Thu Mar 26 2015 7:00 pm thru Thu Mar 26 2015 8:00 pm

Lecture

Philosophy as Physician: The Origin, Influence, and Surprising Modern Applications of an Ancient Idea

at Crow Collection of Asian Art • $10 for the public, FREE for Friends of the Crow Collection
When:
Thu Mar 26 2015 7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Where:
Crow Collection of Asian Art
Cost:
$10 for the public, FREE for Friends of the Crow Collection
DennisKratz

Lecture by Dennis Kratz, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas.

Greek and Latin philosophers described themselves as physicians providing cures for the illnesses associated with needless anxiety and addiction to the unstable “now.” They often combined scientific speculation with artful story-telling and therapeutic arguments to lead us to the wisdom that should guide our lives. This grander conception of philosophy – with its integration of science, art and humanities – can help cure the fragmented nature of modern education that emphasizes the acquisition of expertise and “success” at the expense of the quest for wisdom and a purposeful life.