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THE EDUCATION OF THE SOUL: The Value of a Philosophic Education *** SOLD OUT *** - July 29, 2015

SUMMER STORIES PROGRAM:  Stories to Light the Way - Monday July 27, 2015 & Two Wednesdays: August 26 and Sept. 2

All are welcome to attend the School’s special events program, which draws from a broad spectrum of disciplines in the arts and sciences. The programs are organized and presented by senior students in the School who speak from direct experience in seeking to make philosophy practical within their chosen field.

Each event offers good food for the mind, body and spirit and is open to school members, their family, friends, colleagues as well as the general public.

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THE EDUCATION
OF THE SOUL:
The Value of a
Philosophic Education
*** SOLD OUT ***

with Mr. Howard Schott

What might it mean to get an education founded in philosophy?

When we consider the way in which each of us was educated, did philosophic inquiry play a part? What are the results of having philosophy “absent” from the schools? Consider these questions:

• Do we believe that life is ultimately fair? Will a wicked person surely suffer, at least in the long run? If not, why should anyone try to be good?
• Have we ever made a decision that we know was entirely our own and no one’s responsibility but ours?
• Songs and plays say that, “Life is a dream.” Is the statement true? Are we really awake or are we dreaming?

Expanding the view, do such questions have any relevance to the way in which we educate our youth? What philosophic basis, if any, should be made available to the young when faced with finding answers to questions like these?

Join us to explore the part that philosophy can play in the education of the whole human being.

Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 12 East 79th Street, N.Y.C.
Fee: $25 – Includes Light Refreshments

Tickets may be  purchased here *** SOLD OUT *** or in person in the Registration Office at 12 East 79th Street (1st floor).  Please call 212-744-0764 for office hours.

Please Note: Special Events tend to sell out quickly; it is suggested that you register well in advance to secure a seat. Lecture and event registrations are non-refundable and not transferable to other events/lectures.

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SUMMER STORIES
Stories to Light the Way


The Universe is made of stories, not atoms.
-- Muriel Rukeyser

Please join us for Stories to Light the Way, a series of summer evenings filled with tales of the great masters that provide humor, direction and good company for the journey.  Friends and family are welcome.

Date: Monday, July 27, 2015
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tickets for the July 27th event may be purchased here.
Tickets for the August 26th event may be purchased here.
Tickets for the September 2nd event may be purchased here.

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 12 East 79th Street, N.Y.C.
Fee: $15 – Includes Light Refreshments

Tickets may be purchased above or in person in the Registration Office at 12 East 79th Street (1st floor).  Please call 212-744-0764 for office hours.

Please Note: Special Events tend to sell out quickly; it is suggested that you register well in advance to secure a seat. Lecture and event registrations are non-refundable and not transferable to other events/lectures.

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