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 February 27, 2016
Saturdays, February 27 - April 16 (class will not meet March 19)
Led by Jerry Barmore
Seminar Description Socrates distinguished himself as a philosopher by exploring the idea of virtue while his contemporaries – the Sophists – catered to the politically ambitious by teaching the art of persuasive speech. Through examination of...
Starting March 5, 2016
Saturdays, March 5 - April 23
Online registration is closed. Please call (312) 255-3700.
Led by Harrison Sherrod
Seminar Description Our so-called “age of anxiety” is also the age that, much to its peril, has dismissed the humanities (especially the discipline of philosophy) as an impractical academic pursuit with little utility as a career path or as a guide...