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‘Anthropology’ theme of next Philosophy Dialogue Series
Texas State University

March, 2011

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will examine anthropology as its discussion topic for the week of March 21-25.  All events are held in Psychology 132, unless otherwise noted.  Presentations and discussions for the week will focus on the following issues:

Monday, March 21

12:30 p.m.

Primates and Play

Kerrie Lewis Graham (Anthropology)


Tuesday, March 22

12:30 p.m.

A Student Panel: What Can Philosophy Learn from Anthropology?

Anthropology & Philosophy Graduate Students: Chris Bolfing, Nathan Heep, Ryan Wieruscheske and others


Tuesday, March 22

2-5 p.m.

Tuesday Afternoon Film

Hosted by Jeffrey Gordon (Philosophy)


Wednesday, March 23

3:30 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln: The Most Revered American

Senator Robert Krueger


Thursday, March 24

12:30 p.m.

Cultural Differences, Common Values?

Sophists & Sages:* Travis Caffey, Ash Knutson


Thursday, March 24

2 p.m.

The North Korean Political State: Origins, Culture and Perspectives

Robert Beckhusen (Journalism)


Friday, March 25

10 a.m.

Sustainability Seminar: Listening to the Bees

Matthew Eichler


Friday, March 25

1:30 pm

Talk of the Times**

Led by Phi Sigma Tau



Co-sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series are 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, University Honors Program, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.

For additional information contact: Beverly Pairett, Department of Philosophy, (512) 245-2285 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (512) 245-2285      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or via e-mail at A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at

*Sophists and Sages are members of the Philosophy Dialogue Class. Class discussions are open to all interested persons.

            **Talk of the Times, an activity of the American Democracy Project at Texas State, is a weekly open forum on current events and issues led by members of Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society. Daily copies of the New York Times are provided near the Dialogue Room (PSY 132) to promote informed dialogues.


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