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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

Week One: Conflict

Monday, September 26, 2016

12:30-1:30 p.m.

A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917

Ellen Tillman, History; Margaret Vaverek, Outreach Librarian

Monday, September 26, 2016

3:00 p.m.

Improving Global Education: Conflicts of Interest

Trey Brant, Philosophy

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

12:30 p.m.

The Temple of Mars: If War Is Hell, Why Is It Worshipped?

Dialogue Class

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

2:00-3:15 p.m.

Panel Dialogue: Entering the University Experience

Host: Twister Marquiss

Panelists: Blake Holbrook, James Lambert, Jeremy Kennard, Naiha Campos, Nicholas Sterling,

Carl Van Aacken

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Can Nonviolence Work Like That Today?  Reviewing Highlights from Classic Movements

Honors Nonviolence Class

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

War Forum:What It Is Like to Go to War

Philosophy Students and Faculty

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

6:30-8:00

p.m.

Sustainability Dialogue  -The Treadmill of Destruction

Chad Smith, Sociology

Thursday, September 29, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Reflections on War and Death

Dialogue Class

Thursday, September 29, 2016

 

3:30 p.m.

Texas State Authors

The Politics of Everybody

Holly Lewis, Philosophy

 

Friday, September 30, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau


Week Two: Healing

Monday, October 3, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Can Traditional Theories of the State Recover from the Anti-Foundationalists’ Challenge?

Philosophy Graduate Students

Monday, October 3, 2016

5:00-7:00

p.m.

Self Love:  Learning to Love Yourself through Culture and Identity

Panel Discussion: Pan African Action Committee

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

11:00 a.m. - Noon

The Environmental Costs of the Treadmill of Destruction: Drugs, Militarism, and Deforestation in the Andes

Gregory Hooks, McMaster University

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Medical Heroism on the Western Front of WWI

Patrick Gonzales & Edward Zeitler,

Dialogue Students

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Panel Dialogue on Veterans’ Issues

Panelists: Burel Ford, DiAndria Donaldson, Jeremy Kennard

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

Healing and Health for Marginalized People

Katherine Rompel, Sociology

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

6:30-8:00

p.m.

Sustainability Dialogue - On Fracking

Dianne Rahm and Billy Fields, Political Science

Thursday, October 6, 2016

 

12:30 p.m.

 

Throwing Light on Shadow: Carl Jung on Evil and the Shadow Self

Cesar Bernal & Gary Fields,

Dialogue Students

Thursday, October 6, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Are Social Problems Solved or Healed?

Political Philosophy Students

Thursday, October 6, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Pragmatic Symbols of World Peace in Drawing and Dance

Rebecca Farinas, Philosophy

Friday, October 7, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Sean Daniel Johnson


Week Three: Remembering & Memorializing

Monday, October 10, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Remembering Social Contract Theory

 Philosophy Graduate Students

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Memorializing War and Conflict Through

Music and the Arts

Dialogue Class

Special Guests, Margaret Menninger, History; John Peterson, Composer of “Shadows and Light,” University of New South Wales, Australia

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Boycotting as Public Mourning

Bob Fischer, Philosophy

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

Listening to Mexico: Remembering the Cultural Golden Age

Michael Miller, History

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

5:00-6:00

p.m.

Panel Dialogue: Past, Present, and Future

Host:  Kunbi Ajiboye

Panelists:  Melanie Harris, Blake Holbrook, Patrick Brown

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

6:15-8:15

p.m.

Sustainability Dialogues-

Geography and Sustainability

Old Forts and New Amenities in the Southern Plains 

Urban Agriculture

 


Jason Julian, Geography

Ron Hagelman, Geography

Thursday, October 13, 2016

 

12:30 p.m.

 

Land Wars Centennial:  The Battle for the

National Parks

Kyle Lewis & Thomas Sievers,

Dialogue Students

Thursday, October 13, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Communitarianism, Communities, and Social Memory

Anderson Isdale, Political Philosophy Student

Thursday, October 13, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Texas State Authors Series

Playful Song Called Beautiful

John Blair, English

 

Friday, October 14, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Aaron Lewis


Week Four: Justifications & Excuses

Monday, October 17, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Liberalism & the Justification for Restricting Human Freedom

Philosophy Graduate Students

Monday, October 17, 2016

5:00-7:00

p.m.

Speaking Out and Justifying Silence: Conversations We Don’t Have about Race

Panel Discussion: Pan African Action Committee

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Can War Be Morally Justified?

Joshua Lynch & Matt Ocker,

Dialogue Students

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2:00  p.m.

The Value of Pain: A Critique of Hedonism

Sean Daniel Johnson, Philosophy

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

12:00  p.m.

Film and Panel Discussion: Coaching a Culture to End Domestic Violence

Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center Staff

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

Hiroshima: Exploring Apologies, Excuses, and Justifications

Catherine Hawkins, Social Work

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

6:30-8:30

p.m.

Sustainability Dialogue - Space Settlement and Sustainability

Eli Kanon, Philosophy

Thursday, October 20, 2016

 

12:30 p.m.

Crimes Against Humanity

Bryant Billue & Nathan Powell,

Dialogue Students

Thursday, October 20, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Is the Pluralist Theory of the State Justified?

Political Philosophy Students

Thursday, October 20, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Not Just the Issues!  How There’s More to Politics than Policy

Sean Daniel Johnson & Coleen Watson

Thursday, October 20, 2016

7:30 p.m.

The Long Green Revolution: On Successful and Failed Attempts to Feed the World

Raj Patel, University of Texas-Austin

Friday, October 21, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

Friday, October 21, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Work in Progress

Keisha Ray, Philosophy

 

Week Five: Shakespeare

Monday, October 24, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Shakespeare, Democracy and Elections: Part I

Philosophy Graduate Students

Monday, October 24, 2016

5:00-7:00

p.m.

Fake Wokes and Hoteps:  Confronting the Anti-Black in Blackness

Panel Discussion: Pan African Action Committee

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

 

12:30 p.m.

 

Bellicose Rhetoric: From Henry V to Iraq

Gus Mauldin & Yasin Yasin,

Dialogue Students

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

 

2:00 p.m.

 

Shakespeare, Democracy, and Elections: Part II

Political Philosophy Students

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

Intro to Reading Shakespeare

Joe Falocco, English

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

6:30-8:00

p.m.

Sustainability Dialogue

Al Groeger, Biology

Thursday, October 27, 2016

12:30 p.m.

The Art of the Insult: Shakespeare Ad Hominem in Our Argument Culture

Jordan Azcue & Jordan McFeders,

Dialogue Students

Friday, October 28, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Stefan Sanchez


Week Six: Monsters: Enemies, Outsiders,
& the Other

Monday, October 31, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Monsters Among Us: The Relevance of the Representation of Monsters in the Philosophy of Society

Shaun Bryan Ford, Philosophy

Monday, October 31, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Liberty, Equality, & Fraternity: Where’s the Fraternity? (Part I)

Philosophy Graduate Students

Monday, October 31, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Mind and Body in Superstition and Folklore

Stefan Sanchez, Philosophy

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

11:00 a.m.

Do Occultists Make Good Neighbors? A Talk with a Left-hand Path Magician

Don Webb, Austin author and magician

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Monster Theory

Nick Scott, Dialogue Student

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

 

2:00 p.m.

 

Liberty, Equality, & Fraternity: Where’s the Fraternity? (Part II)

Political Philosophy Students

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Would Nonviolence Work Against an Alien Invasion?

Honors Nonviolence Class

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Sartre’s Lecture on Homosexuality of 1971: A Firsthand Report and Evaluation

Tom Grimes,

School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

The Seven Faces of Darkness: Travels on the Left Hand Path

Don Webb, Austin author and magician

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

6:30-8:00

p.m.

Sustainability Dialogue -Art and Sustainability

Bug Davidson, Artist and Film/Video Maker

Thursday, November 3, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Empathetic Imagining and the Golden Rule

Jonathan Lollar & Shiniece Owens, Dialogue Students

Thursday, November 3, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Who Is the New ‘Other’?

Political Philosophy Students

Thursday, November 3, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Texas State Authors

 Schooled on Fat

Nicole Taylor, Anthropology

Friday, November 4, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Shaula Rocha

Friday, November 4, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Frenemies: Nietzsche on the Nature and Value of Friendship

Anthony Cross, Philosophy


Week Seven: Democracy & Disagreement

Monday, November 7, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy and Difference

Vince Bagnulo, Notre Dame

Monday, November 7, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Do Majorities Enslave Minorities in Democracies?

Philosophy Graduate Students

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Will the American Public Please Stand Up?

Eliud De La Cruz & Jacob Woodruff,

Dialogue Students

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

12:30 p.m.

The Epistemology of Disagreement

Craig Swartz, Physics

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

Deliberative Democracy and Public Education

Travis Stockton, Philosophy

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

6:30-8:00

p.m.

Sustainability Dialogue - Re-Naturing the City

Craig Hanks, Philosophy & Sustainability Students

Thursday, November 10, 2016

 

12:30 p.m.

The Case for Deliberative Democracy and Why We Need It

Benjamin Berger & Gaitlin Price,

Dialogue Students

Thursday, November 10, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Does Marx Have the Answer to Class Struggle?

Anderson Isdale, Political Philosophy Student

Thursday, November 10, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Texas State Authors

The Jerry Rescue

Angela Murphy, History

 

Friday, November 11, 2016

12:30 p.m.

 

Talk of the Times

Democracy: Better Than the Alternatives?

 

Phi Sigma Tau, Special Guest:

Hunter Chambers, Philosophy, University of the Incarnate Word (Texas State Philosophy Alumnus)


Week Eight: Resolving Dissonance

Monday, November 14, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Disagreement among Marxists about Resolving Social Problems

Philosophy Graduate Students

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

12:30 p.m.

The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

Dialogue Class

Special Guests: Doug Bradley & Craig Werner (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

3:30 p.m.

Bring Back the Draft? The Case for Conscripted Public Service

Travis Stockton & Coleen Watson, Philosophy

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

6:30-8:00

p.m.

Sustainability Dialogue - Sustainable Agriculture

Nicole Wagner, Agriculture

Thursday, November 17, 2016

 

12:30 p.m.

Drums and Trumpets: War’s Ancient, Repeating Rhythms

Cole Kyler & Chase Wooldridge,

Dialogue Students

Thursday, November 17, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving, Peace Circles, and Communities

Political Philosophy Students

Thursday, November 17, 2016

4:00 p.m.

Film and Discussion:

Resolving Religious Conflict

Chase Wooldridge, Philosophy

Friday, November 18, 2016

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau, Jonathan Lollar, Shiniece Owens,  & Nick Scott 

Friday, November 18, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Work in Progress

Anthony Cross, 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, 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