On Intelligence and Education: What is Intelligence? Export this event to calendar

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Education is supposed to nurture intelligence but what is intelligence? Is the education only responsible for the quantity of intelligence? What is the quality of intelligence and how do we nurture it?

Observation and free inquiry are the only tools we have to understand the complexity of human life. Since ancient times, however, we have emphasized the role of thought in our investigations. Thought has replaced observation and virtually eliminated free inquiry in many domains of human life. In this seminar series, we will revisit topics such as mind, violence, ethics, freedom, learning, intelligence and education by means of observing and questioning, and not through thoughts. We will attempt to find out how perception and free inquiry, in contrast to conception and belief, can help us to find answers that are not based on ideas, opinions and dogmas.

Location 
E5 - Engineering 5
6008
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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