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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 

Spring 2017
Philosophy Dialogue Schedule
Dialogue Room/Comal 116 (unless otherwise noted)

 

 

Interrogating Violence

Thursday, January 19, 2017

McCoy 233

3:30 p.m.

 

#BlackLivesMatter and the Radical Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr

Greg Moses (Philosophy, TX State)

Dwight Watson (History, TX State)

Mikala Everett (University Star)

Tafari Robertson (Pan-African Action Committee)

Faculty Senate Dialogues

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Film and Discussion

2:00 p.m.

Film: Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Transform America’s Public Universities

 

 

3:30 p.m.

Discussion

 

 

5:00 p.m.

Film: Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Transform America’s Public Universities

 

 

6:30 p.m.

Discussion

 

Philosophy Dialogue Series Week One: Love and Emotions

Interrogating Violence

Monday, February 13, 2017

Alkek Teaching Theater

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Confronting Rape Culture: Interactive Presentation

Stephanie Gilmore (Independent Scholar and Activist)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Plato’s Valentine Party

Dialogue Class

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

About Love

Philosophy Graduate Students

Thursday,  February 16, 2017

12:30 p.m.

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Dialogue Class

Interrogating Violence

Thursday,  February 16, 2017

McCoy 233

3:30 p.m.

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, TX State University)

Friday, February 17, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Legislative Update

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy, TX State)

Friday, February 17, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

Friday, February 17, 2017

  2:00 p.m.

Faculty Work in Progress

Topic TBA


Philosophy Dialogue Series Week Two:  Alternative to Violence, Anger, and Hate

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Gandhi and King:

Exemplars of Nonviolent Protest

Dialogue Class

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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

Dialogue Class

Thursday, Feb. 23

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.

Legislative Update

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy, TX State)

The Acorn Symposium Dialogue

Friday, February 24, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

The Acorn Symposium Dialogue:

Nonviolence and Classical Approaches to the Fear of Death

Sanjay Lal (Philosophy, Clayton State University)

 & Ashley Allcorn, (Philosophy, TX State)


Philosophy Dialogue Series Week Three: Peace Movements

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Promoting Peace:  

An Interdisciplinary Panel from Texas State

Catherine Hawkins (Social Work, TX State)

Patricia Shields (Political Science, TX State)

Rich Warms (Anthropology, TX State)

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

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

War and Peace

Margaret Menninger (History, TX State)

Ellen Tillman (History, TX State)

Margaret Vavarek (Alkek Library, TX State)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Messianic Dreams and American Exceptionalism

Dialogue Class

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

3:30 p.m.

Texas State Authors: Peaceweaving

Patricia Shields (Political Science, TX State)

Friday, March 3, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Legislative Update

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy, TX State)

Friday, March 3, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

 

Philosophy Dialogue Series Week Four: The Power of Dialogue

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Mexico’s Golden Age

Dialogue Class

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

South Africa

Vincent Luizzi (Philosophy, TX State)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Immigration, Immigrants, and Refugees

Dialogue Class

Friday, March 10, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Legislative Update

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy, TX State)

Friday, March 10, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

Friday, March 10, 2017

2:00 p.m.

Work in Progress

Topic TBA

 

Philosophy Dialogue Series Week Five: War and Peace and Gender

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Brave Women

Dialogue Class

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

3:30 p.m.

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

Early Modern Witchcraft

Brian Levack (History, University of Texas)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

12:30 p.m.

The Ride of the Valkyries:

When Enough is Enough

Dialogue Class

Interrogating Violence

Thursday, March 23, 2017

McCoy 233

3:30 p.m.

LGBTQIA Activism Past, Present, and Future

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Legislative Update

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy, TX State)

Friday, March 24, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

 

 

 

Philosophy Dialogue Series Week Six: Education for Democracy

Monday, March 27, 2017

12:30 p.m.

A Defense of Public Education

Jo Ann Carson (Philosophy, TX State)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Public Education and Dewey’s Vision of Democracy

Dialogue Class

 

Wednesday, March  29, 2017

Time TBA

Technology for Contacting the Dead

Brandon Hodge (Independent Scholar, Austin)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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?

Dialogue Class

Friday, March 31, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Legislative Update

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy, TX State)

Friday, March 31, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

 

Week Seven: Democratic Discourse [Truth and Lies] in a Post-Rational Age

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Fake News, Liars, and B.S.: A Philosophical Diagnosis

Dialogue Class

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

 

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue:

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

12:30 p.m.

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

Dialogue Class

Friday, April 7, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Legislative Update

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy, TX State)

Friday, April 7, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

Friday, April 7, 2017

  2:00  p.m.

Work in Progress

Topic TBA

 

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

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Today’s Victory Gardens

Dialogue Class

Thursday, April 13, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Topic TBA

Dialogue Class

Friday, April 14, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Legislative Update

Carrie Crisp (Philosophy, TX State)

Friday, April 14, 2017

12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau

 

 

Interrogating Violence

Thursday, April 13, 2017

McCoy 233

3:30 p.m.

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

 

 


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