Philosophy Dialogue Series examines 'Problem of Evil in 21st Century'

By Daniel Palomo III
University News Service
October 7, 2013

The Texas State University Department of Philosophy hosts a dialogue series of more than 40 lectures, interactive presentations and discussions from Oct. 7 - Oct. 11. Week three of the dialogue series covers “The Problem of Evil in the 21st Century.”

They are held in the Dialogue Room 111 at Derrick Hall unless otherwise noted. All events are free and open to the public.

Oct. 7
No Holds Barred: Multiple Perspective on Critical Policy Issues

5 p.m. Joseph Sadler, physics

Oct. 8
Evil, Empathy, and Human Cruelty

12:30 p.m., Alex Cortez and Blake Petrea, dialogue students

Oct. 9
Lovecraft’s Solution of Evil: An Amorphous Blight of Nethermost Confusion Which Blasphemes and Bubbles at the Center of the Universe
1 p.m., Bryan Register, philosophy

Oct. 9
Dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library
Evil 101 in Century 21
3:30 p.m., Peter Hutcheson, philosophy

Oct. 10
Violence and the Anatomy of Evil
12:30 p.m., Jonathan Montemayor and Devin Wells, dialogue students

Oct. 11
Talk of the Times
12:30 p.m., Phi Sigma Tau, philosophy honors society

Sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series include: 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, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.

For more information and a schedule of upcoming Philosophy Dialogue Series events please visit