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IN BRIEF: Philosophy Dialogue Series asks 'Is America Ready for Democracy?'

By Kayla J. Kayden
University News Service
October 13, 2014

The Texas State University Department of Philosophy hosts a dialogue series of unique lectures, interactive presentations and discussions.  Week four of the dialogue series covers "Is America Ready for Democracy?"

Events are held in Comal Building, room 116, unless otherwise noted.  All events are free and open to the public.

Oct. 14
The Democratic Ideal
12:30 p.m., Martin Coronado and Miguel Rios, dialogue students

Oct. 15
What Is the Democratic Ideal?
San Marcos Public Library
3:30 p.m., Jo Ann Carson, dialogue students

Oct. 16
Must We Provide Material Redress for Past Wrongs?
11 a.m., Lijun Yuan, philosophy

Oct. 16
The Dark Side of Democracy
12:30 p.m., Rick Benitez and David Donnelly, dialogue students

Oct. 17
Talk of the Times
12:30 p.m., Victoria Venturella, Phi Sigma Tau

Oct. 17
Work in Progress
2:30 p.m., Jonathan Surovell, philosophy

Co-sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series are American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, National Endowment for 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.

For more information please contact Camrie Pipper, Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285.