CCC Philosophy Instructor, Seth Tichenor, to Speak at TEDxSalem Event

Clatsop Community College Philosophy instructor, Seth Tichenor, is a featured speaker at the 2018 TEDxSalem event on January 6. TEDxSalem is an all-day event featuring talks and performances.

Tichenor, an Oregon native, has taught philosophy for 23 years and currently teaches at Clatsop Community College where was named teacher of the year in 2015. He has an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion from Boston University and is a PhD candidate at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Comparative Philosophy. He is a devotee for the transformative power of philosophical discourse and reflection and enjoys bring philosophical inquiry to everyone in their community and beyond. In 2009, with his partner Gad Perez, Tichenor established “Philosofarian-a guerrilla philosophy project” in Astoria which meets monthly at a local eatery.

In Tichenor’s proposal for his talk, he explained, “There is an unfortunate notion that philosophy is one of the most impractical of human pursuits-that it is one of those rarified and privileged practices locked away in academia’s ivory tower.” He supports philosophy practices saying, “It is a way of rationally and imaginatively investigating thoughts that are ordinarily too quick or subtle for us to observe in ourselves. In doing this, philosophy allows us to consider the structure and nature of our thoughts and from there gain new access to their possibilities.”

TEDxSalem is Salem's official annual TEDx event, at the Salem Convention Center. This year’s theme: Step "Through the Looking Glass" allows attendees to take in a day full of mind-bending experiences from talks and performances by community members who have an idea worth spreading, along with curated TED Talks.



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Accommodations: Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone 503-338-2421 or TDD 503-338-2468. Email special needs and accommodation request to Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.


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