Think and Drink with "Oregon Humanities" June 17

Think & Drink with Ursula K. Le Guin and Lani Roberts
Join OCH for a discussion on morality and self-deception.

We hope you'll join us for the next Think & Drink happy-hour discussion on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at 6:30 at rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. This event is free and open to the public.

Ursula Le GuinIn the acclaimed short story "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," writer Ursula Le Guin (photo at left by Eileen Gunn) describes a utopian societyLani Roberts whose citizens' happiness is bought at the cost of one child's suffering. Join Le Guin and Oregon State University philosophy professor Lani Roberts for a conversation exploring individual morality and self-deception--when, how, and why we deceive ourselves about our moral choices. If you haven't yet read Le Guin's powerful story, you can do so at the Think & Drink web page.

Think & Drink is a bimonthly discussion series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. Mark your calendars for the August 12, 2009, program that will feature Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Portland State University president Wim Wiewel.

For more information about Think & Drink, please contact Director of Programs Jennifer Allen at (503) 241-0543, ext. 118, or by e-mail.

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