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Why Philosophy? Lunches

Join us for a disucssion of what philosophy is, why philosophy matters, and the role of philosophy in a liberal arts education.

Our discussions this academic year will be related to the lecture series on "The Heart of the Liberal Arts: Humanities in the Liberal Arts College.” Some of our discussions will be at lunch and others will be in the afternoon. See details below.   

September 13, 2013
Topic: Andrew Delbanco’s lecture “What is College For?”
Discussion with Professor Kung and Professor Tannenbaum
12:00PM Pearsons Library (top floor)

October 18, 2013
Topic: Marjorie Garber’s lecture “Occupy Shakespeare”
Discussion with Professor Perini, Professor Thielke and Professor Kung
2:30PM Pearsons Library (top floor)

November 15, 2013
Topic: Steven Koblick’s lecture “The Heart of the Matter, Revisited”
Discussion with Professor Erickson and Professor Kung
12:00PM Pearsons Library (top floor)

February 3, 2014
Topic: Martha Nussbaum’s lecture “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities”
Discussion with all the professors in the Philosophy Department
4:15pm, Pearsons 101

March 7, 2014
Topic: Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s lecture “The Humanities’ Digital Futures”
Discussion with Professor Tannenbaum and Professor Kung
2:30PM Pearsons 202

April 3, 2014
Topic: Leon Botstein’s lecture “Arts and Humanities”
Discussion with Professor Kung
2:30PM Pearsons Library (top floor)