Meetings of Opposites produces the actual experience of common ground among people with irreconcileable opinions or positions.
Meetings of Opposites is a five or six-session workshop/seminar that produces the actual experience of common ground among people with irreconcilable positions. There are four components:
- Investigate the nature of visual perception to reveal the mechanism which produces optical illusions.
- Examine current discourse among us – like the statues controversy in Charlottesville or any charged issue – to show the same mechanism at work.
- Introduce a philosophical framework for distinguishing perception from being-together.
- Participate in a series of exercises adapted from Outward Bound, to experience a way of being together different from the way perception allows and enforces.
When it’s safe to assemble in person, we will be conducting Meetings in cities where we’re invited.
Charlottesville, VA, USA