The Rock Ethics Institute


PIKSI 2006

Inaugural Theme: Living Philosophy: Experience and Transformation

This year’s theme will explore philosophy as a living, dynamic enterprise generated out of both everyday and extraordinary human experience. Abstract philosophical reflection often arises out of the puzzles, problems, aspirations and anxieties of real life, making philosophy a passionate and meaningful enterprise. Combining standard texts with feminist theory, critical race theory, disability theory, and other nontraditional work, students will investigate how lived experience has helped shape philosophical reflection from its earliest beginnings to today. Through readings, writing assignments, visiting lecturers and professional development mentoring, students will learn that their own perspectives and experiences can contribute to the ongoing development of philosophy.

PIKSI Class of 2006 

Cecilia Barnes
Camilla Bulkhan
Kristie Dotson
Jodi Geever
Julia Henshaw
Basit Iqbal
Lydia McGee
Julissa Preciado
Claudia Rojas
Jaclyn Roman
Amber Schiffer
Katharine Schweitzer
Audra White

2006 Institutional Co-Sponsors

Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State
College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State
Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST)
American Philosophical Association
Department of Philosophy, Penn State
University of Memphis