The last of this school year’s Great Mind Lecture features Dr. Heather Ferrara and her lecture (Dis)Confirmation & Friendship: Work of William Rawlins & Phenomenological Inquiry. She was present at the Library on April 12th at 7pm.
Dr. Ferrara’s lecture will examine the work of three phenomenological scholars – theologian Martin Buber, psychologist R.D. Laing, and communication scholar William Rawlins – and the ways in which their work across three academic disciplines aims to understand and encourage human connections.
Specific emphasis on Rawlins’ work in understanding friendships illustrates the ways in which contemporary scholars engage with phenomenology as both a method of inquiry and theoretical paradigm. These notable scholars’ work reflects the difficulty and necessity for confirmation of self from others.
The Great Minds/Great Ideas Library Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of Pat Stacy Healey, class of 1962, and Helen Stacy. This program is free and open to the public. Call 315.655.9322.