Upcoming Philosophy and Religion Seminars | Newberry

Upcoming Philosophy and Religion Seminars

This list is of upcoming seminars only. Since most seminars meet more than once in a term, if a class has already met at least once, it will no longer show up on this list. To find a seminar that has already started or has finished, visit Programs and Events and set the date range to include the seminar’s starting date.

Starting June 15, 2016
Wednesdays, June 15 - July 20
Led by Eugene Newman
Seminar Description Nietzsche was, as he boldly declared himself, an epochal event in Western philosophical and cultural history. Although Thus Spoke Zarathustra is widely regarded as his most influential book, it has also sparked...
Starting June 18, 2016
Saturdays, June 18 - July 30 (class will not meet July 2)
Led by Harrison Sherrod
Seminar Description Love is traditionally conceptualized as eternal and inextinguishable, but in reality it’s frequently volatile and fleeting. Of course, this tension is mirrored by the multivalent meanings bound up in the term eros, not to...
Starting June 18, 2016
Saturdays, June 18 - August 6 (class will not meet on July 2)
Seminar Description Rene Descartes’ masterpiece, Meditations on First Philosophy (1641), is among the greatest philosophical classics of all time and a work of literary genius. In the Meditations, Descartes outlines his famous method of...
Starting June 18, 2016
Saturdays, June 18 - July 30 (class will not meet July 2)
Led by Harrison Sherrod
Seminar Description This interdisciplinary course will examine representations of the confidence game in literature and film, including Herman Melville’s 1857 classic The Confidence-Man and David Mamet’s House of Games...