Dr. Jill Carroll presents Wisdom for the Inevitable: Ideas from Great Minds on Aging & Death
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About the Event
Aging, dying, and death are what the ancient Stoics called a “universal condition” of being human. The Stoics, along with other thinkers from the major schools of philosophy and religion, offer wisdom for how all of us can deal with these inevitable aspects of our lives. In this talk with Dr. Carroll, we will explore some of the most notable of these ideas in an effort to help us all live more wisely as we journey in and through the final decades of our lives.
Dr. Jill Carroll
Jill Carroll is a scholar, writer, and consultant who earned her PhD in philosophy of religion from Rice University in 1994. She has published numerous books and articles in her field as well as in world religions, and religion and public life. She worked for many years as a lecturer and adjunct associate professor at Rice University and at several campuses of the University of Houston. She has taught continuing education classes in philosophy, world religions, and humanities at The Women’s Institute of Houston for over 25 years. She served as executive director of the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University from 2004 to 2009, and is the creator and founding director of the Amazing Faiths Dinner Dialogues. She was a freelance writer for the Houston Chronicle for several years, writing columns on healthcare and gardening and a featured blog on religion. She has provided religious diversity and global skills training to corporations, non-profits, and other groups. She offers online enrichment classes in world religions and philosophy. She now lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her wife Nishta Mehra, their children, and a menagerie of animals (dogs, cats, snakes, fish).
Doors open: 5:30 pm / Program: 6:30 pm Light bites will be provided. Limit: 120