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Dialogue Schedule

Philosophy Dialogue Series

“... our material progress is only the foundation on which we will build a richer life of mind and spirit” – LBJ ( Texas State Alumnus, ’30)


Summer 2015

All events are from 12:00-1:40 in the Dialogue Room (Comal 116).


June 10           The Mimesis of Self and World in Tragedy

           Professor Rebecca Raphael (Philosophy)


June 12           Happiness, Suffering, and Progress

                       Davidia Mims (Dialogue Student)


June 16           Does Society Progress?

                       Grant Kyle (Dialogue Student)


June 18           The Problematic Rhetoric of Social Justice

                       Patrick Gonzales (Dialogue Student)


June 23           Law, Subjugation, and Oppression

          Jonathan Breaux (Dialogue Student)


June 25           The Grotesque as Beautiful

                      Manolo Lago  (Dialogue Student)


Film Screenings


June 5             My Dinner with Andre (Malle, 1981)


June 11           Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin, 2012)


June 19           Romero (Duigan, 1989)


June 29           TBA

*Talk of the Times, an activity of the American Democracy Project at Texas State, 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, 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 additional information contact: Camrie Pipper, Department of Philosophy, (512) 245-2285