Archive for October 12, 2011

Blaine and George’s Sing-a-long Apocalypse

Posted in Event on October 12, 2011 by saskskeptic
When: Where:
Friday, October 21, 2011
8:00 PM
Crackers
227 Pinehouse Drive
Saskatoon, SK

We are inviting all the closet shower singers out there, any one interested in celebrating the post-apocalypse(again) and any others who have a puerile interest in watching grown adults make fools of themselves. Remember, talent is not a prerequi…

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Philosophy in the Community: Authority, Obedience, and Respect For The Law

Posted in lecture, Saskatoon on October 12, 2011 by saskskeptic

Philosophy in the Community Lecture #2

    • Wednesday October 12, 2011
    • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • The Refinery (in the basement of St. James’ Church). 609 Dufferin Ave., at 12th St.

The law can secure obedience by various means, including threat of punishment, and (more ideally) by gaining the respect of its subjects. The former implies only power, and not all power is legitimately authoritative. The latter raises an obvious question: What kinds of reasons might we have to respect the law? I will argue that authority is not an all or nothing matter; rather, the extent to which it is legitimate varies with the particular situations of those subject to it.

By Professor Mark Capustin

Saskatoon Freethinkers: Know your Rights! Constitutional Lawyer Dhugal Whitbread

Posted in Event, Saskatoon on October 12, 2011 by saskskeptic
When: Where:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
11:30 AM
Venice House
906 Central Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2G8

This Sunday meet up will headline a talk by Dhugal Whitbread, a constitutional lawyer, on topics pertaining to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Bring your questions!
Things to Look At:
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
CBC’s Know Your Ri…