Friday, 13 February 2015

Adam Konopka Scheduled to Speak at Chattanooga

Prankster, painter, entrepreneur, sailboat owner, and philosopher Adam Konopka will be the final speaker in UTC's LeRoy Martin Distinguished Lecture Series for the 2014-2015 academic year. Adam holds the Besl Family Chair for Ethics/Religion and Society at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This lecture will again be held at the Camp House in Chattanooga and in cooperation with Theology on Tap. Adam's talk begins at 7:30pm. The doors open at 7:00pm, with a free drink voucher to the first one hundred in attendance. If you are in the Chattanooga area, please consider joining us for an interesting lecture and discussion. Below is the title and abstract for this lecture.

"The Tragedy and Comedy of Risk Perception"

Abstract: The study of risk perception is arguably one of the most significant spheres of contemporary cultural discourse in modern democratic societies. While risk perception has more recently been investigated in economic disciplines, it has also been historically expressed in various narratives from philosophical and religious traditions. These narratives present a discernible self-understanding of the failure and successes associated with the perception and assessment of risk that corroborate and challenge contemporary approaches.


Anonymous said...

Though I was regrettably unable to attend, I'm quite encouraged to see subject matter like this not only researched and presented in such a responsible, thorough way - but also to see it generously offered to the public by busy thinkers. Obviously this is a topic that occupies (beleaguers?) the minds of most people and I'm heartened to see it taken up by thoughtful, studied minds. Here here to Dr. Yeager and UTC for putting this on and to Dr. Konopka for his rigorous study of such current, pressing material.

Bill Frizzell

Exploring the Study of Religious History said...

A belated "Lol" Bill.