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Philosophy Dialogue Series

Philosophy Dialogue Series

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

Information: Philosophy Dialogue Series


All events held in Comal 116 — the Philosophy Dialogue Room — unless otherwise noted. Dialogue events listed below that reflect the current Common Experience theme are also included on the Common Experience calendar of events.

Fall 2017

Spring 2018


Fall 2017 Philosophy Dialogues


Spring 2018 Philosophy Dialogues


Talk of the Times, an activity of the American Democracy Project at Texas State University, is a weekly open forum on current events and issues led by members of Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society.  Co-sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series are American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, Humanities Texas, National Endowment for the Humanities, NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, Domino’s Pizza, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.

If you require an accommodation due to a disability, contact the Department of Philosophy at 512.245.2285.  Accommodation requests should be made at least 72 hours in advance of the program start time to ensure availability.

For further information about the Philosophy Dialogue Series, contact the Department of Philosophy at 512.245.2285.