“Rethinking the Concept of Power” discussion Oct. 27

Published on: October 05, 2010

Come listen or participate in a discussion of “Rethinking the Concept of Power” at the Oct. 27 session of The Think Factory at Lone Star College-CyFair.

The Think Factory is a colloquium series each semester, which brings together faculty, staff, students and members of the community to discuss a whole range of ideas that have philosophical resonance.

 “The Think Factory initiates a series of discussions on politics, ethics, religion, science, technology, academia, history, sociology, anthropology and many other issues,” said organizer. Professor Mark Thorsby. “It’s an exciting arena in which some of the most prominent, central, and controversial topics can be discussed in an innovative and critical atmosphere.”

This month, join LSC-CyFair faculty Idolina Hernandez, sociology; Maria Sanders and Mitchell Thomas, philosophy; and Rick Pretzch, economics as they discuss what power is, whether power exists in the state alone and how one might rethink the concept of power in the global age.

The fall series kicked off with “The Unexamined Life” in August and “The State and Future of Education” in September. The last session in the fall series will be “Students in Philosophy” Nov. 17.

The LSC-CyFair Philosophy Department sponsors The Think Factory sessions typically held the last Wednesday of the month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in room 102 of the Center for the Arts building at 9191 Barker Cypress. Refreshments are also provided.

For information, contact Thorsby at Mark.Thorsby@LoneStar.edu or go to LoneStar.edu/thinkfactory.