Philosopher's Cafe: What is Grief in A Death-Avoidant Society? A Philosophical/Death Cafe (Canceled)

Wednesday, May 08, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
St. Brendan’s Inn
Event Type
Lecture/Discussion
Contact
Tessa Pellmann
Department
Green Bay Area Philosopher's Cafe
Link
http://calendar.uwgb.edu/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=80184

The seventeenth-century philosopher La Rouchefoucauld claimed that one can no more look steadily at death than he can the sun.  And yet, people do die, and people grieve.  Join us for a discussion with Illene Cupit, a professor of human development and psychology at UWGB and a scholar in the emerging filed of “Thanatology,” the study of death and dying.  Is grief a universal phenomenon? Is it necessary to grieve, and if so, is it preferable to get psychopharmaceutical or psychotherapeutic help?  These are some of the issues to be discussed in this Philosophers’ Café (or “Death Café”).

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