Building Education for the Commons
Prof. Howard Caygill Prof. of Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University London will lecture in the Global Center for Advanced Studies workshop, “Philosophy & Action” co-directed by Salim Nabi and Creston Davis.
Caygill is the author of the recent book, On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance. The workshop is a space for working through significant and pressing issues that confronts us. The basic issue we’ll be working through in this workshop is on the relationship between critical thinking (a thinking of resistance and creative conceptual constructions) and activism. The workshop will begin in March and will meet regularly with guest speakers and assigned books and passages. Many of the readings will be chosen by the participants. The workshop is designed to develop and refine the skills of putting concepts into action. Participants will be asked to present models for and applications of thinking as it relates to social action.
There is no perquisite for participating in the workshop and is designed for continuing professional development as well as interested students (researchers) and anyone from the public. One outcome of the workshop will be the writing of a document that states some recommendations for overcoming the deadlock between philosophy and everyday life, which will be published via GCAS Press and our partnering publishing house(s). [This outcome is optional for participants].
Sign-up for this workshop will be available soon via https://globalcenterforadvancedstudies.org/spring-2015-registration/