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Seminar: Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen
November 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Professor of History,
Monday, November 11, 2019
University Club, Room 212
The American Ways of Wisdom is a history of “philosophy” (the love of wisdom) in 20th-century American life. It examines how Americans have understood wisdom, and how they sought to find it in their lives. AWW explores wisdom’s curious forms— as thought, both academic and popular; as embodied in the figures of the professional intellectual and spiritual searcher; and as a cultural practice. It aims to offer a more expansive view of the intellectual and cultural role of philosophy by tracing this yearning as it moved from disciplinary philosophy to other academic fields, from the academy to popular culture (and back), and from mainline religious seminaries and congregations to new-found spiritual centers.
Sponsored by: Institute for Research in the Humanities