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Beauty is Another Name for Aesthetics


with Christos Gianopoulos

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks


Freud said beauty has no obvious use, but civilization could not do without it. Still philosophers are worried about beauty taking a back seat in a world that measures success in terms of money and predictable results. Aesthetics is the philosophy of art and this course will focus on the thinking of Roger Scruton, who believes that beauty is fundamental to our lives as rational beings with aesthetic interests and sensibilities.  We are engaged by the force of artistic creations and it enhances our capacity find ways to lead an active and meaningful life. This is an in-person course.

Christos Gianopoulos teaches philosophy a the University of Maine at Augusta. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College with advanced degrees from American and Syracuse Universities.

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Theory of Knowledge


with Anita Denis

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks


This in-person course will analyze the components of knowledge.  Using the discussion method, we will examine the nature of knowledge, the types of knowledge, the differences between knowledge and belief, and the role of perception and language  upon our knowledge.  The class will include lots of discussion, activities, and group work.

Anita was raised in Lewiston and attended St.Dominic's High School from 1960 to 1964. She went to Rivier College in Nashua, NH and Rhode Island College in Providence.  She taught in overseas schools from 1973 to 2012 when she retired to Maine. Her last school was Seoul Foreign School where she taught Philosophy of Religion and many Social Studies courses to highschoolers.

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