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Philosophy Dialogue Series tackles environmental justice, human rights
Texas State University

October, 2010

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will explore environmental justice and human rights as its discussion topic for the week of Oct. 25-29.  All events are held in Psychology 132, unless otherwise noted.  Presentations and discussions for the week will cover the following issues:

Monday, Oct. 25, 12:30 p.m.

Feeding the People of the World: Who’s Responsible?

Marco Grimaldo (Bread for the World)

 

Monday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m.

Interdisciplinary Panel:  Environmental Justice and Human Rights

Brock Brown (Geography), Marco Grimaldo (Bread for the World), Catherine Hawkins (Social Work), Vincent Lopes (Aquatic Biology), Vincent Luizzi (Philosophy) and Chad Smith (Sociology)

 

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m.

Natural Disasters and the Rhetoric of Divine Punishment

Rebecca Raphael (Philosophy)

 

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m.

Universal Human Rights: Environmental Implications

Sophists and Sages (Philosophy Dialogue class members)

Guest Speaker: Catherine Hawkins (Social Work)

 

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m.

The Future & Human Rights: Science Fiction & the Loss of Autonomy

Kandace Lytle (Philosophy graduate student)

 

Thursday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m.

Leadership in Energy and Environment Design – LEED

Vivek Sharma (Engineering Technology)

 

Thursday, Oct. 28, 12:30 p.m.

The Tragedy of the Commons in the New Millennium

Sophists and Sages

 

Friday, Oct. 29, 12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Open Forum

Phi Sigma Tau, the Philosophy Honor Society

 

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

For additional information please contact Beverly Pairett in the Department of Philosophy at 512-245-2285 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              512-245-2285      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or via email: bp06@txstate.edu.  A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at www.txstate.edu/philosophy/dialogue-series/Dialogue-Schedule.html.



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