July Summer Lecture Series

Saint John’s  has some amazing virtual lectures taking place this month that you don’t want to miss out on! We hope that you are able to join us for this opportunity. Check out the details below!

The Recovery of the Good and the Noble: Can Xenophon’s Socrates Help?

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Time: 5:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m ET

Speaker: Janet Dougherty, Tutor, Santa Fe

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/98753621420

St. John’s tutor Janet Dougherty will provide a reflection on Xenophon’s Socratic works within our contemporary situation. To encounter Xenophon’s Socrates is to be confronted with the pervasive modern lowering of expectations. It is also to be provided with an opportunity for the sort of friendship the community of this College promotes.

Happiness in Book 1 of Herodotus’ Histories

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2020 Time: 5:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m ET

Speaker: Kerry Balden

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83437049142

What is happiness according to Herodotus? And what would Aristotle say to this? Plus: How, or, what, did Herodotus write, after all? And what would Aristotle say to that? Please join, with your questions, in order to look at Herodotus and his characters in the company of Aristotle and each other.

On Technology and Life

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Time: 6:30 p.m. MT / 8:30 p.m ET

Speaker: Topi Heikkero and David McDonald

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95568257687

The power of technology in modern life is immense. Many of us have very little framework within which to think about this power and its effects on our lives. Join our live conversation on Albert Borgmann’s idea of the “device paradigm,” which Borgmann argues is the essence of modern technology, versus his idea of “focal practices and things,” which in day-to-day life offer a basis for meaning and communities.

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