Thirteenth Biennial Personalist Seminar: Whitehead and Berdyaev

Western Carolina University, June 23-27

Program

About 15-25 participants

Program Structure

In the 1957 Journal of Religion Charles Hartshorne published an important article “Whitehead and Berdyaev:  Is There Tragedy in God?” The Thirteenth Personalist Seminar will center around Alfred N. Whitehead and Nicolas Berdyaev, with separate days devoted to different aspects of their work.   The first day will introduce the group to Whitehead and Berdyaev in their contexts.  These discussions will be led by George Lucas, distinguished Chair in Ethics in the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, Emeritus, current professor of ethics and public policy at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School, and Daniel DombrowskiProfessor of Philosophy University of Seattle, Editor, Process Studies.  The remaining days each participant will be responsible for a specific text and/or aspect, or present a paper on Whitehead or Berdyaev and will help lead that part of the discussion.

Location

The seminar will be held on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Cullowhee is located approximately 50 miles west of Asheville and sits near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, and several national forests which make up some of the largest wilderness areas in the Eastern United States.

Proposals –  Due Date: May 15

Submit a title and brief (no more than one page) summary of your interest in the seminar’s subjects.  Accepted projects will receive between 60 and 90 minutes for presentation and discussion of their presentation. Proposals should be sent to: Dr. James McLachlan jmclachla@email.wcu.edu

 

More information including registration can be found at wcupg.wcu.edu.

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