North America, Philippines and Sri Lanka: Gains in wisdom after difficult experiences

North America, Philippines and Sri Lanka: Gains in wisdom after difficult experiences

Tuesday, 8 March 2022 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's and Online
Speaker(s): 
Dr Santushi Amarasuriya, University of Colombo; and Dr Igor Grossman, University of Waterloo
Convenor: 
Dr David Johnson and Dr Fiona Gatty

Education, Purpose and Human Flourishing in Uncertain Times Theme 2: Culture and Context This seminar series explores how we might better understand the ‘idea’ or indeed the ideal of flourishing, and the importance of education as a pathway to it. Previously, we examined a variety of important concepts concerning personhood and society as it relates to flourishing, such as character and virtue, and asked whether flourishing lies in the development of these. In this second seminar series, we turn our attention to other notions interdependently related to flourishing, specifically the notions of culture and context. In simple terms, we ask whether and how the development of mind and socioemotional qualities such as character, virtue, open-mindedness, resilience, and actualisation are differently, but no less meaningfully, shaped by history and culture across world contexts.

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