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Philosophy Mixed 11: Technology and Popular culture

Philosophy Mixed is a podcast series exploring philosophy and the nature of things from the Texas State Department of Philosophy and KTSW.

This session analyzes the philosophy of modern technological advancement as it intertwines with popular culture.

 

Facilitators: 

  • Rebecca Farinas, Texas State Department of Philosophy
  • Nick Williams, KTSW

Guests: 

  • Kyle Davidson, University of Tartu, computer science and semiotics
  • Aimee Roundtree, English, Texas State University
  • Dr. Cat, Game Designer, Gaming Industry Consultant
  • Matt Sheffield, Game Designer and Visual Artist

Philosophy Mixed 12: A Return to Analytic Reasoning in the Public Sphere

Philosophy Mixed is a podcast series exploring philosophy and the nature of things from the Texas State Department of Philosophy and KTSW.

This session covers the philosophy of analytic reasoning and collective discourse along with the role and use of public forums in the modern era.

 

Facilitators: 

  • Rebecca Farinas, Texas State Department of Philosophy
  • Nick Williams, KTSW

Guests: 

  • Ann Burnette and Rebekah Fox, Department of Communication Studies
  • Daniel Carter, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Ivan Marquez, Department of Philosophy

Philosophy Mixed 13: Political Identity, Culture Wars and University Activists

Philosophy Mixed is a podcast series exploring philosophy and the nature of things from the Texas State Department of Philosophy and KTSW.

This session covers the philosophy of politics and activism in association with the university environment.

 

Facilitators: 

  • Rebecca Farinas, Texas State Department of Philosophy
  • Jalisa Langley, Texas State Department of Philosophy

Guests: 

  • Randall Auxier, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
  • Edward Mihalkanin, Texas State Department of Political Science and member of San Marcos City Council
  • Corey Benbow, Texas State Student Body President-elect

 

References: 

Paulo Friere, “Pedagogy of Freedom; Ethics, Democracy and Civic Courage” (1998).

James F. Veninga and Noëlle McAfee, editors, Standing with the Public: The Humanities and Democratic Practice.

Robert Redfield, The Little Community.

Alan Ehrenhalt, The Lost City: The Forgotten Virtues of Community in America.

Anthony F.C. Wallace, The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca.


Philosophy Mixed 14: Environmental Humility, Equitable Housing and City Planning in the San Marcos Community

Philosophy Mixed is a podcast series exploring philosophy and the nature of things from the Texas State Department of Philosophy and KTSW.

This session covers the philosophy of housing development and city planning in university-influenced communities.

Facilitators: 

  • Rebecca Farinas, Texas State Department of Philosophy
  • Jalisa Langley, Texas State Department of Philosophy

Guests: 

  • Thomas Larsen, Texas State University Geography
  • Abigail Gillfillan, City of San Marcos
  • John David Carson, Colorspace Architecture & Urban Designs
  • Jordan Baker, Hays County Food Bank

 

References:

Martha Nussbaum, Creating Capabilities, Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press, 2011.

Edward Relph, Rational Landscapes and Humanist Geography, New Jersey, U.S.: Barnes and Noble Books, 1981.