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Happiness examined in upcoming Philosophy Dialogue Series

By T.C. Sprencel
University News Service
October 18, 2010

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will focus on happiness as its discussion topic for the week of Nov. 1-5. All events are held in Psychology 132, unless otherwise noted. Presentations and discussions for the week will cover the following issues: 

Monday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m.
Happiness and/in/through Music
Nico Schuler (Music)

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 12:30 p.m.
The Pursuit of Happiness: Are We There Yet?
Sophists and Sages (Philosophy Dialogue class members)

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m.
The Effects of Certainty and Uncertainty on Happiness
Amelie Benedikt (Philosophy)

Thursday, Nov. 4, 12:30 p.m.
Living the Good Life in the Digital Age
Sophists and Sages

Friday, Nov. 5, 12:30 p.m.
Talk of the Times
Open Forum
Phi Sigma Tau, the Philosophy Honor Society

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

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