Philosophy and Religion

Annual Philosophy Roundtable: Emerson’s ‘The American Scholar’

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March 20, 2015
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s classic 1837 address, “The American Scholar,” was the subject of our annual Philosophy Department / St. John’s College Roundtable discussion on March 18th, 2015. Sponsored by the Department and the William James Forum, with support from the Phi Beta Kappa Society at WC.

Wednesday, March 18, the Department of Philosophy and Religion hosted a seminar on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, “The American Scholar”. The seminar was co-led by Thomas May and Matthew Holtzman, both Tutors at St. John’s Annapolis. Holtzman was Visiting Assistant Professor at WC from 2010-2013 until returning to teach at his undergraduate alma mater. We are pleased to have him return to WC. The lively and well-attended discussion was 4-6 p.m. in the Sophie Kerr Room on the second floor of the Miller Library. The seminar unfolds in the ‘St. John’s (Annapolis)’ style of using two co-leaders prompting inquiry. 


Last modified on Mar. 20th, 2015 at 1:59pm by Peter Weigel.