with David Wood

Centennial Professor
of Philosophy,
Vanderbilt University

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Thinking Out
of the Lunchbox

Spring 2013

Feb 6 2013
Scott Aikin
“Ancient Paradoxes and the Ethical Life”

Watch video of this event here. Aikin is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Epistemology and the Regress Problem, and (with Robert Talisse) of Reasonable Atheism, and Pragmatism: A Guide for the Perplexed. He is currently co-writing a book Why We Argue (and How We Should), and another on Ancient Stoicism.



March 6, 2013
David Padgett
“Global Climate Change:
Vulnerability Next Door”

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Impacts of Global Climate Change and Related Extreme Weather Events upon Vulnerable Populations in Nashville

David A. Padgett is an Associate Professor of Geography, and Director of the Geo
 Information Sciences Laboratory at Tennessee State University. He runs GEO-Mental, a multi-faceted environmental consulting firm.


April 3, 2013
Jonathan Metzel
“Should the Mentally Ill Bear Arms?”

Watch video of this event here. Metzel is Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society, Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, and Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University





May 1, 2013
Becca Stevens
“The Mission of Thistle Farms”

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BECCAThe Reverend Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest serving as Chaplain at St Augustine's at Vanderbilt University, and founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms.