Pacific APA, Vancouver, British Columbia, Westin Bayshore Hotel (full program here)

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:00 PM

Topic: Ecology and Creativity East and West

Chair: Russell Duvernoy, Seattle University


“The Way Back: Daoist Reveral and Phenomenological Reduction,” Meillin Chinn, Santa Clara University

Commentator: Russell Duvernoy, Seattle University


The President and Organizer of SPC Pacific is Olav Bryant Smith, who teaches at California State University, Chico, and Butte College, and was the co-founder, graphic designer, and co-editor of Empirical Magazine.His book Myths of the Self: Narrative Identity and Postmodern Metaphysics offers studies of Kant, Heidegger, Whitehead, and Ricoeur that lead to a narrative theory of identity on the basis of an ontology of creative transformation and expression. Smith is currently building on the first work with the creation of a process-personalist ethic of care. He also has interests in theology and spirituality—Eastern and Western. 

Contact: Olav Bryant Smith, California State University, Chico, Philosophy Dept., 400 W. 1st St., Chico, CA 95929

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