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San Antonio Public Library Foundation - Great Books Seminars | Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince”
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Great Books Seminars | Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince”

January 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free

Great Books Seminars are modeled after the great books educational program at St. John’s College. These seminars are specially structured to suit the needs of busy people who, immersed in careers and families, value serious conversation with their peers about ideas that have challenged humankind through the ages. St. John’s Seminars aim to address fundamental questions of the human condition through in depth readings and discussions of timeless great works of literature, philosophy, and political discourse. The seminar discussion is exploratory; no previous knowledge of the author, text, or subject is required.

Board member Paul Martin acts as seminar leader and guides a small group discussion on the chosen work. The Great Book Seminars continued last fall with a series of discussions about the works of James Joyce. During these sessions the real learning happens when seminar participants take responsibility for understanding these beautiful but difficult works through discussion with others. In such discussion, participants come to a deeper understanding of the reading and of the issues it raises. The character and course of the conversation are determined by the demands of the text and by the willingness of all members of the seminar to state their opinions clearly and reasonably. Such a discussion is not a debate: challenging the ideas of others or offering alternative thinking is encouraged, with insight as the goal.

For the commencement of the 2017 Seminars, we welcome Eric Dempsey, a UT  Austin Lecturer and Assistant Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas, to lead the discussion.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP for this free event below.

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Date:
January 9, 2017
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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SAPLF
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210.225.4728 x 16
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information@saplf.org
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SAPLF
625 Shook Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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2102254728
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