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Philosophy Cafe

Tue., Jan. 22, 2013 7:30 p.m.

'The Development and Role of "Philosophical Technologies" in Periods of Crisis and Transition'
Presentation by Dr. Roger Petry, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Luther College
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
The Artesian (Celadon Lounge), 2627 13th Ave, Regina


The Department of Philosophy & Classics is proud to present the first talk in its Philosophy Cafe Winter Schedule.

How can we move to a sustainable production system and what types of technological innovation are likely required? What older technologies need to be reinvented? Drawing on the work of a variety of philosophers, Dr. Petry will identify a set of transformative technologies that strategically arise from a model of interaction between distinct

production systems (such as, those associated with volunteerism, business, and government). From this model 4 streams or pathways of technological innovation will be introduced that are seen to increase the productive capacity of all production systems, providing a creative response to societies in crisis facing significant resource constraints. The role of a specific set of “philosophical technologies” that provide a constructive critique of dominant production systems in decline will be highlighted.

Everyone is welcome to attend!