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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)
 

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

 

Be Sure to Check Often for Additional Dialogues 

Week One: Love and Emotions

Monday, February 13, 2017

12:00 p.m.

Male and Female Sexuality: A Phenomenology of Two Very Different Worlds

Jeffrey Gordon (Philosophy)

Monday, February 13, 2017

2:00 p.m.

 

Love & Other Emotions in Camus’s

The Stranger, Part 1

Professional Ethics Students

Monday, February 13, 2017

Alkek Teaching Theater

7:00 -
9:00 p.m.

Interrogating Violence Series

Confronting Rape Culture: Interactive Presentation

Stephanie Gilmore (Independent Scholar and Activist)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Love and Other Emotions in Camus's

The Stranger, Part II

Professional Ethics Students

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Plato’s Valentine Party

Dialogue Class

Wednesday, February 15,  2017

625 E. Hopkins St.

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

About Love

Ashley Allcorn (Philosophy)

and Applied Ethics Graduate Students

Thursday,  February 16, 2017

12:30 p.m.

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Dialogue Class

Thursday,  February 16, 2017

McCoy 233

3:30 p.m.

Interrogating Violence Series:

Interrogating Sexual Violence on Campus: A Critical Conversation on Causes, Prevention, Remedies and the Intellectual Issues They Raise

Stephanie Gilmore (Independent Scholar and Activist)

Jessica Pliley (History)

Melissa Rodriguez, (Hays County Women’s Center)

Friday, February 17, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Last Week in the Legislature

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy)
Jenn Garcia (Philosophy)

Friday, February 17, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

Week Two:  Alternatives to Violence, Anger, and Hate

Monday, February 20, 2017

2:00 p.m.

When Physicians Get Angry: Models for the Physician-Patient  Relationship

Professional Ethics Students

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Gandhi and King: Exemplars of Nonviolent Protest

Malichi Mersky & Kyle Musselman (Dialogue Students)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

625 E. Hopkins St.

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

Gandhian Nonviolence and Assumptions of Human Goodness

Sanjay Lal, (Philosophy, Clayton State University)

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

12:30 p.m.

The Dark Side of Empathy

Kevin McLean & Beau Sepaugh (Dialogue Students)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Educating the Moral Imagination

Professional Ethics Students

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Alkek Teaching Theater

2:00 p.m.

Gandhian Nonviolence and Globalization

Sanjay Lal (Philosophy, Clayton State University)

Friday, February 24, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Last Week in the Legislature

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy) 
Jenn Garcia (Philosophy)

Friday, February 24, 2017

 

12:30 p.m.

 

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The Acorn Symposium Dialogue:

Nonviolence and Classical Approaches to the Fear of Death

Sanjay Lal (Philosophy, Clayton State University)

& Ashley Allcorn (Philosophy)

Friday, February 24, 2017

 

2:00 p.m.

On Tolerance

Jonathan Dancy (Philosophy, UT Austin and Reading University, U.K.)

Week Three: Peace Movements

Monday, February 27, 2017

2:00 p.m.

The Temptations of Political Power

Professional Ethics Students

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Promoting Peace: 

An Interdisciplinary Panel from Texas State

Catherine Hawkins (Social Work)

Patricia Shields (Political Science)

Rich Warms (Anthropology)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Evans Auditorium

7:00 p.m.

LBJ Distinguished Lecture:

 

Samantha Nutt (Founder and Executive Director of War Child in North America)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

625 E. Hopkins St.

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

Fighting for Peace: William Jennings Bryan, Rosa Luxemburg, and anti-War Movements

Margaret Menninger (History)

Ellen Tillman (History)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Messianic Dreams and American Exceptionalism

Benjamin Berger & Cody Kapocsi

(Dialogue Students)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Leaders and Their Obligations

Professional Ethics Students

Thursday, March 2, 2017

3:30 p.m.

Texas State Authors: Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Philosophy, Peace, Social Work, Sociology and Public Administration

Patricia Shields (Political Science)

Friday, March 3, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Last Week in the Legislature

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy)

Jenn Garcia (Philosophy)

Friday, March 3, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Surviving Social Disintegration:  Jorge Portilla on the Phenomenology of Zozobra

Francisco Gallegos (Georgetown University)

Week Four: The Power of Dialogue

Monday, March 6, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Dialogue & Consent in Euthanasia & Physician-Assisted Suicide

Professional Ethics Students
 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Mexico’s Golden Age

Dialogue Class Special Guest: Michael Miller (History)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

10:00 a.m.

NY Times Site License for Texas State?

Todd Halverson (Education Mgr., New York Times)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

12:00 p.m.

NY Times Site License for Texas State?

Todd Halverson (Education Mgr., New York Times)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
625 E. Hopkins St.

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

African Nationalism vs. Pan Africanism:  Report on the Future of Africa

Vincent Luizzi (Philosophy)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Immigration, Immigrants, and Refugees

Abel Melghem & Brian Onyecherelam (Dialogue Students)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Dialogues about Dying in Tolstoy’s Death of Ivan Ilych

Professional Ethics Students

Friday, March 10, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Last Week in the Legislature

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy)

Jenn Garcia (Philosophy)

Friday, March 10, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

Week Five: Brave Women

Monday, March 20, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s Contribution to Medical Ethics: Part 1

Professional Ethics Students

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

12:30 p.m.

 

Courage: A Maya Angelou Retrospective

Vanessa Parada & Nathaniel Rodriguez Sosa (Dialogue Students)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

  2:00 p.m.

Casting Out Devils in the American Empire:  The Making of Spiritual Warfare

Brian Levack (History, University of Texas)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
625 E. Hopkins St.

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

Women and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Brian Levack (History, University of Texas)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

12:30 p.m.

The Ride of the Valkyries:

When Enough is Enough

Jordan Azcue & Alvaro Hrgic (Dialogue Students)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s Contribution to Medical Ethics: Part II

Professional Ethics Students

Thursday, March 23, 2017

McCoy 233

3:30 p.m.

Interrogating Violence Series:

LGBTQIA Activism Past, Present,

and Future

Dr. Jeff Helgeson (History), Speakers: Dr. Holly Lewis (Philosophy); Dr. Heather Aidala (Texas State University Counseling Center); Chris Rue (Manager of Stonewall, San Marcos); Nathaniel Rodriguez (Texas State Student)

Friday, March 24, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Last Week in the Legislature

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy)

Jenn Garcia (Philosophy)

Friday, March 24, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

Week Six: Education for Democracy

Monday, March 27, 2017

12:30 p.m.

A Defense of Public Education

Jo Ann Carson (Philosophy)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Public Education and Dewey’s Vision of Democracy

Joi Jones & William Sutton (Dialogue Students)

Wednesday, March  29, 2017

  2:00 p.m.

Ouija Boards and Talking Spirits

Brandon Hodge (Independent Scholar, Austin)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
625 E. Hopkins St.

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

John Dewey’s Educational Philosophy and the Future of Higher Education

Larry A. Hickman (Director Emeritus,

Center for Dewey Studies,

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

12:30 p.m.

What is “Progressive” Education?

Faisal Jama, Gregory Nance & John Schuster (Dialogue Students)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

  2:00 p.m.

Teoría de las Modalidades (PPT)

Trey Brant (Philosophy)

Friday, March 31, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Last Week in the Legislature

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy)

Jenn Garcia (Philosophy)

Friday, March 31, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

Week Seven: Truth and Lies in a Post-Rational Age

Monday, April 3, 2017

11:00 a.m.

The Post-Truth Era: How Did We Get Here and How Do We Respond

Thomas Hunter Chambers (Philosophy, University of the Incarnate Word)

Monday, April 3, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Hate Speech and Internet Memes

Anthony Cross (Philosophy)

Monday, April 3, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Is Business Bluffing Ethical?

Professional Ethics Students

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

12:30 p.m.

 

Fake News, Lies, Alternative Facts

 and B.S.: A Philosophical Diagnosis

Daniel Banton & Jose Cando Naranjo

(Dialogue Students)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
625 E. Hopkins St.

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:
The Future of Investigative Journalism

TBA

Thursday, April 6, 2017

12:30 p.m.

 

Are We Having Fun Yet? Some Implications of the Entertainment Model of Discourse

Cameron Landry  & Nathaniel Clapp (Dialogue Students)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Is Business Ethics Relative to Culture?

Professional Ethics Students

Friday, April 7, 2017

All day

20th Annual Texas State

Philosophy Symposium

Sponsored  by Phi Sigma Tau

Week Eight: Better Homes and Gardens:  Better Living through Philosophy

Monday, April 10, 2017

12:00 p.m.

Do We Know What We’re Talking about When We Talk about the Meaning of Life?

Jeffrey Gordon (Philosophy)

Monday, April 10, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Does a Philosophy of Self Interest Make Business Better?

Professional Ethics Students

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Ecological Intelligence

Sydney Perry & Robin Riley (Dialogue Students)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  2:00 p.m.

Does a Philosophy of Trust Make Business Better?

Professional Ethics Students

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

   2:00 p.m.

The Blessed Veins of Latin America:  Experiences of Christian Prosperity under American Capitalism

Justin Doran (Religious Studies, UT Austin)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
625 E. Hopkins St.

   3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

Deep in the Heart of Texas:  How the Texas Landscape Sustained Its Tradition of Heartfelt Christianity

Justin Doran (Religious Studies, UT Austin)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Today’s Victory Gardens

Thomas Sievers  (Applied Philosophy Graduate Student)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

  2:00 p.m.

Beyond the Roomba: Are Robots Coming to Take Our Jobs?

Craig Swartz (Physics)

Friday, April 14, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Last Week in the Legislature

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy)

Jenn Garcia (Philosophy)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

McCoy 233

3:30 p.m.

Interrogating Violence:

Space, Borders, and Power: Bobcats and the Global Community

Dr. Craig Hanks, Speakers: Dr. Robert Tally (English); Maneka Deanna Brooks (Curriculum and Instruction); and Alejandra Albeza (Texas State University Student).

 

 


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.  

 

* Interrogating Violence: Critical Conversations on The Fire Next Time, is an ongoing series of dialogues exploring the sources and responses to violence and injustice, with a special focus on fostering open conversations and building community at Texas State University and in Central Texas. Co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Philosophy, the Philosophy Dialogues, the Honors College, and the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies. Interrogating Violence is coordinated by a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students.

 

The Acorn Symposium Dialogue is an annual event co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Philosophy Dialogue Series, and The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence.

 

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, 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.


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