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Let’s get TEXTUAL Chapter 3: Questioning Human
August 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Let’s get TEXTUAL
Booktalk about Ancient Greek and Ancient Indian Philosophers
Hosted by Ilya
World is not offering much explanations to people. Can we just rely on a blind faith and received wisdom? Can one mobilize the mind to understand the world around?
2500 years ago people started to look for rational explanations, more credible and potent way to understand our position in the world and within the society. Eager minds were examining the life and it’s value. Almost simultaneously, through the great distances people started to question and offer solutions: beautiful ideas, ethics based on reason, systems of beliefs aimed to wellbeing of humankind and good for an individual, which, in time, revolutionised the Ancient World and inevitably lead to creation of contemporary society.
“How to live a good life?”
“What is our place in the world?”
“What are we made from?”
We are going to talk about ideas and the people who formulated them, particularly in Ancient Greece and Ancient India. We will follow through contacts between cultures, sharing of knowledge, everpresent appropriation. We will see what was achieved through the power of the discovery, analysis, personal assertion and the lasting impact it left on the world.