Philosophy in the Community - Lecture #6, February 13th, 7 p.m. at the Refinery
February 13, 2013
OCCUPYING PHILOSOPHY in NEOLIBERAL CANADA
Professor Len Findlay (Department of English)
In this talk I will explore the philosophical underpinnings of the Occupy Movement with three goals in mind:
To see how this Movement stands up to philosophical scrutiny; To explore how philosophy stands up to activist scrutiny, bearing in mind Marx's stricture 'The philosophers have in their various ways merely interpreted the world; the point, however, is to change it'; And to suggest how philosophy and social activism face a common enemy--that neoliberalism currently working so hard in Canada to discourage both the kind of independent reflection that philosophy demands and nourishes and that kind of critically engaged citizenship the Occupy Movement seeks to model and propagate.
Where? The Refinery (in the basement of St. James’s Church). 609 Dufferin Ave., at 12th St.
The series continues the second Wednesday of the month (7pm) through March.