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“Beyond Fate, Fortune, and Providence,” presented by Jay Smith

Originally Posted on cgruber, July 25, 2014


“Beyond Fate, Fortune, and Providence,” presented by Jay Smith, a tutor at St. John’s College, Santa Fe

Wednesday, July 30, 3:15 p.m.

Junior Common Room, Peterson Student Center
St. John’s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca

Admission:         Free

Starting from an understanding of the increased scope of human action as transformed by technology, Smith will examine some of the ethical and education implications of this increase. Hans Jonas’s seminal work, “The Imperative of Responsibility,” will be the source text for the examination of the increased and accumulating effects of human actions, especially as regards life possibilities of future generations. 

Smith earned his bachelor of arts degree from St. John's College, Santa Fe, in 1977, a master of arts in philosophy from Marquette University in 1979, and a doctorate in philosophy from Fordham University in 2002. Before joining the St. John’s faculty in 2001, Smith worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and also as an environmental consultant.

For more information call 505-984-6000.