What is Wisdom?

General Programming

  • Villa Gillet

How does one arrive at wisdom? Is it through struggle, meditation, reading, experience, loss or love? And what is wisdom anyway? Is it about making the right decisions, or is it about acceptance? Does wisdom lead to happiness, or is wisdom the endpoint?

Charles Larmore, who specializes in moral and political philosophy, Paul Audi, who has written extensively on Rousseau and Nietzsche, working chiefly on the relations between ethics and aesthetics, and Valérie Gérard whose philosophy is inspired by Hannah Arendt, will team up in their effort to find where wisdom lies.

This event is co-sponsored by Villa Gillet as part of its Walls and Bridges Series.

  • Speaker Charles Larmore W. Duncan MacMillan Family Professor in the Humanities Brown University
  • Speaker Paul Audi Philosopher New York University
  • Speaker Valérie Gérard Research Associate Ecole Normale Supérieure
  • Chair Astra Taylor Documentarian Hidden Driver Productions