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Philosophy Dialogue Series explores medical ethics
Texas State University

March, 2010

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will present medical ethics as its discussion topic for the week of March 29 to April 2 in room 132 of the Psychology Building on campus.

            The week's presentations and discussions will focus on a range of issues:

·         Monday, March 29, 12:30 p.m.

            Ethical Issues in the Therapist-Patient Relationship

            Kal Hamza, Lamar University (Educational Psychology)


·         Tuesday, 30, 12:30 p.m.

            To Clone or Not to Clone

            Eric Bitner and Weston White (Dialogue Students)


·         Tuesday, March 30, 2 p.m.

            GMO Foods: Salvation or Frankenfood?

            Parish Conkling (Graduate Student, English)


·         Wednesday, March 31, 12:30 p.m.

            Medical Ethics and the Ethics of Other Professions

            Vince Luizzi (Philosophy)


·         Thursday, April 1, 12:30 p.m.

            Behavioral Genetics:   The Clash of Culture and Biology

            Dialogue Class


·         Friday, April 2, 10 a.m.

            Sustainability Group: TBA

            Craig Hanks (Philosophy)


·         Friday, April 2, 12:30 p.m.

            Talk of the Times

            Open Forum


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  A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at


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