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Beyond Bohm 2022

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July 9, 2022 @ 5:59 pm August 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm CEST

Beyond Bohm 2022

Part 1: Imagination, Creativity, Dialogue

Part 2: David Bohm and Philosophy

David Bohm has been described as one of the most significant and original thinkers of the twentieth century whose interests and influence extend well beyond the field of physics to include philosophy, psychology, language, religion, art, creativity, thought, and education. Underlying his innovative approach to these many different issues was the fundamental idea that beyond the visible, tangible world there lies a deeper, implicate order of undivided wholeness.

During July and August the Pari Center is offering a unique opportunity to hear and dialogue with those involved in the many aspects of David Bohm’s work and to discuss the implications of his ideas for the future. All sessions include audience participation in the form of Q&A and discussion.


Part 1: Imagination, Creativity, Dialogue

Pari Center Online Series

July 9 – 10, 16 – 17, 23 – 24, 2022

9:00 PDT | 12:00 EDT | 17:00 BST  |  18:00 CEST

6 Two-hour sessions, Saturdays and Sundays

All sessions are live and you will be sent the RECORDING.

In this second year of our Beyond Bohm series, we will emphasize three themes–one for each of three weekends in July.

The first weekend will explore imagination. How might we enter it? How might we inhabit it? On July 9 we will inquire into how David Bohm worked with imagination, while improvising upon and extending Bohm’s approach. On July 10 we will explore Tim Ingold’s radical anthropology and his new book, Imagining for Real, while touching upon some of the linkages with Bohm’s “participatory consciousness.” We are delighted that Prof. Ingold will join us for this session.

Our second weekend will take up questions of creativity and the artistic process. On July 16 and 17 we will engage with the work of four different artists, and the way this work complements and illuminates the work of David Bohm. Themes will include wholeness and fragmentation, the artistic movement from implicate to explicate, the nature of perception, and the relation of consciousness to the “art object.”

Our final weekend has the theme of dialogue. On July 23 our roundtable will open up the many questions and concerns regarding the shift from ‘in person” dialogue to on-line dialogue during the time of Covid-19. We will also take into consideration some of the more general questions about the human-digital-technological interface. Finally, on July 24 we will have our second annual Indigenous Dialogue, facilitated by Leroy Little Bear. This year’s theme is “Walk in Beauty,” and will consider various approaches to ecology, the environment, and the Anthropocene”–the time of the new human.


Program of Event

Saturday July 9
Imagining Imagination
with Richard Burg, Beth Macy and Lee Nichol

Sunday July 10
Imagining for Real
with Tim Ingold, Melissa Nelson, Lee Nichol and Hester Reeve

Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17
Processes of Creation, Part One and Two
with Steven Breaux, 
Aja Bulla-Richards, Sky Hoorne and Hester Reeve

Saturday July 23
Dialogue in the Age of Zoom
with Julie Arts, Richard Burg, Anna Factor, Sally Jeffery, Beth Macy, Lee Nichol and David Schrum

Sunday July 24
Indigenous Dialogue: Walk in Beauty
with Leroy Little Bear, Jeannette Armstrong, Greg Cajete, Amethyst First Rider, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Melissa Nelson, John Briggs, Harvey Locke and Lee Nichol


Part 2: David Bohm and Philosophy

with Basil Hiley, Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila, Petteri Limnell, Paavo Pylkkänen, William Seager and Marij van Strien
Curated by Paavo Pylkkänen

Pari Center Online Series

August 6 – 7, 20 – 21, 27 – 28, 2022

9:00 PDT | 12:00 EDT | 17:00 BST  |  18:00 CEST

6 Two-hour sessions, Saturdays and Sundays

All sessions are live and you will be sent the RECORDING.

David Bohm was concerned with providing a description of reality – at the quantum level, and more generally, a unified description of matter, life, and consciousness, all adding up to a general concept of reality or a metaphysical theory. This concern with reality did not mean that he ignored the role of the mind (language, perception, etc.) in his attempts to describe reality. In other words, he did not ignore epistemological issues or questions that concern the nature of our knowledge and the problems of justifying it. On the contrary, his broad philosophical work includes extensive studies of various epistemic issues: physics and perception, the notions of truth and understanding, a view of science as “perception-communication”, experimentation with the structure of language, study of knowledge understood as process, and discussions of topics such as communication, creativity, art, religion and so on. This series discusses various aspects of Bohm’s philosophical thought.


Program of Event

Saturday August 6
Bohm and Philosophy: An Introduction
with Paavo Pylkkänen

Sunday August 7
Creativity and the Generative Order
with Petteri Limnell interviewed by Paavo Pylkkänen

Saturday August 20
The Role of Philosophy in Bohm and Hiley’s Research in Physics
with Basil Hiley interviewed by Petteri Limnell

Sunday August 21
Consciousness, Bohm and the Quest for Intelligibility
with William Seager

Saturday August 27
Why Bohm was Never a Determinist
with Marij van Strien

Sunday August 28
Aristotelian Metaphysical and Epistemological Reflections in David Bohm
with Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila


Details

Start:
July 9, 2022 @ 5:59 pm CEST
End:
August 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm CEST
Cost:
130.00€
Series: