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In Brief: Philosophy Dialogue Series examines 'Capitalism and Its Critics'

By Alyssa Phillips
Office of Media Relations
October 23, 2015

The Texas State University Department of Philosophy hosts a dialogue series of unique lectures, interactive presentations and discussions. Week six of the series covers "Capitalism and Its Critics."

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

October 26
12:30 p.m.: What is Capitalism?
Holly Lewis, Philosophy

2 p.m.: Africapitalism: Capitalism’s Most Recent Variant
Shiniece Owens and Luna Wilson, Ethics graduate students

3:30 p.m.: Trolling and Its Role in the Marketplace of Ideas
Travis Stockton, Philosophy graduate student

October 27
12:30 p.m.: Healthy Boundaries in Biology, Life and Economics
Nicholas Johnson and Samuel Long, dialogue students

5 p.m.: Goethe’s Contextual Approach to Science of Life
Craig Holrege, Director, The Nature Institute

October 28
11 a.m.: Sustainability and Human Values
John Ikerd, University of Missouri, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Alkek 250

3:30 p.m.: Toward an Ethic of Sustainability
John Ikerd, University of Missouri, Agricultural and Applied Economics
San Marcos Public Library

5:30 p.m.: Pulling the Red Card on Corruption in FIFA
Award-winning Texas State IBECC Team

October 29
12:30 p.m.: The Three Economies of Sustainability: Moral, Private and Public
Dialogue class, with John Ikerd

3:30 p.m.: Capitalism in Modern America: Commodifying the Body
Samantha Pepas, Philosophy

October 30
12:30 p.m.: Talk of the Times
Phi Sigma Tau

Co-sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series are: American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Texas, Phi Sigma Tau, Domino’s Pizza, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Student Affairs.

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