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Living Philosophy Project to discuss 'Pluralism in the Digital Age' on April 17
Posted 04/12/2018 11:29AM

The Living Philosophy Project and the Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University is presenting the free forum, "Food for Thought: Pluralism in the Digital Age," on Tuesday, April 17 in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library. The event opens with a reception from 4:30-5 p.m., followed by the forum and discussion from 5-7 p.m.

The forum's topic will encourage a philosophical discussion on the political theory of pluralism, which is "a situation in which people of different social classes, religions, races, etc., are together in a society but continue to have their different traditions and interests," according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

Among the questions to be addressed are: "How might a pluralistic society maintain open lines of communication among differently situated members," "How does technology enable and disable productive exchanges among different viewpoints," and "How does a pluralistic society handle intolerance."

The Living Philosophy Project at Misericordia University sponsors and promotes undergraduate student research, symposia, conferences and the dissemination of undergraduate scholarly work in a wide range of disciplines involving philosophical reflection.

The project's goal is to help students develop both professionally and personally through their own philosophical work, to be meaningfully changed by their own thinking and intellectual discourse, and to synthesize living and academic questions. In pursuing this goal, the project hopes to foster in students a lifelong love of wisdom and a desire to share it with others.

For additional information about the forum, please contact Melanie Shepherd, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Philosophy, at Please make your reservation for "Food for Thought" by e-mailing Rita Molino at or by calling (570) 674-8184.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit
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