Socratic Conversation: Creative Aging: New Ways to Thrive & Contribute, with Ron Gross
- Second Floor
- 5/30/2013, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Socrates himself reached the peak of his powers at the age of 70 (not an easy feat in those days) - and he would have continued growing, learning, and 'kicking butt' if he hadn't been sentenced to death by hemlock!
So what about the elders we care about? And what about those of us who will likely live past 100?
Please come share your experiences and reflections:
Suggested optional reading: The Third Chapter, by Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (Sara Crichton Books, New York, 2009).
Related Event: New Aging for a New Age, University Seminar on Monday, 5/20, 7-9 pm at Faculty House, Columbia University
Inspired by Socrates' famous conversations with his friends in the marketplace of 5th century Athens, we engage in spirited discussions of ideas and issues. Socratic conversations range broadly and probe deeply into the basic challenges of life. They are informed by the latest literature for reference and follow up. While building a sense of community on campus, these meetings enliven the intellectual atmosphere and model dialogue and discussion as modes of inquiry.
These highly-participatory conversations with fellow students are moderated by Ronald Gross, author of Socrates' Way and Co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. They are part of a year long series of Socratic Conversations hosted by the Gottesman Libraries.
Where: Second Floor
Next session: Thursday, 6/6, Topic: TBA
- Jennifer Govan