The Rock Ethics Institute

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PIKSI 2014

Theme: Philosophy: Experience, Reflection, Transformation

Along with works in feminist, critical race, disability, and queer theory, students will read historical and contemporary philosophical texts that explore recurring human concerns and investigate the ways in which experience informs philosophical reflection. In addition, writing assignments, visiting lecturers, and mentoring will help students learn that their own perspectives matter to philosophy.

The students had a valuable experience during the Institute's ninth year. Watch the video below to see what PIKSI means to them.

PIKSI Class of 2014 Iris Marion Young Diversity Scholars

Robert Budron
Aliana Coello
Jennifer Dobucki
Mohna Khan
Ryan Lenau
Brent Middleton 
Pedro Monque
Margaret Newton
Sharlene Quintana
Natalie Roman
Ayanna Spencer
Mariella Zavala

2014 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