Event Archives

2014 – 2015 Events for the Department of Philosophy

October 14 2014

Planetary Self-Defense: The Ethics of Genocide in Science Fiction Or, What Should We Do in the Face of Arachnids, the Borg, Cylons, Daleks, Zombies, and Horrors Between?
7-9pm | Eastview Campus Room 8500

When the aliens, robots, or zombies
come to kill us all — can we wipe them
out, or would that be stooping to their
level? Join us for a discussion of what
morality requires in planetary defense.
Free. More info: 512-223-3352

November 12 2014

Creativity: The Remix
7-9pm | Eastview Campus Room 8500

Has pure, raw creativity been abandoned
due to the ability to infuse technology into
the creative process? Should creativity
be redefined in an age of Photoshop and
digital expression? Is creativity an innate
gift or a learned behavior? Join us for an
examination of creativity in the 21st century.
Free. More info: 512-223-3352

February 10 2015

Mysticism & Sexuality
7-9pm | Eastview Campus Room 8500

Grant Potts, Ph. D., Department Chair of Philosophy, Religion and Humanities at ACC, will discuss sexual symbolism and sexuality as an aspect of mystical traditions across both Western and Eastern religious traditions.
Free. More info: 512-223-3352

April 15 2015

Right & Wrong in a Warming World: the Moral Problem of Climate Change
7-9pm | Eastview Campus Room 8500

What should we do about climate change? While science can help us discover the causes and effects of climate change, what we should do is an ethical question. This panel will discuss the science of climate change and various ethical perspectives regarding this challenging moral problem.
Free. More info: 512-223-3352