Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies

27 | Philosophy, Science and Spirituality

20 Mar 2006 - 25 Mar 2006
Course directors:
Werner Krieglstein, University of Chicago, United States
Ivan Z. Tsekhmistro, Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine
Course description:
This course will explore the history and current trends for a philosophical and scientific foundation of spirituality. Spirituality in broad terms is defined as the real possibility of a dialogue between human beings and the natural world. Our discourse will include exploring spiritual foundations and practices in the various academic fields and professions such as sociology, social work, psychology, biology, veterinary science, chemistry, physics, and others. Our special focus will be on a naturalistic foundation of compassion and community.

Course lecturers:
Herbert Gerstberger, Padagogische Hochschule, Weingarten, Germany