Author, educator, media theorist and social critic Neil Postman (1931-2003) argued that television was playing on our appetite for distraction as we amused ourselves to death. Writing on the cusp of the internet, Postman warned of the dangers posed by the false god of technology … read more.
Speaker: Dr. William Lloyd Fridley
In his 1863 booklet Utilitarianism, British philosopher John Stuart Mill wrote that he would “rather be Socrates unsatisfied than a pig satisfied.” What would you rather be, and why? We will look at his reasoning on this and explore other thought experiments in values.
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Would you rather be close or far? How far is it, and how long till we get there, Sisyphus? How close is too close, Icarus? Oops, better ask Daedalus!
William Lloyd Fridley, a longtime friend of the congregation. Fridley is an Associate Professor of Education and … read more.