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Annual Student Symposium

22nd Annual Philosophy Student Symposium

Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Friday, March 29th and
Saturday, March 30th, 2019

 

Friday, March 29th

Applying and Understanding the Ancients

2:00 – 2:45 pm

Chase Saladino – Texas State University, Undergraduate Student

“A Living Universe of Information: The Superimposition of Science Fiction and Ancient Philosophy in Philip K Dick’s VALIS”

Respondent: [Aaron Meier] followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

3:00 – 3:45 pm

Lillian Martinez – Texas State University, Graduate Student

“Clown Among Men: A Reinterpretation of The Symposium’s Alcibiades Through The Joker”

Respondent: [Nathaniel Rodriquez Sosa], followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

4:00 – 4:45 pm

Robert Jorash – Texas State University, Graduate Student in Composition and Rhetoric

The Rhetorical Island: Neo-Sophistry and the Will-to-Power

Respondent: [Mariano Garcia], followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

Saturday, March 30th

Pleasure and Happiness

9:00 – 9:45 am

Trent Oatman – Texas State University, Graduate Student

Apollonian and Dionysian Themes in the Witcher: Those Almost-Human Blues

Respondent: [Stefan Sanchez], followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

 

10:00 – 10:45 am

Stefan Sanchez – Rice University, Department of Religion, Graduate Student

“Pleasure After Dismemberment: A Meditation on Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s Coyolxauhqui Imperative”

Respondent: [Sean Daniel Johnson], followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

11:00 – 11:45 am

Sean Daniel Johnson – Texas State University, Graduate Student

“Kant and His Critique of the Ancients: How Do Happiness and Ethics Overlap?”

Respondent: [Alyse Spiehler], followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

 

Dialogue and Democratic Ideals

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Nathaniel Rodriguez Sosa – Texas State University, Graduate Student

“Democracy: Accuracy in the Historical Narratives”

Respondent: [Christopher Hall], Followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

2:00 – 2:45 pm

Alyse Spiehler – Texas State University, Graduate Student

“The Virtues of Good Dialogue”

Respondent: [Trent Oatman], followed by a dialogue with the audience

 

3:00 – 3:45 pm

Allie Crawford – Texas State University, Graduate Student

“Dialogues Among Worlds: Hypothetical Conversations through Maria Lugone’s Essay ‘World’-Traveling, and Loving Perception”

Respondent: [Lillian Martinez], followed by a dialogue with the audience
 

4:00 – 4:45 pm

Brent Redmon (w/ Leah Butterfield & Samantha Coyle) – Texas State University, Undergraduate Student

“Tyler Technologies: Injustice Within the Justice System”

Respondent: [TBA], followed by a dialogue with the audience


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.

Free and open to the public.