|Superstition: Why Do People Believe Weird Things & Are You as Free of Superstitious Beliefs as You May Think?|
Education Program Gottesman Libraries
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Pockets: Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, Socratic Conversations
Tags: culture, philosophy, Socrates, Superstition
Description/Abstract: What's a current widely-held belief or practice which YOU regard as superstitious?
What roles do superstitions play in our lives: as coping strategies, as bonding rituals, or...?
What relationships do superstitions have with Spirituality, Religion, and other belief systems?
Why has superstition persisted despite centuries of criticism, and seemingly not serving conducing to survival?
Do superstitions do any good...or harm? Is there anything we should do about them, as educators?
Please join us to share your experiences, beliefs, thoughts, and reflections.
These highly-participatory conversations with fellow students are moderated by Ronald Gross, author of Socrates' Way and Co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. They are part of a year long series of Socratic Conversations hosted by the Gottesman Libraries (see TC Today, Winter 2010, p. 65).
Where: Second Floor Salon
Next Session: Thursday, 3/16, Topic: Willpower