St. John’s College Announces Lecture Series

| June 19, 2012
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St. John’s College welcomes the community to attend a series of seven lectures held on Wednesday evenings during the summer. Lectures are given by St. John’s College faculty members and visiting lecturers, and explore authors which are studied in the college’s curriculum, including Machiavelli, Einstein, and Socrates. The first lecture, “Everyone Sees How You Appear; Few Touch What You Are: Machiavelli on Human Nature,” by tutor Jeffrey Black, will be held on June 20. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the Great Hall at 7:30 p.m.

For more information: www.stjohnscollege.edu.

Upcoming Wednesday Night Lectures

  • June 27 “What is ‘Political Speech’?: A Panel Discussion of Some Recent First Amendment William Pastille Cases,” by tutors William T. Braithwaite, Anita L. Kronsberg, and John Verdi.                   
  • July 4 “The Problem of Socrates,” by tutor Michael W. Grenke.                 
  • July 11 “Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion,” by Steven Gimbel.         
  • July 18 “Eros and Rhetoric in the ‘Phaedrus’,” by David Levy.                  
  • July 25 “A Look at Kantian Theodicy: Rational Faith and the Idea of History,” by Paul Wilford.                                    
  • August 1 “Courage, Insight, Sympathy, Solitude: The Genealogy of the Noble Type in ‘Part Nine’ of ‘Beyond Good and Evil’,” by tutor Lise van Boxel.      
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