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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)


 

VOICES OF FREEDOM

DATE

TIME

TITLE

SPEAKERS

Monday March 30, 2015 11:00 a.m. Tocqueville on Religion and American Democracy Kenneth Grasso, Political Science

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 Durst, 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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