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Philosophy Dialogue Series considers ‘Metaphysical Freedom’

By Paige Wilkerson
University News Service
February 17, 2012

The Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Philosophy presents a series of themed dialogue events taking place Feb. 20-24. Unless noted otherwise, all dialogue events are held in the room 132 of the Psychology Building on campus. All dialogues are free and open to the public.

The discussion topic for Week 2 of the Philosophy Dialogue Series is Metaphysical Freedom.

Feb. 20
Rational Animals
11 a.m., Bryan Register, philosophy

Feb. 21
Free to Be You and Me: Freedom and the Self
12:30 p.m., Ethan Jones and Crystal Luther, philosophy students

Feb. 21
Hinduism, Metaphysics and Freedom
3:30 p.m., Catherine Hawkins, social work

Feb. 22
Animistic and Naturalistic World Views
11:30 a.m., Gilbert Fulmer, philosophy

Feb. 22
A Defense of Radical Freedom
2 p.m., Jeffrey Gordon, philosophy

Feb. 23
Negative and Positive Freedom
12:30 p.m., Max Davis and Matt Loya, philosophy students

Feb. 24
Sustainability Dialogues
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m., James McWilliams, history, and Deborah Harris, sociology

Feb. 24
The Introspection Problem Revisited: Evidence from Neuroscience, Epidemiology and Medical Cognitive Science
1 p.m., Owen McNally, medical cognitive science

Sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series include: the American Democracy Project, the College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, the Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, the New York Times, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, the University Honors Program, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For more information about this topic, contact Beverly Pairett in the Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285 or email philosophy@txstate.edu. A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at www.txstate.edu/philosophy/dialogue-series/Dialogue-Schedule.html.