Past Event

Robert A. Scott: Scholasticism and the Design of the Medieval Gothic Cathedral

Mon, Jan 9 2012 - 6:00pm

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: Humanities
Location:
  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond
Also know: In association with Humanities West