An Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Volume IX, 2009
Note from the Editors
Greetings Friends and Readers!
Reflections includes original work from students studying philosophy at CSUEB, majors, minors, and non-majors alike. Our 2009 edition features writings whose topics include death, ethics, time, and religion, as well as original art in form of photographs, prints, and paintings. All of the writing and art in this edition is created by CSUEB students. Our editorial and contributing staff hopes that you find it enlightening.
This edition contains the winners of our second annual “Prestigious Bassen Prize” for the best written submissions to Reflections. Congratulations to Tyrus Fisher for his first place essay “In Defense of Epicurus, a Brash Attack on Peter Carruthers; Or, Why Carruthers’ Argument that Death is a Harm to the Deceased Fails” and to Victor Ma for his second place essay “Singer’s Choice: On the Significance of Our Moral Poverty in Global Aid”.
CSUEB students, please note the call for papers for the 2010 edition of Reflections that appears at the end of the volume.
If you like the articles in this journal, please consider joining us for meetings of the Philosophy Society, or take a Philosophy class just for fun. We could be reading your ideas in a future edition! Please click on the Philosophy Department link below for more information.
Please join us to think about weird, meaningful, and interesting things!
Questions or comments about Reflections?
Please contact Jennifer Eagan,firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial and Contributing Staff
Faculty Editors and Advisors:
Web Designers/ Technical Consultants:
Steve Main and Roberta Millstein
Mark Albert Selzer
Special Thanks to:
Mona Dongray, Teresa Taniguchi, and all the students and faculty of the Philosophy Department at CSUEB.