"Open Questions” is a new program presented by New Hampshire Humanities. This series explores essential questions about meaning and life that are important to Granite Staters. Each program is facilitated by philosophy professors using a thought-provoking discussion format. You can bring this program to your community by hosting an event on any of the topics listed below. For questions about this series, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should We Fear Death? (Facilitated by Kiki Berk)
Are We Working Too Hard? (Facilitated by Kiki Berk and Joshua Tepley)
Is Capital Punishment Right or Wrong? (Facilitated by Max Latona and Timm Triplett)
What Does it Mean to be an American? (Facilitated by Max Latona and Joshua Tepley)
Are We What We Eat? (Facilitated by Maria Sanders)
Is Privacy Dead? (Facilitated by Maria Sanders)
Can Machines Think? (Facilitated by Joshua Tepley)
Does Truth Matter? (Facilitated by Joshua Tepley)
Open Questions Facilitators:
Max Latona, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College, and Executive Director of the College's Center for Ethics in Business and Governance. He is also co-founder and President of Inti Academy, a non-profit that serves refugee, immigrant, and underprivileged children in the Manchester, NH area. Having earned his doctorate in philosophy from Boston College in 2001, Dr. Latona has published numerous articles in philosophy and has been teaching philosophy and ethics for nearly 20 years.
Dr. Maria Sanders is a philosophy professor and coordinates the Philosophy program at Plymouth State University. Dr. Sanders also hosts a weekly radio program on WPCR-Plymouth (91.7 FM) entitled Philosophy 4 Life which offers a public forum for philosophical discourse. She also co-hosts a television show, Happiness Quest, on Pemi-Baker Cable TV and is currently leading a town-wide "Happiness Quest" in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Our first "Open Questions" program,
"What Does It Mean to Be an American?",
was held on February 7, 2019 at Concord
Public Library. Click the graphic for
the program description and facilitators.
On April 2nd in Plymouth, we hosted an
"Open Questions" program called "Are We
What We Eat?" at the Pease Public Library.
Click the graphic for the program
description and facilitator information.
What Does It Mean to Be an American?