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Living Philosophy: A Meditation on the Meaning of Socrates (Grand Rapids)

January 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


Stephen Rowe joins us to speak on Living Philosophy: A Meditation on the Meaning of Socrates.

“The unexamined life is not worth living” (Apology, 38a), is one of the most famous statements attributed to Socrates. What does it mean, and how does one go about the practice of this examination and the process of maturation which accompanies it — without sinking into introspection, ideological assertion, or any of the other ways “philosophy” can go wrong?

Copies of Rowe’s books: Living Philosophy: Remaining Awake and Moving Towards Maturity and Overcoming America / America Overcoming will be available for purchase at the event. Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Stephen Rowe, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy, Grand Valley State University

Stephen Rowe is Professor of Philosophy, Liberal Studies, and Religious Studies at Grand Valley State University. Rowe earned an Masters of Theology, a Masters of Arts, and a Doctorate in Philosophy from at the University of Chicago. He also holds a Bachelors from Colgate University. Professor Rowe is also actively engaged in intercultural dialogue and consultation on liberal education though several universities and institutions in China and the U.S. An award winning teacher, his books include Rediscovering the West: An Inquiry into Nothingness and Relatedness (SUNY Press, 1994, in Chinese, Shanghai Translation Publishing House, 1996), and, most recently, Overcoming America / America Overcoming: Can We Survive Modernity? (Lexington Books, 2012, and forthcoming in Chinese).