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Martin Luther King meets Alfred North Whitehead: the praxis of Realist social philosophy
Date Monday June 15
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
La Boheme Cafe
24th Street near Mission Street
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorDave Giesen
Come join a discussion of what happens when liberation theology meets process thought in the context of San Francisco's hyper-agitated real estate market.

Martin Luther King, jr. formulated a liberating civil disobedience based upon a theology of transformative love. Alfred North Whitehead formulated a philosophy of life based upon ever evolving relationships from the electron on up through nebular systems. We wonder if transformative love isn't a species of evolving creative relationship and further, we wonder if rising land values in the Bay Region aren't but a reflection of the emergent quality of social, economic, and political relationships.

If so, then land values are a process of society, not a manufacture of individuals, and consequently to divorce land rents from the public good is lousy philosophy, corrosive public policy, and derelict theology.

Join The Commons SF in generating a metaphysics that informs public action in constituting a just society. This is a roundtable discussion moderated by a reader and admirer of both King and Whitehead. One does not need to have read either to participate, but discussion will be moderated to stay on topic.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 14th, 2015 5:56 PM
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