‘Anthropology’ theme of next Philosophy Dialogue Series

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
March 10, 2011

SAN MARCOS – The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will examine anthropology as its discussion topic for the week of March 21-25. All events are held in Psychology 132, unless otherwise noted. Presentations and discussions for the week will focus on the following issues:

Monday, March 21
12:30 p.m.
Primates and Play
Kerrie Lewis Graham (Anthropology)

Tuesday, March 22
12:30 p.m.
A Student Panel: What Can Philosophy Learn from Anthropology?
Anthropology & Philosophy Graduate Students: Chris Bolfing, Nathan Heep, Ryan Wieruscheske and others

Tuesday, March 22
2-5 p.m.
Tuesday Afternoon Film
Hosted by Jeffrey Gordon (Philosophy)

Wednesday, March 23
3:30 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln: The Most Revered American
Senator Robert Krueger

Thursday, March 24
12:30 p.m.
Cultural Differences, Common Values?
Sophists & Sages:* Travis Caffey, Ash Knutson

Thursday, March 24
2 p.m.
The North Korean Political State: Origins, Culture and Perspectives
Robert Beckhusen (Journalism)

Friday, March 25
10 a.m.
Sustainability Seminar: Listening to the Bees
Matthew Eichler

Friday, March 25
1:30 pm
Talk of the Times**
Led by Phi Sigma Tau

Co-sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series are American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, 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 contact: Beverly Pairett, Department of Philosophy, (512) 245-2285 or via e-mail at bp06@txstate.edu. A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at www.txstate.edu/philosophy/dialogue-series/Dialogue-Schedule.html.

*Sophists and Sages are members of the Philosophy Dialogue Class. Class discussions are open to all interested persons.

**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. Daily copies of the New York Times are provided near the Dialogue Room (PSY 132) to promote informed dialogues.