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)
 

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in the Philosophy Dialogue Room, Comal 116

Week One: Philosophy Born of Struggle 

Monday, February 15, 2016

2:00 p.m.

The Existentialist's Struggle

Clay Evans, Maximiliano Hernandez, and Applied Philosophy Students

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

12:30 p.m.

The Paradox of Struggle

Dialogue Class

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

10:00 a.m.

“We are made to do this work”: The Responsible Subversion of Neotraditional Birth Practices

Katherine Rompel, Sociology

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

11:00 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.

“Not Enough Time”: Film Screening and Relationship Violence Breakout Session

Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:
Philosophy Born of Struggle

Gary Fields and Alex Cortez, Philosophy

Thursday, February 18, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Prophetic Pragmatism in the Age of Obama

Dialogue Class: Special Guest: Goyland Williams, Communication Studies

Thursday, February 18, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Insurrectionist Ethics

Leonard Harris, Purdue University

Friday, February 19, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Dialogues on Sustainability: Intellectual and Philosophical Origins of Sustainability

Craig Hanks, Philosophy

Friday, February 19, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Ashley Allcorn & Shiniece Owens

Friday, February 19, 2016

1: 30 p.m.

Taste Test:  Sampling the Uncanny and Grotesque in Film and Graphic Novels

Louie Valencia, Modern European History, Fordham University

Orquidea Morales, American Cultural Studies, University of Michigan

Friday, February 19, 2016

2:30 p.m.

Works-In-Progress Series

Joshua Thurow, Philosophy, University of Texas at San Antonio

 Week Two: Poverty and (In)equality

Monday, February 22, 2016

11:00 a.m.

Democratic Passion for Equality

Blake Edwards, Philosophy

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Is Inequality a Moral Wrong?

Rachel Harvey, Matt Miller, and Dialogue Students

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Black Excellence Week

Greg Moses, Philosophy

and the African American Studies Class

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

  5:00 p.m.

Black Spaces, Black Faces

Greg Moses, Philosophy and the Black Excellence Group

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Refugee Children in Texas

Benjamin Aguilar, Ph.D., Psychologist, South Texas Family Residential Center

Thursday, February 25, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Equality and Respect:  Core Democratic Values

Eliud De La Cruz, Maria Santos, and Dialogue Students

Thursday, February 25, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Existential Social Thought, Baby Boomers, and Popular Music

Joe Kotarba, Sociology, Texas State Author

Friday, February 26, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Dialogues on Sustainability: Climate Change and Texas Water Resources

Al Groeger, Biology

Friday, February 26, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Shaula Rocha

 Week Three: Seeking Peace in a Nuclear Age

Monday, February 29, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Reflecting on the Moral Implications of Hiroshima

Catherine Hawkins, Social Work

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Freedom vs. Security:  When Innovation Bytes Back

Greg Barbosa, Stan Gatlin Price, and

Dialogue Class

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue

Patriots or Cosmopolitans?

Panel Discussion, Philosophy Graduate Students  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Global Justice and Humanity

Xunwu Chen, Philosophy, University of Texas at San Antonio

Thursday, March 3, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Should We Educate for Global Citizenship?

Sarina Garza, Lillian Martinez, and Dialogue Students

Friday, March 4, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Dialogues on Sustainability: Sustainable Cities

Matthew Clement, Sociology

Friday March 4, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Blake Edwards & Travis Stockton  

Week Four: War Stories 

Monday, March 7, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Too Many Metaphorical Wars?

Daniel Palomares, Philosophy

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Philosophy and War

Dialogue Class Special Guest: Yuriy Loboda, Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the U.S., Conflict and Peace Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; National Academy of Public Administration, Ukraine

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue

Can Just War Theory Be Justified?

Yuriy Loboda, Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the U.S., Conflict and Peace Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; National Academy of Public Administration, Ukraine

Thursday, March 10, 2016

12:30 p.m.

The West Point Class of 2004: War-Time Remembrances and Reflections

Dialogue Class Special Guest: Major Cory Wallace, U. S. Army, editor of The Strong Gray Line

Friday, March 11, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Dialogues on Sustainability: Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Politics of Climate Change

Dianne Rahm, Political Science

Friday, March, 11, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Stefan Sanchez

Friday, March 11, 2016

2:30 p.m.

Works-In-Progress Series

Holly Lewis, Philosophy

 Week Five: Musical Bridges

Monday, March 21, 2016

11:00 a.m.

Music, Minds, and the World

Nicholas Cantú, Philosophy

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Reading The National Anthem: Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet, No. 62 in C Major, Op. 76, No.3

Margaret Menninger, History, Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Humanities, and Paula Bird, Music, with Student String Quartet

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Phenomenology of Musical Experience

Will Clark, Marcy Garcia, and Applied Philosophy Students

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue

Jazz Epistemology

Goyland Williams, Communication Studies

 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Music, Language, and Meaning

Josh Arrieta, Marcy Garcia, and Dialogue Students

Thursday, March 24, 2016

3:30 p.m.

The Healing Power of Hip-Hop

Raphael Travis, Social Work, Texas State Author 

Friday, March 25, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Dialogues on Sustainability: Militarism and the Environment

Chad Smith, Sociology

Friday, March 25, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Charles Sarkiss

Friday-Sunday,

March 25 – 27, 2016

2:00 p.m. Friday – 2:00 p.m. Sunday

New Mexico-Texas Philosophical Society 67th Annual Meeting

New Mexico – Texas Philosophical Society

Week Six: American Pragmatism Meets Latin American Philosophy 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

12:30 p.m.

The Dialectical Philosophy of Luis Villoro

Nicholas Cantú, Bruce Harrison, and Dialogue Students

 Wednesday, March 30, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue

American Pragmatism Meets Latin American Philosophy

Gregory Pappas, Philosophy, Texas A&M University

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Backroads Pragmatists in Mexico and the U.S.

Patrick Gomez, Daniel Palomares, and Dialogue Students

Thursday, March 31, 2016

 3:30 p.m.

The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat

Bob Fischer, Philosophy, Texas State Author

Friday, April 1, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Dialogues on Sustainability: Humans as Creators of Nature

Audrey McKinney, Philosophy

Friday, April 1, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Sean Daniel Johnson

Week Seven: The Postcolonial World 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

12:30 p.m.

What is Postcolonialism?

Malina Pelitera, Nicholas Cantú and Dialogue Students

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue
MLK’s Effort at Fair Housing

Greg Moses, Philosophy

Thursday, April 7, 2016

12:30 p.m.

The End of American Exceptionalism

Ryan Kirby, Drew Parker, and Dialogue Students

Thursday, April 7, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities: Beyond the Usual Distinctions

Nathan Pino, Sociology, Texas State Author

Friday, April 8, 2016

All day event

Philosophy Symposium

Keynote Address: Gregory Pappas, Philosophy, Texas A&M University

Saturday, April 9, 2016

All day event

2016 Central Texas Philosophy Workshop

 

Burkay Ozturk, Alejandro Barcenas, & Ivan Marquez, Philosophy

Week Eight: Applied Philosophy: The Ethics of Engineering and Technology

Monday, April 11, 2016

2:00 p.m.

How Would an Analytic Philosopher Define 'Applied Philosophy'?

Charles Goldsmith and Applied Philosophy Students

Monday, April 11, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Shaping Our Perception of the World with Mindfulness and Technology

Russell Eric Dobda, author of How to Spin the World Around

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

11:00 a.m.

Technology and the Good Life

ASBN 150

Ed Harris, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy and Bovay Professor of the History and Ethics of Professional Engineering, Texas A&M University

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Techno-Optimism and Unintended Consequences

Eric Ott, Jasmine Thomas, and Dialogue Students

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

 2:00 p.m.

Moral Theory and Engineering Ethics

Ed Harris, Texas A&M University

Thursday, April 14, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Science, Engineering, and Social Responsibility

John Drozdyk, Dan Khan, and Dialogue Students 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

 3:30 p.m.

Lone Star Unionism, Dissent, and Resistance: Other Sides of Civil War Texas

Frank de la Teja, History, Texas State Author

Friday, April 15, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Dialogues on Sustainability: Food and Agriculture in the Sustainable City

Ronald Hagelman, Geography

Friday, April 15, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Nick Scott

Friday, April 15, 2016

2:30 p.m.

Works-In-Progress Series

Bob Fischer, Philosophy


*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, Humanities Texas, National Endowment for the Humanities, NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor of 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.

San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St. San Marcos, Texas 78666

If you require an accommodation due to a disability, contact the Department of Philosophy at 512-245-2285. Accommodation requests should be made at least 72 hours in advance of the program start time to ensure availability.