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The GOETHE SOCIETY, an undergraduate organization affiliated with the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, explores the cultural resources of the USC campus and greater Los Angeles. Each session will be accompanied by an academic presentation and discussion keyed to a specific artistic or scholarly focus
The ACADEMY FOR POLYMATHIC STUDY guides its inquiries through four flexible pathways or QUADRANTS: (1) critical and integrative thinking; (2) study of the polymaths; (3) the tapestry of knowledge; and (4) communication. In order to explicate these quadrants more fully, USC professor EDWIN McCANN conducts conversational workshops from a philosophical, historical, and practical point of view. Attendance at sessions covering all four quadrants is required for certification as an Academy fellow.
Autonomy and Technology: A Polymathic Inquiry into Our Future Humanness
Spring 2020 | Sessions on Wednesdays, 5:00–6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”