Section VII: Reimagining and Reinventing the Wisdom Traditions—B

Track 5: Thinking Independently in the Tradition of Classical Greece
(Donald Crosby)

 

Sixteen speakers will present current philosophical perspectives on a number of subjects, including relations of present philosophy to the Greek philosophical heritage, varieties of process thought and its applications, philosophy of nature and other metaphysical topics, and ways of recognizing and overcoming destructive effects of anthropocentrism on nonhuman creatures and their environments.

 

SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS

Friday, June 5, 2:00-3:30 PM
“Rebalancing what is Useful in Western Philosophy for Present Philosophy” Robert Cummings Neville
“Individual Responsibility for Sustainability” Kathleen Wallace Friday

June 5, 4:00-5:30 PM
“Greek Cosmology, Whitehead, and Emergence” Lawrence Cahoone
“Whitehead’s Panpsychism and Deep Ecology” Leemon McHenry

Saturday, June 6, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
“Beyond Emergentism: The Intrinsic Sacredness of Nature” David E. Conner
“Process Polytheism” Eric Steinhart

Saturday, June 6, 2:00-3:30 PM
“A Process-Panentheist Reorientation to Nature: Coming Down to Earth” Anna-Case Winters
“Sacra Natura: Discerning the Immanent Sacred” Jerome A. Stone

Saturday, June 6, 4:00-5:30 PM
“Cultivating Tragic Beauty: Whitehead and the Greeks” J. Thomas Howe
“On the Edge of Time: Wisdom and Love in Evolution and Human Life” Karl E. Peters

Sunday, June 7, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
“Great Apes and Wisdom: Trading Anthropocentrism for Animalcentric Anthropomorphism”
Nancy Howell “Beyond Human Virtue” Patrick Shade

Sunday, June 7, 2:00-3:30 PM
“Another Footnote to Plato” George Allan
“Bergson and Whitehead: Dueling Platonists” Pete A. Y. Gunter

Sunday, June 7, 4:00-5:30 PM
“Non-Anthropocentric Process Naturalism: A Retrieval of the Empiricist Option in Whiteheadian Thought” Demian Wheeler
“Transcendence, Immanence, and Anthropocentrism” Donald A. Crosby