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Public forums at the APA Pacific Division meeting

Saturday, February 27, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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If you haven’t yet registered for the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, it’s not too late!

Advance registration rates are still available for the meeting March 30–April 3 in San Francisco, CA: $105 for APA members, $145 for non-members, and $35 for student members. These rates will be available until March 16 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. After that, registration rates for all categories will increase by $50.

Please note: you’ll save an additional $5 on registration fees if you don’t need a paper copy of the program. Our free meeting app will contain the full meeting program.

The Pacific Division’s program committee has organized two off-site forums to engage with general audiences on problems of intense public interest. The forums are a pilot to measure demand and to learn how best to reach the local community. Meeting participants are welcome to attend.

AI, Automation, and the Good Life: Is AI a threat to humanity’s survival or a new path to human flourishing? Can philosophy enrich the public conversation about AI, automation, and the good life, getting us beyond wild speculation about superintelligences and singularities? Join us for an evening of philosophical conversation with our experts to find out. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online. Pizza and soft drinks are included in the ticket price. Thursday, March 31, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Runway Incubator, 1355 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

How Propaganda Works: Political propaganda is as powerful as ever, both in this U.S. election season and in fomenting upheaval abroad. Three leading philosophers converse with Yale University’s Jason Stanley about his new book, How Propaganda Works. They ask, When is speech propaganda? What forms can it take? Is it ever acceptable in democracy? How does it affect public debate and decision-making? How does it subordinate groups?  This session is free. Saturday, April 2, 10:00 a.m., San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

Register for the 2016 Pacific Division meeting now.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!


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