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Dr. Edwin McCann conducts a conversational workshop on the third and fourth guiding Quadrants of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study: (3) the tapestry of knowledge; and (4) communication. Attendance at sessions covering all four quadrants is required for certification as an Academy fellow.
Dr. 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. 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. With 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.