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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Identification and exploration of such controversial issue in bioengineering as the use of  use of genetically modified organisms and their potential to harm the environment, the threats of bioterrorism, and the licensing of genetic modifications Click here for more information
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Talk of the Times and Tau Talks are open forums on current events and philosophical issues led by members of Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society.
Monday, March 25, 2019

5 – 7 p.m., Comal 116

Tau Talks: Engineering Collectively Constructed Spaces (RPGs)

Patrick Gonzales (Philosophy Alumnus)
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

12:30 p.m., Comal 116

Is Reality a Human Construction Project?

Hunter Griffith & McIntosh Woodruff (Dialogue Students)
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Location:
San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St. San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

San Marcos Public Library

4:30 p.m.

Ayurveda: A Holistic Perspective on Mind and Body

Hemali Patel, (University. of Washington, Yoga Practitioner)
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

12:30 p.m., Comal 116

The Practice of Yoga

Dialogue Class,

Special Guest: Hemali Patel (University of Washington)
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Location:
UAC 275; 275
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

UAC 275

2:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Yoga Class

Session I: 2:15-3:30; Session II: 3:45-5:00

Led by Hemali Patel (University of Washington)
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
In Appeal to the People's Court: Rethinking Law, Judging, and Punishment, Vincent Luizzi turns to the goings on in courts at the lowest level of adjudication for fresh insights for rethinking these basic features of the legal order. In the pragmatic tradition of turning from fixed and unchanging conceptions, the work rejects the view of law as a set of black and white rules, of judging as the mechanical application of law to facts, and of punishment as a necessary, punitive response to crime. The author, a municipal judge and philosophy professor, joins theory and practice to feature the citizen in rethinking these institutions. The work includes a foreword by Richard Hull, special Guest Editor for this volume in Studies in Jurisprudence. Click here for more information
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Friday, March 29, 2019

Afternoon

Philosophy Student Symposium

Philosophy Department & Phi Sigma Tau
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Monday, April 1, 2019

2 p.m., Comal 116

Guns in the Workplace

Kyle Prunty (Philosophy)
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Talk of the Times and Tau Talks are open forums on current events and philosophical issues led by members of Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society.
Monday, April 1, 2019

5 – 7 p.m., Comal 116

Tau Talks: Fear

Declan Ward (Philosophy Graduate Student)
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

12:30 p.m., Comal 116

Political Uses of Fear

Daniel Haile & Ian McCurley (Dialogue Students)
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Location:
San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St. San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Attendees can expect a quick overview of the Hedonic (Specifically Utilitarian) view regarding pleasure and pain and their moral value followed by an overview of my critique of their view.

The talk centers on the question of how pleasure and pain come to be morally valuable. The Hedonist view is generally that these two sensations are intrinsically morally valuable, and that this moral value is immediate and obvious. My argument attempts to demonstrate that, given what we know of the cognitive structures in the brain, it isn't at all clear that this is the case, and in particular, that we have good reason to think that there are constitutive aspects to the value that pleasure and pain have. Rather, it seems that things come to be experienced as painful or pleasurable in light of some prior evaluation as to the meaning and relevance of a particular event, and that pains and pleasures can shift, cease being pains or pleasures, or even become one another if the right cognitive circumstances obtain.

Sean Daniel Johnson will present a much broader presentation (with visuals) of what is described above,  followed by a Q & A regarding the topic.
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Thursday, April 4, 2019

12:30 p.m., Comal 116

Fraidy Cats: Fear and the Coddled Mind

Allie Crawford & Gregory Meinhold (Dialogue Students)
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Location:
FH 230; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Sociology, History, English and the department of Philosophy.
Douglas Cowan
Keynote Speaker
Acting Associate Chair of
Graduate Studies & Professor,
University of Waterloo
Australian National University
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Location:
FH 341; 341
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Sociology, History, English and the department of Philosophy.
Friday, April 5, 2019

2 p.m., FH 341

Of Gods & Monsters Conference: Monsters of Texas: History, Legends, and Modern Sightings

Lyle Blackburn (Author and Musician)

Keynote Speaker
Lyle Blackburn is a native Texan known for his work in writing, music, and film. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including “The Beast of Boggy Creek” and “Lizard Man,” whose subject matter reflects his life-long fascination with legends and sighting reports of unknown creatures. Lyle is also the founder of the rock band, Ghoultown, columnist for the horror magazine, Rue Morgue, and narrator/producer of documentary films such as “The Mothman of Point Pleasant” and “Boggy Creek Monster.”
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Monday, April 8, 2019

2 p.m., Comal 116

Trust as the Cornerstone of Justice

Professional Ethics Students
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Talk of the Times and Tau Talks are open forums on current events and philosophical issues led by members of Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society.
Monday, April 8, 2019

5 – 7 p.m., Comal 116

Tau Talks: Womanism and Intersectional Justice

Nathaniel Rodriguez Sosa (Philosophy Graduate Student)
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

12:30 p.m., Comal 116

Women, Girls, and Environmental Justice

Matthew Mills & Brittany Okorie (Dialogue Students)
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Location:
San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St. San Marcos, Texas 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

San Marcos Public Library

4:30 p.m.

Community Deliberative Dialogue: Equitable Housing

Community Leaders with Faculty from Texas State Philosophy Department and Applied Ethics Program
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Thursday, April 11, 2019

12:30 p.m., Comal 116

In Her Shoes: An Exercise in Empathy

Led by staff from the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Friday, April 12, 2019

1:30 p.m., Comal 116

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Monday, April 15, 2019

3:30 p.m., Comal 116

Reid’s Proof for Reality

James Sala (Philosophy)
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Talk of the Times and Tau Talks are open forums on current events and philosophical issues led by members of Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society.
Monday, April 15, 2019

5 – 7 p.m., Comal 116

Tau Talks: Philosophy of Mind

Aaron Meier (Philosophy Graduate Student)
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

12:30 p.m., Comal 116

Neuroscience and Religion

Dialogue Class

Special Guest: Will Klemm (Neuroscience & Religion, Texas A&M)
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

3:30 p.m., Comal 116

Mind: Classic and Contemporary Theories

Hunter Chambers (Philosophy, St. Mary’s University)
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Location:
Dialogue Room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

San Marcos Public Library

4:30 p.m.

Neuroscience May Lead to a 21st Century Religion

Will Klemm (Neuroscience & Religion, Texas A&M)
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Location:
116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Thursday, April 18, 2019

3:30 p.m., Comal 116

Texas State Authors Series: Formal Dialectics

Dylan Daniel (Texas State Philosophy Alumnus)
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Location:
116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
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, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.
Thursday, April 18, 2019

10 a.m., Comal 116

Does Punishment Have a Goal?

Isaac Wiegman (Philosophy)
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Location:
116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Philosophy
512-245-2285
philosophy@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Talk of the Times and Tau Talks are open forums on current events and philosophical issues led by members of Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society.
Friday, April 19, 2019

1:30 p.m., Comal 116

Talk of the Times

Phi Sigma Tau
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