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Dialogue Schedule


Philosophy Dialogue Series – Fall 2014
Dialogue Room Comal 116


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


 

DIALOGUE, COMMUNITY, AND DEMOCRACY

DATE

TIME

TITLE

SPEAKERS

Monday September 22nd

11:00 a.m.

Dialogue and Democracy’s Promise

Open Discussion

Monday September 22nd

12:30 p.m.

Sartre’s Take on Homosexuality: His 1971 Lecture to a Class at the Sorbonne

Tom Grimes & Kate Peirce, Journalism & Communication

Tuesday September 23rd

12:30 p.m.

Deliberative Democracy as Collaborative Reasoning

Sophists & Sages (Dialogue Students)

Tuesday September 23rd

3:30 p.m.

Nurturing a Democratic Community in the Classroom

Jo Ann Carson & Philosophy of Education Class

Wednesday September 24th

12:30 p.m.

Minima Moralis: From Blind Individualism to Conscious Individuality

Ivan Marquez, Philosophy

Wednesday September 24th

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue

The American Democracy Project

Dylan Daniel, Joseph Edmondson, & Travis Stockton, Philosophy Graduate Students 

Moderator: Coleen Watson, Philosophy

Thursday September 25th

12:30 p.m.

Searching for the Great Community

Sophists & Sages (Dialogue Students)

Thursday September 25th

4:00 p.m.

The Place of Religion in American Public Schools

Joseph Laycock, Religious Studies

Friday September 26th

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Pizza and Philosophy: Phi Sigma Tau  Informational Meeting

Phi Sigma Tau Officers: David Tamez (President), Anthony Megie (Vice President),Victoria Venturella (Secretary), Travis Stockton (Public Relations)

CIVIL RIGHTS/HUMAN RIGHTS

Monday September 29th

11:00 a.m.

Women's Rights as Human Rights in Ethiopia

Catherine Hawkins, Social Work

Monday September 29th

2:00 p.m.

Human Rights Issues Related to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Gaza and Israel

Jorge Valadez, Philosophy, Our Lady of the Lake University

Tuesday September 30th

12:30 p.m.

Ancient Origins of Human Rights in Natural Law

Neha Bhakta & Quinton Crabb (Dialogue Students)

Tuesday September 30th

3:30 p.m.

Growing Up White in Mississippi: The Clash of Religious and Cultural Values during the Civil Rights Movement

Susan Weill, Journalism and Mass Communication

Wednesday October 1st

12:30 p.m.

Education as a Human Right: African Education in the Trenches

JD Hill, Philosophy

Wednesday October 1st

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue

Human Rights in Contemporary Ethiopia

Catherine Hawkins, Social Work

Thursday October 2nd

12:30 p.m.

Human Rights and Moral/Cultural Relativism: A Basic Tension

Kurt Brown, Victoria Graham, & Jonathan Hamilton (Dialogue Students)

Friday October 3rd

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Travis Stockton, Phi Sigma Tau

BORDER CROSSINGS AND FREEDOM NARRATIVES

Tuesday October 7th

12:30 p.m.

Gathering Strength: Conversations with Afghan Women

Amber Stephenson & Zach Thatcher (Dialogue Students)

Wednesday October 8th

12:00 p.m.

Are Apocalypses Freedom Narratives?

Rebecca Raphael, Philosophy & Religious Studies

Wednesday October 8th

2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion on “Ending Child Trafficking”

James Kofi Annan, Founder & Executive Director, Challenging Heights; Jessica Pliley, History; John Nehme, President & CEO, Allies Against Slavery

Wednesday October 8th

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue
Border Identities  

Parish  Conkling, Philosophy

Wednesday October 8th

6:00 p.m.

Coming Out

LBJ Student Center       

Matthew Vines, Founder, The Reformation Project

Thursday October 9th

12:30 p.m.

Empathy, Immigrants, and Refugees

Timothy Herrera & Zach Thompson (Dialogue Students)

Thursday October 9th

3:30 p.m.

Should We Open Our Borders? Can We?

Jonathan Surovell, Philosophy

Friday October 10th

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Dylan Daniel, Phi Sigma Tau

IS AMERICA READY FOR DEMOCRACY?

Tuesday October 14th

12:30 p.m.

The Democratic Ideal

Martin Coronado, Miguel Rios (Dialogue Students)

Wednesday October 15th

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue

What Is the Democratic Ideal?

Jo Ann Carson & Dialogue Students

Thursday October 16th

11:00 a.m.

Must We Provide Material Redress for Past Wrongs?

Dr. Lijun Yuan, Philosophy

Thursday October 16th

12:30 p.m.

The Dark Side of Democracy

Rick Benitez & David Donnelly (Dialogue Students)

Friday October 17th

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Victoria Venturella, Phi Sigma Tau

Friday October 17th

2:30 p.m.

Work in Progress

Jonathan Surovell, Philosophy

EXPANDING THE MORAL REALM

Monday October 20th

11:30 a.m.

All of Me: Applying Narrative Ethics in Health Management

Katherine Rompel, Philosophy

Monday October 20th

2:00 p.m.

Moral Obligation to Future Generations: Normative Ethical Theory and Duties for Environmental Stewardship.

Kyla Hobbs-Darilek, Philosophy

Tuesday October 21st

12:30 p.m.

Do Markets Need Morals?

Frankie Dimento & Nagham Elnasr (Dialogue Students)

Tuesday October 21st

2:00 p.m.

Different Perspectives of Moral Status: Strengths and Weaknesses

Joseph Aikens, Philosophy Student with  Elizabeth Kanon, Philosophy

Wednesday October 22nd

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue
Vegetarianism and Feminism

Robert Fischer, Philosophy

Thursday October 23rd

12:30 p.m.

James Joyce: The Moral Significance of the Commonplace

Leo Bannister & Alex Chabrier (Dialogue Students)

Thursday October 23rd

3:30 p.m.

A Peircean View of Conduct

Greg Moses, Philosophy

Friday October 24th

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Joseph Edmondson, Phi Sigma Tau

THE GOLDEN RULE

Monday October 27th

11:00 a.m.

The Sexual Politics of Meat
Evans Auditorium

Carol Adams cosponsored by the Honors College

Tuesday October 28th

12:30 p.m.

Is the Golden Rule a Universal Moral Principle?

Jovannie Landero & Stefan Sanchez (Dialogue Students)

Tuesday October 28th

2:00 p.m.

Dr. Kant, What Does the Golden Rule REALLY mean?

Amelie Benedikt, Philosophy

Wednesday October 29th

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue
Who is My “Neighbor”?

Rebecca Raphael, Philosophy & Religious Studies

Thursday October 30th

12:30 p.m.

Golden Rule Reasoning

Jo Ann Carson & Dialogue Class
Special Guests: Texas State IBECC Team
 Shanna  Schultz, David Tamez, & Coleen Watson

Thursday October 30th

2:00 p.m.

The (Not So) Golden Rule

Dan Flores, Philosophy, Houston Community College

Friday October 31st

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Angela Leibold, Phi Sigma Tau  

FROM SEGREGATION TO INTEGRATION: ARE WE THERE YET?

Monday November 3rd

2:00 p.m.

Economic Disparity and De Facto Segregation

Travis Stockton, Philosophy  Graduate Student

Tuesday November 4th

12:30 p.m.

Making Amends: The Case for and against Reparations

Dialogue Class Graduate Students

Wednesday November 5th

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue

Why We Can’t Talk about Race

Joseph Brown, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

Thursday November 6th

12:30 p.m.

Why “Separate but Equal” Isn’t

Guest Speaker: Goyland Williams, Communication Studies

Thursday November 6th

3:30 p.m.

Segregation, Integration, and Racial Equality:

Why We Aren’t There Yet

Joseph Brown, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

Friday November 7th

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times
 Mock Ethics Bowl Competition

Texas State Ethics Bowl Team vs. Phi Sigma Tau

LEIBNIZ

Monday November 10th

11:00 a.m.

On Turing Machines and Turing Humanoids: Computing Models and Artificial Intelligence

Dan Tamir, Computer Science

Monday November 10th

2:00 p.m.

Modality and Possible Words

Audrey McKinney, Philosophy

Tuesday November 11th

12:30 p.m.

Three Hundred Years of Monads

Dialogue Class
Guest Speaker: Jack Davidson, Philosophy, Texas Lutheran University

Tuesday November 11th

2:00 p.m.

A History of the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God

Hunter Chambers, Philosophy, University of the Incarnate Word

Wednesday November 12th

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue
Leibniz's Solution to the Problem of Evil

Jack Davidson, Philosophy, Texas Lutheran University

Thursday November 13th

11:00 a.m.

Socratic Dialogue: Why Such a Radically Egalitarian Pedagogy is So Rarely Attempted

Nevitt Reesor, Philosophy

Thursday November 13th

12:30 p.m.

The Best of All Possible Worlds? Leibniz & Pangloss vs. Voltaire & Candide

Juan Dominguez & Nestor Sierra (Dialogue Students)

*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

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