Monday, July 28, 2008

Diversity 2.0

I'm giving a talk this Friday to the annual Vocation of a Lutheran conference in Decorah, Iowa. The title of the talk is Diversity 2.0. The talk will explore the changing nature of diversity in an increasingly "wired" society. I'll post the presentation slides in the next day or two.

The talk will look at diversity and how it relates to Aristotle's three forms of knowledge. The crux of the talk is that we're moving from a primary rationale for diversity based on episteme (epistemological knowledge) or techne (technical knowledge) to one based on prhonesis or wisdom, for lack of a better term. This is so because as the network society evolves, access to epistemological and technical knowledge can be acquired on-line but wisdom still requires the face-to-face interactions with diverse others. More soon :-)

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