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4/14: Lecture on Thinking

Originally Posted on admin, April 14, 2010

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Lecture on Thinking

Who: Robert RichardsonTutor Emeritus, St. John’s College, Santa Fe

What: Afternoon Lecture

Title: Thinking on Thinking

Where: Junior Common, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College

When: Wednesday, April 14, 3:15 p.m.

Details: This lecture is free of charge, open to the public, and followed by a question-and-answer period.

There is a widespread and longstanding view that we are embodied thinkers--a spirit, soul, or mind housed in a body.  In this lecture, beginning with a glance at this opinion as expressed in Plato's Phaedo and moving on to consider another articulation of it drawn from the Upanisihads, Robert Richardson will undertake to loosen the hold this picture has on our way of seeing ourselves.

Robert Richardson is tutor emeritus, St. John’s College, Santa Fe. He graduated from Park College in 1960 and was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for graduate study in philosophy at Yale University, where he earned his master of art and doctorate degrees.  Richardson joined the St. John's faculty in 1985.