Robert A. Scott: Scholasticism and the Design of the Medieval Gothic Cathedral
Scholasticism and the Design of the Medieval Gothic Cathedral
Note new date! Rescheduled from November 2 to January 9
Robert A. Scott, Author, The Gothic Enterprise
Monday Night Philosophy explores how ideas shape influential architecture. The design of the great gothic cathedrals of Medieval Europe is characterized by geometric regularity. The strict adherence to geometry in the design and building of these great churches derives from scholasticism, a strain of theology that swept Western Christianity during the middle ages. After explaining the origins of scholasticism in Aristotelian philosophy and identifying its fundamental precepts, Scott will explore how these ideas were combined with theological notions about light to produce the Gothic look.
MLF: HumanitiesLocation: SF Club OfficeTime: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. programCost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)Program Organizer: George HammondAlso know: In association with Humanities West