Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $160
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $176
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
Online registration is closed, but you can still register by phone. Please call (312) 255-3700 to do so.
Mark your Calendar!
The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.
Our so-called “age of anxiety” is also the age that, much to its peril, has dismissed philosophy as neither a worthwhile academic pursuit nor a guide to living well. But anxiety (and how to deal with it) has been one of the most enduring subjects of analysis for philosophers ranging from Epictetus and Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Lacan. This course will ask: why is anxiety a philosophical problem, and how might philosophy help combat our anxiety?
Four sessions. E - $160, L - $176
Harrison Sherrod manages a film production company by day and teaches seminars at the Newberry by night. He has led courses on everything from metaphysical detectives and con games to Star Wars and Marxism.
- A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
For the first class, please read “The Enchiridion” by Epictetus. Available online at http://classics.mit.edu/Epictetus/epicench.html