The Philosophy in the Community
Lecture & Discussion Series
@ The Refinery
Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the College of Arts and Science
Philosophy in the Community is a lecture and discussion series organized by the Philosophy Department at the University of Saskatchewan. It is in place as a public service, so that we may share the rewards and pleasures of philosophical reflection with the members of our community. Philosophical thinking, reading and analysis is part of the life well-lived.
This series is free, no registration is needed. No philosophical background is required; intellectual curiosity is. Coffee provided.
For more information, contact: email@example.com
|Location:|| The Refinery
Emmanuel Anglican (formerly St. James) Church Basement
609 Dufferin Avenue
(at 12th Street, just off Broadway)
|Time:||7:00 – 9:00 PM|
|Dates:||Second Friday of each month (<< Note: new night!),
September through March
|Sep. 11||"Knowledge, Power and Prisons: The Strength and Limitations of Foucault's Critique"
Professor Ria Jenkins
(Philosophy, St, Thomas More College)
What is the connection between knowledge and power? Foucault famously states that knowledge and power "directly imply" one another, and he uses this belief as a basis for his critical analysis of prisons. This talk will explore not just the meaning of this connection for Foucault, but also its strengths and limitations.