Conversations
with David Wood

Centennial Professor
of Philosophy,
Vanderbilt University

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Thinking Out
of the Lunchbox

Spring 2003

May 7, 2003

Brothers and Sisters: Siblings in the Human Drama
Susan Ford Wiltshire,
Professor of Classics, Chair, Department of Classical Studies
The first drama into which each of us is born is the family. Contemporary research on birth order and sibling relationships, illustrated by examples from ancient Greek epic and drama, offers insight into human behavior.


April 2, 2003

Courage and Democratic Pluralism
Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr.,
Professor of Philosophy, Director, African American Studies Program
Failure during the 1790s to face up to the vexing challenges of fashioning a republican democracy out of a diversity of peoples and races led to a civil war that resulted in the death of 600,000 persons. Today, we must foster the leadership and find the courage to meet those challenges as our nation undergoes the most profound demographic, racial, and ethnic changes in its history.

March 5, 2003

What is Genetics Really Going to Mean for You? Ellen Wright Clayton,
Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Law Director, Center for Genetics and Health Policy