Disputatio and the Pursuit of Wisdom in the Humanities





July 18th-30th, 2021 (2 weeks)


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience




This seminar explores the disputatio, or disputed question, as a tool for engaging wisdom questions in the humanities. Wisdom questions concern the foundational beliefs that guide human conduct and shape the interpretation of human experience: Who are we? Why are we here? What can we know? What is it for creatures like us to flourish, individually and as a society? Such questions are the common ground of the humanities. The humanities bring students into contact with questions that call us to the pursuit of wisdom. This seminar develops a time-tested pattern for answering that call, in philosophy classes and beyond.

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Todd Buras; Phillip Donnelly

Grantee Institution

Baylor University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs