Polymathic Pizza: Polymathic Metamorphose--An Interrogation on the Permanence of Change

Fall 2019
Polymathic Pizza
Polymathic Pizza: Polymathic Metamorphose--An Interrogation on the Permanence of Change

“There is nothing permanent except change; and it is in changing that we find purpose.”

 

This quote, from the sixth-century BC Greek philosopher Heraclitus, highlights how change isone of the most stable features of the universe. The I Ching, or Book of Changes, teaches thatthe cosmos is the interaction between yin and yang, with the transformative power residing inthe liminal space between. Change can nonetheless be painful, destabilizing, and frightening. However, it can also be transformative and purposeful—a rebirth. For the fall 2019 Polymathic Pizza series, we will explore the multifaceted meanings and realities of change to find the truth in Confucius’s words: “They must often change who would remain constant in happiness and wisdom.”

 

Ariela Gross, Professor of Law And History
September 4, 2019 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

One of the lessons I’ve learned from the study of law “from below” is that we can get a sense of when “...

Andreas Kratky, Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts
September 18, 2019 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

“Our lives today are unimaginable without databases.” 

--Andreas Kratky...

Nayan Shah, Professor of American Studies And Ethnicity
October 2, 2019 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

“While the technologies of...

Gene Bickers, Professor of Physics and Astronomy
October 31, 2019 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Harman Academy, DML 241

A Special Family Trojan Weekend Event [parents, siblings, grandparents--everyone is welcome!]...