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The Humanities Program brings world-class scholars and undergraduates together in pursuit of fundamental insights into the human condition as they arise in literature, the arts, history, philosophy and the sciences. More….

This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom

Join us for a discussion of Martin Hagglund’s new book, This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom. Ranging from fundamental existential questions to the most pressing social issues of our time, This Life argues that our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalism. Leading theorists of society, culture, literature and politics will offer comments on the book, the author will respond, and we’ll have plenty of time for the audience’s participation. For more information view here.

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February 4, 2019
Jeffrey Brown, Chief Arts Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, visited The Humanities Program on February 5th and 6th. Mr.
•	Salvador Dalì, Illustration of Montaigne’s essay “On Vanity”, 1946
January 16, 2019
This course will offer a close reading of the Essays by Michel de Montaigne (1533-92), which is commonly considered a classic text of European early modernity.
What Does It Mean To Be Human Poster
January 15, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 5:30pm Whitney Humanities Center, Room 108 53 Wall Street
June 25, 2018
“History, at least in its state of imaginary perfection, is a compound of poetry and philosophy.” -Macaulay.  What does it mean to feel like you are living through history?

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