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Discussion Group - Six Great Ideas *CANCELLED*

Most of us are amateur philosophers in the sense that we have all adopted a variety of basic philosophical precepts, often unknowingly. We simply accept them as right, good, appropriate and better than the alternatives, based on our education, religion, heritage and nationality. Many philosophies carry significant themes that might designate them as political, religious, epistemological, historical or even racial. Nonetheless, there are several philosophical concepts that seem to be universal in all cultures, languages and historical settings. These six are: Truth, Goodness, Beauty, Liberty, Equality, and Justice. This discussion group will be centered on these six concepts, and will follow the book by Mortimer Adler (Six Great Ideas, 1981).

Instructor Bio:

Facilitator: Although his major interests in college were history and philosophy, Robert Reynolds later attended medical school and followed a career in academic medicine, finishing with 22 years at UVA. He has continued an abiding interest in history and philosophy, and has taught a course on the history of American medicine at UVA. He has taken several OLLI courses on these subjects. In this discussion group, he hopes to share his interests in philosophy with those of others who are similarly inclined.

Required Reading:

Adler, Mortimer. Six Great Ideas, 1981.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
E16 Robert Reynolds Tu 10:00-11:30 am OLLI Conference Room NA

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