learning programs Develop ongoing and long-term service programs Expand AmeriCorps and other service grant opportunities for students Conduct assessments to evaluate Berkeley Cares programming impact on student learning as well as local community. Student Affairs Professional Worked in marketing communications BA English Lit/Secondary Education, Emmanuel College MA Applied Psychology/School Counseling, NYU Steinhardt Avid Social Media Enthusiast Experienced Youth Mentor 1. Proven track record of successful programming. 2. Excellent customer service and student satisfaction. 3. Will bring Berkeley Cares community service program to the next level. Image sources:,,,,, What I love about Berkeley College 1. Proven track record of successful programming. Image source: Career Highlights Create and expand community partnerships Increase participation and retention in community service initatives Partner with academic affairs to increase Academic Service Learning Offerings Advocate for more system-wide and long-term strategic focus on service and service learning opportunities 3. I will take Berkeley Cares to the next Level Proven track record Excellent customer service Bringing Berkeley Cares to the next level Image source: Melissa Vidam Nicole Turnbull Student Affairs Professional Practice and hold my staff to a high standard of customer service. Received 2012 Associate of the Year Award, Student-Centered I am the "go-to" person for problem-solving for staff and students alike. Department of Community Engagement 2. Excellent customer service and student satisfaction. The Exchange Peer Conversation Program at the NYC campus served close to 50 students in its inaugural year and continues to impact retention and satisfaction among International Students and Domestic students alike. The Operation STAMP Mentoring Program at the Woodland Park Campus has served close to 60 students in its inaugural year and both retention and mentee and mentor satisfaction ratings are high. Attendance at Community Service events continues to go up thanks to student organization engagement, incentives and new community partnerships.

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