Chronicles

Academic Year 2012-2013

Fall Semester 2015

 

Spring Semester 2014

Fall Semester 2013

Spring Semester 2013:

Fall Semester 2012:

Academic Year 2011-2012

Spring Semester 2012:

Academic Year 2009-2010

Spring Semester 2010:

  • Disputation L: 02/04/10 — Resolved: The search for the Common Good is enriching liberal education at Bowdoin College
  • Disputation LI: 02/11/10 — Resolved: The Green Movement is a threat to our liberty
  • Disputation LII: 02/18/10 — Resolved: All atheism leads to the crisis of nihilism
  • Disputation LIII: 02/25/10 — Resolved: National identity is an elevating force in society
  • Disputation LVI: 04/08/10 — Resolved: Humans should strive for utopia

Fall Semester 2009:

  • Disputation XL: 09/24/09 — Resolved: The “Psychopharmacological Revolution” is making us happier
  • Disputation XLII: 10/08/09 — Resolved: There is no such thing as a noble lie
  • Disputation XLIII: 10/16/09 — Resolved: Religious faith is an obstacle to intellectual freedom
  • Disputation XLIV: 10/22/09 — Round Table Discussion
  • Disputation XLVI: 11/12/09 — Resolved: Bowdoin should adopt gender-neutral living facilities
  • Disputation XLVIII: 12/10/09 — Resolved: The rise of the internet has been to the detriment of artistic genius

Academic Year 2008-2009

Spring Semester 2009:

  • Disputation XX: 01/29/09 — Resolved: Israel is a legitimate nation
  • Disputation XXI: 02/05/09 — Resolved: Liberate humans from gender
  • Disputation XXII: 02/12/09 — Resolved: Nation states should devolve more power to international bodies
  • Disputation XXIII: 02/19/09 — Resolved: The works of art incite more curiosity than the works of nature
  • Disputation XXIV: 03/05/09 — Resolved: It is possible for excessive laughter to yield cultural decline
  • Disputation XXV: 04/02/09 — Resolved: Social democracy would strengthen America
  • Disputation XXVI: 04/09/09 — Resolved: All consensual sex is moral
  • Disputation XXVII: 04/16/09 — Resolved: Humanitarianism corrupts American liberals

Fall Semester 2008:

Academic Year 2007-2008

Spring Semester 2008:

Disputation VIII: 01/31/08 — Resolved: Man must be forced to be free
Disputation IX: 02/14/08 — Resolved: Violence is always evil
Disputation X: 02/28/08 — Resolved: Federalism has outlived its usefulness to America
Disputation XI: 03/27/08 — Resolved: Secularization is bad for America
Disputation XII: 04/10/08 — Resolved: The 1960s were a disaster
Disputation XIII: 04/17/08 — Treatises for Guardianship
Disputation XIV: 05/01/08 — Resolved: Men can be happy without government

Fall Semester 2007:

Disputation I: 9/13/07 — Which should assume preeminence, justice or greatness?
Disputation II: 9/27/07 — Are state governments necessary?
Disputation III: 10/11/07 — Free trade v. fair trade and the consequences of neo-liberalism
Disputation IV: 10/21/07 — Guest Lecturer Mr. Bruce C. Clark of The Economist
Disputation V: 11/08/07 — Should the nation-state gradually devolve powers towards international organizations and authorities
Disputation VI: 11/15/07 — Power in the executive (in America)
Disputation VII: 11/29/07 — The merits of feminism and gender equality

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