Please find the attached announcement for my remote talk on *July 15th 7:30pm EST until 8:20pm EST* to be accessed via this link here:
July 15, 7:30pm EST to 8:20pm EST Q&A to follow
Please also note the character of this lecture series: It’s customary to speak only about primary texts in front of a general, but liberally educated, audience.
All the same, you’ll notice that I’ve remembered some of what we learned in each other's company, and, if I happen to forget anything, then you'll remind me, especially as regards these:
- An agreeable distinction between happiness and blessedness,
- Aristotle’s remarks on the genre of history,
- The old quarrel between philosophy and poetry,
- Having a good conscience versus a bad conscience,
- Unhappiness (kakodaimonia) and a new etymology of authentic,
- Meno’s poetic definition of virtue,
- Coordinations of arts and sciences,
- Some uses of style or wording (lexis) in Poetics, Rhetoric, Republic, and Frogs,
- Fortune and necessity in human life vis à vis with change within time.
In the attachment to this email, listed are a few focal passages from (A) Herodotus' History Book 1, (B) Nicomachean Ethics, and (C) Poetics.