Philosophy Dialogue Series tackles 'Seeking Truth, Living With Doubt'

By Judy Lynn Drazan
University News Service
October 4, 2012

The Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Philosophy presents a series of themed dialogue events taking place from Oct. 15-19. Unless otherwise noted, all dialogue events are held in the Dialogue Room 111 at Derrick Hall. All dialogues are free and open to the public.

The discussion topic for Week 4 of the Philosophy Dialogue Series is "Seeking Truth, Living With Doubt."

October 15
Truth, Doubt, and the Method of Religious Studies
3:30 p.m., Rebecca Raphael, philosophy and religious studies
San Marcos Public Library

October 16
The Search for Truth: Do We Know What We're Looking For?
12:30 p.m., Elizabeth Omorodion and Stefan Sanchez, dialogue students

October 17
Cartesian Skepticism in the 21st Century
3:30 p.m., Paul Wilson, philosophy

October 18
In Praise of Doubt
12:30 p.m., dialogue class

October 18
Facing the Truths Life Throws at Us
2 p.m., Michael Wilson, wood/steel sculptor

October 18
Deep Thoughts on a Bike: My 4, 000 Mile Cycling Odyssey
5 p.m., Kevin Beaham, geographic information science

October 19
Talk of the Times
12 p.m., Madelyn Martin-Buhrdof, Phi Sigma Tau

Sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series include: the American Democracy Project, the College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, the New York Times, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost, the 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 at A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at