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Philosophy Dialogue Series considers ‘Freedom, Technological Change’
Texas State University

March, 2012

The Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Philosophy presents a series of themed dialogue events taking place from March 26-30. Unless noted otherwise, all dialogue events are held in the Dialogue Room 132 at the Psychology Building. All dialogues are free and open to the public.

 

 

The discussion topic for Week 6 of the Philosophy Dialogue Series is Freedom, Responsibility and Technological change.

 

 

March 26

 

 

The Challenge of Technological Determinism

 

 

11 a.m., Craig Hanks, philosophy

 

 

 

 

March 27

 

 

Neuroscience and Personal Responsibility 

 

 

12:30 p.m., Ty Lasater, Tommy Newman and Marie Pierre, philosophy students

 

 

 

 

March 28

 

 

Science, Technology and Ethics 

 

 

11 a.m., Vincent Luizzi, philosophy 

 

 

 

 

March 28

 

 

Panel Discussion: Freedom, Responsibility and Technological Change

 

 

12:30 p.m., Vivek Sharma, LEEP AP (moderator), construction science and management and the department of engineering technology

 

 

 

 

March 28

 

 

Microcosm vs. Macrocosm: Mayan and Hindu Calendar: Predictions for 2012

 

 

2 p.m., Linda Mackey, religion and philosophy

 

 

 

 

March 29

 

 

AI, Genetic Engineering and the Blurring of Personhood

 

 

12:30 p.m., Luke Davis and Lauren Redding, philosophy students 

 

 

 

 

March 30

 

 

Sustainability Dialogues

 

 

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ronald Hagelman, geography

 

 

 

 

March 30

 

 

Talk of the Times

 

 

1 p.m., led by Phi Sigma Tau

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

For more information about this topic, please contact Beverly Pairett in the Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285 or email philosophy@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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