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

Past Programs

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

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