The Rock Ethics Institute

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PIKSI 2013

Theme: Philosophy: Experience, Reflection, Transformation

Philosophy arises out of both everyday and extraordinary human experience, out of the problems, passions, anxieties, surprises, awe, and aspirations of real life. Philosophy is both an evolving and transformative practice and a history of deliberation and reflection. This year’s course will focus on philosophy’s history as well as contemporary texts in feminist theory, critical race theory, disability theory, queer theory, and other nontraditional work. Students will investigate how lived experience has shaped philosophical reflection throughout its history and how reflection transforms both those of us who engage in it and the world around us. 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 2013 Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars

Joannie Ayala
Clarissa Bacerra
Jennifer Clark
Eyo Ewara
Santiago Herrera
Channel Huff
Cheyne Joslin
Rachel King
Erica Violet Lee
Jorge Montiel
Uzoma Orchingwa
Hugo Rodriguez

2013 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
Michigan State University
Stony Brook University
DePaul University