The Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds 2007
E. Hattaway, K. Jones, D. Sluder (Meeting of the Minds '07)

Meeting of the Minds 2007
C. Bauch, D. Ellis, R. Susach (Meeting of the Minds '07)

Meeting of the Minds 2014 Poster (PDF)

Meeting of the Minds 2012 Poster (PDF)

Meeting of the Minds 2011 Poster (PDF)

Meeting of the Minds 2010 Poster (PDF)

Meeting of the Minds 2009 Poster (PDF)

Meeting of the Minds 2008 Poster (PDF)

Meeting of the Minds 2007 Poster (PDF)

Meeting of the Minds 2006 Poster (PDF)

 

The Meeting of the Minds is an annual theatrical event sponsored by the UWG Philosophy Program and the West Georgia Philosophical Society. In front of a public audience, philosophy students discuss a philosophical topic and debate one another while portraying figures from the history of philosophy.

The 2014 Meeting of the Minds will take place on Tuesday March 11 (7pm, Kathy Cashen Hall, Humanities Building). This year's topic: Are We Free?, debated by St. Thomas Aquinas (James Butler), Cordero Schalk (Friedrich Nietzsche), Fyodor Dostoevsky (Jessica Holloman), Jean Paul Sartre (Sarah McGee) and A. J. Ayer (Josue Piñeiro). This year's Meeting of the Minds is directed by Annthony Duffey and Amy Allen Hayes.

Audience members will be able to pose questions to the philosophers at the end of the discussion. The production is free and open to the Carrollton Community.

Debate topics and casts of previous Meeting of the Minds events include:

  • 2013: Is there Meaning in Human Existence?, debated by Aristotle (Alex Richardson), Boethius (Carine LaFortune), Mary Wollstonecraft (Savannah Grizzard), Friedrich Nietzsche (Joshua Moore), and Simone DeBeauvoir (Lindy Oller). The debate was moderated by Caroline Money and directed by Annthony Duffey and Amy Allen Hayes.

  • 2012: What is the Best Form of Government?, debated by Plato (Elizabeth Mathis), John Locke (Alex Richardson), Karl Marx (Mitchell Cleaver), John Rawls (Joshua Moore), and Martha Nussbaum (Savannah Bergevine). The debate was moderated by Chazz Hall.

  • 2011: What is Love?, debated by Confucius (James McIntyre), Plato (Ryan Washington), Shakespeare (Donny Smith), Kierkegaard (Elizabeth Mathis), Nietzsche (Daniel Vinson), and Weil (Lindy Oller). The debate was moderated by Kris Aper.

  • 2010: What is the Real?, debated by Plato (Alice Barker), Augustine (Ace Mendez), René Descartes (Philip Brewer), John Dewey (Donny Smith), and Maurice Merleau-Ponty (Igor Chernoknizhnyy). The debate was moderated by Anna Potter.

  • 2009: What are We Doing?: Technology and the Human Community, debated by Aristotle (Ace Mendez), Georg Hegel (Charles Bauch), Albert Einstein (Igor Chernoknizhnyy), Martin Heidegger (Philip Brewer), Hannah Arendt (Anna Potter), and Michel Foucault (Jordan Hendricks). The debate was moderated by Timothy Wright.

  • 2008: What is Beauty?, debated by Plato (Sepp Helgeson), Thomas Aquinas (Shelley Donaldson), Immanuel Kant (Charles Bauch), Friedrich Nietzsche (Philip Brewer), Martin Heidegger (Matthew Tapley), and Hans-Georg Gadamer (Christopher Pollard). The debate was moderated by Timothy Wright.

  • 2007: What is the Aim of Human Existence?, debated by Hannah Arendt (Emily Hattaway), Albert Camus (David Ellis), Ludwig Wittgenstein (Kevin Jones), Aristotle (Charles Bauch), and Soren Kierkegaard (David Sluder). The debate was moderated by Raquel Susach.

  • 2006: Does God Exist?, debated by Baruch Spinoza (Jake Earl), Friedrich Nieztsche (David Ellis), Nishida Kitaro (David Sluder), Bertrand Russell (Jared Bissell), Soren Kierkegaard (Matt Lewis), and Hannah Arendt (Christina Tacoronti).




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