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October 2019

Learning Lab at Claremont Institute for Process Studies

October 12 @ 9:00 am - December 14 @ 11:00 am PDT
Middle Tree, 250 W 1st St #210
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Join the first course in CIPS's new Learning Lab: Healthy Future or Planetary Catastrophe? Might Process Philosophy Help? WHO: Dr. John B. Cobb, Jr. WHAT: Ten Lectures in Ten Weeks WHEN: October 12th thru December 14th Saturdays, 9:00am - 11:00am WHERE: Middle Tree 250 W 1st St #210 Claremont, CA 91711 In this course, Dr. Cobb will present a series of ten lectures that critically examine our current condition and constructively propose an alternative for the future, informed primarily by the philosophy of…

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Everything Counts: Process Theology and the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm PDT
Cooper Room, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Join John Sweeney for an encore of his paper from the recent Future of Process Theology conference in Fairbanks, AK. This paper is divided into four parts: (I) an introduction regarding my interest in the topics being set side by side: process theology and the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. (II) Some background on the Big Bear Alpine Zoo (BBAZ), including an introduction to the guiding philosophy of the BBAZ, one aspect of which is the current Curator, Bob Cisneros, saying “everything…

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Liberal Arts: Values in Higher Education for Ecological Civilization

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
Executive Dining Room, University of LaVerne, 1950 Third St,
La Verne, CA 91750
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At University of LaVerne, one of the four core values is "ethical reasoning." Accordingly, the university "affirms a value system that actively supports peace with justice, respect of individuals and humanity, and the health of the planet and its people." How can such values be translated into classroom learning? Can a robust liberal arts model prepare students for solving our world's complex social and environmental problems? This workshop will employ the insights of process philosophy for developing a model of…

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Book Launch: Silence is Not the Answer

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Haddon, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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Join CPS, Process & Faith, and the Center for Lutheran Studies for this fall's Book Club. Celebrate this new book with a Q&A session, discussion about how to use the book, and dinner. The event is free but reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. Send RSVP to tjohnson@cst.edu. Authors include: George S. Johnson (CST alum) Vivian Johnson Thom Johnson (CST Alum & Director of CST Center for Lutheran Studies) Brenda Bos (CST Alum) John B. Cobb, Jr (Professor Emeritus)   In…

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November 2019

2019 AAR Annual Meeting

November 23 - November 26

  Stay tuned for more details on process related events at this year's AAR.   CPS Reception Saturday - 9:00 PM-11:00 PM Omni-Gaslamp 2 (Fourth Level)

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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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