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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.


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