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New Meetup: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

From: TERRY E.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:18 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Austin Philosophy Discussion Group (APDG)!

What: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions

When: August 8,[masked]:00 PM

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe
3418 North Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78705

Emotions are now a legitimate and booming research enterprise in science and philosophy. But interest in the emotions date back to Plato, Aristotle, the Upanishads, Buddhists, Confucius and the Taoists. This course is an attempt to understand our emotions--how they provide insight and meaning--and the extent to which we are not passive but active regarding them. The course has 24/ 30-minute lectures by Professor Robert C. Solomon (deceased). Professor Solomon taught at UT for more than 30 years, published more than 100 articles and 30 books in philosophy and psychology and was the Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Philosophy at University of Texas at Austin. We will watch two lectures each session with discussion between and after each lecture. Meet and greet starts at 10:00 and the first lecture will start at 10:30 prompt.

In our first lecture the professor will introduce the concept of "emotional intelligence" and discuss its relevance to contemporary living. He will discuss the history of the study of emotions and set the scene for reflection on the subject by discussing concepts put forward by such philosophers as Aristotle, Nietzsche, William James, Sigmund Freud, Jean-Paul Sartre and others.

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