Sponsored by Jack Musselman (formerly Center for Ethics and Leadership, St. Edward’s University, and in the Department of Philosophy), the St. Edward’s University School of Arts and Humanities, the St. Edward’s University Office of the Provost, and the Charles Koch Foundation
A Historian Sets the Stage…
“The Place of Confederate Statues in Society Today”
Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, Texas State University, Associate Professor and Director of the African American Studies Program, https://www.txstate.edu/history/people/faculty/goldstone.html
And then Two Philosophers Engage in Dialogue…
Travis Timmerman, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy, Seton Hall University, online at https://www.shu.edu/profiles/timmertr.cfm
Dan Demetriou, Ph.D, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota (Morris), online at https://academics.morris.umn.edu/dan-demetriou
And then Jack Moderates a Q&A Session
Dr. Goldstone’s book—Integrating the Forty Acres: A Fifty-Year Struggle for Racial Equality at the University of Texas (University of Georgia Press 2012)—won the Coral H. Tullis Memorial Prize for the best book on Texas history.
Drs. Timmerman and Demetriou have written, pro and con, on this very issue for a recent book from Oxford University Press, Ethics Left and Right: The Moral Issues that Divide Us (2019).
The historian begins for ten minutes to set the historical stage for the dialogue. Then
each philosopher will address the topic for a total of ten minutes (based on their publications addressing the topic). Next, the historian responds to both philosophers for a total of five minutes. In the last 25 minutes of the program, the moderator will take questions from those in attendance. Jack will record it, too, with the permission of the philosophers and historian, so it might be used in classrooms after the program is over.
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