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June 2019

Can Philosophy Save the World?

June 17 @ 9:00 am - June 18 @ 12:00 pm PDT
Willamette University, 900 State St
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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CAN PHILOSOPHY SAVE THE WORLD?: BEYOND CAPITALISM, CONSUMERISM, AND SYSTEMS OF EXPLOITATION, TOWARD ECOLOGICAL CIVILIZATION Learn from Claremont School of Theology's leading voices on ecological civilization and process philosophy, Philip Clayton, Meijun Fan, Zhihe Wang, and Wm. Andrew Schwartz. This one-and-a-half day workshop will explore how process relational thinking might help address the most urgent needs of our contemporary global situation. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS Philip Clayton is a constructive Christian theologian. Meijun Fan specializes in Chinese traditional aesthetics and aesthetical education. Zhihe Wang is a leading figure in the constructive postmodern movement in China.…

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July 2019

P&F Book Club with Timothy Murphy

July 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

Join author Timothy Murphy in a discussion of his latest book: Sustaining Hope in an Unjust World: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up. Incorporating process theology with liberationist and theology of hope concerns, Murphy writes to a general audience on the challenges of enduring for the long haul in the struggle for a more just world. The presentation will include an overview of the book, reading excerpts, and time for Q&A.   This event will be…

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The Future of Process Theology

July 24 - July 26
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, Alaska, 4448 Pikes Landing Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709 United States
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Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, Alaska and the Center for Process Studies Over the past 90 years since Alfred North Whitehead’s seminal publication, Process and Reality, his relational, open, organic worldview has taken shape in a myriad of unique ways.  It has been said that Process Theology is one of the most important movements in 21st Century American liberal theology, in connection with liberation theology, feminist theology, eco-theology, religious pluralism, religion and science, panpsychism, panentheism, postmodern, and…

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August 2019

Process as Creativity — Process as Concern

August 27 - August 30
University of Brasília Brasília, Brazil Brazil + Google Map

  12th International Whitehead Conference Process philosophy has championed the idea that the universe is in the making. There is no ultimate controlling body or ruling set of laws that can make justice to what is concrete. As Whitehead put it in Modes of Thought, concrete reality is not to be reduced to a barren tautological absolute where life and motion are nothing but dreams. As a consequence, creativity is placed by Whitehead as the ultimate behind all forms, inexplicable by forms,…

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January 2020

What is Consciousness?

January 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST

What is Consciousness? It is conventionally thought of as awareness of ourselves and our surroundings. But when Chalmers asks the ‘hard question’ about why we see red when we are in pain, or Andy Clark talks about the extended mind, the conventional definition is found wanting, inadequate and superficial. We make a systematic error in trying to understand such complex physiologic properties as consciousness synchronically in ‘real time’. Instead we must use ways to delve into consciousness diachronically, transcending space-time.…

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August 2020

6th European Summer School in Process Thought

August 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Franciscan Monastery, Panewnicka 76, 40-760 Katowice, Poland, Panewnicka 76
Katowice, Poland
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The European Society for Process Thought together with the Polish Whitehead Metaphysical Society announces the 6th European Summer School in Process Thought, which will take place from August 3rd-August 7th, 2020, at the Franciscan Monastery in Katowice, 76 Panewnicka Street Poland. Topics for the Summer School can be suggested to Piotr Lesniak at piotrles1@wp.pl. Deadline is August 31st, 2019. For more information, visit espt.eu.

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