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What Is Wisdom? by Stephen Grimm, Ph.D.
The John C. and Jeanette D. Walton Lecture in Science, Philosophy, and Religion

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
Lowenstein Center | 12th-floor Lounge
Lincoln Center Campus | 113 W. 60th St. | New York City

Title: What Is Wisdom?
Speaker: Stephen Grimm, Ph.D., Fordham University

What is it that makes someone wise, or one person wiser than another? What might it mean, moreover, to say that God alone is wise? I try to explain what it is that the wise person knows in a way that sheds light on these questions. I also try to explain why contemporary philosophers have had so little to say about wisdom, in contrast to their ancient and medieval predecessors.

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The Walton lectures and workshops aim to provide interested professionals in the New York area the opportunity to interact with scholars of the highest caliber concerning topics at the intersection of science, philosophy, and theology. Upcoming events consider current research on topics such as consciousness, free will, and their relation to states of the brain; rule-based ethics versus virtue-based ethics, and the role of science in contemporary society.March 11 | 6:30 p.m.
Embodied Spirits or Spiritual Bodies? by Howard Robinson, Ph.D., and William Jaworski, Ph.D.

April 21 | 6:30 p.m.
Science and the Sacred by John Cottingham, D.Phil.
The John C. and Jeanette D. Walton Lecture in Science, Philosophy, and Religion

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