Philosophy Dialogue Series examines international marketplace of ideas

By Kristina Kenney
University News Service
October 11, 2011

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will focus on an international marketplace of ideas as its discussion theme for the week of Oct. 17-21. All events are held in room 132 of the Psychology Building on campus unless otherwise noted. Events are free and open to the public. Presentations and discussions for the week will cover the following issues:

Monday, Oct. 17, 3 p.m.
Genetically Modified Food: Friend or Foe
Jonathan Landero (Philosophy)

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m.
Free Speech for the World?
Chris Morgan and Kyle Prunty (Dialogue students)

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3 p.m.
Performativity, Social Ontology and the Uses of Narratives in Latin America
Ivan Marquez (Philosophy)

Thursday, Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m.
Freedom of the Press and Human Rights
Francesca Di Troia, Joshua Guerrero and Bruce Wylie (Dialogue students)

Thursday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m.
Universal Values and International Pharmaceutical Testing
Craig Hanks (Philosophy)

Friday, Oct. 21, 12 p.m.
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 please contact the Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285, or via email at A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at