Philosophy Dialogue Series announces 'Happiness' as next topic

By Daniel Palomo III
University News Service
October 17, 2013

The Texas State University Department of Philosophy hosts a dialogue series of over 40 lectures, interactive presentations and discussions from Oct. 21-25. Week five of the dialogue series covers “Happiness.”

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

Oct. 21
How Happy Should I Be? : Philosophical Problems in Mood Disorder Diagnoses

3:30 p.m., Paul Wilson, philosophy

Oct. 22
Is “The Pursuit of Happiness” Overrated?

12:30 p.m., Eamon Bachari and John Willms, dialogue students

Oct. 23
Vice: Its Nature and Varieties

12:30 p.m. Ivan Marquez, philosophy

Oct. 23
Dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library:
Adventures in Happiness

3:30 p.m., Christine Norton, social work

Oct. 24
Keeping on the Sunny Side: William James on Healthy-Minded and Sick Souls

12:30 p.m., Sophists and Sages, dialogue students

Oct. 25
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