March 26, 2002
Annual philosophy event looks at
'Terror and Tolerance'
Philosophers will take on some of the
thorniest issues to emerge since the attacks of Sept. 11 at
the annual Nammour Symposium at California State University,
Sacramento. The event will be April 16-17 in the University
Union Forest Suite.
The symposium is held annually by the University's philosophy
faculty in honor of their late colleague, Jamil Nammour. This
year's theme is "Terror and Tolerance."
The schedule is:
10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 16 - "Understanding
Terrorism," with Tom Pyne on "Toleration in Christianity
and Islam," Stan Dundon on "What is a Terrorist?"
and Rick Schubert on "Terrorism and the Paradox of Toleration."
1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 - "The Values of
War," with Joel Friedman on "The War on Terrorism
and Bin Laden," Bill Lovitt on "Some Ambiguities
of War" and David Long on "In Praise of Folly."
10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 17 - winners of the
student essay competition, topics to be announced.
1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 - "Responding
to Terrorism," with Gale Justin on "Is Justice Only
Useful?" Randy Mayes on "Privacy in a Surveillance
Society" and Cliff Anderson on "When is War Justified?"
More information is available by contacting the philosophy
department at (916) 278-6424. Media assistance is available
by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
For further information, send an e-mail
public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call
the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
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