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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, use the calendar and set the date range to include the seminar’s starting date.

Starting: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Wednesdays, March 4-April 29
Norse Mythology: Religion & Culture
Led by Karl Seigfried

Seminar Description

Discover the relationship between the tales of Norse mythology and the cultures that produced them. Participants will learn how the powerful myths preserved by Icelanders in the thirteenth century relate to the religious beliefs and practices of the pre-Christian northern world. Particular attention will be paid to the role of women in Norse...


Starting: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Thursdays, March 12-April 23
This class has been cancelled.
Cogito Ergo Sum: Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy
Led by Thomas Zebrowski

Seminar Description

Rene Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy (1641) is among the greatest philosophical works of all time, as well as one of the founding texts of modernity. In these Meditations, Descartes outlines his famous method of doubt, explains the certainty of his own existence as a thinking being, explores the relationship...