Philosophy Dialogue Series considers 'Democracy's Diverse Voices'

By Judy Lynn Drazan
University News Service
October 31, 2012

The Texas State University Department of Philosophy presents a series of themed dialogue events taking place from Nov. 5-9. 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 7 of the Philosophy Dialogue Series is "Democracy's Diverse Voices."

November 5
Young Voters: Will Their Voices Be Heard?
11 a.m., Deborah Wise, director of Educational Outreach, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation
LBJ 4-16.1

November 5
Two Concepts of Democracy: Aristotle and Locke
1 p.m., Dean Geuras, philosophy

November 5
The Crisis in Greece
2 p.m., Holly Lewis, philosophy

November 5
The Search for the Great Community
3:30 p.m., Jo Ann Carson (philosophy) and the philosophy dialogue class
San Marcos Public Library

November 6
Thoughts on Democracy in Egypt
12:30 p.m., guest speaker: Elizabeth Bishop, history

November 6
The Ethics of Care and Justice
2 p.m., Lijun Yuan, philosophy

November 7
A Conversation with Playwright Del Shores
2 p.m., Del Shores

November 8
Pluralism and the Great Community
12:30 p.m., Nam Nguyen and Preston Azubuike

November 9
Talk of the Times
12:30 p.m., Katherine Rompel, 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