NWCCD president to teach philosophy class

SHERIDAN — Dr. Paul Young, Northern Wyoming Community College District president, will lead a weekend philosophy workshop at Sheridan College’s Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus July 19-21.

The course is titled “Kant’s prolegomena to any future metaphysics: A critique of pure reason for average people.”

Following the scientific, political and religious revolutions of the 16th century, the unity of vision which had characterized classical philosophy from ancient times into the Middle Ages fell apart into competing approaches to understanding the world and our role in it. This workshop will explore Immanuel Kant’s groundbreaking solution to this problem.

Participants will read Kant’s short book “Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics” and learn how Kant’s insights echo in today’s world.

The course will consist of lectures, discussions, reading time and opportunities to explore the Bighorn Mountains.

A special guest chef has been chosen to prepare meals for the group.

Class events begin July 19 at 1 p.m. and conclude July 21 at noon.

The cost is $325, including meals and lodging. Minimum participant age is 16 and the class is limited to 20 participants.

Call Learn Outdoors Program Coordinator Julie Davidson at 674-6446, ext. 8350, or email her at jdavidson@sheridan.edu, with questions or to register.

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