Eastern Washington University is teaming up with Inland Northwest Philosophy to host a Public Philosophy Night from 7-10 p.m., Friday, March 8, at the Spokane Public Library.
You are invited to witness guest speakers as they talk philosophy and share ideas on how Spokane can become a more humane community.
Join Jess Walter, a nationally recognized author and EWU alumnus, as he reads some of his short stories on philosophy. Philanthropist Ryan Oelrich will also be in attendance to confront Spokane’s homelessness crisis, along with Camerina Zorrozua and Jerry White from the Center for Justice in Spokane to talk about achieving racial and environmental justice in the area.
“Meeting new people, hearing stimulating talks and engaging in discussion are all good practices in and of themselves,” said Terrance Macmullan, Professor of Philosophy and Honors at EWU.
Adding a twist of popular culture, EWU Professor of Philosophy Kevin S. Decker will talk about philosophical concepts within the latest season of the British Sci-Fi series, Dr. Who, while Charles Lassiter, assistant professor of philosophy at Gonzaga, talks about interactions between culture and the mind.
Free and open to the public, this event will provide members of the Spokane community an opportunity to engage in open philosophical conversations with fellow colleagues.