What is philosophy and what were its origins in Ancient Greece? Plato’s Theaetetus is primarily a study of knowledge, but that main theme also weaves through several sub-themes, including the question of teaching philosophy in schools, and a question that lurks behind that one: How did (or does) philosophy begin? Socrates offers two mythical references to the beginning of philosophy, one of them imagining Ocean, first cause of the world for Homer, as philosophy’s first subject; the other equating philosophy with Iris, goddess of the rainbow. But why should Iris represent philosophy?
Please join the Department of Urban Affairs & Geography for an informal reception as we honor one of this year’s outstanding CoLA alumni, Darius Prier, who will present his recently published book.
Dr. Prier is an assistant professor, Educational Foundations and Leadership, School of Education, Duquesne University and author of Culturally Relevant Teaching: Hip Hop Pedagogy in Urban Schools, 2012.
Friday, October 11, 2013
University Park, Room 111
3855 Colonel Glenn Hwy
(across from Meijer)
12:00 pm-Mark Dion, Ann Hamilton; 6:00 pm-Judy Pfaff, Sarah Sze
This event is part of Art21's Access 100 Artists, a celebration of contemporary art and "Art in the Twenty-First Century," Season One through Six, sponsored by Art21. Visit art21.org for more information.