Future Philosophers Program

    Future Philosophers is a high school visitation program administered by the Center for Professional and Practical Ethics and the Department of Philosophy at Sacramento State University.  For more information about this program, click here or write to Randy Mayes at mayesgr@csus.edu.


    2013 Lecture Series

    September 13, Matt McCormick, Cognitive Bias, Rio Americano

    September 18, Randy Mayes, Skepticism, Rio Americano

    October 4, Christina Bellon, State of Nature Role Play, Rio Americano

    October 11, Russell DiSilvestro, Moral Relativism, Rio Americano

    October 18, Kyle Swan, Liberal Neutrality, Rio Americano

    November 8, Tom Pyne, Thinking About Barsoom, Rio Americano

    November 22, Vadim Keyser, Causation, Rio Americano

    December 6, Jeff Dale, The Analysis of Knowledge, Rio Americano


    2012 Lecture Series

    October 12,  Brad Dowden,  Free Will,  Rio Americano

    October 26,  Randy Mayes, Rationality and Emotion, Rio Americano

    November 8, Matt McCormick, Introspection, Rio Americano

    November 16, Christina Bellon, Hobbes' State of Nature, Rio Americano

    November 30th, Russell DiSilvestro, Moral Relativism, Rio Americano

    December 6th, Vadim Keyser, Existentialism, Rio Americano


    2011 Lecture Series

    September 23rd, Brad Dowden, Time Travel, Mira Loma

    October 14th, Russell Disilvestro, Ethical Subjectivism, Rio Americano

    October 28th, Christina Bellon, The Social Contract, Rio Americano

    December 2nd, Thomas Pyne, The Metaphysics of Color, Rio Americano

    December 9th, Christina Bellon, Introduction to Existentialism, Rio Americano.



    2010 Lecture Series

    October 1:  Brad Dowden, Free Will @ Rio Americano

    October 25:  Matt McCormick, Minds and Machines, Willett Elementary School

    November 12th:  Russell DiSilvestro, Ethical Objectivity @ Rio Americano

    December 3rd:  Matt McCormick, Minds and Machines @Rio Americano

    December 10th: Christina Bellon, The Social Contract, from Hobbes to Rawls @ Rio 
    Americano

    December 10th:  Randy Mayes,  Introduction to the Philosophy of Science @Vacaville High School

    December 17th:  Randy Mayes,  Knowledge and Inductive Skepticism @ Rio Americano

    February 14th: Matt McCormick, How Well Do We Know Our Own Beliefs? @ Mira Loma High School

    March 24th:  Matt McCormick, Elementary Logic and Critical Thinking, Willett Elementary School






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