Stephen R. Grimm is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Fordham University in New York. During our Summer Seminar 2017 he showed how the study of literature, history, and philosophy are crucially related to the epistemic goods of understanding and wisdom.


We also interviewed Prof. Grimm and asked him the following questions:

  1. What is understanding? What is wisdom? And how are the two related? (at 0.06)
  2. Why are history, philosophy, and literary studies important for the university? What is academic about them? (at 2.47)
  3. How do history and literature shape our understanding of what is possible? (at 3.24)

In the video below you can hear the answers:


More info Summer Seminar 2017 “What the Humanities Contribute to the University

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