ACC Philosophy professors, Don Becker and Bryan Register will explore these questions: Should governments exist? If so, should they only provide minimal police, judicial, and military protection, as libertarians urge, or more positive welfare aid such as housing, healthcare, and educational opportunities, as most liberals urge? How should citizens respond to governments that fail to provide these? Free and open to the public. More info: 512-223-3352.
Technology touches every facet of our lives. But has it changed what it means to be human? Does that smartphone in your pocket have a hand in redefining humanity? Join ACC Humanities professors, Desi Ward, Kerri Pope, and Jean Lauer for a film screening and discussion that delves into the effects of technology on the global population. Free. More info: 512-223-3352.
ACC Philosophy professors, Sandy Clabaugh and Wade Allen will explore these questions: What is the moral status of non-human animals? Do we have moral obligations to non-human animals? By giving different ethical perspectives in which the rights of animals are taken seriously, this panel will examine the consequences of these rights in the contexts of factory farming, animal experimentation, hunting, and zoos. Free. More info: 512-223-3352.