Think & Drink is a happy-hour series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series, which invites the public to think and talk together, reflects Oregon Humanities' emphasis on infusing important public conversations with critical thinking and fresh ideas. All Think & Drink events are free and open to the public.
"Happiness Myth" Author Featured at Wordstock Think & Drink
Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of The Happiness Myth, headlines Wordstock Think & Drink on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. In her book, Hecht explores the history of happiness, specifically looking at drugs, money, bodies, and celebration to find out where we find our bliss.
Hecht is the author of award-winning books of philosophy, history, and poetry, including Doubt: A History and her most recent poetry book, Funny. She earned her PhD in the history of science and European cultural history from Columbia University in 1995 and now teaches at the New School University in New York City. Hecht will also participate in an Oregon Humanities grant-funded forum addressing the evolution of environmental ethics, “The Eye of the Storm: Re-imagining Ethics for Changing Times,” which takes place on October 2 at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
This event is offered in conjunction with Wordstock Festival and is free and open to the public (21 and older).
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