Wit & Wisdom: Doing Philosophy Across Cultures

A Philosofarian Discussion

People have been philosophizing in cultures and conversations across the world for millennia. But what happens when people philosophizing in one culture encounter the ideas of others? Can thinkers borrow ideas from cultures other than their own without exploiting or appropriating them? Are there things that simply can’t be philosophically understood or appreciated outside of their cultural context?  How do we respect the ideas, beliefs, values, and assertions of another culture while still maintaining the critical mindset that helps make philosophy? And, looking forward, what sorts of things can emerge from cross-cultural philosophies?

Presented by Seth Tichenor

Doors to the Lovell Showroom open at 6 pm with food and beverages available via the Taproom window. All ages welcome and never a cover.

The Thursday Talk program is a reoccurring community lecture series every Thursday, October through May. Thank you to our 2023 Partners –

  • 1st Thursdays – Ales & Ideas w/ Clatsop Community College
  • 2nd Thursdays – Wit & Wisdom w/ Philosofarian
  • 3rd Thursdays – Thursday Night Talk w/ Clatsop County Historical Society
  • 4th Thursdays – Nature Matters w/ Lewis & Clark National Parks, National Parks Service, and North Coast Watershed Association

WHERE: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103 Map