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Philosophy Dialogue Series concludes with brains, robots and play

By Alec Jennings
University News Service
April 9, 2010

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will feature a wide range of discussions to close out the semester for the weeks of April 13 to 30 in Psychology 132.

The weeks' presentations and topics will focus on a range of issues:

• Tuesday, April 13, Time: TBA
Brain Imaging and Knowledge
Time: TBA
Robots and Play
Morana Alač, University of California-San Diego (Communication and Science Studies)

• Friday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
13th Annual Texas State University-San Marcos Philosophy Symposium
Undergraduate and Graduate Philosophy Students

• Friday, April 23, 10 a.m.
Sustainability Group: TBA
Joni Charles and Janet Hale (McCoy College of Business)

• Monday, April 26, 11 a.m.
Medical Ethics Inside Out
Ron Carson (Retired, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston)

• Tuesday, April 27, TBA
Current Issues in Neuro-Ethics
Presentation: TBA
Jessica Miller, University of Maine (Philosophy)

• Friday, April 30, 10 a.m.
Preview of Common Experience for 2010-2011
Richard Earl(Geography)

Sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series include: the American Democracy Project, the College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, the Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, the New York Times, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, the University Honors Program, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For more information about this topic, please contact Beverly Pairett in the Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285 or email A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at