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EO-10153-69

St. Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN 46556)
Frida Grosser (Project Director: 05/01/1969 to present)

Symposium on Language, Symbol and Reality

Symposium on the possible interrelationship in the use of symbols in diverse disciplines. Confronts speakers with the problem of a common basis for a definition of the terms "symbols" and "symbolism." ABSTRACT: Symposium on the possible interrelationship in the use of symbols in diverse disciplines (e.g., the arts, linguistics, philosophy, theology, the social and physical sciences), November 7-9, 1969. Confronts speakers with the problem of a common basis for a definition of the terms "symbol" and "symbolism," to facilitate an understanding of the extent and manner in which modern man uses symbols and of the ways in which thoughts and actions are shaped by the kinds of symbols used. The study, originating as it does in the humanities, serves to highlight the importance of insights gained in humanistic disciplines and their significant practical applicability to human thought and action. Speakers include Meyer Shapiro (art), David Crabb (anthropology), S.I. Hayakawa (general semantics), Michael Butor (literature), Karl Manniger (psychiatry), Paul Ricoeur (philosophy), Roman Jakobson (linguistics), and Rulon Wells, An art exhibit, entitled "Sign, Symbol and Reality," will be presented in conjunction with the symposium. Parts of the symposium videotaped, with closed-circuit airing of the videotape in class rooms and over Educational TV. Proceedings to be published. Funds for honoraria, travel and per diem for 8 speakers and 1 consultant; stenotypist; videotaping.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Institutional Planning and Development

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$11,000 (approved)
$11,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1969 – 6/30/1970