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Dialogue Schedule


Philosophy Dialogue Series – Spring 2015
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)


 

 

WORK

Tuesday March  3, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Marx on the Alienation of Labor

Jack Corcoran & Sarah Jackson, Dialogue Students

Wednesday March 4, 2015

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue
Labor Markets

Bruce McClung, Finance and Economics

Thursday March  5, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Work and Human Dignity in a Just Society

Nicholás Cantú & Kendria Holmes, Dialogue Students

Thursday March 5, 2015

3:30 p.m.

The Seer of Bayside: Veronica Lueken and the Struggle to Define Catholicism

Joseph Laycock, Religious Studies
Texas State Author

Friday March  6, 2015

10:00 a.m.

Sustainability and Public Policy

Interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies

Friday March  6, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Christopher Odgers, Phi Sigma Tau

 

NATURE

Monday March 9, 2015 2:00 p.m. Why Not Be An Atheist Gilbert Fulmer, Philosophy

Tuesday March 10, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Nature Philosophers: From  Myth  to Science

Frankie DiMento, Dialogue Student

Wednesday March 11, 2015

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue
Sustainable Agriculture

Ken Mix, Agriculture

Wednesday March 11, 2015

7:00 p.m.

A dramatic reading of A Game of Chess, a one act play

Travis E. Green, Terry Scholar-Honors College

Thursday March 12, 2015

12:30 p.m.

The Way Things Are: Ontology and Social Reality

Manolo Lago & Mark Norris, Dialogue Students

Thursday March 12, 2015 4:00 p.m. The Divinity of the Material World: The Ecological Implications of the Religious Doctrine of Immanence Binita Mehta, Religious Studies

Friday March 13, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Charles Sarkiss, Phi Sigma Tau

Friday March 13, 2015

2:30 p.m.

Work in Progress

Bob Fischer, Philosophy

 

TECHNOLOGY, RISK, AND SUSTAINABILITY

Tuesday March  24, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Sustainable Capitalism: Oxymoron or Achievable Goal?

Mark Cardenas & Frankie DiMento, Dialogue Students

Tuesday March  24, 2015

3:30 p.m.

American Soldiers, Pan-pan Girls, and Sexual Danger in US-Occupied Japan

Robert Kramm, The Swiss Institute of Technology- Zurich, Co-sponsored with History

Wednesday March 25, 2015

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue
Virtual Voyeurism & Identity

Jenn Garcia,  Texas State Philosophy Alumna

Thursday March  26, 2015

12:30 p.m.

The Challenge of Sustainable Development

John David Carson, San Marcos Developer

Thursday March 26, 2015

3:30 p.m.

Dangerous Games: What the Moral Panic over Role-Playing Games Says about Play, Religion, and Imagined Worlds

Joseph Laycock, Religious Studies
Texas State Author

Friday March  27, 2015

10:00 a.m.

Re-naturalizing the Urbanscape 

Interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies

Friday March  27, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Shaula Rocha, Phi Sigma Tau

 

VOICES OF FREEDOM

DATE

TIME

TITLE

SPEAKERS

Monday March  30, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Education of the Oppressed: Teaching Knowers They Know

Travis Stockton, Philosophy

Tuesday March 31, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Voices of Afghan Women

Peggy Kelsey, Author, photo-journalist, and founder of the Afghan Women’s Project

Wednesday April 1, 2015

11:00 a.m.

“You must not do it anymore:” Leonard Cohen, Songs of Freedom, Protest, and Rebellion

Dan Tamir, Computer Science

Wednesday April 1, 2015

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue
Conversations with Afghan Women

Peggy Kelsey, Author, photo-journalist, and founder of the Afghan Women’s Project

Thursday April 2, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Women Wage Peace, Jane Addams at The Hague, 1915

Victoria Gomez & Cara Heffernan, Dialogue Students

Thursday April 2, 2015

2:00 p.m.

Peaceweaving: Jane Addams Conception of Peace

Patricia Shields, Political Science

Thursday April 2, 2015

3:30 p.m.

The Ethics of Nuclear Weapons Dissemination: Moral Dilemmas of Aspiration, Avoidance and Prevention

Thomas E. Doyle II, International Relations
Texas State Author

Friday April 3, 2015

10:00 a.m.

Cities on the Cutting Edge: Big Data and Sustainability

Interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies

Friday April 3, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Blake Edwards, Phi Sigma Tau

 

TURING AND COMPUTING MACHINES

 

Monday April 6, 2015

3:30 p.m.

Was Alan Turing Autistic?: Turing’s AI and the Birth of the Machine Monster

Shaun Ford, Philosophy

Tuesday April 7, 2015

11:00 a.m.

Tomlinson Hill: The story of sons of slaves and sons of slaveholders, and the story of America

Chris Tomlinson, New York Times best-selling author, filmmaker, & journalist

Tuesday April 7, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Is Passing the Turing Test Sufficient to Establish Intelligence?

Daniel Drust, Dialogue Student

Tuesday April 7, 2015

2:00 p.m.

When Great “Minds” Think: Ethics in the Search for Artificial Intelligence

Austin Sims, Texas State Alumni

Wednesday April 8, 2015

11:00 a.m.

Language as a Computing Machine

Dylan Daniel, Philosophy

Wednesday April 8, 2015

2:00 p.m.

Is it Wrong for a Computer to Bluff? Part I

Ivan Mora & Landon Bullard, Ethics Students

Wednesday April 8, 2015

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue
On Turing Machines and Humanoids: Computing Models and Artificial Intelligence

Dan Tamir, Computer Science

Thursday April 9, 2015

12:30 p.m.

The Church of Google: Algorithms and Human Consciousness

Maximiliano Hernandez & Ivan Mora, Dialogue Students

Thursday April 9, 2015

2:00 p.m.

Is it Wrong for a Computer to Bluff? Part II

Vince Luizzi, Philosophy

Thursday April 9, 2015

3:30 p.m.

Policing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the Making of the FBI

Jessica Pliley, History

Texas State Author

Friday April 10, 2015

All day event

18th Annual Philosophy Symposium

Phi Sigma Tau

 

WHY?

 

Tuesday April 14, 2015

11:00 a.m.

Feminism & Foucault: Why Rape is Beyond Physical Violence

Lijun Yuan, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies Students

Tuesday April 14, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Why Ask Why?

Quique Montemayor, Dialogue Student

Tuesday April 14, 2015

2:00 p.m.

Reproductive Rights and Latin America

Parish Conkling, Philosophy, San Antonio College

Tuesday April 14, 2015

3:30 p.m.

Questions as Quests  

Amelie Benedikt, Philosophy

Thursday April 16, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Why Be Moral?

Ashley Allcorn, Dialogue Student

Thursday April 16, 2015

3:30 p.m.

Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago's Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Jeffrey Helgeson, History
Texas State Author

Friday April 17, 2015

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

David Tamez , Phi Sigma Tau

All dialogues are free and open to the public.
This information is available in alternate format upon request from the Office of Disability Services. If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact (512) 245-2285 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

 

*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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