• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-19-2023 to 01-19-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Around Cambridge University early in the 20th century, a group of intellectuals met regularly to talk, to think, and to express their inherent superiority to the rest of humanity...in an understated British fashion. Including writers Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster, economist John Maynard Keynes, and philosopher Bertrand Russell, norms were violated, puns... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 02-16-2023 to 02-16-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    A combination of Europeans and American ex-pats between the World Wars found themselves pushing the boundaries of literature, art, and ideas. Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, and Coco Channel gathered regularly to contemplate a world without... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-23-2023 to 03-23-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Between the World Wars as the Austro-Hungarian empire declined, the intellectual life of Vienna blossomed. Figures like Sigmund Freud, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ernst Mach, Arnold Schoenberg, and Karl Krauss thought about a new world order. at a time when the old ways seemed doomed to destruction, it was an open question what was to come... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-20-2023 to 04-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The start of the 20th century saw the fundamental concepts by which we understood the universe challenged. Einstein's theory of relativity and the emergence of quantum mechanics threatened to undermine everything we thought we knew about nature. A group of the greatest scientists in history gathered yearly to discuss the foundations of... read more
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