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Date: Jan 25, 2011

Caring “For” and “About” One Person at a Time - The Value of Humanism

Thursday, February 17, 2011, at 3 p.m.

The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine presents
the fourth lecture in the series

The Complete Physician: Educating Tomorrow’s Caregivers
Thursday, February 17, 2011, at 3 p.m.

Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University North Campus

John J. McDermott, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Humanities in Medicine
Texas A&M University

Dr. John J. McDermott has been teaching for 58 years and holds the Melbern G. Glasscock Endowed Chair in the Humanities. Pedagogically, his concentration is on the philosophy of culture, literature, and medicine, as well as classical American philosophy. He has been a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, since 1985.

Dr. McDermott is the author and editor of many books and essays on matters philosophical, educational and aesthetic. Notably, he was co-founder and advisory editor of the 19-volume critical edition of The Works of William James (Harvard University Press, 1972-1988) and also general editor of the 12-volume critical edition of The Correspondence of William James (University of Virginia Press, 1992-2004). He has edited substantial scholarly editions of the works of William James, John Dewey and Josiah Royce, each published by the University of Chicago Press. His own writing is available in volumes of collected essays: The Culture of Experience: Philosophical Essays in the American Grain (1976), Streams of Experience: Reflections on the History and Philosophy of American Culture (1986), and The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture (2007). Also published is a volume of essays in celebration of his work, Experience as Philosophy: On the Work of John J. McDermott (2006).

Dr. McDermott has published a wealth of essays on the philosophy of medicine, with a focus on affectivity in patient diagnosis, foreboding announcements, and the hydra-headed character of medical technology, especially within the ambience of death.

This event is free and open to the public. For information or to register, please call 516-463-7202 or visit

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