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'American Pragmatism' focus of Philosophy Dialogue Series
Texas State University

October, 2010

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University-San Marcos will present American pragmatism as its discussion topic for the week of Oct. 11-15.  All events are held in Psychology 132, unless otherwise noted.  Presentations and discussions for the week will cover the following issues:


Monday, Oct. 11, 12:30 p.m.

Qualified Beneficence

Eli Kanon (Philosophy)


Tuesday, Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m.

Feminism and Issues of Pornography

Lijun Yuan (Philosophy)


Tuesday, Oct. 12, 12:30 p.m.

Word and Object: Quine and the Linguistic Turn in Philosophy

Sophists and Sages (Philosophy Dialogue class members)


Tuesday, Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m.

Dewey’s Pragmatic Educational Philosophy

Jo Ann Carson (Philosophy)


Wednesday, Oct. 13, 12:30 p.m.

Pragmatic Ethics for Public Administrators

Charles Zech (Texas State alumnus and attorney)


Thursday, Oct. 14, 12:30 p.m.

American Women Pragmatist-Reformers

Sophists and Sages

Guest Speaker: Pat Shields (Political Science)


Friday, Oct. 15, 12:30 p.m.

Talk of the Times

Open Forum

Phi Sigma Tau, the Philosophy Honor Society


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


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