Philosophy

Utopian Communities

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:05 pm, Last Updated: March 18, 2015 at 5:35 pm

We all dream of living in the perfect society. What is the history of utopianism and what kinds of experiments have there been in the U.S.? Why do a few succeed but most fail? What social conditions make people want to escape into a utopia?

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Mary McCutcheon

The Beautiful and the Just: Inquiry, Justice, and Value in Alain Locke and Aristotle

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 4:39 pm

Alain Locke was a 20th-century African American philosopher, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Howard University, and the guiding force behind the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s. His work in philosophy, politics, education, and arts criticism was guided by the notion of culture as a goal. To see this we must look to his roots […]

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Rose Cherubin

Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece: Philosophy, Poetry, Drama

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 4:40 pm

What if the leaders in politics, business, science, and the military had spent their youth as Playboy bunnies or car- show models? What if the second most powerful person in the country, the top advisor and speechwriter to the President, could not vote and had no right to own property or bring a legal case? […]

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Rose Cherubin

Origins of Philosophy in Ancient Greece

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:35 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 4:41 pm

In seventh century B.C.E. Greece, an investigation arose that was so unusual that a new word, philosophic, was invented. This talk focuses on how philosophia differed from other ways of thinking, how it was similar, and the importance of its influence. The influences of neighboring civilizations such as Egypt, Persia, and Babylon are explored. Presentation […]

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Rose Cherubin

Ancient Greek Philosophy

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 4:43 pm

A general introduction to Greek philosophy, discussing major figures and their ideas, questions, concerns, and writings. Specific philosophers and issues could be presented, including Plato, Aristotle, and Pythagoras. Areas of discussion include foundations of science, ethics, political theory, cosmology, justice. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

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Rose Cherubin