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Stephen G. Post

The Spirit & Science Of Humility

Dear Friends:

Join us on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, for our monthly Duke University Spirituality & Health Research Seminar. We are holding these seminars virtually via Zoom. This will allow you to participate in this LIVE seminar wherever you are. There will be an opportunity to ask questions via the CHAT option on Zoom during the talk and then live after the talk.

This month (to be held on Tuesday, Mar 26, 2024, 12:00-1:00 EST New York time) the title of the presentation is:

The Spirit & Science Of Humility

and will be delivered by Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.

Summary: Humility (humilis, "from the earth") is not lowly regard for self nor self-humiliation. It is rather an objective assessment of the equal worth and dignity of the self in relation to others, and this is the groundwork for an ethic of equal regard. Without humility there can be very little kindness, for arrogance is quicksand for kindness as well as respect. Those who lack humility generally see themselves as the center of the universe, like the sun around which the planets revolve. They relate to others only to the extent that those others contribute to their little myopic agenda, and never as equal centers of worth in themselves. The result is usually abuse and manipulation, rather than respect. Another result is the stress of self-inflation and its adverse effect on relations, and on mental and physical health over time. This presentation will cover both (1) the meaning and spirit of humility and (2) its scientific study including impact on health.

Presenter: Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., is the founder and president of, so named by Sir John Templeton, and founder and director of the Center of Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at the Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. He is the author of various articles, most recently "Out of Touch" (JAMA), and "Lucidity in Deeply Forgetful People" (The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease), and the book Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregiver Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease (Johns Hopkins Press, 2022).

Please join us on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 12:00 noon EST (New York Time):

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Stephen G. Post
Stephen G. Post, PhD, Founder and President (2001-current)
The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love


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