Yesterday the UNF Ethics Bowl team visited UF and had a scrimmage with their team. The event went really well (once we arrived). I hope the practice session was as beneficial for the UF team as I think it was for our team.
Thanks very much to Dr. Fisher for investing the time and effort in the Ethics Bowl team!
And thanks again to everyone at UF for hosting, we appreciate your hospitality and wish you the best of luck in November!
I wonder what our other readers, students and teachers, think about situations in which people have to choose and defend a philosophical position (in the context of a classroom or organized “debate”). Actively engaging an opposing point of view and trying to articulate your own are very important aspects of Philosophy, though I suppose one could argue that this need not be accomplished “out loud.”
Nonetheless, the dialogue is a very important format within Philosophy. So, I suppose, the question I want to ask is this: is there a benefit to actually having to say what you are thinking? Or, is there no difference between the experience gained by arguing in letters vs. in person?
Congrats to my fellow Ethics Bowl teammates!