Wondering about Wonder: How to Empathize with the Universe

Nov 3, 2016

  • Venue: Johnson Auditorium in the Wall College of Business at Coastal Carolina University
  • Address: 100 Chanticleer Dr E, Conway, SC 29528
  • Time: 4:30 PM

University of South Carolina associate professor of philosophy Matthew Kisner explores the concept of wonder. Wonder has been a subject of philosophical interest since the ancient Greeks. Although it was neglected for much of the 20th and 21st centuries, there has recently been a return to interest in wonder(ment) and associated emotions such as awe fascination. Kisner contributes to this revival by drawing attention to one of wonder's under-theorized aspects that is illuminated by an account of wonder as empathy with an imaginatively constructed perspective. The discussion will be held on November 3rd at 4:30pm in Johnson Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University.