What is Doxography?

March 15, 2016

Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30pm 
DRBU Conference Room 
Speaker: President Emerita Snjezana Veljacic-Akpinar

How do we acquire wisdom?

The lecture will focus on the age old method of collecting and classifying opinions known as Doxography and how the very process and the time we allot to it can influence the mind in forming mental constructs. It is a topic under consideration in the present day among the leading  philosophy departments. The main issues under consideration will be the area from where data is collected, the organizing and classifying of the givens  and the refraining from passing judgment, as the most important tool of the process for attaining mental clarity. Today can these three elements be considered as a sine qua non for scholarly research?

Dr. Akpinar is originally from the Republic of Croatia. She graduated from the University of Belgrade in her former Yugoslavia and earned her doctorate in Ottoman Turkish Studies at the University of Istanbul.

Before retiring, Dr. Apkinar spent half her time at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, a Buddhist Monastery in Northern California teaching Buddhists about the West, and the remainder of her time at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, offering courses in Islam and comparative religion, teaching Westerners about the East. She is President Emerita of DRBU. 


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