Humanities

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Learning from Leonardo

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Tue, Mar 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Fritjof Capra, Founding Director, Center for Ecoliteracy; Author, Learning from Leonardo Read more »

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Glimpsing the Past: a Virtual Tour of Pompeii

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Mon, Feb 10 2014 - 6:00pm

Michael Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, San Francisco State University

Monday Night Philosophy explores the past with Anderson, who will present a virtual day in Pompeii: a walking tour of the highlights of the ancient city designed to reveal aspects of its history, development, daily life and destruction. Monuments visited will include the forum and its temples and administrative buildings, theatre district and the city's amphitheater, and numerous ancient houses. Italian espresso not provided, but highly recommended.

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Plato at the Googleplex

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Thu, Mar 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Rebecca Goldstein, MacArthur Fellow, Professor of Philosophy; Author, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away Read more »

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Righteous Heroes of the Holocaust

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Wed, Jan 8 2014 - 6:00pm

Marty Brounstein, Author, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust Read more »

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Educational Opportunity

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Mon, Jan 27 2014 - 12:00pm

Lynne Martin, Executive Director, Students Rising Above in San Francisco Read more »

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The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature

The Bohemians: Mark Twain & San Francisco Writers
Wed, Apr 2 2014 - 6:00pm

Ben Tarnoff, Author, The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature Read more »

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The Trip to Echo Spring

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Tue, Jan 21 2014 - 6:00pm

This program is cancelled

Olivia Laing, Author, The Trip to Echo Spring Read more »

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The Anatomy of a Byzantine Illustrated Gospel Book

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Thu, Feb 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Kathleen Maxwell, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University Read more »

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Fictions that Train Your Brain

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Mon, Jan 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Joshua Landy, Professor of French, Stanford University; Director, Structured Liberal Education and Co-Director, Philosophy and Literature, Stanford; Author, How to Do Things with Fictions

Monday Night Philosophy asks Joshua Landy to answer: Why does Plato's Socrates make bad arguments? Why does Mark's Jesus speak in parables? Why are Beckett's novels so inscrutable? And why don't stage magicians even pretend to summon spirits anymore? Professor Landy will also explain why such questions are worth asking in the first place.

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The Yosemite Rim Fire: How to Improve Fire Policy

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Tue, Oct 8 2013 - 6:00pm

Scott Stephens, Professor of Fire Science, UC Berkeley

The mixed conifer forests within the devastating recent r
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