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|Martin Luther King meets Alfred North Whitehead: the praxis of liberation metaphysics|
|Date||Monday June 29|
|Time||7:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
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La Boheme Cafe
near Mission St. on 24th St.
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. This is an on-going discussion in its third week.
In week 1 we discussed MLK's sermons and talks identifying his conviction that a moral basis underlies the constructive betterment of society.
In week 2 we read later sermons and talks of MLK's asserting that the constructive betterment of society is a process. Further, we discussed Alfred North Whitehead's "process thought" philosophy as an elaborated complement to MLK's observation that social change is co-generated by all members of community.
In week 3 anticipate discussion of MLK's unsolidified thoughts on reconciling the uplifting of the individual with a public policy robustly addressing institutional favortism.
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.