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Dr. Cornel West Gifford Lecture Watch Party - Lecture 3 - Folly Presto

Please Note: This event is at 10AM PT / 12PM CT / 1PM ET. Please register here and receive the Zoom link to put it in your calendar in order to avoid confusion, as this event is in Scotland.

Come together and watch Dr. Cornel West's Gifford Lecture series in Edinburgh, Scotland. These lectures are the highest honor in philosophy, and Dr. West will, as usual, be sharing poignant and powerful insights on our times. 

This is the third part in this six-part series, which is titled "A Jazz-soaked Philosophy for our Catastrophic Times".

Part Three's Description is below:

Professor Cornel R. West’s consideration of early modern philosophy focuses on Erasmus’s The Praise of Folly (1511) and Montaigne’s Essays (1580) – as responses to an era that saw devastating religious warfare, plagues, and famines, and the onset of European imperial conquests. The great public intellectual, Erasmus of Rotterdam, directed his classic work to the sheer absurdity, indeterminacy and frailty of human societies. Montaigne’s self-explorations, including his essays “Of Cannibals” (1580) and “Of Coaches” (1588), were among the first philosophic reflections on the barbaric European colonization of the New World. Erasmus and Montaigne were both path-blazing exemplars of blues, swing and improvisation in philosophy, facing dark folly with a free-style soul-craft.


May 09, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Alex Coronado ·

Will you come?