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 Schedule

07/21/2022 Zoom
12:00 PM

N/A, N/A




09/22/2022 Zoom
12:00 PM
Imagining Robert: my brother, madness and survival
N/A, N/A




10/20/2022 Zoom
12:00 PM
The missing moment: how the unconscious shapes modern science
N/A, N/A




11/17/2022 Zoom
12:00 PM
Failure: why science is so successful
N/A, N/A




12/15/2022 Zoom
12:00 PM
The Empathy Diaries, a memoir, 2021
N/A, N/A




01/19/2023 Zoom
12:00 PM
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
N/A, N/A




02/16/2023 Online Meeting
12:00 PM
The Sunflower – on the possibilities and limits of forgiveness
N/A, N/A




03/16/2023 Zoom
12:00 PM
Parable of the Sower
N/A, N/A




04/20/2023 Online Meeting
12:00 PM
Inheritance – A memoir of genealogy, paternity and love
N/A, N/A




05/18/2023 Online Meeting
12:00 PM
As Gods: A Moral History of the Genetic Age
N/A, N/A