Philosophy Dialogue Series examines business ethics

By T.C. Sprencel
University News Service
November 3, 2010

The Philosophy Dialogue Series for the fall 2010 semester at Texas State University-San Marcos will conclude with business ethics as its discussion theme for the week of Nov. 8-12. All events are held in Psychology 132, unless otherwise noted. Presentations and discussions for the week will cover the following issues:

Monday, Nov. 8, 12:30 p.m.
Theory ā€œUā€ and its Significance for Business and Leadership
Vince Luizzi (Philosophy)

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m.
Can Corporations Be Trusted?
Sophists and Sages*

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Teaching Business Ethics
Craig Hanks (Philosophy), Janet Hale, Roselyn Morris, Patricia Pattison and Paula Rechner (Business)

Thursday, Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m.
Sustainable Capitalism
Sophists and Sages*

Friday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m-3 p.m.
Sustainability Symposium Fall 2010
10:40 a.m.
The Role of Community in Sustainable Living Models
Rick Chafey (Philosophy Alumnus)

11:20 a.m.
Conservation Easements: Teaching the Legal and Economic Issues
Joni Charles (Finance & Economics) and Janet Hale (Finance and Economics)

1:00 p.m.
Sustainable Homes
Larry Fulton (Computer Information Systems) and Darrel McMaster (Custom Homebuilder)

1:40 p.m.
Leadership in Energy and Environment Design ā€“ LEED
Vivek Sharma (Engineering Technology)

2:20 p.m.
Bobcat Blend
Tina Cade (Agriculture)

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

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, or via email: A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at