Philosophy Intersections

Our theme this year is “Authenticity,” and this time we will have the honor of hosting  Dr. Maria Struble and her POLS 310 Modern  & Contemporary Political Theory students! 

Please come and support these fantastic Politics & Government students who will be presenting this evening!


Democracy and Authentic Political Thought

Presented by

The students of POLS 310: Modern & Contemporary Political Thought

And moderated by

Dr. Maria Struble, Assistant Professor of Politics & Government

Join the students from POLS 310: Modern and Contemporary Political Theory class as they explore the linkages between democracy and authenticity in the thought of Mary Wollstonecraft, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Hannah Arendt, and Albert Camus.  What are the modern origins of democracy and, by extension, its relationship to equality, capitalism, rights and freedom?  Are capitalism and democracy necessarily good for each other?  Could we dare – as students of political theory and world citizens – problematize democracy as we understand it in the modern day United States with a view to its origins in the 19th century thought of Wollstonecraft, Mill, and Marx through the lens of Camus and Arendt? And can we do so with an aim toward building a more equitable, fair, and free future society? 

Wednesday, April 9th


Taylor Hall 228

Light refreshments will be served!

“Philosophy Intersections” is a series of informal, interdisciplinary talks designed to understand and appreciate the relationship among the fields of study available at Western State Colorado University. 


Event Date: 
04/09/2014 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Current Students
Faculty & Staff
Parents & Families
Future Students
Taylor Hall 228