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Dialogue Schedule




Philosophy Dialogue Series –Spring 2014

Dialogue Room Derrick 111

“…our material progress is only the foundation on which we will build a richer life of mind and spirit.”

–LBJ (Texas State Alumnus, ’30)

Spring 2014 Dialogues will begin Monday, 10 February.

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Week 1  Consciousness
 
DATE
TIME
TITLE
SPEAKERS/LEADERS
Mon., Feb. 10th
12:30 p.m.
Are Lawyers Conscious?
Vince Luizzi, Philosophy
Tues., Feb. 11th
12:30 p.m.
Consciousness, Science, and Skepticism
Jo Ann Carson and Dialogue Students
 
6:00 p.m.
Movie Night: The Campaign
No Holds Barred (Student-led Political Discussions)
Wed., Feb. 12th
3:30 p.m.
Dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library:
Lessons of Love from Plato's Symposium
Jo Ann Carson, Philosophy
Thur., Feb. 13th
12:30 p.m.
Conscious Minds in a Material World
Samantha Pepas, Philosophy Graduate Student
Fri., Feb. 14th
9:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Environmental Sustainability: Weekly Discussion
Craig Hanks, Philosophy
 
12:30 p.m.
Talk of the Times: Philosophy & Current Events
Members of Philosophy Honor Society (Phi Sigma Tau)
 
Week 2 Religious Experience
 
Mon., Feb. 17th
12:30 p.m.
What is Religious Experience?
Ashley Hornbuckle & Enrique Montemayor, Philosophy Students
Tues., Feb. 18th
11:00 a.m.
Native American Ethics and the Cosmic Perspective: Environmental Kinship
Julian Gonzalez, Philosophy
Wed., Feb. 19th
12:30 p.m.
“Religious Experience” and the Object of Religious Studies
Rebecca Raphael and Dialogue Students
 
3:30 p.m.
Dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library:
Faith, Reason, and Religious Experience
Craig Hanks, Philosophy
Thur., Feb. 20th
2:00 p.m.
Providence
Paul Wilson, Philosophy
Fri., Feb. 21st
9:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Environmental Sustainability: Weekly Discussion
Deborah Harris, Sociology
 
12:30 p.m.
Talk of the Times: Philosophy & Current Events
Members of Philosophy Honor Society (Phi Sigma Tau)
 
WEEK 3 Language and the Philosophy of Mind
 
Mon., Feb. 24th
3:30 p.m.
How Does Language Hook Up with the World?
Hunter Chambers, Philosophy
Tues., Feb. 25th
12:30 p.m.
Language Games
Jude Schweizer & David Tamez, Philosophy Graduate Students
 
6:00 p.m.
Movie Night: Shooter
No Holds Barred (Student-led Political Discussions)
Wed., Feb. 26th
10:00 a.m.
Language, Identity, and Perception: A Case Study of Rachel Jeantel's Testimony
David Tamez, Philosophy Graduate Student
 
3:30 p.m.
Dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library: Language and Mind
Christian Perez, Philosophy M.A., University of Amsterdam
Thur., Feb. 27th
12:30 p.m.
How to Do Things with Words
Joseph Edmondson & Ty Lasater, Philosophy Graduate Students
Fri., Feb. 28th
12:30 p.m.
Talk of the Times: Philosophy & Current Events
Members of Philosophy Honor Society (Phi Sigma Tau)
 
WEEK 4 Religion and Mental Health
Mon., Mar. 3rd
12:30 p.m.
Is Religious Belief a Neurosis?
Haley Crawford & Shaula Rocha, Philosophy Students
 
6:00 p.m.
Immigration
No Holds Barred (Student-led Political Discussions)
Tues., Mar. 4th
11:00 a.m.
Intersectionality in Feminism
Lijun Yuan, Philosophy
Wed., Mar 5th
12:30 p.m.
Does Belief in God or Afterlife Motivate Ethical Behavior?
Ashlee Ayers & Elizabeth Omorodion, Philosophy Students
 
12:30 p.m.
 
How Music Can Help Us Explore Mental Health & Illness, Location: FH 230
Dialogue with Music Students from The Juilliard School
 
3:30 p.m.
Dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library: Spirituality: Easing Chronic Pain
Ashley T. Colston, Texas State University Alumnae (Mass Comm. and Public Relations, Former Pharmaceutical Specialty Sales Representative)
Thur., Mar. 6th
2:00 p.m.
Exemplary Virtues from Plotinus to Augustine
Greg Moses, Philosophy
Fri., Mar. 7th
9:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Environmental Sustainability: Weekly Discussion
Student Presenters
 
12:30 p.m.
Talk of the Times: Philosophy & Current Events
Members of Philosophy Honor Society (Phi Sigma Tau)
 
WEEK 5  Madness
Mon., Mar. 17th
10:00 a.m.
Aggression and Sublimation
Eli Kanon, Philosophy
 
11:00 a.m.
We’re All Mad Here: Madness and Irrationality
Parish Conkling, Philosophy
Tues., Mar. 18th
12:30 p.m.
The Tragedy of King Lear
Angela Leibold & Travis Stockton, Philosophy Graduate Students
 
6:00 p.m.
Movie Night: King Lear
Members of Philosophy Honor Society
(Phi Sigma Tau)
Wed., Mar. 19th
2:00 p.m.
Existential Madness: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Radical Freedom and Choice
Theresa Hickey, Philosophy
 
3:30 p.m.
Dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library:
Madness: Disease, Difference, or Disability?
Rebecca Raphael, Philosophy, & Disabilities Studies class
Thur., Mar. 20th
12:30 p.m.
Motorcycles and Loose Screws
Dylan Daniel, Philosophy Graduate Student
 
2:00 p.m.
Lear’s Madness
Zach Russell, Philosophy Graduate Student
Fri., Mar. 21st
9:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Environmental Sustainability: Weekly Discussion
Diane Rahm, Political Science
 
 12:30 pm
Talk of the Times: Philosophy & Current Events
Members of Philosophy Honor Society (Phi Sigma Tau)
 
WEEK 6 Visions, Illusions, & Music
 
Mon., Mar. 24th
12:30 p.m.
What’s the Difference Between Religion and Magic?
Angela Leibold & Marguerite Flores, Philosophy Students
Tues., Mar. 25th
2:00 p.m.
Philip K. Dick’s Gnostic Vision
Amelie Benedikt, Philosophy
 
6:00 p.m.
Movie Night: South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
No Holds Barred (Student-led Political Discussions)
Wed., Mar. 26th
12:30 p.m.
Visionaries: Social Roles and Philosophical Value
Danielle Peterson & Meagan Peters, Philosophy Students
 
3:30 p.m.
Dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library:
Crazy about Sports
Eric Gilbertson, Philosophy
Thur., Mar. 27th
12:30 p.m.
The Law of Non-Contradiction Revisited
Hammad Hussain, Philosophy
Fri., Mar. 28th
9:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Environmental Sustainability: Weekly Discussion
Ronald Hagelman, Geography
 
12:30 p.m.
Talk of the Times: Philosophy & Current Events
Members of Philosophy Honor Society (Phi Sigma Tau)
 
Week 7 Free Will
 
Mon., Mar. 31st
10:00 a.m.
Has Science Killed Free Will?
Brandon Hobbs, Philosophy
 
12:30 p.m.
On the Situationist Threat to Free Will
Location: LBJ Teaching Theater 4-16.1
Alfred Mele, Philosophy, Florida State University
 
3:30 p.m.
The Athlete’s Guide to Compatibility: Free Will and the Sporting Life
Coleen Watson, Philosophy Graduate Student
Tues., Apr. 1st
12:30 p.m.
Free Will: Skeptical Challenges and Replies
Will Clark, Philosophy Graduate Student
Special Guest: Alfred Mele (Florida State University)
 
3:30 p.m.
Free Will and Neuroscience: What Do Old-School and New-Wave Studies Show?
Location: UAC 308
Alfred Mele (Florida State University)
Wed., Apr. 2nd
3:30 p.m.
Dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library:
A Dialogue on Free Will and Science
Panel Discussion: Philosophy Graduate Students
Thur., Apr. 3rd
12:30 p.m.
Making Sense of Free Will
Coleen Watson, Philosophy Graduate Student
Fri., Apr. 4th
9:00 a.m. –
3:30 p.m.
17th Annual Philosophy Student Symposium
Student Presenters
 
WEEK 8 (and beyond!) Liberty of Conscience
Mon., Apr. 7th
12:30 p.m.
The Study of Religion and Public Education
Rebecca Raphael & Dialogue Students
 
6:00 p.m.
Prohibition and Regulation
No Holds Barred (Student-led Political Discussions)
Tues., Apr. 8th
11:00 a.m.
Revolutionizing Consciousness: Care Ethics and Collective Parenting
Katherine Rompel, Philosophy Graduate Student
 
6:00 p.m.
Movie Night: The Other Guys
No Holds Barred (Student-led Political Discussions)
Wed., Apr. 9th
12:30 p.m.
What Are the Limits of Religious Freedom?
Joi Jones & Cameron Woolf, Philosophy Students
Thur., Apr. 10th
11:00 a.m.
Reconceiving Education and the Humanities
Ivan Marquez, Philosophy
Fri., Apr. 11th
9:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Environmental Sustainability: Weekly Discussion
Student Presentations
 
12:30 p.m.
Talk of the Times: Philosophy & Current Events
Members of Philosophy Honor Society (Phi Sigma Tau)
Tues., Apr. 22nd
6:00 p.m.
Movie Night: Serenity
No Holds Barred (Student-led Political Discussions)
Mon., May 5th
6:00 p.m.
Limits to Surveillance and the Police State
No Holds Barred (Student-led Political Discussions)
 
*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. Daily copies of the New York Times are provided near the Dialogue Room (Derr 111) to promote informed dialogues.
 
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, the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
 
For additional information contact: Beverly Pairett, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University, (512) 245-2285, philosophy@txstate.edu