Philosophers’ Café returns with Ganyard talk on history… and science fiction
It’s time, once again, to grab a chair and a treat and enjoy a fascinating Philosophers’ Cafe conversation, this year on a new night. The series kicks off Wednesday (Sept. 3), from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Titletown Brewing Company in downtown Green Bay. Award-winning professor Clif Ganyard of Humanistic Studies and History will lead a talk about the “surprising overlap of history and science fiction.” Science fiction itself has a history, and the examination of past histories of the future can reveal much about past values. Historians now write science fiction, as well, in the form of alternate histories, asking “what if…?” questions.
The Philosophers Café is organized by the UW-Green Bay Philosophy Department and supported by Humanistic Studies, with sessions free and open to all. The best source for additional info is the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GBPhilosophersCafe.