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Socratic Conversation: Being Sincere, with Ron Gross

        • Are you sincere? With whom? When? How? Why?

        • What does it mean? How can you tell?

        • What role should Sincerity play in... relationships? professional life? politics? art? and...?

        • Why is it valuable? Or is it overlooked?

        Please come share your thoughts, experiences, reflections.

        Suggested optional reading: Sincerity: How a Moral Ideal Born 500 Years Ago Inspired Religious Wars, Modern At, Hipster Chic, and the Curious Notion That We All Have Something to Say (No Matter How Dull), by J. Ray Magill, Jr. (Norton, 2012).

        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: Topic and date: TBA
        Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689,, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY,

        • Jennifer Govan
        • 212-678-3022
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