Kate Smorty will be giving a 20 minute presentation on Ralph Waldo Emerson, followed by a more lengthy round-table discussion about Emerson's beliefs, how they intersect with contemporary beliefs and understanding, etc.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please note that this will be the last of the regularly-scheduled discussions for the Byron Sophia Philosophy Group. Other future events might be scheduled, but they'll be arranged on an ad hoc basis.