In the spirit of Marc Sautet’s “cafés-philos”, join us for a cup of tea while we engage with different philosophers on a variety of topics. The hour long sessions are split between a presentation by the speaker and discussion/Q&A.
This series is done in partnership with Sharing Philosophy, which works to create opportunities for people to learn and to share ideas on what makes a ‘good life’. These opportunities include not only Western philosophies, but also non-Western philosophies, bringing together the world’s various approaches to leading a fulfilling life.
Meeting Room A
- Audrey Anton
April 27, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Sharing Philosophy is very pleased to start off this series with Audrey. Audrey's main area of research is Ancient Philosophy (especially Aristotle's Ethics). Besides teaching standard courses at Western Kentucky University, she teaches courses in prisons whereby half of her students come from WKU and the other half are incarcerated. Audrey is also committed to pre-college education in Philosophy, mentoring a small group of undergraduate students who regularly offer workshops to younger students (for example, in local high schools and juvenile detention centers).
- Julie Velásquez Runk
May 25, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Intercultural Ethics: Reflections on being and belonging between Panama’s indigenous Wounaan and mainstream U.S.
As a scholar of both Anthropology and Environmental Studies, she has worked closely with the Wounaan people of Eastern Panama. Her research focuses on how indigenous people use and manage their landscapes, how that relates to science, conservation, indigenous knowledge, and policy, and how these people cope with variability and change. Through this work Julie has gotten to know the Wounaan intimately, this includes their ways of life, values, and history, and she has agreed to join us for Philosophy Café to speak on these themes.
This is a great opportunity to learn of indigenous knowledge and a lifestyle that is still vibrant today.
Café starts at 4:00. The Q&A will be at about 4:30.