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Roundtable Discussions

The Philosophy and Religious Studies Progam hosts monthly roundtable discussions led by faculty members.

Spring 2020 roundtables will be on the last Wedensday of the month from1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in Keith Hall, Room 319:

Spring 2020 Schedule:

Jan. 29: Eating Meat and Eating People (Dr. Matthew Pianalto)

Feb. 26: Living a Right Life: Hermits, Monks, and Laypeople (Dr. Jennifer Spock)

[Cancelled] Mar. 25: The Egyptian Book of the Dead (Dr. Jackie Jay)

[Cancelled] Apr. 29: TBA (Dr. Steve Parchment)


Past Roundtable Discussions:

Fall 2019:

Aug. 28: The Myth of Sisyphus Revisited (Dr. Matthew Pianalto)

Sept. 25: What's Wrong with Moral Relativism? (Dr. Mike Austin)

Oct. 30: Is Trump Conservative? (And what, by the way, is conservatism?) (Dr. Joshua Lynn)

Nov. 20: Leviathan and the Air-Pump (Dr. Tim Smit)


Fall 2018-Spring 2019:

September: The Paradox of Socrates (Dr. Matt Pianalto)

October: The Critique of Religion in 19th-Century German Philosophy (Dr. Todd Gooch)

November: Ancient Skeptics (Dr. Ron Messerich)

February 6 (rescheduled date): Is There a Moral Right to Own a Gun? (Dr. Mike Austin)

February 27: The Ethics of Ticket Scalping (Dr. Laura Newhart)

March 27: Cosmopolitanism, Pluralism, and Human Dignity (Dr. Ron Messerich)

April 24: Why Did Buddha and Jesus Die? (Dr. Abraham Velez)

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