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Thinking about Anger in Troubled Times
Dr. Daniel Breyer, Associate Professor of Philosophy, will present a talk entitled, “Thinking about Anger in Troubled Times”, at 4:30 p.m. at the University Club in the Faculty/Staff Commons in the Bone Student Center. In a single moment of anger, we can destroy a lifetime of effort, ruining not only our own lives, but also the lives of those we love. This is why ancient philosophers like the Buddhist Śāntideva and the Stoic Seneca argued that we should completely eliminate anger from our lives. Are Śāntideva and Seneca right, or is anger worth keeping and cultivating, especially in troubled times? This presentation will explore this question, while considering reasons for and against the elimination of anger.
All faculty, staff, annuitants and guests are welcome to join us at the University Club from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. this Friday in the Faculty/Staff Commons in the Bone Student Center. You need not be a University Club member to attend. Additional information about U-Club events and activities can be found at our website, http://uclub.illinoisstate.edu/. Continued program support is provided by the Office of the ISU Provost and President. In addition, snacks and liquid refreshments are available at each meeting.