Midwestern philosophy colloquium focused on climate and social change

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The Discipline of Philosophy invites the Morris community to the 46th Annual Midwest Philosophy Colloquium. This year’s symposium will explore the theme of “Structural Change: From Individuals to Institutions and Back”.

The symposium will present Michael Brownstein, professor of philosophy at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Daniel Kelly, professor of philosophy at Purdue University.

In their paper, “Individualism, Structuralism, and Climate Change,” the two develop a series of arguments and examples showing how the most important individual actions are those that facilitate structural change, and the most important structural changes are those that reshape the way individuals think, feel and act towards each other and towards their common world.

The first lecture of this year’s Colloquium, “Climate Change, Racism, and Misinformation” by Brownstein, will take place on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109. the, “Individualism, structuralism and climate change”, both develop a series of arguments and examples showing how the most important individual actions are those that facilitate structural change, and the most important structural changes are those that reshape the way individuals think, feel and act towards each other and towards their common world.

The second talk, “Social Change, Cultural Minds, and Human Nature”, will be given by Kelly on Friday, April 29 at 3:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109.

For morever four decades, the Midwest Phillosophy Colloquium has brought some of philosophy’s most eminent figures to the Minnesota prairie. For more information, please contact Mark Collier, Professor of Philosophy, at [email protected]

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