How has the idea of friendship changed in contemporary society, especially given the role played by social networking sites such as Facebook andMyspace? This is the focus of “Varieties of Friendship: Philosophy, Theology, and Technology,” a free conversation with Oregon State University professors Courtney Campbell and Lani Roberts on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 6:30 pm at the East Bend Library
. This program is hosted by City Club of Central Oregon and Deschutes Public Library with support from the Oxford Hotel and sponsored by Oregon Humanities (formerly Oregon Council for the Humanities). The program is free and open to the public.
Campbell is Hundere Chair in Religion and Culture and professor of philosophy at Oregon State University. His primary teaching and research interests focus on ethical issues in medicine, concepts of peace and war, theories of death and dying, and comparative religious ethics. Roberts is a fifth generation Oregonian who grew up near The Dalles in a house her great-great-grandfather built in 1868. She has been teaching philosophy at Oregon State University since 1989.
Through the Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Teacher Institutes, Happy Camp, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanitiesmagazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org
. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.