Can America be reinvented in the Donald Trump era?by Jim Patterson | Dec. 1, 2016, 5:34 PM
David Wood of Vanderbilt University will host a discussion about the future of America with four university scholars on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
“Politics and Possibilities: Reinventing America?” is part of Vanderbilt’s Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series, which is designed to engage members of the community in philosophical discourse. It will happen at the downtown Nashville Public Library from noon to 1:15 p.m. A limited number of lunches will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11:30 a.m.
“The recent presidential election brings hope to some and despair to others,” says Wood, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt and founder of the series. “Is the new administration a breath of fresh air, or the beginning of the end of democracy? This is perhaps the moment to start reinventing America.”
“Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor” is sponsored by Friends of the Nashville Public Library, with additional funding provided by the Kendall Berry Charitable Trust. No reservations are needed. The lunch and talk are free and open to the public, but a $5 donation is suggested to help defray costs.
Professors participating are:
Bruce Barry, Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management
Carwil Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology
Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor of History
Robert Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy
Jim Patterson, (615) 322-NEWS