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Philosophy Dialogue Series considers 'Social Animals' for discussion

By Judy Lynn Drazan
University News Service
September 27, 2012

The Texas State University- San Marcos Department of Philosophy presents a series of themed dialogue taking place from Oct. 1-Oct. 5. Unless otherwise noted, all dialogue events are held in the Dialogue Room 111 at Derrick Hall. All dialogues are free and open to the public.

The discussion topic for Week 2 of the Philosophy Dialogue Series is "Social Animals."

October 1
Are We Social Animals?
3:30 p.m., Vincent Luizzi, philosophy
San Marcos Library

October 2
Mating Preferences in an Unisexual-bisexual Species Complex
11 a.m., Caitlin Gabor, biology

October 2
Pilgrims in a Social Landscape: Emotion and Intuition as Guides to Action
12:30 p.m., Shelby Armstrong and Jeremy Wortham, dialogue students

October 3
Faith and Families: Is Religion a Blessing or Curse?
1 p.m., John Bartkowski, UTSA sociology

October 4
A Contemporary Challenge to the Reason/Emotion Dichotomy
12:30 p.m., Brandon Hall and Cade Mitchell, dialogue students

October 5
Talk of the Times
12:30 p.m., Tammy Rogers, Phi Sigma Tau

Sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series include: the American Democracy Project, the College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, the New York Times, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For more information about this topic, please contact Beverly Pairett in the Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285 or email at A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at