Reason in Reality
with Florence Windfall
The National Day of Reason is celebrated nationally on the first Thursday of May. However, due to untoward circumstances, Humanist Hall will celebrate the National Day of Reason on Tuesday, May 21, at 7:00 pm with an investigation into reason. Join us to find out why reason is in an ecological crisis today, in fact, why reason is in any crisis whatsoever and who is Val Plumwood to say so? What is reason anyway and how did it get such a high value in Western culture? We begin our recognition of National Day of Reason at Humanist Hall with a talk beholden to renown philosopher and ecofeminist activist, Val Plumwood, followed by open discussion.
Florence will begin examining Val Plumwood’s groundbreaking book, Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason, about the weaknesses of the long tradition of rationality in the West. This first talk on reason in Western civilization can only be an introduction to this gargantuan subject and Florence will find other occasions to continue it.