'Rousseau at 300 (1712-1778)' topic of upcoming Philosophy Dialogue Series

By Judy Lynn Drazan
University News Service
October 17, 2012

The Texas State University Department of Philosophy presents a series of themed dialogue events taking place from Oct.22-26. 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 5 of the Philosophy Dialogue Series is "Rousseau at 300 (1712-1778)."

October 22
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Foot Traveler
3:30 p.m., Carole Martin, modern languages
San Marcos Public Library

October 23
Rousseau On The Road
12:30 p.m., dialogue class

October 23
Rousseau and Wollstonecraft on Same-Sex Education
3:30 p.m., Jo Ann Carson, philosophy

October 24
The Morality of Truth and the Morality of Morality in Rousseau's Reveries of the Solitary Walker

12:30 p.m., Ivan Marquez, philosophy

October 25
The Communion of Citizens in Rousseau’s Political Philosophy
12:30 p.m., dialogue class

October 26
Talk of the Times
12:30 p.m., Bryan Bartley, 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 philosophy@txstate.edu. A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at www.txstate.edu/philosophy/dialogue-series/Dialogue-Schedule.html.