The Goldberg Symposium: January 16-17, 2016

The Goldberg Symposium: January 16-17, 2016


Join us for a Symposium in Chapel Hill on January 16-17, 2016.  More information is below:

Schedule: Events have been scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.  There will be seminars and a group dinner.  However, informal gatherings are also being organized below.

Reading list: Each of the seminars will focus on pre-assigned texts.  A list of the texts is available.

Suggested donation: While we are adamant that money be no obstacle to anyone’s attendance, there will also be costs associated the weekend.  If you could, please make a “pay what you can” donation. (You will able to use a PayPal account or a credit card.)  We recommend $125 per person.

Informal gatherings:  Some alumni are organizing informal gatherings amongst old friends.  Use this forum to find an informal gathering, or get in touch with long lost friends.

Contact Information: Need to get in touch with the organizing committee?

Schedule

Saturday, January 16 
Late morning:  brunch/welcome gathering (around 11:00AM, precise timing and location TBD)
3:00-5:00 Seminar I (New East)
Reading: The Tempest
6:30 – Dinner (City Kitchen)
Sunday, January 17 
 
11:00-1:00 Seminar II (New East)
Primary Focus:
         Herodotus 3.80-87
         Thucydides  2.35-46
         Gorgias
Supporting:
          Republic VII  514a-519b   [repeat from last year]
          Nicomachean Ethics 3:1-5
4:00-6:00 Seminar III (New East)
 Primary Focus:
         Gorgias
         Kant  “What is Enlightenment”
         Lincoln   “Gettysburg Address
  Supporting:
Leviathan: 21:1-9 (pp. 136-141)
           Locke: Sections 3-8, 13-14, 16-19, 22-23, 34, 37.1, 42-44, 54, 57,
                  63, 87, 95-99, 123-131, 135-137, 143, 149-150, 168, 240-243
           Rousseau various passages from Second Discourse and Social
                       Contract *

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Reading list

*Rousseau passages: 
For those with the Hackett edition we used in class, translated by Donald Cress, here are the prescribed page numbers (if you have a more recent edition, the page numbers may have changed):
Second Discourse:  44-45; 64-65; 67 para. 2-70; 80-81
Social Contract:  141b; 150b-151; 170 bot ½; 199 para. 3-5
For those using the link on-line (http://lf-oll.s3.amazonaws.com/titles/638/0132_Bk.pdf), here are the pages and paragraph numbers:
Social Contract:  Book 1, chapter 1 (pp. 5-6); 1.4 para. 6 (5 lines) (p. 10); 1.8 (pp. 18-19); 2.11 para. 1-2 (p. 22); 3.15 p. 84, para. 3—p. 85, para. 1
Second Discourse:  pp. 183 (last line)-185; pp. 212 para. 2—215 (top 2 lines only); pp. 217 para. 2—222 (top 3 lines only); pp. 236-238
Supplementary Reading
Romans 7:13-25  (Paul on will)
Augustine  On Free Will
Kant, Groundwork for the Metaphysic of Morals
Hegel, Introduction to The Philosophy of History
Orwell, “Shooting an Elephant”
Jacob Klein, “The Problem of Freedom”

 

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Suggested donation

While we are adamant that money be no obstacle to anyone’s attendance, there will also be costs associated the weekend:
    • Food, drink, cake, and space for the dinner
    • Snacks and spaces for seminars
If you could, make a “pay what you can” donation. (You will able to use a PayPal account or a credit card.)  We recommend $125 per person.
 

Informal gatherings

Use the forum and connect with others to schedule informal gatherings during the weekend.

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