Philosophy Dialogue Series considers 'Rationality and Mental Health'

By Daniel Palomo III
University News Service
October 24, 2013

The Texas State University Department of Philosophy hosts a dialogue series of over 40 lectures, interactive presentations and discussions from Oct. 28 - Nov. 1.

Week six of the dialogue series covers “Rationality and Mental Health.” They are held in the Dialogue Room 111 at Derrick Hall unless otherwise noted. All events are free and open to the public.

Oct. 28
Mental Illness and Capital Punishment
12:30 p.m., Vince Luizzi, philosophy and the philosophy of law class

Oct. 28
Matriarchal Societies: Studies in Indigenous Cultures Across the Globe
LBJ Student Center room 3.14.1
12:30-1:50 p.m., Heide Goettner-Abendroth, International Academy for Modern Matriarchal Studies & Matriarchal Spirituality

Oct. 29
Good Thinking: The Ethics of Belief
12:30 p.m., Robbie Bryant and Hannah Mattocks, dialogue class

Oct. 30
What’s Really In Your Medicine Cabinet? An Ethical Analysis of the Pharmaceutical Industry

2 p.m., Ashley T. Colston, Texas State alumnae, mass communication and public relations, former pharmaceutical specialty sales representative

Oct. 30
Dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library: Rational Living

3:30 p.m., Gilbert Fulmer, philosophy

Oct. 31
Mental Monstrosities: Twisted Logic and the Sleep of Reason

12:30 p.m., dialogue class graduate students

Nov. 1
Talk of the Times: Mock Ethics Bowl Competition
12:30 p.m., Phi Sigma Tau, philosophy honors society and the Texas State ethics bowl Team

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