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Health and the Humanities

April 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Program at 1:00 pm
Presenter: Dennis M. Kratz, Phd

Dennis M. Kratz is the Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professor of Humanities and Director
of the Center for Asian Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he served as
Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities from 1997-2019. His scholarship and
teaching focuses on the reception and transformation of ideas, concepts and practices
inherited from Greek and Roman Antiquity.


This lecture explores the mutually beneficial relationship of Medicine and the Humanities
in Western Culture. It begins with the birth of three interconnected fields of inquiry –
science, medicine and philosophy – in Greek Antiquity. It then examines the continuing
benefits to Humanity of their marriage and the dangerous implications of their separation.
The three Greek words are philotechnia (love of the craft), philosophia (love of wisdom)
and philanthropia (love of humankind). Indeed, this Triad of Affection – for practical
knowledge, a meaningful life, and other people – serves as a model for every human


April 7, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


The Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation
(214) 823-2972
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