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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)

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  • Spring 2019 Philosophy Dialogue Series

    • Monday, February 18, 2019

      3:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Reducing Anger in the Workplace

      Vince Luizzi (Philosophy)

       

      Tuesday, February 19, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Educating for Global Awareness

      Dialogue Class


      Cancelled

      Tuesday, February 19, 2019 

      San Marcos Discovery Center 

      5 p.m.

      Reverence for Nature: Discussion of Paul Woodruff’s Reverence

      Vince Lopes (Biology) & Vince Luizzi (Philosophy)

       

      Wednesday, February 20, 2019

      San Marcos Public Library

      4:30 p.m.

      Making it Plain: Isn’t Peace the Ultimate Goal of Education?

      Greg Moses (Philosophy)

       

      Thursday, February 21, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      From Turbulence to Harmony in The Tempest

      Brian Cottier & Joshua Williams (Dialogue Students)

       

      February 22, 2019

      1:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Talk of the Times

      Mock Ethics Bowl: Prep for National Competition

      Phi Sigma Tau & Texas State Ethics Bowl Team

    • Monday, February 25, 2019

      2 p.m., Comal 116

      The Future of Humanities Studies and Its Associated Institutions

      Randall Auxier (Philosophy and Communication Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale)

       

      Monday, February 25, 2019

      5 – 7 p.m., Comal 116

      Tau Talks:  Imagination

      Lillian Martinez (Philosophy Graduate Student)

       

      Tuesday, February 26, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Innovation and Imagination

      Jacqueline Miles & Juan Villa (Dialogue Students)

       

      Tuesday, February 26, 2019

      2 p.m., Comal 116
      Ecopsychology: Healing our Estrangement from Nature

      Vince Lopes (Biology)

       

      Wednesday, February 27, 2019

      2 p.m., Comal 116

      Imagination and Law

      Jackson Gorski (Texas State Alumus & Austin Lawyer)

       

      Wednesday, February 27, 2019

      San Marcos Public Library

      4:30 p.m.

      Education through the Arts: Learning by Creating

      Chris Hanson (Education and Philosophy)

      San Marcos High School Orchestra Director

      Founder of the SMART Community Orchestra

       

      Thursday, February 28, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Imagination and Mathematics

      Dialogue Class

      Special Guest: Gary Taylor (Musician and Mathematician)

       

      Friday, March 1, 2019

      1:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Talk of the Times

      Phi Sigma Tau

       

    • March 4, 2019

      2 p.m., Comal 116

      Techno Optimism

      Craig Hanks (Philosophy)

       

      Tuesday, March 5, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Resisting the Digital Revolution: In Defense of Analog Thinking

      Eric Muñoz & Tracy Perales (Dialogue Students)

       

      Wednesday, March 6, 2019

      San Marcos Public Library

      4:30 p.m.

      Leading a Tech Happy Life: Implications for Education

      Jon Lasser (Educational Psychology, Co-author of Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World)

       

      Thursday, March 7, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Alexa, Tell Me the Meaning of Life

      Miranda Vincent & Matthew Squires (Dialogue Students)

       

      Friday, March 8, 2019

      1:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Talk of the Times

      Phi Sigma Tau

       

    • Monday, March 11, 2019

      2 p.m., Comal 116

      Sports Ethics, Addiction, & Performance Enhancing Drugs

      Professional Ethics Students

       

      Monday, March 11, 2019

      5 – 7 p.m., Comal 116

      Tau Talks: Addiction

      Christopher Hall (Philosophy Graduate Student)

       

      Tuesday, March 12, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      How We Got Here: Bad Pharma and the Opioid Crisis

      Christopher Hall & Derrick Henneman (Dialogue Students)

       

      Wednesday, March 13, 2019

      San Marcos Public Library

      4:30 p.m.

      The Third Annual Acorn Symposium Democracy and Public Philosophy

      Eric Thomas Weber (Political Science, University of Kentucky)

       

      Thursday, March 14, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      iPhones and Skinner Boxes

      Isaiah Lopez & Catherine Vargas (Dialogue Students)

      Special Guest: Jon Lasser (Educational Psychology)

       

      Thursday, March 14, 2019

      2 - 3 p.m., ALK 250 Teaching Theater
      DEMOCRACY AND PUBLIC PHILOSOPHY
      Eric Thomas Weber, University of Kentucky
      ericthomasweber.org

       

       

      Friday, March 15, 2019

      1:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Talk of the Times

      Phi Sigma Tau

    • Monday, March 25, 2019

      2 p.m., Comal 116

      Being and Dying in Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Illich

      Professional Ethics Students

       

      Monday, March 25, 2019

      5 – 7 p.m., Comal 116

      Tau Talks: Engineering Collectively Constructed Spaces (RPGs)

      Patrick Gonzales (Philosophy Alumnus)

       

      Tuesday, March 26, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Is Reality a Human Construction Project?

      Hunter Griffith & McIntosh Woodruff (Dialogue Students)

       

      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)

       

      Thursday, March 28, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      The Practice of Yoga

      Dialogue Class,

      Special Guest: Hemali Patel (University of Washington)

       

      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)
      Registration required for Yoga Session. Please click here to register.

       

      Thursday, March 28, 2019

      3:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Texas State Authors Series: Appeal to the People’s Court: Rethinking Law, Judging, and Punishment

      Vince Luizzi (Philosophy)

       

      Friday, March 29, 2019

      Afternoon

      Philosophy Student Symposium

      Philosophy Department & Phi Sigma Tau

    • Monday, April 1, 2019

      2 p.m., Comal 116

      Guns in the Workplace

      Kyle Prunty (Philosophy)

       

      Monday, April 1, 2019

      5 – 7 p.m., Comal 116

      Tau Talks: Fear

      Declan Ward (Philosophy Graduate Student)

       

      Tuesday, April 2, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Political Uses of Fear

      Daniel Haile & Ian McCurley (Dialogue Students)

       

      Wednesday, April 3, 2019

      San Marcos Public Library

      4:30 p.m.

      The Moral Values of Pain: A Critique of Hedonism

      Sean Daniel Johnson (Philosophy)

       

      Thursday, April 4, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Fraidy Cats: Fear and the Coddled Mind

      Allie Crawford & Gregory Meinhold (Dialogue Students)

       

      Thursday, April 4, 2019

      3:30 p.m., FH 230

      Of Gods & Monsters Conference:

      America’s Dark Theologian: The Religious Imagination of Stephen King

      Douglas Cowan (University of Waterloo)

       

      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)

    • Monday, April 8, 2019

      2 p.m., Comal 116

      Trust as the Cornerstone of Justice

      Professional Ethics Students

       

      Monday, April 8, 2019

      5 – 7 p.m., Comal 116

      Tau Talks: Womanism and Intersectional Justice

      Nathaniel Rodriguez Sosa (Philosophy Graduate Student)

       

      Tuesday, April 9, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Women, Girls, and Environmental Justice

      Matthew Mills & Brittany Okorie (Dialogue Students)

       

      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

       

      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

       

      Friday, April 12, 2019

      1:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Talk of the Times

      Phi Sigma Tau

    • Monday, April 15, 2019

      3:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Reid’s Proof for Reality

      James Sala (Philosophy)

       

      Monday, April 15, 2019

      5 – 7 p.m., Comal 116

      Tau Talks: Philosophy of Mind

      Aaron Meier (Philosophy Graduate Student)

       

      Tuesday, April 16, 2019

      12:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Neuroscience and Religion

      Dialogue Class

      Special Guest: Will Klemm (Neuroscience & Religion, Texas A&M)

       

      Tuesday, April 16, 2019

      3:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Mind: Classic and Contemporary Theories

      Hunter Chambers (Philosophy, St. Mary’s University)

       

      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)

       

      Thursday, April 18, 2019

      10 a.m., Comal 116

      Does Punishment Have a Goal?

      Isaac Wiegman (Philosophy)

       

      Thursday, April 18, 2019

      3:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Texas State Authors Series: Formal Dialectics

      Dylan Daniel (Texas State Philosophy Alumnus)

       

      Friday, April 19, 2019

      1:30 p.m., Comal 116

      Talk of the Times

      Phi Sigma Tau

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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.

The Acorn Symposium Dialogues are co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Philosophy Dialogue Series, and
The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence.

To continue conversations about these dialogue topics please download Philosophy Mixed Podcasts from KTSW.

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.
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