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Philosophy Mixed 1: Race and Black Identity in the 21st Century

Rebecca Farinas of the Texas State Philosophy department and Other Side Drive Executive Producer, Kimberly Clay, invite you to a new podcast series: Philosophy Mixed, a study of the nature of things. With guest Tafari Robertson, founder of the Pan African Action Committee at Texas State, we dive into the topic of black identity and the role media plays in covering stories of race and free speech.

For more studies on this topic, we recommend researching black philosophers W.E.B. DuBois and Alain Locke, and activists like Kimberlé Crenshaw.

Philosophy Mixed 2: Body and Culture

In the second installment of Philosophy Mixed, Kimberly Clay and Dr. Craig Hanks talk with Caroline Gnagy, author of Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prion Band History, and Dr. Flore Chevaillier, professor in the Texas State English department and author of The Body of Writing: an Erotics of Contemporary American Fiction (The Ohio State University Press, 2013) and Divergent Trajectories: Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers (The Ohio State University Press, 2017).

In this episode, we discuss freedom versus control over human bodies and the effect that has on our autonomy.

For more research on this topic, we recommend The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, the writings of Hélène Cixous, Caroline Gnagy’s Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prion Band History, and Vas: An Opera in Flatland by Steve Tomasula.

Philosophy Mixed 3: Free Speech and Deliberative Dialogue

Dr. Rebecca Farinas sits down with Dr. Joann Carson and Dr. John J. Theis to talk about the difference between free speech and deliberative dialogue and what communities can do to facilitate constructive conversation.