Donation

The Art of Working: Vocation and Vacation

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

University of Philosophical Research

3910 Los Feliz Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90027

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

We continue our Fall President's Class THE ART OF LIVING series with The Art of Working: Vocation and Vacation.

The Genesis story of creation indicates that work is a punishment from God, and very few of us seem happy in our work. Karl Marx wrote that labor in a capitalist society necessarily produces alienation, and few of us who work can deny that we have not felt that disconnect at one time or another. You have no doubt heard people say that they don't live to work but work to live. Is that the best we can do? Is there a way to make work meaningful, or do we have to separate it out from our deeper lives because there is no place for it there? What does meaningful work look like, and how can we achieve it? This isn't a discussion for complaining about our jobs. As they say, that's what the bar is for. It's a chapter about integrating work into a well-lived life.

Greg Salyer, PhD, is President of the University of Philosophical Research and has been a teacher and administrator in higher education for almost twenty-five years. He has a Ph.D. in Literary Theory, Contemporary Literature, and Religious Studies from Emory University’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts and has taught in many venues, from small liberal arts colleges to a major research university, and also online since 2000.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

University of Philosophical Research

3910 Los Feliz Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90027

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved