Philosophy Dialogue Series considers gun control, right to bear arms

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 Nov. 4 - 8.

Week seven of the dialogue series covers “Gun Control and the Right to Bear Arms.” They are held in the Dialogue Room 111 at Derrick Hall unless otherwise noted. All events are free and open to the public.

Nov. 4
No Holds Barred: Multiple Perspectives on Critical Policy Issues
5 p.m., Joseph Sadler, physics

Nov. 5
The Gun Control Debate
12:30 p.m., Sophists & Sages, dialogue

Nov. 5
Should Americans Accept the Dangers of Gun Ownership?
2 p.m., Amelie Bendikt, philosophy and the ethics and society class

Nov. 6
Droning on Drones: Effective Counterterrorism or Death from the Skies?

2 p.m., Hunter Chambers (Philosophy)

Nov. 6
Dialogue at the San Marcos Public Library:
Gun Control from a Criminal Justice Perspective

3:30 p.m. Wayman Mullins, criminal justice

Nov. 7
Is There a Right to Bear Arms?
12:30 p.m., Timothy Cruz and Caitlyn Gorzell, dialogue students

Nov. 8
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