Theoria (the Philosophy Club)
Theoria, the philosophy club, hosts open discussions on topics of interest to everyone.
Past themes include science and faith, capital punishment, credit and consumerism, personal bias, truth and lies, and marketing religion.
You are welcome to join us for our next discussion!
Upcoming Open Discussions
All events take place 5-7 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium.
Reckoning with Torture
In defiance of domestic and international laws, the use of torture by the U.S. Government to obtain information from detainees was prolific in the early post 9/11 era. Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) joins Bill Moyers to discuss U.S. torture tactics and what should be done about it. (57 minutes)
Are You Good or Evil?
Is there a physical source behind a person's moral impulses? Is it possible that a notorious psychopath, clearly deficient in morality, was actually "born bad?" This BBC video employs a scientific approach to the question of good and evil. (59 minutes)
Are Drones Destroying Democracy?
In the fight against terrorism, the U.S. military's escalating drone program has become the face of our foreign policy in Pakistan, Yemen, and parts of Africa. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill explores the moral and legal implications of using drones to target our enemies, both foreign and American. (41 minutes)