Seminars

  • Founded
    2018
  • Seminar Number
    791

The Seminar on Science and Subjectivity was established in 2018 after a prior period of a few years as a class in the Hovde Seminar series at the Heyman Center. The Seminar continues to follow the format that worked well in that earlier iteration: we all read a book in advance of the session; we all have something to say about it; then we all have dinner and continue the conversation.  In future sessions we plan to invite scholars who are focused on the work we are discussing to join our discussions; otherwise, we plan to remain a convivial group of interested and articulate readers willing to delve deeply into the intersection of science and individual subjective experience.


Co-Chairs
Professor Robert Pollack
rep3@columbia.edu

Professor Peter Gruenberger
peter.gruenberger@gmail.com

Rapporteur
Nataly Shahaf
ns3050@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.


Meeting Schedule

09/18/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Signs of Life: The language and meaning of DNA (Robert Pollack)
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10/16/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
The Year of Magical Thinking (Joan Didion)
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11/06/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-year-old Author (Herman Wouk)
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12/04/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Leonardo Da Vinci (Walter Isaacson)
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01/22/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:00 PM
Makeup Date if Necessary
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