Quadrants 1 and 2

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
When: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

Quadrant 1: critical and integrative thinking and Quadrant 2:  the study of the polymaths 

Edwin McCann

Edwin McCann

A philosopher, literary scholar, and historian, Professor Ed McCann’s research interests center in the history of modern philosophy, especially Descartes, Locke, Leibniz, Newton, Kant, and the great early 20th century polymath Ludwig Wittgenstein.  One example of his innovative approach to philosophical and historical inquiry, Professor McCann guides his students to view trials as crucial indicators of society coming to terms with threatening concepts and their implications.  Professor McCann is a treasure-trove of knowledge who patiently walks students through not only the complex historical conditions, but also the intellectual climate of each era.