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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Call for Proposals: Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century University. Due July 15

The 2011 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture will be held on the campus of Baylor University (Waco, Texas), October 27-29, on the topic "Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century University."  More information available on the website:  http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/bsfc2011
While the pursuit and transmission of wisdom historically has been at the heart of education, some critics of the modern academy claim that wisdom has been relegated to second-class status among the university's other goals. Separated from other aims—like discovering new knowledge or imparting marketable skills to eventual job seekers—wisdom too often is seen as the sole province of a few disciplines like philosophy and theology, and not at the center of the entire university's work and purpose.

We invite scholars and teachers from across the disciplines, college and university administrators, and students (both undergraduate and graduate) to join us as we explore questions such as: what is the nature of wisdom; how do we encounter it in various disciplines; what is its role in shaping the purpose of knowledge, the end of education, and the mission of the university?

Proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, and responses to current books are welcome and may be submitted online until July 15, 2011. Please see our Web site for more details.

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