Philosophy Workshop: “Knowing as Practice”
Philosophers sometimes treat knowledge as something we have when we’re seated comfortably in a proverbial or literal armchair. Yet at the very least, this seems to leave out a significant aspect of our humanity: the fact that we are embodied creatures, who actively and dynamically interact with the things that we think about and know. In this workshop led by philosophers Hila Tzipora Chase & David Nowakowski, we’ll look directly at ways of experiencing, of encountering, and of knowing that involve the full, embodied human being.
Philosophy Workshop: “Death & Meanings of Life”
When Our Elders Die: A Confucian Perspective on Grief & A Language Lost
Dancing with Death: The Vital Relationship Between Mortality & Love
Losing loved ones can be one of the hardest challenges a person must face. How do we navigate our loss, pain & grief? And what does death have to do with love? In this article, Sharon Krishek — lecturer in philosophy at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem — talks about the vital relationship between mortality and love as seen through the eyes of existentialist philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.
Our Final Moments & Things That Matter When Dying
A poignant, moving, and beyond insightful presentation, Executive Director at Zen Hospice Project & palliative care physician, BJ Miller, offers a clear-eyed view of mortality & things that matter to us all when dying: grace, dignity, respect, existential peace, wonder, comfort, feeling unburdened (and unburdening), enlightenment and love…those spaces in…
Staying Afloat Amidst Heartbreak & The Loss of a Child
Losing a child is one of the most heartbreaking experiences a parent can face. How we navigate the pain, sadness, anger & despair of grief is critical. It can also be excruciating. Comedian, storyteller, actor, and philanthropist, Anthony Griffith, shares his story about the loss of his daughter and his…