Robert Gibbs, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, and Inaugural Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute (2007-2017), University of Toronto
Coach House, Green College, UBC
Tuesday, February 12, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow
in the series
John V. Clyne Lectures at Green College: The Future of University Study—Ideas in Dialogue
How will we read and write? Online learning and digital literacy threaten the traditions of face-to-face learning. The fragmentation of the social world challenges us to find rigorous ways of connecting across plural spheres, and there is no single truth that can unite us. Two ideas—unity and discord—can guide thinking about the task of the university. The lecture will conclude with reflections on new possibilities for commentary and shared online small publics.