Finding the Way to Truth: Sources, History, and Impact of the Meditative Tradition

(Feb. 1-2) — How is the ancient exhortation to “know thyself” related to consolation, virtue, and the study of nature? How did the commitment to self-knowledge shift over the centuries in writings by Islamic, Jewish, Christian, and early modern natural philosophers? How did medieval women contribute to modern notions of self, self-knowledge, and knowledge of nature? This conference explores the meditative “reflective methodology” from its ancient roots, through medieval Christian, Muslim, and Jewish traditions to the so-called “new” methodologies of early modern science. Speakers include Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Pierre Force, Clémence Boulouque (Carl and Bernice Witten Assistant Professor in Jewish and Israel studies at Columbia University), Christia MercerPamela Smith and Brian Ogren on “Jewish Prayer and the Ascent of the Soul."
 

WHEN

Friday, February 1, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, February 2, 2019 (All day)

EVENT LOCATION

Columbia University — Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall
515 W. 116th St.
New York, NY 10027

MAIN EVENT PHONE

(212) 854-4482


PRICING INFORMATION

Free

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